For 25 years AMPI has been the place where leading industry thinkers and practitioners share, challenge, develop and nurture ideas relating to Marine Pilotage.

Our next 2024 conference is focusing on Training, Technology, Towage and Regulation.

We will be holding our conference at the luxurious 5-Star Resort The Stanley Hotel & Suites in Port Moresby, PNG. We will have world-leading subject matter experts from around the globe presenting on topics for Marine Pilots, Harbour Masters, CEO’s, Regulators and Industry Leaders.




We are now accepting papers for the 2024 Regional Pilotage & Ports Conference in Port Moresby.

Please use the link below to register to speak at this important event.

The Venue

Experience luxury at its best with The Stanley Hotel and Suites, a 5-star hotel in Port Moresby.

Nestled in the heart of Waigani, the commercial and governmental hub of Port Moresby, The Stanley Hotel and Suites offers finest accommodation in Papua New Guinea.

The hotel is connected to Vision City Mega Mall, a premier shopping destination and this integrated shopping complex houses a bank, nightclub, cinema, supermarket, and an array of restaurants.

The Stanley offers luxury accommodation, exceptional dining and state-of-the-art amenities with hopes of providing you with exceptional service and facilities during your stay.

Getting there


Qantas and Air Niugini operate regular services to Port Moresby International Airport.


Air Niugini

Visa Requirements

Registered participants coming from overseas will need to secure a short-term, single-entry business visa which is required for entry into Papua New Guinea.

To facilitate your visa application process, please be advised to use your conference registration confirmation email in place of the required ‘letter from a business associate in PNG‘. This documentation will accompany your application and assist in expediting the process.

Please note that obtaining a visa can take up to 10 business days, so it is strongly recommended that you apply as soon as possible to avoid any delays or complications with your travel plans.

For more information, or to apply for a visa now, please visit the ICA Website: eVisa (


Please consult the Australian Government Smart Traveller website for the latest information and advice for travellers to Papua New Guinea.

Smart Traveller: PNG