The AFBC is a non-profit organisation established in 1986 for the promotion of business between Australia and Fiji. It also provides members with an all important network into business and government in both countries to help further their business goals in Fiji.
9th AUSTRALIA NEW CALEDONIA BUSINESS FORUM, BRISBANE, FRIDAY 13 SEPT 2013. Registration is now open to attend the 9th Australia New Caledonia Business Forum, hosted by our sister Council, the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council. Hear expert presentations on the business environment in New Caledonia and the business relationship between Australia and New Caledonia. The Program and Booking form is available here.
20th AUSTRALIA FIJI BUSINESS FORUM, BRISBANE, 28 TO 30 JULY 2013:
For the first time in seven years, this Forum was held in Australia again. The theme for this year was "FIJI IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!" Expert presentations for topics such as industry updates on Tourism and Manufacturing, and economic and business updates on Fiji, among others.
A SHOWCASE OF CONTEMPORARY FIJI FASHION DESIGN, BRISBANE, 28 JULY 2013:
Showing designs from FIJI MARKETS (by ROBERT KENNEDY) and other designers, this was part of the pre-conference dinner for the 20th Australia Fiji Business Forum.
AUSTRALIA FIJI BUSINESS FORUM, FIJI, 1 TO 3 DECEMBER 2012
The annual Australia Fiji Business Forum was held from 1 to 3 December 2012, at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa in Sigatoka on Fiji’s Coral Coast. The theme of this Joint Forum was “Sustainable Trade and Business - The Way Forward”. This is the major bilateral business meeting between Australia and Fiji, enhancing participants’ understanding of the current business environment in Fiji, as well as on the economic situation in Fiji. Included was a presentation on the Fiji 2013 Budget.
PACIFIC REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION IS NOT AN OPTION, BUT A NECESSITY FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH!
PACIFIC ISLANDS BUSINESS CONFERENCE ON REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, NADI, FIJI, MONDAY 20 JUNE 2011.
PACER Plus is arguably the most significant economic and trade policy issue ever in the Pacific islands. There is a wide spectrum of opportunity offered by PACER Plus.At its minimalist point it could offer some minor changes to tariffs and rules of origin. At its most visionary point it could launch the Pacific islands countries onto a very long term path to have a business and economic relationship with Australia and New Zealand such as Australia and New Zealand have developed with each other since 1983 under the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Trade Relations Agreement (ANZCERTA, or CER). Such an outcome would in the long run include free movement amongst all participating economies of goods, services and people.
This regional business conference, arranged by the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council with the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council and the Australia Fiji Business Council, gave business representatives from around the region the opportunity to speak to each other about these challenges and opportunities, and to convey messages to governments and thereby assist governments have a better understanding of what business needs as outcomes from the negotiating process rather than just what the governments themselves may think is needed.
Business speakers at the conference were representative of a range of sectors in several Pacific islands economies. A statement summarising the outcomes of the conference can be found here.
FIJI UPDATE 2011, SYDNEY, MONDAY 4 APRIL 2011: The Fiji Business Update was held in Sydney on Monday 4 April 2011. Forty four members attended. A CD of the presentations made at the Update is available for purchase here.
FIJI UPDATE: SYDNEY: MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2009: The Fiji Update was held in Sydney on Monday 14 September 2009, and was attended by 55 participants. A CD of available presentations is available and can be ordered here.
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Captain Cook Cruises Fiji, Outrigger Reef Fiji/Castaway Island, Hall Contracting, Minter Ellison, Nestle Pacific Islands, Origin Energy, Pacific Legal Network, Philip Morris, Qantas Airways, Scandinavian Tobacco Group Australia, Virgin Australia Airlines, Westpac Banking Corporation.
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