Wednesday 10 April
Official Launch | Paradise Cinemas (invitation only) | 6.00pm
The Official launch of Australia Week 2013 at Paradise Cinemas will include a VIP reception followed by a film screening of award-winning Australian Film The Sapphires.
Public Concert | University of PNG | 1.30pm
Visiting Australian band Bending Rodriguez, together with PNG legends The Sanguma Band will collaborate and share their musical talents and culture in a free concert in the Auditorium at UPNG. Winners of an essay competition for Secondary and High School students to be announced
before the concert.
Australia Week Golf Day | PNG Golf Club | all day
Four ball Ambrose golf competition to be hosted by the Australian Defence Staff. Australian High Commission agencies and their PNG counterparts will be vying for great prizes and the honour of being Australia Week Champions.
Flickerfest Award-Winning Short Films | University of PNG | 7.00pm
We are proud to once again hold a Short Film Festival as part of Australia Week. Ten of the best, and funniest, short films, will be screened at the UPNG Main Lecture Theatre from 7pm. Open to the public and free.
Thursday 11 April
Citylights Street Art | Konedobu, Port Moresby
An exciting addition to Australia Week for 2013 is Citylights – Port Moresby. Renowned Australian urban artists Andy Mac and Tim de Haan will collaborate with eminent Papua New Guinean artist Martin Morububuna to hold workshops with local established and emerging artists and will also create public art installations.
Chef Andrew Fielke | Cooking up a storm in Port Moresby
After a popular appearance at Australia Week 2012, renowned Australian Chef, Andrew Fielke, is back in PNG and will share his expertise and passion for cooking using traditional local produce with up-and-coming PNG chefs. Andrew and the local chefs will be out and about at the markets
gathering the best of local produce and then present a cooking demonstration creating a menu of exciting dishes using both PNG and Australian traditional produce and cooking techniques.
Australia Week LIVE Concert | Lamana Hotel | 7.00pm
A highlight of Australia Week, the Australia Week LIVE concert at the Lamana Hotel will feature Melbourne-based band Bending Rodriguez with their unique blend of high energy rock & roll, reggae undertones, and Spanish styles. Also performing are PNG music legends, The Sanguma Band – this iconic band is back together and will get the crowds grooving. Also on the line-up is the hugely popular PNG Hip Hop and RnB band, Animal Audio.
Australia Week Cocktails and Dinner | Lae Inter Hotel | 6.00pm
In conjunction with the Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Australia Week comes to Lae, with cocktails and dinner. Speaking at the dinner will be visiting Australian parliamentarians and representatives from the Cairns Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Friday 12 April
Australian-PNG Alumni Association reception and Launch of Public Art Project | Konedobu | 3.00pm
Australia Week’s keynote speaker, Tim Costello AO, is CEO of World Vision Australia, and one of Australia’s most sought after voices on social justice issues, leadership and ethics. Mr Costello will address the Australian-PNG Alumni Association and will also launch the Citylights – Port Moresby public art project.
Keynote Speaker Address and Sponsors’ Gourmet Grazing Dinner | The Atrium, Airways Hotel (invitation only) | 6.00pm
In the sumptuous surrounds of The Atrium at the Airways Hotel, VIP guests and Australia Week sponsors will hear Tim Costello AO present the Australia Week Keynote Speaker Address, followed by a gourmet grazing dining experience prepared by Australian chef, Andrew Fielke. Andrew Fielke is an internationally acclaimed consulting chef specialising in creating unique dishes using Australian native ingredients and is recognized as one of the foremost pioneers in this field.
Saturday 13 April
Andrew Fielke Cooking Master class and Degustation Dinner | Airways Hotel
Presented by Airways Hotel, Andrew will host an exclusive Master class during the day and in the evening he will prepare a five course degustation dinner with matching Australian wines.
Cricket on the Local Green | Tubuserea Village | 10.00am
The Australian High Commission cricket team will take on the Tubuserea First Xi on their home turf. Tubuserea is located 40 minutes’ drive SE from Port Moresby and has a proud cricketing tradition. Come along to enjoy some social cricket and a BBQ in a family environment.
Sunday 14 April
AFL Day | Amini Park | From 10.00am. Main game at 3.00pm
Featuring Round one of the local AFL competition this promises to be an exciting day of Australian Rules football with a passionate crowd of supporters for a rematch of last year’s Grand Final between the University Tigers and the Gordon’s Kokofas. The day will also involve a showcase ‘Old Boys’ match, women’s football, Niukick for kids and visiting junior players from Rio Tinto’s Indigenous Development program.
29th Australia-Papua New Guinea Business Forum and Trade Expo | Gateway Hotel | 6.00pm
Welcome Dinner – The Forum theme is “Infrastructure: Time for Action”. The theme aims to capture the important message that Papua New Guinea has unprecedented opportunity to turn the economic value of today’s resources boom into tomorrow’s future prosperity for all its people.
Monday 15 April & Tuesday 16 April
29th Australia-Papua New Guinea Business Forum and Trade Expo | Gateway Hotel
The program for the Forum includes an overview of the political and economic climate, especially issues which effect business and investment, and will include specific sessions by expert presenters on doing business in PNG, including topics such as PNG Economy, Roads, Maritime Transport, Energy and Power Supply and Resource updates. There will be an opportunity for delegates to engage in lively interaction with presenters in most sessions.
Participants have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about business opportunities in Papua New Guinea, and to network with senior Australia and Papua New Guinea based policy makers and senior businesspeople.
Additional events around Papua New Guinea
PNG Society of Writers Association presentation: Dame Carol Kidu – A Remarkable Journey
– University of PNG | Port Moresby | Thursday 18 April | 7:00pm
– Divine Word University Presentation | Madang | Friday 19 April | 7:00pm
Flickerfest 2013 National Screening | University of Technology | Lae,
Screenings of ten of the best short films entered in the 2013 Australian short film festival, Flickerfest, will be screened at the University of Technology in Lae.