PNG Digital Economy Forum 2019 to Kick Off on May 16 -17 in Port Moresby

TechInPacific – The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Digital Economy Forum 2019 is kicking off on May 16 – 17 at Stanley Hotel, Port Moresby. The Forum is organized by NICTA under the theme: Connect the Unconnected for an Inclusive Digital Economy, initiated by the Government of Papua New Guinea and supported by Huawei. The Forum will also feature PNG ICT Expo 2019 opened to public attendance.


The Forum is run in recognition of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on May 17, 2019.

Digital technology and infrastructure are quickly transforming how people do business. It is then also used as solutions for real-world problems in many sectors. Therefore, it can be a game changer for PNG that is expected to impact the country’s economic growth and the people’s lives.

The two-day Forum will provide informative insights and feature with presentations and panels of discussions. On Day 1, the agenda is to see PNG’s Governments’ commitment to investing in the Digital Economy Development and Rural Coverage Expansion. There will be discussions on numerous possibilities and opportunities for PNG in the completion of the Coral Sea Cable and the Dataco’s Domestic Submarine Cable.

On Day 2, the agenda is will be about technical discussions on spectrum planning for mobile broadband technology to enable the digital economy as well as the security of cyberspace as the market place of the digital economy.

The Forum is only available for the invited participants only. Those who are interested in participating on the Forum required to register themselves through email to and through a phone call to 3033200/242.

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