9 September 2020

More than 5,000 people across Papua New Guinea participated in nasfund’s inaugural Online Employer Conference.

The event, hosted on Tuesday September 8th, from the Fund’s Port Moresby Headquarter, provided an opportunity to inform its members on developments within the Fund in 2020.

Given COVID-19 imposed restrictions on gathering, and social distancing protocols, nasfund embarked on using online technology to provide updates to its members, through Zoom, with live streaming on its social media sites.

nasfund CEO Ian A Tarutia addressing members in the Inaugural Online Employer Conference

Presentations covered a range of topics – from financials, to investments, properties, Information Technology, and the all-important Member Services.

Members were also provided an update from the Fund’s Savings & Loans Society, ncsl.

For nasfund CEO Ian Tarutia, the online employer conference enabled the Fund to reach more members directly at one time, which given the challenging economic times, was very cost-efficient.

Although the onset of COVID-19 has affected our ability to conduct physical interactions with our members, advances in technology have enabled us to utilize our online platforms to reach more of our members, in real time, at a lower cost.

This has enabled us to provide vital information to our members, on how their fund is performing during these difficult times.

Questions from members were also answered during a Q&A session, which also provides us with an idea of what our members want to know.

We anticipate similar online interactions to continue in the near future, as we continue our efforts to be the leading innovative superannuation fund in Papua New Guinea.

Online Employer Conference Panelists: (L-R) nasfund Manager Information Technology (IT) Arua Taravatu, ncsl CEO Vari Lahui, nasfund Joint Chief Investment Officer (JCIO) Judah Waffi, nasfund CEO Ian A Tarutia, and Chief Officer Member Services (COMS) Anne Wilson.

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