Farms and social enterprises that bring huge economic opportunity for the region and the community, are usually located in the far-flung areas of PNG. With the country moving from brick and mortar towards e-commerce, it is even more important for these rural businesses to get online and place their businesses on a global stage.


TIME Topic Detail Speakers
14:00 – 14:10 Event Welcome


Brandon Seir, CCO, Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd
14:10 – 14:40 Roundtable: Empowering e-commerce in PNG


Priscilla Kevin, VP International, PNG Digital ICT Cluster Nuni Kulu, GM Digital, Bank of South Pacific Ltd Vani K Nades, CEO, EmStret Holdings Brandon Seir, CCO, Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd
14:40 – 14:50 Creating enabling environments through technology for SMEs and the rural communities & EmStret Case Studies


Vani K Nades, CEO EmStret Holdings
14:50 – 15:00 Reliable connectivity as a cornerstone for e-commerce and economic opportunity for rural businesses and entrepreneurs


Brandon Seir, CCO, Kacific Broadband Satellites
15:00 – 15:20 Executive Q&A


Priscilla Kevin, Nuni Kulu, Vani K Nades, Brandon Seir
15:20 – 15:30 Closing


Brandon Seir



Chief Commercial Officer

Brandon is a marketing, sales and strategic planning specialist with 10+ years’ experience in international telecommunications, ISP and digital technology companies. He joined Kacific in 2018, following a successful career at telecom development firm Roshan. Brandon holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool and a BBA from Tashkent State University.

Vani K Nades

CEO, Emstret Holdings Limited

In 2014 Vani launched Emstret Holdings Limited, a licensed Internet Service Provider in Papua New Guinea that aims to bring affordable, reliable internet access to the rural schools and communities.

In 2019, Vani received the SP Entrepreneur Award at the Westpac Outstanding Women Annual Awards. Vani was selected by the Australian Government DFAT for the Canberra Women in Leadership Fellowship March 2019.

Nuni Kulu

GM Digital, Bank of South Pacific Ltd

Nuni Kulu is an Executive Committee member of the  Board of the Business Council of PNG (BCPNG).
She is also currently the General Manager Retail Banking (Business Development) at Bank of South Pacific Ltd.
Nuni has been with the Bank for over 15 years and is one of their emerging leaders under our Leadership Program.

Priscilla Kevin

PNG Digital ICT Cluster - VP International, Co Founder

Priscilla Kevin is a technology specialist and entrepreneur who holds a Bachelor’s Degree (with Merit) in Science in Computer Science from the PNG University of Technology with over 15 years of industry experience.


Priscilla has been a volunteer with the PNG Digital ICT Cluster since 2014 and founded the PNG Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Association in 2017 to encourage more women to take up these male-dominated fields. She also runs her own ICT consultancy firm In4net, specializing in enterprise resource planning, ICT advisory consulting, and project management. Priscilla sits on the board of a variety of other organizations including her recent appointment to Bank of South Pacific Financial Group Ltd Board of Directors 2020, the PNG Computer Society, Institute of National Affairs, and Unitech Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), and former Pacific Internet Chapter ISO.


She is also an alumnus of various fellowship programs, including the U.S. Department of State’s IVLP program, the East West Center’s Asia Pacific Women Innovators and Entrepreneurs, APEC Women in STEM and an ICANN Fellow (Ireland & South Africa). Priscilla was a 2018 recipient of the Westpac Outstanding Women (WOW) Award for Steamships Not for Profit ‘Digital ICT Cluster and Coral Sea Cable Repeater Namee Award’.

Beatrice Mok

Director of Marketing

Marketing specialist with 10 years of experience working in leading telecommunication companies and creative agencies.

Beatrice was previously with Singtel, Asia’s leading telecommunications company with over 4.1million customers in Singapore, handling marketing for mobile postpaid customers and go-to-market for the youth sub-brand GOMO by Singtel.

At Kacific, Beatrice is overseeing brand and go-to-market planning in25 markets covered by Kacific1.Beatrice holds a BA in Communication Studies from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.