2021 Sponsors



Vodafone Vanuatu, a subsidiary of the Amalgamated Telecom Holding Limited (ATH), has built a strong future proof network with latest 4G LTE technology. World renowned International brand with largest 4G Network with presence around the Globe is now in Vanuatu. Vodafone strives to be a world-class organization with continuous improvements in the organization's work systems and processes delivering services and solutions to our subscribers in Vanuatu. Our portfolio provides Mobile solutions, Mobile Money Transfer (M-VATU), Fixed line telephony, Fiber technology, WAN, LAN, IPLC solution, VSAT, PABX and Hospitality tailored solutions that are designed to fit your budget and business with exclusive Call Centre Customer 24*7 service. Our core values rest on Innovation, Customer Excellence, Creativity, Professionalism, Quality of service and lead the market by being highly competitive. Vodafone continues to explore new boundaries in the Mobile telecommunications realm and bring to all Ni-Vanuatu, the next level of Mobile innovation. Vodafone will not only connect people with technology but also through sports, music, health awareness program that will build a stronger and healthier communities. The Future is exciting. Ready?

Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 31 markets throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Digicel is the leading telecommunications provider in Vanuatu helping both business and the community stay connected all around Vanuatu and with the rest of the world. As the leader in telecommunications, we care about our customer’s needs and offer them the latest telecommunications innovations with solutions designed for their specific needs including Managed Telephony Services, managed Network Services, Disaster Recovery and Planning as well as our value for money internet services, smartphones, tablets and a wide range of great value offers for calling, texting or surfing the internet.

The Vanuatu National Provident Fund (VNPF) was established in 1987 under an Act of Parliament. Designed to provide a measure of financial support for members and their families upon the onset of retirement, permanent mental and physical incapability for work, immigration or a member's death, this support has been in the form of lump sum payment comprising of their contributions paid to the Fund by the member and their employee and additional interest thereon.

Kacific is a next-generation satellite operator committed to providing universal, high-speed, high-quality broadband access at an affordable cost using robust technologies and an agile business model. The company’s first Ka-band high throughput satellite, Kacific1, will launch in 2019 to stream high-speed broadband to rural and suburban areas of the Pacific and South East Asia. Kacific partners with local telecommunications operators, internet service providers and governments to distribute its range of satellite-based services for economic and social development. Founded in 2013 by a team of senior satellite professionals, Kacific is backed by a group of investors with experience in global telecommunications and infrastructure.

The Governance For Growth (GFG) Program is a joint Australia-Vanuatu program of assistance, established in 2007 as an adviser, facilitator and broker of regulatory reform and improved public expenditure management, for the purposes of improving economic growth and delivery of government services. Currently in its third implementation phase, it is a platform for policy dialogue between Australia and Vanuatu, supporting the analytical and consultative processes that inform policy formulation, as well as providing resources for policy implementation. The phase 3 program is guided by two core objectives - Government, acting with the private sector, conceives and implements change in policy and practice that encourages inclusive economic growth; and public expenditure delivers services that are more effective. The GfG Program supported the establishment of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (in 2010), and establishment of the telecommunication regulator (2009) and continues support policy development and implementation in the ICT sector today. GfG is also currently supporting policies aimed at enabling e-commerce, such as the Electronic Single Window Project (to make trading easier) and the Interoperability project (to make banking services more convenient).

The Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) is Vanuatu's national broadcaster. VBTC broadcasts news, educates, and provides analysis and entertainment to the population of Vanuatu through radio, television and online. It is the nation's only emergency broadcaster. VBTC's news is made by ni-Vanuatu people, for ni-Vanuatu people. It is a forum for ni-Vanuatu people to express their voices and views on politics, culture and development. All of VBTC's platforms, including our online and social media news channels, strive to be independent, credible and honest sources of news and information for the nation.

