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Australian – Timor-Leste Business Forum

Exploring Investment Opportunities

26 – 27 March 2019 | Novotel Melbourne on Collins

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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


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

Katherine Ruiz-Avila

Director, Timor-Leste Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Philip Huizenga

Chief Operating Officer, Carnarvon Petroleum

Mary Thompson

Director, Iron Fortune

Dan Hunter

Director Consulting, Timor-Leste, Cardno

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

Dr Brendan Duffy

Lecturer in Applied Geoscience, University of Melbourne

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

Senior Representative, ANPM

David Pratt

Line Manager, PNG, Darwin, Dili & Pacific Islands Trades, ANL

when & where

26 - 27 Mar 2019

Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9667 5800

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call on 02 8585 0808.


Still have a question?

Nicholas Mayfield
Conference Producer
+61 (2) 9080 4477

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4030

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