Invitation to attend Global Employers Climate action Forum 25 July 2018 in Suva, Fiji, Seminar on China Economic Globalization and Other News.


Invitation to attend Global Employers Climate Action Forum 25 July 2018 in Suva, Fiji

The Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation (FCEF) was handed the Presidency of the Marrakech Business Action for Climate (MBA 4 Climate) during COP23 in Bonn Germany in 2017.

MBA 4 Climate in a network of Global Employers’ Association who are committed to accelerating climate action for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

The network aims to create synergy and permanent exchanges between the private sector with the objective of achieving commitments to:

  • Partner with governments and all other actors in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and
  • Promote the emergence of a new low-carbon economy that combats Climate Change (CC) while creating new jobs and advancing shared economic prosperity.

Through this global partnership and network, FCEF is hosting a one day Global Employers Climate Action Forum on 25 July 2018 at the Holiday Inn, Suva, Fiji.

Participants from international and regional organisations are invited to attend and share lessons learned and experiences on their active commitment in acceleration climate action to support the Paris Agreement and the operationalization of the “Fiji Declaration” which was endorsed in Bonn, Germany.

The theme of the Global Employers Forum is “Fiji Declaration: Resilient Businesses and Communities” and will be deliberated under the following topics:

  • Session 1:  Scaling up Private Sector Climate Finance
  • Session 2:  Promoting climate insurance and building resilient businesses
  • Session 3:  Driving a Green/Blue Economy

Attendance and participation in this Forum is free by invitation only.  However all costs related to travel, accommodation, meals and incidentals will be borne by the individual or organisation invited to attend. To register, you will need to complete and return the registration Form by email to [email protected] or [email protected]

Registrations will close on 20 June 2018.

You may download the Registration Form using this link: : GECF Registration Form

More information about the Global Employers Climate Action Forum, visas and getting around in Fiji can be accessed using this link: Information Paper

For further questions/queries, and ask for the registration form, you may contact the following personnel Mr Waisea Vosa, email [email protected] or [email protected], ph; (+679) 3313188 or (+679) 9995903


Seminar on China Economic Globalization and made in China for Developing Countries – September October 2018

Vanuatu is so fortunate to be part of a seminar being organised by the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC). The Chinese government aims to enhance mutual understanding, deepen friendship, and establish platforms for promoting communication and cooperation among developing countries.

This seminar will explain how the Chinese financial system works and how government and state enterprises work. Building on this, you will gain an understand on how to deal with them and how to shake the money tree, so to speak, whether it be for your private business or government financial assistance.

This seminar includes presentations and field trips.  All presentations are given by government official or experts, covering topics such as “General Review of China”, “China’s opening-up & Economic Development”, “ The Governing Ideas and Style of China’s New Leadership” “Functions of CCPIT and Establishment of Trade Promotion System in China”, Sustainable Development of Chinese economy & Latest Economic Development Strategy”, Interpretation of Made in China 2025, “The trend of Economic Globalization”, “Cross Border E-commerce in China” and so on.

Participants will visit Ningbo and Shaoxing of Zhejiang Province and Kunming of Yunnan Province where they will meet with local government officials, visit enterprises and exchange ideas with them so that they can get a better understanding of China’s economic development,  and at the same time seek opportunities for more cooperation.

All expenses are covered (100%) through the Embassy of China, and it is a 3 weeks seminar.

For those of you who may wish to attend this seminar, please submit your name before 11 July 2018. This is the new deadline to submit your name to VCCI.

Please click here to view and download the followings:-

1. Project Description 

2. Brief Introduction on 2018 training in China 

For more information on the project description of this seminar and brief introduction on 2018 Training in China, please contact VCCI Office 27543 or email [email protected]


Vanuatu Young Entrepreneurs Council Elects New Committee

Vanuatu Young Entrepreneurs Council (VYEC) was established on the 11th of November 2016. Since VYEC’s establishment, the council had its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 24th of May 2018 to accept and approve the 2017 Annual Report, and also for the adoption of VYEC constitution by the members. The Election of the Executive Committee is a follow on agenda from the AGM.

VYEC has officially elected its new Executive Committee on the 29th of May 2018. The new committee was elected through a fair representation of members who casted their votes.  The election took place at the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

The Council is now headed by Mr. Mathias Boe as President, Ms. Yvonne Leo Taiki as Vice President, Ms. Agnes Samuel as Secretary, Mr. Ignace Meltenoven as Vice- Secretary, Ms. Rutha Timothy as Treasurer, Mr. Stanley Fred as Vice Treasurer and Mr. Blake Napwatt and Mr. Jack Ulas as Members.

VYEC aims to represent the right and interest of the young entrepreneurs in Vanuatu. The outgoing executive lead by Mr. Maxwell Nasak has done a lot of good work whereby the newly elected council highly appreciated. The 2017 – 2020 strategic plan of VYEC clearly outlines the goals and tasks that the council together with its members and respective stakeholders must work together and ensure they are achieved.

The new Executive Committee will soon meet to discuss detailed work plan to ensure strategic goals are achieved.  VYEC now appeals too all young entrepreneurs interested to join, please contact Mob: +678 5329377 or Email: [email protected] for more information on VYEC and registration.

Above Picture:- Vanuatu Young Entrepreneurs Council – New Elected Committees for 2018


Let food be thy medicine

Pacific Cooperation Foundation News 8 Jun 2018

Having lived in Vanuatu for more than three decades, Kiwi expat Cornelia Wyllie noticed what she calls ‘the feast and famine seasons’. As a farmer, and fierce advocate of organic self-sufficiency, Cornelia established her agribusiness Vanuatu Direct to reduce waste, ensure food security and improve the livelihoods of Ni Vanuatu farmers.

Cornelia has built on the success of Vanuatu Direct through its branch-company Fine Foods Ltd, founded in 2016. Sustaining two food processing companies on an island nation consisting of more than 80 small islands is a remarkable feat. Cornelia herself remains modest.

“It’s not about me, but what Fine Foods stands for. It proudly adopts Hippocrates’ statement: ‘Let food be thy medicine’.

“As the CEO, I bring together and partner with growers within Vanuatu. My team share the same passion of ensuring the foods we create improves health.”

Cornelia calls Vanuatu the ‘nutraceutical capital of the South Pacific’. People may not be familiar with the term ‘nutraceutical’ but many will have seen countless dietary supplements readily available in chemists and supermarkets, all of which claim to be nutraceutical.

“Fine Foods has achieved what the food processing world considers the holy grail – a clean label. No chemicals, gums or guars, nothing artificial is added.”

It has five exportable food products listed on its website ·

Vanu’kai – rare exotic multiflora honey ·

Natur’kai – bites of authentic islands foods ·

Spicy’kai Cannibal sauce ·

“F” Juice ·

Lime juice

Due to its growing popularity with customers in New Zealand and Australia, Fine Foods is working on more products.

“For 2018 we’ve got ready-to-eat sea cucumbers, long-life kava, taro torpedoes, chestnuts and another juice. All high-end, all with a high nutraceutical value, all for a market that can’t get enough!”


Picture showing CEO of Fine Foods Ltd introducing food be thy medicine