Economic development of New Caledonia: the “Doing business in New Caledonia: post-referendum update” event, Brisbane, April 1
The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council, has hosted, on Monday 1 April, its second event dedicated to the economic development of New Caledonia.
The two invited keynote speakers, the New Caledonia Government representative to Australia, Mr Yves LAFOY, and the Australian Consul-General in New Caledonia, Mr Paul WILSON, outlined the evolving institutional context of New Caledonia, after the referendum of November 2018, and its effects on the Territory’s economy and the opportunities for doing business with and in New Caledonia.
The two keynote addresses were followed by two Round Tables made of a panel of Trade and Investment experts, including New Caledonian, French and Australian official representatives, as well as a panel of Business representatives active in New Caledonia and throughout the Pacific region.
Discussions between the panel members and the participants stressed New Caledonia’s economic strengths, its trade relation with Australia, and the current challenges of doing business in New Caledonia.
70 Participants, from Australian governmental agencies and Australian and New Caledonian companies attended the meeting.
The Embassy of France was represented by its Minister Counsellor, Mr Antoine CHERY.