Customs and Inland Revenue, namely CIR, is a large and diverse department with over 90 employees spread across Vanuatu. There are offices in both Port Vila and Luganville and also in all provincial centers in Lenakel, Lakatoro, Saratamata and Sola. The CIR structure comprises of the Director and the two Deputy Directors, one of which is the Deputy Director Revenue and the other the Deputy Director of Enforcement and Services. Customs & Inland Revenue is responsible for managing the security and integrity of Vanuatu’s borders, that is , detecting and deterring the unlawful movement of goods and people across the border. Customs works closely with other agencies, in particular the Vanuatu Quarantine and Inspection Service, the Department of immigration and the Vanuatu Police Service.

Vanuatu's Ministry of Education and Training's (MoET) is charged with providing a quality caring education and training system which provides every person with lifelong skills, values, and confidence to be self-reliant and to contribute to the development of Vanuatu, and which works in partnership with all stakeholders to provide well-managed schools.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Utilities (MIPU) aims to ensure the prosperity of all people of Vanuatu. It will provide the high-quality infrastructure and services needed to support the country’s economic and social development.



WanTok Simple, Reliable and Affordable. WanTok Vanuatu was the first 4G LTE service provider in Vanuatu and is continually working to stay ahead of the curve, enlisting advanced technologies to fully serve its customer bases’ primary use communication service requirements. WanTok provides wireless high-speed broadband capacity, reliable and fast cloud hosting services, managed network services, as well as a comprehensive host of additional communications services. The Wantok system or wantokism is derived from the Solomons Pijin term for ‘one talk’, meaning from the same language, and implies giving preference to kin in the expectation of a series of reciprocal obligations being fulfilled. Internet based communication is connecting people from every continent and corner of the planet and WanTok takes great pride in joining people, whether friends, family, or business partners, through the dialect of the modern digital world.

Wanfuteng Bank Limited is the second Vanuatu owned bank operating in the country apart from National Bank of Vanuatu. We are a fully licensed commercial bank, authorized and supervised by the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu. Our headquarters and main branch are located in the center of Port Vila, Vanuatu town along Kumul Highway.We provide a wide range of commercial banking, personal banking and investment banking products and services to corporations, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals. We are a domestic private company regulated under the Companies Act No 25 of 2012 [CAP 191].

The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu's roles are to, Regulate the issue, supply, availability and international exchange of money, Supervise and regulate banking business and the extension of credit, Advise the Government on banking and monetary matters, Promote monetary stability, Promote a sound financial structure, Foster financial conditions conducive to the orderly and balanced economic development of Vanuatu, and to regulate and supervise domestic and international (offshore) banks.

3 Link Communication's mission is to bridge the digital divide in Vanuatu with the use of next-generation technology. 3 Link is committed to serving our customers located in rural areas, and the two municipalities in Vanuatu. We strive to provide fast and reliable maintenance services, and high-speed internet to our customers. 3 Link Communication uses Kacific broadband satellite technology manufactured by Boeing, and launched by SpaceX. Our affordable and reliable internet connectivity service is powered by a next-generation geostationary satellite operating in the Ka-band frequency spectrum. The satellite streams low-cost, high-speed, reliable, and stable broadband via 56 powerful spot beams throughout the Asia Pacific. It also has wide reaching coverage that extends over 25 countries, with populations spread across many islands, mountainous and rural regions.

Computer World is the Biggest computer Retail store in Vanuatu, with the largest range of products, at the lowest price.

The Department of Strategic Policy, Planning and Aid Coordination (DSPPAC) is the technical office within the Ministry of the Prime Minister that assists and enables the Prime Minister to develop, implement and monitor the vision of the government, and to provide strategic leadership for cross-sectoral policies or programs, for both government and donors.

CNS, your complete IT Solution, IT Sales, Services, Computer Training and Software Development.



The National Bank of Vanuatu (NBV) is part of the second largest banking group in France, ‘BPCE’, with outlets in Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Tahiti. We offer a full range of personal and business banking services to suit all your needs.

BRED Bank Vanuatu is part of the second largest banking group in France, ‘BPCE’, with outlets in Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Tahiti. We offer a full range of personal and business banking services to suit all your needs.

