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Introducing Fiji’s social enterprises to impact investment.

16th November, 2017

16 November 2017, Suva, Fiji ~ The Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) hosted  an introductory seminar on impact investment and gender lens financing to 10 Fiji social enterprises at the PIPSO office in Suva today.  The three-hour seminar was delivered by Dr John Anner of Lotus Impact Investment, an impact investment company based in...

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PIF Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor to deliver keynote address at Business Excellence Awards 2017

25th October, 2017

Press Release from the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor will be the keynote speaker at the Business Excellence Awards (BEA) 2017 set to take place on Saturday 4thNovember at the Coral Sea Resort & Casino. Dame Taylor, a Papua New Guinean lawyer and diplomat...

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PIPSO sign MOU with HACCP Australia (Fiji) Ltd

PIPSO sign MOU with HACCP Australia (Fiji) Ltd

26th May, 2017

10 May, 2017 (Suva, Fiji) – The Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) met with HACCP Australia (Fiji) Ltd at the PIPSO Office in Suva where they jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Under the MOU, both PIPSO and HACCP Australia (Fiji) Ltd will work together to assist companies in the Pacific that wish...

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LAUNCH FOOD FORUM – CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIP AND INNOVATION IN THE PACIFIC

LAUNCH FOOD FORUM – CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIP AND INNOVATION IN THE PACIFIC

23rd March, 2017

PIPSO CEO Mereia Volavola is set to attend the LAUNCH Food Forum on 28 – 31 March 2017 in San Francisco, California. LAUNCH is a network centered innovation platform founded on the belief that the challenges of today are too big to be solved by one organisation alone. Founded in 2009 by NASA, US agency...

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16 certified in Small Business Level 1 Training

16 certified in Small Business Level 1 Training

09th February, 2017

The month of February started off on a high note for the 16 participants after receiving their certificate following a two-day Small Business Training Level 1 facilitated by PIPSO in Suva. The training was tailored for  micro to small businesses in looking at ways to Structure a Business, Record Keeping, Management of Cash & Working Capital. Participants were...

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PIPSO reaches milestone with Strategic Plan and Website Launch

PIPSO reaches milestone with Strategic Plan and Website Launch

29th November, 2016

The Strategic Plan and website was launched by EU Ambassador Jacobs and PIPSO Chair Howard Politini.

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PIPSO to Launch 2016-2019 Strategic Plan and Revamped Website

PIPSO to Launch 2016-2019 Strategic Plan and Revamped Website

28th November, 2016

PIPSO is pleased to announce it will be launching its 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, and revamped website on 29 November 2016, in Suva, Fiji.

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2016 Pacific Business Forum Opens in New Caledonia

2016 Pacific Business Forum Opens in New Caledonia

04th November, 2016

The sun sets in Noumea as Day One of the Pacific Business Forum drew to a close after a full day of presentations and targeted business meetings.

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Expect an Action Plan with Regional Solutions

01st September, 2016

The 2nd Pacific Agribusiness Forum held in Apia, Samoa, from 29 August to 1 September organised by the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and supported by key regional partners, has not only identified pressing challenges but mostly opportunities and creative solutions focused on the development, partnerships and strengthening of linkages within the agriculture, agritourism, health, education and finance sectors.

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Pacific Agribusiness Forum to Discuss Fortification of Sustainable Food Systems

27th August, 2016

Some 100 experts from the private sector, farmers’ organizations, research networks, and international organizations as well as policy makers and development practitioners will converge here for a four-day session to identify opportunities for fortifying sustainable food systems in the Pacific and form multi-sectoral linkages and strategic alliances for doing so.

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Pacific Organisations Agree to Formally Collaborate

11th November, 2015

The Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Pacific Business Investment Facility (BIF) to support collaborative efforts in supporting the growth of business development in the Pacific, particularly with small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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Pacific Businesses Attend the Caribbean and Pacific Agrifood Forum in Barbados

03rd November, 2015

Several Pacific businesses have started making their way to the Caribbean to attend the first ever Caribbean-Pacific AgriFood Forum to be held from the 2-6 November 2015 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

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PIPSO Supports Fiji Agribusiness Exporters Symposium Series

27th August, 2015

A one day symposium for Fiji Agribusiness Exporters is being held this week in Lautoka by the Ministry of Agriculture to gather information on the constraints and challenges faced by exporters.

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American Samoa Chamber of Commerce, New Member of PIPSO

30th July, 2015

The Pacific Islands Private Sector Organization is pleased to announce the inclusion of the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce as its newest member.

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Samoan Chambers Donate to Vanuatu Relief Efforts

15th July, 2015

At the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation 9th Annual General Meeting in Nadi, Fiji, Tuala Pat Leota, President of the Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented a USD $2000.00 donation to the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

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Building Women Entrepreneurs – Building Nations

23rd November, 2014

Over 150 women representing business, government and community development from throughout the Pacific will converge at the Sheraton Hotel in Nadi on Wednesday this week, to participate in the 2nd Pacific Women in Business (PWIB) Conference.

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Westpac Support for Pacific Women in Business

30th October, 2014

Today the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) signed a partnership agreement with the Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac), which has come on board as the Gold Sponsor for the second Pacific Women in Business Conference.

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PIPSO and CTA Partnership Announcement

31st August, 2014

A new partnership between the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is set to strengthen the agri-food systems in the Pacific by supporting agribusiness development and transformative partnerships.

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Private Sector Encouraged to Lead Cluster Development in the Pacific

14th August, 2014

The Regional Cluster Initiative Project was funded by Business Climate Facility (BizClim), a programme of the European Union and the ACP Secretariat, funded through the 10th EDF (European Development Fund). The project was allocated €932,000 for the four countries. The Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) was the beneficiary for the project, and had facilitated the initiative in 2012.

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Sharing on Pilot Clusters in the Pacific

08th August, 2014

The project implementation involved in-country workshops bringing stakeholders together to identify priorities, establish an interim cluster team led by business, and agreeing on a forward agenda. The country workshops brought businesses together, as well as representatives from government and academia (from local technical colleges and universities).

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