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Meet these Pacific Island Leaders at the 2035 Oceania Summit

As we prepare for next month's 2035 Oceania Summit, we're delighted to welcome a number of key Pacific Island political, agribusiness and agritech leaders to Auckland's Aotea Centre. It provides New Zealand corporate, political, investment and consulting businesses, looking to support the Islands address the existential impact of climate change, with an opportunity to meet, engage and discuss, in-person, opportunities to collaborate. The Summit's Pacific Island guests include:

  • David Hunter, CEO, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, Samoa
  • Unasa Nomeneta Saili, Director and Chief Technology Officer, SkyEye Pacific, Samoa 
  • Moses Amos, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture, Vanuatu
  • Vinesh Kumar, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji
  • Viliami Manu, CEO, Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Forests, Tonga
  • Minoru Nishi, Managing Director of Nishi Trading, Tonga
  • Soana Patolo, CEO, Mainstreaming of Rural Development Innovation Tonga Trust
  • Ethel Frances, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Solomon Islands
  • Robert Pollard, CEO, Kokunut Pacific Solomon Islands Ltd
  • Temerama Angua-Kamana, Secretary of Agriculture, Cook Islands
  • Lafala Turepu, Microeconomist, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Cook Islands
  • Nancy Irwin, Founder and Managing Director, Kamapim Ltd, Papua New Guinea
  • Losana Rokotuibau, Managing Director, Tailevu Dairy Farmers Cooperative Association Limited
On Tuesday 11 October, you will have the opportunity to learn more from Pacific Island-based agritech businesses looking to tackle the impact of climate change during the Pacific Food Security, Agriculture and Climate Change session. For New Zealand organisations looking to provide support to the Pacific Islands, there will be few other opportunities to meet and engage with such a significant delegation in Auckland.

The Summit Steering Committee is grateful to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (Wellington) and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (Canberra) for their assistance in securing this unique opportunity.
To reserve your seat at the Summit and meet and engage with these delegates, you can purchase a ticket here.