PTI Europe on show at WorldFood Moscow

Since its inception in 1991, WorldFood Moscow International Food and Drink Exhibition, has grown to become the entry point for global manufacturers looking to enter the vibrant Russian market. Staged over four days in late September at Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre, WorldFood Moscow boasted 1,764 exhibitors and attracted 30,768 visitors. At this year’s exhibition,…

Vanuatu business strives to entice investors

Upskilling Vanuatu entrepreneurs in promoting their business to entice investors has been a focus of the recent Business Capability and Investment Workshop in Port Vila. It is the third time the free workshop has been staged by Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand, in partnership with the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). Held…

Flagship programmes in the spotlight

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand’s two flagship programmes were promoted during the organisation’s recent visit to Honiara. While in the Solomon Islands capital for the Business Capability Building Workshop, PTI Acting Trade and Investment Commissioner Manuel Valdez, and Ian Furlong, PTI’s Trade Development Manager, met with New Zealand’s Deputy High Commissioner Hannah van Voorthuysen….

Managing precious Pacific fisheries

Fisheries is big business in the Pacific and a means to a solid income for many of the regions’ nations. Recently, reaping greater economic benefit from regional fisheries has been placed under the spotlight as increasing the yield of the Western and Central Pacific tuna fishery shows the greatest potential for growth. The Pacific tuna…

Cooperation the way forward in the Solomon Islands

New business relationships were a talking point at the recent Business Capability Building Workshop, staged in Honiara, Solomon Islands. As part of its Path to Market Programme, Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand hosted the free September 19 workshop, in partnership with the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) to assist business owners…

Challenging export hurdles

New Zealand welcomes Pacific exports – there is undoubtedly demand for the unique and niche market goods which have been emerging from the region in recent times. However, the process of exporting goods to Aotearoa often presents many challenges, such as Customs requirements; bio-security issues; logistics; labelling; pricing systems; delivering goods from farm to market…

Fiji and Japan trade relations recognised

Insights into trade and investment between Japan and Fiji have been exchanged recently by Investment and Trade Manager of Investment Fiji Kamal Chetty and Ikue Toshinaga from United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The visit to the Pacific Islands Centre (PIC) office, saw the pair highlighting the opportunities available in both countries, and how investing in…

Rarotonga’s beachfront bargain

It is described as an absolute gem, of rare calibre, and it offers lucky investors an opportunity to get involved in the buoyant Cook Islands. An immaculate luxury beachfront home at Vaimaanga is currently on the market and has been reduced to sell at NZ $1,950,000 (+VAT). Real Estate Agent Jeff Tikitau says a residential…

Backbone of the Pacific economy

Agriculture and tourism remain the backbone of Pacific Island economies. Although small island nations face numerous challenges within these sectors, there are also many opportunities waiting to be tapped into. The region is rich in natural resources, which benefits both the agriculture and tourism sectors, and they play a crucial role in economic development in…

Culture blend creates the perfect cuppa 

Samāori Coffee, which proudly blends the Samoan and Māori culture throughout its products is among the 80 exhibitors at this year’s Chocolate and Coffee Show. The South Auckland-based company is one the few Pacific exporters at the show, which is being staged at The Cloud, in Auckland from October 5-6. Samāori Coffee’s story is one of passion and…

Pacific fisheries attract attention at Japan Expo

High quality fishery product and technology were on exhibit at the 21st Japan- International Seafood and Technology Expo staged recently at Tokyo Big Sight, attracting more than 33,500 visitors. Pacific Islands Centre (PIC), which takes part in the Pacific Islands Trade and Invest (PT&I) network as its Tokyo Office, attended the three-day event for the…

Optimism about economy boosts PNG

    Papua New Guinea’s endless potential was in the spotlight at the recent PNG Investment Conference in Sydney. Staged from August 19-20 at Shangri-La Hotel, the conference brought together a host of senior senior PNG ministers, investors, facilitators, innovators and hundreds of PNG-focused delegates, to promote business and investment opportunities in PNG to the…