The AASC assisted PNG's National Research Institute in establishing the PNG APEC Study Centre. Australia also hosted a three day workshop on the economic rationale for participating in RTAs and FTAs, and how to negotiate them.
Australia hosted the APEC symposium on services trade primarily to assist developing APEC economies identify and discuss their individual priorities within the APEC Services Competitiveness Roadmap (ASCR).
This briefing provided an overview of the key findings and projections from APERC's APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook 2019. The report describes the APEC energy outlook to 2050, and discusses the role of APEC cooperation and trade.
This briefing was a joint initiative between PNG ABAC, the AASC and Blockchain Pasifik to discuss the role of emerging technologies in a development context, focusing on the application of blockchain within PNG.
This workshop provided technical assistance and guidance to the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on policy areas to help overcome existing barriers when providing support services to women entrepreneurs.
Papua New Guinean entrepreneurs attended an entrepreneurial bootcamp in Melbourne to build their knowledge and networks to grow their businesses, while learning about contributing to economic development and their local startup ecosystem.
The Malaysian-Australian Best Practices Sharing Session on Gender
This first bilateral dialogue on gender between Australia and Malaysia involved exchanging ideas, perspectives and experiences on developing and implementing gender equity and women's empowerment policies.
This workshop focused on how PNG can strengthen consumer digital financial literacy and awareness. Digital financial literacy strategies and initiatives from PNG and other APEC economies were reviewed, to enable policy actions to be identified and prioritised.