Pacific Islands – Port Leaders – Business Round Table

Pacific Islands Business Round Table
Pacific Islands Port Leaders - Business Round Table

Meet Port Sector Decision-Makers from the Pacific Islands

USTDA’s Pacific Islands Port Leaders Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) brings a delegation of port sector officials from the Pacific Islands to the United States to familiarize them with state-of-the-art U.S. technologies, services and best practices to improve port operations, security, and sustainability. The RTM will include a Business Round Table meeting hosted by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). U.S. companies will have the opportunity to share information about their equipment, technologies and services, as well as learn about upcoming port sector projects and initiatives in the Pacific Islands.


Ports in the Pacific Islands face unique challenges due to their size and distance from major economic and population centers. Many small island economies rely on a few key port facilities that serve as a country's central maritime gateway. These features make ports vital to economic activity in the Pacific Islands.

The full productive use of port facilities in Pacific Island countries is constrained by existing port infrastructure and operational capacity limits. Climate-related issues, including adverse weather events and sea-level rise, also pose growing risks to port infrastructure in the region, where the effects of climate change are expected to have an outsized impact.

These issues present opportunities for innovations to reduce operational costs, increase port efficiencies, and promote greater resilience in the Pacific Islands’ port sector.

Business Round Table: Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about business opportunities in the Pacific Islands’ port sector and network with port sector decision makers from the following countries:

Fiji • Kiribati • Papua New Guinea • Samoa • Solomon Islands • Tonga


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

Attendance at this event is limited to U.S. individuals, U.S. firms, or U.S. consultants as defined by USTDA’s Nationality Source and Origin Requirements available on USTDA’s website at


  • Learn about upcoming project opportunities and bidding processes
  • Understand the landscape of the ports sector in the Pacific Islands
  • Meet with key decision- makers
  • Form new business partnerships


  • Port Infrastructure and Design
  • Operational Efficiencies, including automation and terminal management
  • Port IT and Cybersecurity Solutions
  • Port Security Systems
  • Cargo Scanning Systems
  • Green Port Solutions


Olympia Brescia, GMC

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