logo #CWCPNG 2–4 June 2020

Summit Day Two

Wednesday 20th March 2019

Summit Day One | Day Three – Site Visits | Full Programme

08:00  -  09:00

Networking Breakfast



09:00  -  09:15

Deputy Prime Minister Keynote Address


Hon. Charles Abel - Minister for Finance - Papua New GuineaHon. Charles AbelMinister for FinancePapua New Guinea

09:15  -  09:30

Ministerial Keynote Address


Hon. Sam Basil MP - Treasurer - Papua New Guinea Hon. Sam Basil MPTreasurerPapua New Guinea

09:30  -  09:45

Australian High Commission Keynote Address


H.E. Bruce Davis - High Commissioner - Australian High Commission, Papua New GuineaH.E. Bruce DavisHigh CommissionerAustralian High Commission, Papua New Guinea

09:45  -  10:00

Canadian Case Study


Hon. Joe Oliver - Former Minister of Natural Resources & Former Minister of Finance - CanadaHon. Joe OliverFormer Minister of Natural Resources & Former Minister of FinanceCanada

10:00  -  11:15

Session 5 – Harnessing Government Power Policies: Domestic Energy Markets & Opportunities


Moderator: Marc Howson - Director - LNG Market Development - PlattsModerator: Marc HowsonDirector - LNG Market DevelopmentPlatts
Paulus Ain - Commissioner & CEO - Independent Consumer & Competition CommissionPaulus AinCommissioner & CEOIndependent Consumer & Competition Commission
Carolyn Blacklock - Acting Managing Director - PNG Power LtdCarolyn BlacklockActing Managing DirectorPNG Power Ltd
Richard Robinson - CEO - NiuPowerRichard RobinsonCEONiuPower
Ashok Jain -  - Dirio Gas & PowerAshok JainDirio Gas & Power
Maarten Spilker - Senior Vice President - Wison Offshore & MarineMaarten SpilkerSenior Vice PresidentWison Offshore & Marine

  • Collaborations and Partnerships: The roadmap to attaining 70% electrification by 2030?
  • Is the Domestic Market Obligation (DMO) on track to achieve 2050 targets?
  • What more can be done to strengthen policy development and develop a strategic framework for renewable energy and rural electrification?
  • How is the in-country fiscal regime being developed to incentivise investment?
  • What incentives exist to attract investors for new hydropower generation projects in and around Port Moresby?

Questions & Answers

11:15  -  11:45

Networking Coffee Break

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11:45  -  13:00

Session 6 – Renewable & Future Energy Spotlight: Alternative Energy Supply & Sustainable Development


Moderator: David Low - Upstream Lead - Australasia research - Wood MackenzieModerator: David LowUpstream Lead - Australasia researchWood Mackenzie
Thyl Kint - Principal Industry Specialist - Global Gas & LNG - IFCThyl KintPrincipal Industry Specialist - Global Gas & LNGIFC
Rupert Bray - Chief Operating Officer - SteamshipsRupert BrayChief Operating OfficerSteamships
Anthony Nagul - Operations & Programs Manager - Kokoda Track FoundationAnthony NagulOperations & Programs ManagerKokoda Track Foundation
Jessie Mitir - Stakeholder Engagement Manager - PNG BiomassJessie MitirStakeholder Engagement ManagerPNG Biomass
Tilak Bhattarai - Manager, Hydropower & Dams - SMECTilak BhattaraiManager, Hydropower & DamsSMEC

  • How can the PNG’s untapped renewable resources be effectively utilised?
  • What is currently being done to develop the policy framework with regards alternative energy?
  • What lessons can be learned from regional counter-parties?
  • Aside from hydro-power development, what other resources make commercial sense for Papua New Guinea?
  • Latest innovations with regards hydrogen development
    o Green hydrogen- Who is developing it and is it a worthwhile investment?
  • Potential benefits of small scale LNG to PNG
  • What more can be done with regards training and capacity building to develop the next generation of energy professionals?

Questions & Answers

13:00  -  14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00  -  15:30

Session 7 – Finance Session: How can PNG’s Energy Sector Continue to Harness Investment?


Moderator: Patrick Cocquerel - Global Head of Natural Resources - WestpacModerator: Patrick CocquerelGlobal Head of Natural ResourcesWestpac
Dairi Vele - Secretary - Treasury Department - Papua New GuineaDairi VeleSecretary - Treasury DepartmentPapua New Guinea
Jonathan Bloch - Executive Director - Head of Strategic Banking - ANZJonathan BlochExecutive Director - Head of Strategic BankingANZ
Maira Pulayasi - Senior Director- Strategy  - PNG PowerMaira PulayasiSenior Director- Strategy PNG Power
David Burbidge - Chair - IP3 Industry GroupDavid BurbidgeChairIP3 Industry Group

  • How can project developers be more innovative to ensure they are presenting a more attractive and bankable project?
  • What are the latest financial mechanisms being implemented to ensure access to credit?
  • How can more incentives be introduced to ensure continual infrastructure development?
  • How can incentives be introduced to drive future infrastructure development?
  • Driving costs down to make the projects more attractive, cost effective and acquire the required financing
15:30  -  16:00

Networking Coffee Break

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16:00  -  17:30

Session 8 – Closing Keynote Panel Discussion


Moderator: Andrew Harris - Partner - DeloitteModerator: Andrew HarrisPartnerDeloitte
Hon. Dr Fabian Pok Mec Ph.D MP - Former Minister of Petroleum - Papua New GuineaHon. Dr Fabian Pok Mec Ph.D MPFormer Minister of PetroleumPapua New Guinea
Hon. Sam Basil MP - Treasurer - Papua New Guinea Hon. Sam Basil MPTreasurerPapua New Guinea
Wapu Sonk - Managing Director - Kumul Petroleum Holdings LtdWapu SonkManaging DirectorKumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd
Carolyn Blacklock - Acting Managing Director - PNG Power LtdCarolyn BlacklockActing Managing DirectorPNG Power Ltd

  • What are the key government priorities for the energy sector over the next 5 years?
  • What initiatives will be introduced to drive the Energy for All initiative forward?
  • How can further upstream investment be stimulated in the current lower energy price climate and amidst global competition?
  • Why should international investors continue to invest in PNG and where do further opportunities lie?

Questions & Answers

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