APIBC Event: Fri, Sep. 14, 2018

14th Australia New Caledonia Business Forum

Fri, Sep. 14, 2018 12:00pm — 3:30pm

New Caledonia, less than 2 hours flying time from Brisbane and with a per capita GDP of about AUD36,000 p.a., ranks as one of Australia’s top 21 export destinations by a number of Australian companies doing business in the location. As a major trading partner this presents unique benefits for both countries. 

Australian goods exports to New Caledonia are around AUD400m, and services exports around AUD175m. New Caledonia is looking to engage more deeply economically with regional countries like Australia and to collaborate in the development of new and innovative industries, creating new opportunities for Australian business to engage with the market.” 

At present, New Caledonia’s economy is largely driven by the mining industry where nickel production accounts for approximately 20% of GDP. Other major sources of income are derived from extracting magnesium, iron and cobalt while tourism and fiscal transfers from France are important contributors to the economy. 

The program offers information on business opportunities for Australian business in New Caledonia’s economy.

To assist delegates understand the referendum on New Caledonia’s constitutional status scheduled for 4 November 2018, one of Australia’s foremost experts on the French Pacific, Ms Denise Fisher, Europa Visiting Fellow, Centre for European Studies, Australian National University, will address the Forum on “The Coming Referendum: What It Means”. Ms Fisher is a former Australian Consul-General in New Caledonia.

This Forum will be a unique opportunity to hear about both the business opportunities and the referendum. So register early as places are limited.



hosted at

Hilton Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth Street Brisbane Queensland Australia


Fri, Sep. 14, 2018 12:00pm — 3:30pm