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Steamships Announced as Platinum Sponsor of the World Indigenous Business Forum 2023

03 October 2023

Steamships Trading Limited, is proud to announce its platinum sponsorship in-kind of the upcoming World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF) 2023 through its hospitality division, Coral Sea Hotels. As part of this sponsorship, Coral Sea Hotels will serve as the Preferred Hotel Partner for the forum, allowing delegates an unparalleled experience during their stay in Port Moresby.

The WIBF, schedule to take place on the 24-26th October in Port Moresby, is a global platform that brings together indigenous entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders to explore opportunities for economic growth, cultural preservation, and sustainable development. Steamships Limited, with its heritage deeply rooted in Papua New Guinea’s history and economy, is both honoured and excited to support an event that aligns perfectly with its values of community engagement, cultural preservation, and sustainable development.

"Our commitment to the WIBF, and more broadly to the indigenous communities globally, goes beyond mere sponsorship. It is a testament to our belief in celebrating the Papua New Guinean cultures and traditions," stated Rupert Bray, Managing Director of Steamships Limited. "By partnering with the forum through our Coral Sea Hotels chain, we aim to showcase the very best of Papua New Guinean hospitality from Papua New Guinea’s only hotel chain. We believe that our esteemed guests will appreciate the warm welcome, luxurious settings, and rich cultural experiences that Grand Papua Hotel and Ela Beach Hotel offer."

The WIBF organizing committee commented, "We are deeply grateful for Steamships Limited's generous sponsorship and are confident that the delegates will be exceptionally well catered for at the Coral Sea Hotels. Such support underscores the collective commitment to the cause and the spirit of collaboration that the WIBF embodies."

Steamships Limited, through this partnership, reiterates its dedication to not only promoting business growth and economic development but also championing causes that uplift, celebrate, and empower indigenous communities.

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