The Citizenship’s Office and Commission is a Constitutional body of the Republic of Vanuatu. It has the general (legal) powers to consider and approve or differ or reject applications for Vanuatu citizenship, revoke a citizenship if it was not granted according to the provisions of the Citizenship Act [Cap 112] and/or the national Constitution and other powers as specified or implicated by the Act. The Commission ensures that the provisions of the Citizenship Act [Cap 112] and the provisions of the national Constitution related to Citizenship matters are implemented and enforced.

The Department of Climate Change (DOCC) is a mandated Vanuatu government department under the Meteorology, Geological Hazards and Climate Change Act No. 25 of 2016 tasked with the coordination and implementation of all Adaptation, Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation to climate change impacts throughout the country. It is the fifth government department under the Ministry of Climate Change and Natural Disasters (MOCC).

The Department of Forests (DOF) has the regulative and administrative responsibility for the management of the forestry sector throughout Vanuatu. It leads the implementation of the National Forest Policy and implements and enforces the forestry legislation. It promotes the integral and sustainable management of all forest resources for the supply of products and services. It approves utilization operation agreements and ensures that all forest-related orders and codes are implemented. It collects information about forest resources, conducts forest research and facilitates the development of commercial plantations and agro-forestry systems. It provides advice on forest conservation, protected areas and National Parks. The DOF provides forest policy advice to the Government and ensures the sustainable management and conservation of Vanuatu’s forests.

The Vanuatu National Statistics Office (VNSO) is a department with in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management. It is Vanuatu's official statistical agency and, compiles and publishes statistics about the Republic of Vanuatu.

The Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) is mandated by the Police Act Cap 105 to carry out a range of core functions including:

  • the preservation of the Peace and the maintenance of order
  • the protection of life and property
  • the enforcement of Laws
  • the prevention and detection of offences and the production of offenders before the courts
  • such other duties as maybe described by law.

Pacific Networks is a 100% Vanuatu owned private company based in Port Vila, Vanuatu focusing on providing enterprise grade solutions ranging from basic web hosting through to advanced ICT services delivery.

Titan FX is a regulated securities dealer based in Port Vila, Vanuatu, offering forex and CFD brokerage to traders globally. Titan FX differentiates itself from other brokers by investing in product development and outstanding customer service rather than sales and advertising.

The Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT) is a statutory body enacted under the Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT) Act of 2001. It is Vanuatu's biggest Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institute that is committed to giving a quality assured and relevant learning experience that will meet students' learning and training needs.

The Vanuatu Foreign Investment Promotion Authority (VFIPA) is the first point of contact for foreign investors intending to do business in Vanuatu and its outer islands, irrespective of their size. We welcome walk-in investors and provide real-time response to inquiries via email and telephone. We provide customized information on Vanuatu’s economic structure and key industries. Based on our excellent working relations with government departments, the private sector and other business communities, we can link you with other companies as well as associations, communities, and consultants.

Vanuatu Post Limited was formed in 2000 and provides postal and other services to residents and visitors to Vanuatu. The Corporation is owned by the Government of Vanuatu and operates as a commercial enterprise. Vanuatu Post provides access to services through a network of over 60 Post Offices and Postal outlets around Vanuatu. Customers receive mail through a network of over 4500 PO Boxes.

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is the government's agency responsible for the coordination of preparation and responses to emergencies and disasters across Vanuatu. It focuses its work into disaster preparedness and response. The department works closely with local and international NGO helping communities to be disaster resilient in the development and strengthening of disaster risk reduction and disaster management plans, including mitigation, response, relief and recovery as a whole. We work with the private sector as well in terms of Telecommunications, transportation and hardware houses during emergencies. Our work expands to a collaboration with the Municipal council as well when talking about the people living in the municipal area.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) is the government ministry that aims to protect and promote the health of all people in Vanuatu. Its aim is to have an integrated and decentralized health system that promotes an effective, efficient and equitable health services for the good health and general wellbeing of all people in Vanuatu.

