On Thursday 25th April the Milne Bay SME Association signed an Memorandum of Understanding with Media Partners Limited, in an exciting new venture opening pathways for their member’s locally produced handicrafts to gain market access in Australian and worldwide.
Media Partners Limited, an established PNG company with over twenty years of media and marketing experience, is the official buying agent for Kulture Hub Coffee Shop and Speciality Store, a business based in Cairns Australia, owned and run by Papua New Guinean business woman Ms. Gloria Gapi.
Picture: Milne Bay SME Association and Media Partners Limited MOU Signing. From Left: Roslyn Koisen Director of Media Partners, Gloria Gapi Director of Kulture Hub, Ms. Rhona Conn President of Milne Bay SME Association
Ms. Gapi, says of Kulture Hub, “Our vision is to be a vehicle to promote the amazing variety and quality products our local SMEs are producing, and give them direct access to customers in Australia through our coffee shop in Cairns, and globally through our website.”
Picture: Kulture Hub Coffee Shop & Specialty Store, 22 Lake St Cairns
Director of Media Partners, Roslyn Koisen, who is also Secretary to the Milne Bay SME Association says of this partnership, “Market access has long been a challenge for SMEs in Papua New Guinea, with forces like currency, freight and trustworthy partners being but few of the obstacles SMEs face when trying to get their products out into global markets.
MediaPartners is proud to support this partnership to bridge these obstacles for SMEs, and beyond being the buyer, becoming a partner with our SME suppliers to help them develop the quality of their products, to give them opportunities so they can competitively sell on international markets.”
Picture: Media Partners Limited, Port Moresby
The Milne Bay SME Association is just one of the exciting partnerships Media Partners is making on behalf of Kulture Hub, and the affiliation between Media Partners and Kulture Hub is a commitment to supporting both established SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs, providing them the necessary business tools for growth.
Acting on this commitment, Media Partners has also become a sponsor of the Lily Magazine 2023 Homegrown Competition, offering K24,000 worth of professional website creation and email domain support to the top 3 category winners, as well as stocking of the top 15 finalists products in the Kulture Hub Cairns Shop with delivery worldwide.