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The 54th Association of Surveyors
of Papua New Guinea Congress

Theme: Addressing PNG's Rapidly Rising Development Challenges, Through the Embracing of New Survey Technology and Methods

Kokopo, East New Britain

12th-14th September 2022

Registration and Call for Papers

Call for Papers
Invitation to Exhibitors
Invitation to Survey Organisations
Registration Form (pdf)

The congress is timed so that delegates are welcome to attend Independence Day cultural events in Kokopo and around ENB on Friday 16th September 2022. More details on these events will be posted soon.

Visas must be obtained prior to departure to PNG as visa on arrival has been temporarily suspended - see below for more details

Conference Venue and Accommodation

Gazelle International Hotel, Kokopo, East New Britain Province

Conference Rates (per night): PGK545.15 inc. GST - Please quote ASPNG Congress when booking
Rate includes: complimentary dinner, full breakfast, laundry services, limited wifi, and airport transfer

Other accommodation options

Other Accommodation Options in Kokopo
Look for: Kokopo Village Resort (10 minutes walk from venue)
or: Kokopo Beach Bungalow (15 minutes walk from venue)

Travel Information for International Delegates

Air Niugini has flights to Rabaul(Tokua) via Port Moresby from Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Singapore and many other cities.
Qantas has direct flights to Port Moresby from Brisbane with connecting flights from around the world on the Oneworld alliance.

Visas must be obtained prior to departure to PNG as visa on arrival has been temporarily suspended. Please contact your nearest PNG Consulate or visit PNG Visa information

Tourist Information
The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority has a web-site for more information on accommodation and what to see and do around East New Britain Province and Papua New Guinea.

Personal Safety
Crime rates have fallen dramatically in Papua New Guinea in recent years, however it is advisable to take great care, especially in the evening in larger towns. Papua New Guineans are generally very friendly, cheerful, polite and hospitable and will go out of their way to ensure visitors have a pleasant experience in PNG.

Airport transfers
The Papua New Guinea Currency is the Kina (pronounced Keena) divided into 100 Toea (pronounced toyer). Banknotes are K2, K5, K10, K20, K50 and K100. There are international card ATMs at the Port Moresby Airport (before and after immigration) and there are ATMs in most hotels and shopping centres. Bank South Pacific also operates a foreign exchange bureau just after immigration. Exchange rates for Kina outside PNG are not very favourable and it is recommended to obtain Kina cash at the airport on arrival. International Credit cards are widely accepted including at the Gazelle International Hotel. The exchange rate is approximately K2 to $1 Australian and K3 to $1 US

Mobile Phone / Cellphones / Internet
Most international phones have roaming arrangements with Digicel, Bmobile and Vodafone in PNG but this should be checked beforehand. Roaming costs within PNG are very expensive. Local SIM cards with data can be purchased at Port Moresby airport on arrival. Wifi and broadband internet (3G/4G) is widely available

English is the main official language in PNG, however Tok Pisin (Pidgin) is the most widely spoken language. Kuanua is also the main local language of the Tolai people in the Gazelle Peninsula.

Congress Contact 2022:

Titus Kambiu
email: tkambiu@gmail.com
ph. +675 71233305, +675 76872699, +675 78325372

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ASPNG Congress

Gazelle International Hotel
East New Britain

12th-14th September 2022

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