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Australian – Timor-Leste Business Forum

Exploring Investment Opportunities

26 – 27 March 2019 | Novotel Melbourne on Collins

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overview

Sitting on Australia’s doorstep, Timor-Leste is a country with tremendous potential. Home to historic offshore gas deposits and unexplored mineral potential, Timor-Leste represents a rare opportunity for those willing to break new ground.

Building on our landmark International Investment Conferences held in the heart of Dili, Informa are proud to announce the Australian – Timor-Leste Business Forum, bringing the conversation to Australia for the first time this coming 26-27 March 2019, held at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins. Join us for a comprehensive breakdown of investment opportunities from government representatives, regional experts and companies on the ground.

Topics will include:

  • Comprehensive discussion of investment opportunities in Timor-Leste
  • Updates on resources industry projects; operational and exploratory, from both the oil/gas and minerals sectors
  • The state of Government and business relationships, and their impact on investment trends
  • Analysis of expected risk with a focus on commercial, regulation, and geological concerns
  • Commentary on regional supply chains, logistics, and major infrastructure works within Timor-Leste

agenda

8:10 am

Morning Coffee & Registration

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the chair

POLICY, TRADE & RELATIONS

9:10 am

Australian – Timor-Leste Relations & Trade

David Orr, Economic and Trade Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

9:40 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | The View from Timor-Leste

H.E Abel Guterres, Timor-Leste Ambassador to Australia

10:00 am

Analysis: Australia & Timor-Leste – Past, Present & Future

Professor Michael Leach, Chair, Education and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

INVESTMENT IN TIMOR-LESTE

11:00 am

Investor sentiment for Timor-Leste

Sarah Lonergan, Advisory Lead East Timor, Ernst & Young

11:30 am

PPP's – A Timor-Leste Focus

Jose dos Reis F. Abel, PPP and Loans Unit - Ministry of Finance, Government of Timor-Leste

12:00 pm

We examine the commercial and regulatory aspects at play when doing business in Timor-Leste, including insights from in-country experiences, commentary on the current climate of business and investment, and analysis of risk therein.

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

RESOURCES SHOWCASE

1:40 pm

Carnarvon

Philip Huizenga, Chief Operating Officer, Carnarvon Petroleum

2:10 pm

Iron Fortune

Ian Sinclair, Director, Iron Fortune

2:40 pm

Geological Insights from Neighbouring Regions

Professor Mike Sandiford, Chair of Geology, University of Melbourne

3:10 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:40 pm

Building on our resources showcase, we discuss candidly the main concerns for the resource industry on the ground; with commentary on the impact of Timorese regulations, law, environmental management, and further geological insight on what can be expected in country, and how this plays into overall risk for the sector

4:20 pm

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE | TradeInvest Timor-Leste

Arcanjo da Silva, Executive Director, TradeInvest Timor-Leste

4:40 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

4:50 pm

CLOSING | End of Conference Day One and Networking Drinks

8:30 pm

Morning Coffee & Registration

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

IN-COUNTRY INSIGHT

9:10 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | The Sunrise Project and Key Learnings

James Rhee, Managing Director, Timor-Leste Cement

9:40 am

World Bank in Timor-Leste

Senior Representative, World Bank (Invited),

10:10 am

Timor-Leste's Ambitious Development Plan

Dan Hunter, Director Consulting, Timor-Leste, Cardno

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

INFRASTRUCTURE & LOGISTICS

11:10 am

Tibar Port Update

Senior Representative, Bolloré Ports (Invited),

11:40 am

Regional Logistics & Supply Chains

Senior Representative, ANL,

12:10 pm

Construction & Civil Infrastructure in TL

Richard McDonald, Managing Director, RMS Engineering and Construction

12:30 pm

A roundtable discussion summarising what we’ve learnt over the past two days, what conclusions can be drawn from speaker and delegate insights, and what we can expect from Timor-Leste in the near future, and how we can apply this knowledge to new opportunities

1:00 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

1:10 pm

CLOSING | Lunch and End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1995+GSTEarly Bird

speakers

H.E Abel Guterres

Timor-Leste Ambassador to Australia

David Orr

Economic and Trade Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Arcanjo da Silva

Executive Director, TradeInvest Timor-Leste

Jose dos Reis F. Abel

PPP and Loans Unit - Ministry of Finance, Government of Timor-Leste

James Rhee

Managing Director, Timor-Leste Cement

Philip Huizenga

Chief Operating Officer, Carnarvon Petroleum

Dan Hunter

Director Consulting, Timor-Leste, Cardno

Mary Thompson

Director, Iron Fortune

Professor Mike Sandiford

Chair of Geology, University of Melbourne

Ian Sinclair

Director, Iron Fortune

Sarah Lonergan

Advisory Lead East Timor, Ernst & Young

Richard McDonald

Managing Director, RMS Engineering and Construction

Brendan Duffy

Lecturer, Applied Geoscience, University of Melbourne

Senior Representative, ANL

Professor Michael Leach

Chair, Education and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology

Danny Burrows

Director, TradeWorthy

Thomson Naude

Chief Financial Officer & Commercial Manager, Carnarvon Petroleum

when & where

26 - 27 Mar 2019

Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9667 5800
www.novotelmelbourne.com.au

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Nicholas Mayfield
Conference Producer
Nicholas.Mayfield@informa.com.au
+61 (2) 9080 4477

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au
+61 (2) 9080 4030

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