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Ministry of Culture and Tourism Permanent Secretary Andrew Nihopara speaking at the Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum session hosted by Strongim Bisnis, 11 September 2019

Strongim Bisnis continued its platinum sponsorship of the Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum, held 11 to 12 September 2019, and proudly hosted the Forum’s agriculture and tourism sessions.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare opened the Forum, highlighting this year’s theme: “Partnerships for Shared Prosperity”. The Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum—currently in its 11th year—brought senior Solomon Islands and Australian government and business leaders to speak on topics about investment, commerce and trade between the two countries.

The Business Forum was well attended by Australian and Solomon Islands government and business leaders

Australian High Commission Second Secretary Economic, Cass Grant, said “It is a great pleasure to attend this forum and is evidence of the close partnership between our two countries.”

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Permanent Secretary Ethel Frances speaking at the Agriculture session, sponsored by Strongim Bisnis on 12 September 2019

The challenges and opportunities in agriculture were key topics during the agriculture sessions with presentations from Permanent Secretary (PS) Ethel Frances, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Jim Alexander Soltuna General Manager and General Manager Dan Raymond, Kolombangara Forest Products Limited.

Kolombangara Forest Products General Manager Dan Raymond speaking at the 11th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Honiara, 12 September 2019
Soltuna General Manager Jim Alexander speaking at the Strongim Bisnis sponsored session on 12 September 2019

The tourism session focused on the opportunities and challenges facing tourism development. Speakers included PS Andrew Nihopara, Tourism Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Chief Executive Officer Josefa Tuamoto Tourism Solomons, and Bill Tyson Solomon Airlines Manager Corporate.

PS Nihopara said “Establishing service reliability is one of the critical issues [of tourism], but more critical is the cost or the affordability factor…The opening of the Munda International Airport is a significant tourism milestone.”

Manager Corporate Solomon Airlines Bill Tyson speaking at the Australia Solomon Islands 11th Business Forum in Honiara on 11 September 2019 at the Strongim Bisnis sponsored session, 12 September 2019

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