Written: 15 March 2023

The National Superannuation Fund (Nasfund) and Nambawan Super Limited (NSL) are proud to announce their partnership with Telikom  Limited (Telikom) as the Silver Sponsor and Official Communications Partner of the 2023 Pacific Islands Investment Forum (PIIF) in Port Moresby, taking place from March 27 to 31.

The announcement was made yesterday during an agreement signing between Telikom Interim Head of Sales and Marketing / Bemobile Solomon Islands CEO Mr. Devan Kula, Nasfund CEO Mr. Rajeev Sharma and NSL CEO Mr. Paul Sayer.

The agreement outlined sponsorship from Telikom in kind, worth a total of K25,960 which includes IDD calls, FREE sim cards, data and also FREE Wi-Fi for delegates and participants at the events of the PIIF.

Mr. Kula stated during the signing of the agreement that Telikom Limited is proud to partner with the two major super funds in hosting the PIIF.

“We aim to provide effective communications for the delegates and all the participants as they participate in the event.” He said

“PIIF is a great platform to build relationships, share ideas and also promote sustainable development within the region. Through this partnership and sponsorship, we aim to create better dialogue and also create deeper conversations where all participants can collaborate during this event”, he added.

According to Mr. Sharma, the last time the PIIF Conference was hosted in Port Moresby was in 2011, over a decade ago and preparations were coming along very well for the event later in March.

“We’re very pleased to have Telikom  on board as the first signed sponsor for the event. The number of participants confirming attendance is climbing with 40 confirmed so far including Pacific Islands super fund CEOs and multilateral development agency delegates”, Mr. Sharma stated.

“The last PIIF indicated that we were getting closer to joint investments within the Pacific and we hope the forum this year provides the platform to come together, meet and learn best practices from each other”, he added.

Mr. Paul Sayer acknowledged Telikom stating, “As hosts, we welcome the first organisation to come on board as a sponsor and we are very proud that it is a 100% PNG-owned telecommunications company as well. We are grateful for their partnership and look forward to a successful event together.”

“We look forward to a lot more Papua New Guinean enterprises and organisations participating in this forum and it certainly gives an opportunity for our PNG companies to really reach out and see what opportunities there are for our companies to talk to other businesses and identify where there are investment opportunities or business opportunities between the different countries across the Pacific”, Mr. Sayer added.

Nasfund and NSL would like to once again extend the invitation to other PNG business houses, developers, and investors to join in hosting this event as we work to establish PNG as an investment destination of choice throughout the Australia-Pacific Region.

Through your sponsorship of this event, your company will be assisting the PNG Superannuation Industry to market our Country to potential investors, gain some flow in foreign currency and support the Government and business community to share the load and carry the country through these tough economic times.

As co-hosts of PIIF 2023, Nasfund and NSL look forward to welcoming delegates to Port Moresby later this month.

Participants will be treated to a true PNG hospitality experience, whilst at the same time being provided with a glimpse into investment & co-investment opportunities in PNG and the Pacific.

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