Klareh | ACT NOW!
I am officially enlightened today! All thanks to the report titled ‘Chamber: Sydney Meet Crucial’ in The National Newspaper by Malum Nalu highlighting why the 2012 PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum Investment Conference can only be held at the Sydney Hilton.
The conference must happen overseas because 1) Foreign Business Investment can only be encouraged by holding ‘First Class International Conferences’ in overseas ‘First Class Hotels’ (preferably in Australia) and 2) The Hospitality Industry in PNG does not have the capacity to provide a ‘First Class Conference’ like the Sydney Hilton does and the only other consideration in PNG would have been the Gateway Hotel because The Grand Papua, The Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Airways are just…chopped liver!
Oh yeah and 3) Networking best happens when you GO to people and meet them, not by inviting and enticing people to come to you.
Never mind that PNG and Australia have completely different (and at times opposing) business, political and diplomatic dynamics with different nations! That doesn’t matter! All the ‘first class’ investment partners, banks and superannuation funds frequent Sydney and that’s all that matters.
I am so glad that I have that cleared.
Now I am aware how inexperienced, inferior, incapable not to mention unattractive PNG is compared to other ‘first class’ nations NOT TO MENTION how little the actual minerals and petroleum resources are worth!
Is this a case of ‘finally taking the rosy-coloured glasses off’ or is it just the twisted, money-hungry, prejudice logic of non-Papua New Guineans?
Yu yet skelim….