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The Timor-Leste International Investment Conference

A key international forum that connects business and investment and Timor-Leste.

14-15 November 2017 | Timor Plaza Hotel, Dili

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After the successful event in 2016, the 2nd Timor-Leste International Investment Conference will return on 14-15 November at the Timor Plaza Hotel in Dili.

The Timor-Leste International Investment Conference is a landmark event for this growing nation to showcase its investment potential across a range of industries – petroleum/gas, mineral exploration, quarrying, civil construction, coffee and agriculture, tourism, transport and logistics and much more.

Informa has a fantastic track record in developing innovative investment forums for developing countries to connect with private capital, and the Timor-Leste International Investment Conference is the perfect forum for you to attend.

Attend this major business conference to:

  • Gain a firsthand appreciation of the opportunities available by hearing from the Government and major project proponents in Timor-Leste.
  • Visit Dili in person to gain a sense of the country and to discover for yourself the potential to set up new businesses
  • Meet the key players from the Government and the private sector to expand your contact base and to follow up with post conference
  • Benefit from an introduction to other companies operating in Timor-Leste with which you could do business with in the future
  • Come away from the event armed with the knowledge and contacts to enable you to make the next step in business development in Timor-Leste

Who should attend:

Private investors, institutional investors, banking and finance, legal and accounting, petroleum/gas, mineral exploration, surveying and mapping, construction, equipment suppliers and OEMs, roads and maintenance services, remote area power suppliers, automotive and fleet services, aviation and helicopter suppliers, mobile plant providers, commercial construction, infrastructure and logistics, supply chain professionals, training and skills providers, tourism and hotel developers, soft commodity companies, steel fabricators and constructors, medical facility suppliers. The list is endless and opportunities abound for companies prepared to explore the potential.

For any sponsorship enquiries, please contact:


8:30 am

Registration and morning coffee

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the Chairperson


9:10 am

KEYNOTE | Keynote Address

H.E. Dr. Mari Alkatiri, Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Institutional Reform

9:40 am


10:00 am

KEYNOTE | International Keynote

Peter Doyle, Australian Ambassador to Timor Leste

10:30 am

Morning tea


11:00 am

  • A brief project updates:
    o Upstream petroleum activities
    o Downstream petroleum activities
    o Mineral Activities
  • Knowledge and experiences sharing on: Success and challenges
  • Looking ahead to the future: what to come next…?

11:30 am

Petroleum Sector Development - Industrialisation of the Sector in the Country and its Impact on the long term National Economy

Francisco da Costa Monteiro, President and CEO, Timor Gap

12:00 pm

Eni’s Investment in Timor – Leste

Angelina Baptista Branco, Country Representative, Eni Timor Leste

12:30 pm

Exploring and developing the oil and gas potential of Timor-Leste

Suellen Osborne, Managing Director, Timor Resources

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch


2:00 pm

The role of TradeInvest to facilitate new investment opportunities in Timor-Leste

Arcanjo da Silva, Executive Director, TradeInvest Timor-Leste


3:00 pm

3:30 pm

Afternoon tea

4:00 pm

TL Cement – Your Dream We will build

James Rhee, Managing Director, TL Cement

4:30 pm

Building the Future: Challenges and Solutions for the Construction Sector/Industry in Timor-Leste

Erik Stokes, Chief Representative, RMS Engineering and Construction Unip Lda

5:00 pm

  • In a relatively new country that offers an attractive environment for investment, whilst being dependent on good management of its precious natural resources for future generations, sound environmental practice and beneficial social outcomes are paramount for the people of Timor-Leste.
  • Regulation needs to be firm yet fair, meeting international standards all the way.
  • It’s a country that seeks to establish best practice as the norm and steady economic development underpinned by a sound regulatory foundation
  • New investors may need support to steer through the regulatory process.
  • However, investors have to manage expectations around project schedule and budget. Bureaucratic delays can be stressful and costly.

5:30 pm

Networking Drinks

7:00 pm

Conference Gala Dinner at the Panorama Restaurant, Timor Plaza Hotel

8:30 am

Morning coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am


H.E. Manuel Vong, Minister of Tourism

9:40 am

The presentation will focus on what the lay of the land looks like for tourism in Timor-Leste, what is on offer, and why have we not achieved greater investments in promoting demand. It will highlight the vital role of information in generating demand, investments, and interest, and the role partnerships can play gathering that information. Finally, will offer a glimpse of the “Timor-Leste Tourism Barometer”, a new publication that aims to quantify Timor-Leste’s progress towards meeting its goal of growing the tourism economy.

10:10 am

An upcoming integrated 5 star hotel development in Timor-Leste, featuring over 464 rooms with world class restaurants and spa facilities.

10:40 am

Doing business in Timor Leste

Andrew Young, Country Head, ANZ Timor Leste

11:40 am

Morning tea


12:10 pm

PPP options in Timor Leste

Soneath Hor, Resident Representative, International Finance Corporation

12:40 pm

  • ANL Global Reach (connecting Timor to the world)
  • Service Quality and Reliability
  • FCL Bonding
  • ANLTL Ability to facilitate
    o Storage/Warehousing needs
    o Packing/Unpacking
    o End to end shipping solutions
    o Agency & Stevedoring services

1:10 pm



2:00 pm

Supporting a sustainable and commercial agriculture sector in T-L

H.E. Estanislau da Silva, Minister of State and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries

2:30 pm

Legalities of setting up new business in Timor-Leste

José A. F. Teixeira, Attorney at Law Partner, Da Silva Teixeira & Assoc., Lda.

3:30 pm

KEYNOTE | Keynote Address

4:00 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair | END OF CONFERENCE

4:10 pm

Afternoon tea


Packages Price
Package(Two Days)USD $2095Early Bird
Extras Price
Additional Conference Dinner USD $90.00

Welcome Reception

Monday 13 November 2017 | WELCOME RECEPTION | 5.30pm-7.00pm

Conference delegates are invited to take part in the Welcome Reception that will take place at the Timor Plaza Hotel from 5.30pm to 7pm on Monday 13th November.

You can enjoy this opportunity to meet and greet your peers and celebrate the official opening of the conference.

In partnership with

Supporting Partners



Peter Doyle

Australian Ambassador to Timor Leste

Erik Stokes

Chief Representative, RMS Engineering and Construction Unip Lda

Todd Wassel

Country Representative, The Asia Foundation

Suellen Osborne

Managing Director, Timor Resources

Alan F K Jape

Group Managing Director, Jape Group International

James Rhee

Managing Director, TL Cement

Vinay Mathur

General Manager – Timor Leste, HEINEKEN Timor S.A

Francisco da Costa Monteiro

President and CEO, Timor Gap

Andrew Young

Country Head, ANZ Timor Leste

Daniel Hunter

Country Director, Timor-Leste, Principal Environment Infrastructure Natural Resource Management, Advisian

Andre Lopez

Country Manager, ANL Container Line

Jeremiah Chan

Executive Director Pelican Paradise Holdings Timor-Leste

José A. F. Teixeira

Attorney at Law Partner, Da Silva Teixeira & Assoc., Lda.

Soneath Hor

Resident Representative, International Finance Corporation

Mateus da Costa

Director Exploration and Promotion, Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais (ANPM)

Angelina Baptista Branco

Country Representative, Eni Timor Leste

H.E. Dr. Mari Alkatiri

Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Institutional Reform

Arcanjo da Silva

Executive Director, TradeInvest Timor-Leste

H.E. Manuel Vong

Minister of Tourism

H.E. Estanislau da Silva

Minister of State and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries

when & where

14 - 15 Nov 2017

Timor Plaza Hotel, Dili
Av. President Nicolau Lobato, Comoro, Díli, Timor-Leste
Phone: +670 331 3288


Still have a question?

Diana Lauzi
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4313

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4030

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