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Software & Geomatics
of Papua New Guinea Congress
Theme: Impact of Modern Technology in the Surveying Industry
16th - 18th August 2023
Registration and Call for Papers
Call for Papers
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
Gateway Hotel, Jacksons Parade, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
ph. +675 327 8100
Travel Information for International Delegates
Air Niugini has direct flights to Port Moresby from Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Singapore and many other cities.
Qantas has direct flights to Port Moresby from Brisbane
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 Port Moresby.
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 Port Moresby and at any time in settlement areas. The main commercial areas of Waigani, Town and Boroko are generally safe during daytime. 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 are free between the Gateway Hotel and the Port Moresby International and Domestic Terminals
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 conference venue. 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. Motu is also widely spoken in coastal villages in and around Port Moresby.
Congress Contact 2023:
Mr. Rawa Kapituakana
ph.(+675) 3260582, Mobile: (+675) 75529824
16-18 August 2023