The National Green Energy Fund is a national financing vehicle designed to assist the Government to achieve its National Energy Roadmap targets through both public and private investment in technology and infrastructure across Vanuatu. The National Green Energy Fund aims to boost households and public institutions’ energy access, while also providing a pathway for local businesses and industries to invest in clean, climate - resilient energy that meets their economic needs, creating transformative opportunities for rural communities.



CitDF – Pacificis the focal Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Consulting and Advisory firm in Vanuatu. We offer unprecedented range of services and level of support regionally for Government, corporates and medium-sized businesses. These services include, but not limited to: Incident Response, Malware Analysis; Digital Forensics, IT and Security Risk Management, Standards and Policies development, Data Analytics, Security Audits and Assessments, Penetration Testing, Digital Forensic Investigations and Disaster Recovery Backup Solutions. Research and Development (R&D) is a core component of our organization in guaranteeing the services we offer to our clients. We strive on building a safe and secure online environment whereby building trust amongst governments, businesses and individuals.
“Your Online Presence, Security and Privacy is our paramount concern”

At Incite, we will partner with you to develop and implement the most appropriate technology solutions to support and grow your business. Our expertise covers all aspects of information technology including PC and server support, network design and implementation, internet, telephony and consultancy. Our success lies in the skills and experience of our team of qualified ICT professionals. Our engineers and technicians are customer focused, service oriented and just love what they do.

Pacific Private Bank is a full-service bank that was founded in 1997 and registered in Vanuatu, an international financial center in the Pacific. Its geographical, economic, tax, and legal environment is favourable to protect capital for foreign investors. Our focus is to provide services to wealthy, private clients from around the world. With a specialization in wealth and asset management, our bank develops and offers tailored investment solutions. We accommodate to the individual objectives of every customer by providing personalized private banking services.

The Utilities Regulatory Authority (URA) of Vanuatu was established on 11 February 2008 under the Utilities Regulatory Act No. 11 of 2007. URA is an initiative of the Vanuatu Government, with additional financial support from AusAID through the Governance for Growth (GfG) Program in cooperation with the World Bank. The URA Act establishes the URA as an independent body acting as a mediator between the Government and public utilities. A Commission comprising three people makes the decisions: Chairperson (Vacant), Part-Time Commissioner (Vacant) and Part-Time Commissioner & Chief Executive Officer Mr John Obed Alilee. The Ministry of Finance appoints the Commissioners based on nominations from an Evaluation Committee. Qualification for this appointment is based on their knowledge and experience in the electricity and water sectors, as well as in commerce, economics, law and public administration.

AHITEC Services is a Ni-Vanuatu owned and operated company established on 28th February, 2008. We specialize in providing a wide range of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Services and Products. Based in Port Vila, Efate, AHITEC is taking its services and sales to another level by integrating the best and standardized solutions that will assist you as a customer to make the right budgetary decisions. Our wide range of efficient technical services include: Server Systems, Networks, Repairs, and Maintenance. Our team of Six experienced technicians will troubleshoot and fix any of your ICT issues. AHITEC emphasize that if Customers are happy then we are happy...

Engineering Business Services is a Vanuatu based company providing high-end consulting, managed services and cloud-based services hosted in Vanuatu. Our commitment is to bring tomorrow's ICT solutions to Vanuatu to help local companies with their daily needs.

Skyeye Vanuatu provides Vehicle Tracking services to help operate transport fleet with efficiency and save cost. Providing GIS/UAV services for development projects.

The Public Service Commission strives for a Public Service of Excellence as a competent employer shall be vibrant and responsive in all aspects of public service human resource management, development and strategically work together with Government Agencies and the Private Sector.

Envision Associates is a fresh thinking advisory firm that helps its clients to achieve their goals with a focus on Telecoms and technology platform sectors, Public policy, regulation and strategy and Emerging markets

The Vanuatu Agriculture Development Bank (VADB) provides financial products and services which are responsive to the needs of the people and, aims to create and develop new Ni-Vanuatu entrepreneurs.

