PROVIDING STRATEGIES FOR
SUCCESSFUL PNG VENTURES
PNG is full of opportunities, however, these opportunities can become costly without a
comprehensive understanding of the PNG landscape.
At PNG Presence we believe that when you create equal, shared and consistent exchange of
value, everyone profits.
We help align the cultural, community and commercial imperatives so they work in unison to build
equitable, sustainable, and efficient relationships; that translate into recurring and stable outcomes for
Achieving this requires deep, cross-cultural and innovative solution-focused skills to create shared
respect and sense of ownership.
We deal with the real.
We have seen great business ideas and
initiatives struggle to maintain longevity and
good public and community relations because of a critical failure in understanding the
complexities of PNG culture and how it affects
all facets of doing business in PNG.
We are Papua New Guineans with
cross-cultural expertise of Australia and
Australian business. We advise and assist in:
Defining business opportunities;
PNG specific branding and advertising.
In a world where investors care about the economic, social and political impact of their
investments, we have seen multinational companies in PNG lose major investors for failing to take into account important factors beyond a good profit margin.
We design for the unique requirements of a
21 st century organisation in the PNG market.
We provide specialist advice in:
Human rights, environment, climate change and business;
Developing opportunity transfer initiatives;
Social impact investing.
Building strong foundational relationships
and having on-going dialogue with
stakeholders are key to ease of business in PNG. Not knowing how to effectively
communicate in PNG or who to communicate with, continues to disrupt many foreign
businesses and organisations and results in a loss of profit and investor confidence.
We assist in:
Public, private and Government consultation;
Customary land and community engagement.
MEET THE TEAM
Watna is a lawyer and a strategic leader with great awareness of where power lies. She has a LLB and a Bachelor's in Politics & International Studies from Murdoch University in Australia and a LLM in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam. Watna has worked in climate, environmental and customary law throughout the Pacific, racial discrimination law in Australia, she has represented asylum seekers at the Manus Island and Nauru Regional Processing Centres and in law reform with the Papua New Guinea Constitutional and Law Reform Commission.
Outside of the law, Watna has worked as a research associate at the Lowy Institute’s Pacific Program, regularly writing articles for the Lowy Interpreter and other publications. She is an observer of and an expert contributer to the geopolitical discussions of the region.
Watna is passionate about building sustainable relationships within the Blue Pacific and beyond and about dismantling inequitable systems and structures.
Government and Community Lead
Ali is a successful business man who assists PNG Presence in building community relationships and navigating the PNG bureaucracy.
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PNG Presence Limited
PO Box 389
National Capital District
Papua New Guinea