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Software & Geomatics
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR OVERSEAS DELEGATES
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
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.
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.
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:
ph. +675 71233305, +675 76872699, +675 78325372
Gazelle International Hotel
East New Britain
12th-14th September 2022