The Business PNG team attends the annual Australia-PNG Business Forum and Expo on this episode of Business PNG.
The event saw the gathering of business and industry leaders from both countries. Discussions reflected the theme, “Navigating the cycle: Creating Opportunities in Challenging Times”.
In addition, the business environment in the country is seeing an increase in SME’s owned and run by millennials.
Many in this group of tech-savvy and generally out spoken entrepreneurs, are stepping out of the shadows of their baby-boomer parents. A panel at the recent Australia PNG business forum for the first time featured some bright faces from this demography; educated, tech-savvy and well-spoken, young members of society, breaking stereotypes and cultural barriers.
Also on this episode, we look at a key trend surfacing in past years; the commercializing of the Papua New Guinean culture; from the tapa cloth to woven mats and to the most symbolic, the bilum.