THE inaugural PNG Women in Business (WIB) expo scheduled for next month in Lae is targeting women who have been engaged in various business activities behind the scene.
WIB said the expo is also an opportunity for aspiring businesswomen to get tips from successful business persons and business organisations.
With K200,000 already set aside for the expo by the National Planning Department, PNGWIB president and businesswoman Janet Sape (pictured left) expressed confidence that preparations are well underway.
PNGWIB had initially asked for K400,000 but settled for K200,000.
“We are encouraging women to come out to this expo because it is about businesses they have been operating behind the scenes.
“We want companies to also come out and tell women as to what they can do,” Mrs Sape said last Friday during a presentation by Origin (PNG) Energy.
Origin presented a cheque for K3,850 towards the expo and on top of this, it will be giving away gas-powered kitchen appliances worth K4,000 as prizes to women participants.
Origin’s business coordinator Rachel Pye said her company was approached during last year’s PNG Showcase and so has committed to support with funding.
Mrs Sape encouraged interested participants and companies to start registering for the three-day event starting Feb 26.
She said a fee of K300 per stall per province. Gate fees will be K5 per participant and K2 for students.