By Leanne Jorari – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Newcrest Mining Limited has signed on as a platinum sponsor for APEC 2018 in a move that Ian Kemish, Newcrest Executive General Manager, describes as a show of support to the country and solidifies the company’s commitment to national partnership.
As the country’s APEC year kicks off with the first Senior Official Meeting beginning tomorrow and concluding on the 9th of March, the private sector is eager to show their support by stepping up to share some of the cost burden associated with hosting the Asia-Pacific’s largest economic group.
The first company to sign on as a Platinum sponsor is Newcrest Mining Limited, the largest miner in the country.
Yesterday, Newcrest Executive General Manager, Ian Kemish, signed the sponsorship agreement as stakeholders looked on.
Mr Kemish elaborated that the company is committed to the country and wishes to show the world that ‘Papua New Guinea is a place you can do business.
Papua New Guinea’s hosting of the 2018 APEC meetings presents an unprecedented opportunity to showcase the country as a vibrant and attractive investment destination.
A highlight of the APEC calendar will be the CEO summit on the 15-17th November, steered by PNG’s APEC Business Advisory Council.