Pacific Inspiro Limited is oriented towards bridging the gap experienced at various levels of business communities such as the gap experienced between the elites and the non-elites, the gap of digital literacy, education literacy, and the gap within the social communities of church groupings, youths and women. Giving an example of embracing ICT for market vendors to be able to advertise and sell their products online using ICT to bridge the gab between vendors and global marketplace.

The Vanuatu-Australia Defence Cooperation Program is an Australian funded program that focuses on developing longer-term capacity within the Vanuatu Police Force, which has a key role in addressing domestic security concerns in Vanuatu.

PICISOC (Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society) is a non-profit, non-government organisation with members who have an interest in the Internet in the Pacific region.

The Vanuatu Fisheries Department is the government body charged with the implementation and enforcement of fisheries management laws, policies, regulations and principles under the Ministry of Agriculture, Live stock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB). The mission of the Fisheries Department of Vanuatu is “to ensure sustainable management, development and conservation of fish resources in order to achieve maximum social and economic benefits to Vanuatu for the present and future generations”. The VFD is composed of six divisions: Administration, Management & Policies, Development & Capture, Research & Aquaculture, Seafood verification and Licencing & Compliance.

PICISOC (Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society) is a non-profit, non-government organisation with members who have an interest in the Internet in the Pacific region.

The Department of Biosecurity Vanuatu has been established in February of 2013 after the endorsement by the Council of Ministers (COM) decision to separate the former Department of Livestock and Quarantine Services (DLQS) and establish the department of Biosecurity Vanuatu and the department of Livestock. Its mission is to protect Vanuatu’s borders against the introduction and spread of foreign pests and diseases that could affect crops, animals, humans and the environment, and to enhance trade of Vanuatu’s products

The Department of Livestocks is the government department that oversees the production of beef, pork, poultry and sheep/goat.

Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, recipients develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia and the Pacific region.

The Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Department is mandated by an Act of Parliament to register all vital events in Vanuatu such as births, deaths (foetal and still birth) and marriages. To undertake this task effectively, and efficiently, the Civil Registration has its sub-registration offices in each province and also at sub-district level.

The Immigration Department is mandated to provide an efficient and effective immigration service through the application and enforcement of the Immigration and Passport Acts. The Department administers immigration functions regarding tourist and student visa, residence permits, passports, border control clearances, detention, removals and deportations. Delivering on the mandate includes the formulation and implementation of policies relating to residence permits as a consequence to investments and work permits issued by VIPA and Labour Department respectively, passports and the maintenance of services at ports of entry. It is also meant to provide statistics for the use by various government departments and the private sector for planning purposes.

The Department of Industry is a newly established Government Agency (2011) under the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business mandated to promote, facilitate, and support the growth of sustainable and value added industry in Vanuatu and to provide for related matters.

The Vanuatu Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) is an established department responsible for the monitoring and development of Agriculture sector in the country. Vanuatu has a population of 234, 000 people across 80 islands. The population is rising but the number of households engaging in cash crop agriculture is going down as more people move to urban areas. In Vanuatu, 80% of the population depends entirely on subsistence agriculture for their daily sustenance and well-being.



IT Business Centre (ITBC) is a locally owned and operated IT and Secretarial Services Business in Luganville, Santo,Vanuatu, providing Santo with the best services.

The Labour Department attempts to reach out its services in addressing the livelihood of all citizens of the country, from remote settlements to urban areas, their safety in workplace, working wages and occupational health and safety practices for workers who are engaged in any form of employment.

The Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC) was formally established in December 1993, after the Vanuatu Parliament enacted the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission Act No. 35 of 1993. Previous to this, we were the Registrar of Companies and the Official Receivership Department of the Treasury since 1971 under the then, British Administration and after independence in July 1980, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management.

Vanuatu Water was founded in 1972 by Daphnis Blanchard, a Polynesian pioneer with great business acumen. He started the company with no more than 12 employees, with different manufactured products ranging from soft drinks, juice, cordials, cooking oil, bleach and potato chips. Pepsi and Coca Cola were the main imported products.