Press Release

Papua New Guinea MSMEs products capture interest of APEC delegates

28/02/2018

The micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) set-up at Laguna Hotel, one of the APEC meeting venues in Port Moresby, has captured the interest of delegates from member economies.

The micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) set-up at Laguna Hotel, one of the APEC meeting venues in Port Moresby, has captured the interest of delegates from member economies.

MSME representative Delma Posa from Curious Arts said that many delegates have visited the booths since the commencement of the 1st Senior Officials' Meeting and related meetings on Saturday.

''We have received positive comments from the delegates about our products. They said our products are unique in portraying our culture and they also bought some of them.

"This gives an opportunity for us local businesses to showcase our products and to establish business relations with them."

Posa told delegates that if they want to take the products back to their own country, there is a book that explains the requirements and they will be assisted to get clearance prior to their departure.

Another local business representative from Taps Fine Art/Creative, painter Winnie Weoa, is very happy to showcase her paintings to the delegates.

"Delegates are coming around looking at the paintings with interest in my art work."

"I have been painting for over 12 years and have been selling most of my work overseas to which I have established a business relation with a European market where most of my products were being exhibited.

'I am looking forward to more of such events that provides a platform to help grow local businesses."

The other three MSMEs participating in Laguna Hotel are the Arts & Patterns Kina Culture, BInzku Ltd. Arts Gallery and Banaba Boutique Ltd. They are relocating to another meeting venue on Monday afternoon while a new range of businesses would come into exhibit on Tuesday.

For more information, please contact the APEC Co-ordination Authority SME Team.

Mr Steve Kimbu, Business Engagement Manager

Email: msmeexpo@apec2018png.org