PRIF Week 2022: Pacific Infrastructure Conference and Timetable 17th to 22nd October 2022

17 October 2022: Opening Session

Moderator
Sean O'Sullivan, Team Leader, Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility
Indicated Times in AEDT (GMT / UTC + 11)
Time Session Title Speaker Video
11:00am - 11:20am Welcome by PRIF Team Leader Sean - PRIF Week - Day 1 - Session 1 - Welcome Address 20221016.pdf1.44 MB

Sean O'Sullivan, Team Leader, Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility



11:20am - 11:35am The Pacific Private Sector - Regional Perspectives

Salome Taufa, Acting Director, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat



11:35am - 11:50am Challenges and Opportunities for Local Participation - A Government's Perspective

Shiri Gounder, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economy Fiji



11:50am - 12:05pm Development Partners Strategies to Empower Local Participation

Paul Alexander, Manager - Energy Infrastructure and Transport - Sustainable Development and Thematic Division, NZMFAT



12:05pm - 12:30pm The Role of Private Sector in Infrastructure Development Ian Clarke, President, Australia Pacific Islands Business Council

12:30pm Virtual Exhibition Launch

18 October 2022: Opportunities for Local Private Sector in Transport Infrastructure Development

Moderator
Fei Deng, Pacific Coordinator, The World Bank
Indicated Times in AEDT (GMT / UTC + 11)
Time Session Title Speaker Video
11:00am - 11:10am Introduction Session "Opportunities for the Local Private Sector in Transport infrastructure"

David Weinstein, NZMFAT & Chair, PRIF Transport Working Group



11:10am-11:35am Transport Sector Trends and Upcoming Plans in the Pacific

Katherine Guy, Infrastructure Specialist, Asian Development Bank



11:35am - 12:40pm Growth in Local Contractor Participation - Panel Discussion and Q&A

Kamal Prasad, CEO, Fiji Roads Authority

Anne Taoro, Manager, Infrastructure Committee Secretariat Cook Islands

Michael Fairfax, Pacific Building Solutions, Fiji



12:40pm - 12:50pm Coffee Break

12:50pm - 2:00pm Sharing and Addressing Contracting Challenges - Panel Discussion and Q&A

Emma Tiaree, Lead Local Content, AIFFP

Amin Saskai, Senior Procurement Specialist, ADB

Steve Tunstall, PRIF Insurance TA team leader

Chris Service, Infratec Naitilima Tupou, Secretary, Tonga Chamber of Commerce

Ianis Boaza, Project Manager, CI Airports Authority



2pm Virtual Exhibition

19 October 2022: Opportunities for Local Private Sector in Energy and Water Infrastructure Development

Moderator
Craig Halbmaier, Deputy Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy Canberra
Indicated Times in AEDT (GMT / UTC + 11)
Time Session Title Speaker Video
11:00am - 11:10am Introduction Session "Opportunities for the Local Private Sector in Energy and Water Infrastructure"

Tofilau Lae Silva, Deputy CEO, Ministry of Finance

Samoa Heremoni Suapaia, Ministry of Finance, Samoa



11:10am-11:35am Energy Sector Trends and Upcoming Plans in the Pacific Mits - Energy Sector Trends and Opportunities in the Pacific.pdf1.28 MB

Mitsunori Motohashi, The World Bank & Chair, PRIF Energy Working Group



11:35am - 12:40pm Development Partner's Strategies and Emerging Projects in the Pacific Water and Sanitation Sector Jose Legarra - EU PPT for Delegation FJ.pdf161.57 KB, PRIF Week 2022 - ADB Urban & Water in PMDCs (15Oct2022).pdf3.82 MB, PRIF Week - Shona Fitzgerald.pdf882.04 KB

PRIF Water and Sanitation Working Group

Jose Legarra, European Union

Steve Blaik, ADB

Shona Fitzgerald, The World Bank



12:40pm - 12:50pm Coffee Break

1:00pm - 2:00pm Opportunities in the Maritime Sector in Tuvalu – in conjunction with the Pacific Project Series.

Induni Senarath, MICRO2 Project Director, DT Global

Jay Jarvis, MICRO2 Team Leader, DT Global

Chris Tolley, MICRO2 Procurement Specialist, DT Global

Kate Walker, Safeguards Specialist, Tuvalu CPMO

Gaurav Johri, Senior Advisor, Australian Trade and Investment Commission

David Dewar, Trade Commissioner, Pacific New Zealand Trade and Enterprise



2pm Virtual Exhibition

20 October 2022: Opportunities Local Private Sector - SWM and Inclusion in Infrastructure / Selected Opportunities and Case Studies

Moderators
Morning session: Jingmin Huang, ADB
Afternoon session: Philip Martin, AIFFP
Indicated Times in AEDT (GMT / UTC + 11)
Time Session Title Speaker Video
11:00am - 11:20am Intro Session "Opportunities for Local Private Sector in SWM and Inclusion in Infrastructure"

Anthony Talouli, Director - Waste Management and Pollution Control, SPREP



11:20am - 12:40pm Roadmap for a Recycling Network in the Pacific Presentation _Solomon Island Experience _Wendy Beti.pdf587.66 KB, PRIF Week Presentation - SHW.pdf1.62 MB

Anthony Talouli, SPREP

Ragni Pratap, South Pacific Waste Recyclers

Wendy Beti, Chief Environment Officer, MECDM Solomon Islands

Jingmin Huang, Asian Development Bank

Marina Kiel, Samoa Recycling Association and recycling business owner

Stewart Williams, Marine Plastics Solutions



12:40pm - 12:50pm Coffee Break

12:50pm - 2:00pm Empowering GESI in infrastructure - Panel Discussion and Q&A: SolomonWater_GESI+Infrastructure_final.pdf1.81 MB, Kisolel presentation.pdf2.26 MB

Oto'ota Hausia, linewoman and planner - IREP outer island renewal energy project, ADB/Tonga Power Vava'u

Sovaia Sisi Coalala, Programme Officer, Pacific Disability Forum

Kisolel Posanau, GHD

Ruth Ramoifuila, Solomon Islands Water Authority



2pm Virtual Exhibition

21 October 2022: Access to Infrastructure Development Opportunities for Pacific Firms

Moderator
Jeff Whitty, Lead Adviser – Infrastructure, NZMFAT
Indicated Times in AEDT (GMT / UTC + 11)
Time Session Title Speaker Video
11:00am - 11:20am Intro Session "Access to Infrastructure Development Opportunities"

Jeff Whitty, Lead Adviser – Infrastructure, NZMFAT



11:20am - 12:40pm Nurturing Local Content in the Pacific

Abigail Chang, Country Director for Solomon Islands and Kiribati, APTC

Atul Raturi, Academic, The University of the South Pacific

Pratarp Singh, South Pacific Engineers Association

David Fair, Reeves Envico



12:40pm - 12:50pm Coffee Break

12:50pm - 2:00pm Procurement Session for Local Contractors - Panel Discussion and Q&A:

Kevin Moore, Principal Procurement Specialist, ADB

Glenis Yee, Munro Leys

Kalisito Tunaulu, Business Manager Pacific, ANZ

Taina Iro, Procurement Manager, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management



2:00pm Closing Remarks

Sean O'Sullivan, Team Leader, Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility