DYNAMIQ IN THE NEWS: PREPARING FOR A MAJOR EVENT - 2015 PACIFIC GAMES

The 2015 Pacific Games will take place in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 4 to 18 July 2015.

This will be the third time Papua New Guinea has hosted the Games, having hosted the 1969 South Pacific Games (in Port Moresby) and the 1991 South Pacific Games (in Port Moresby and Lae).

Organisers are anticipating thousands of PNG locals as well as overseas visitors to attend the Games. Over 3,000 athletes, 500 team officials and 1,000 technical officials and dignitaries from 24 Pacific nations are expected. For the first time in the history of the Games, Australian athletes will also take part. Stakeholders must be confident that the games will run smoothly.

The significant challenges of organising an event of this size, combined with the high profile of the Games in the region, require operational, emergency and security planning to be in sync. For such a large undertaking, collaboration is vital.

Dynamiq has worked alongside key event organisers including the Games Organising Committee and the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. To be effective and ensure the safety of participants, officials and spectators alike, we’ve conducted extensive testing of processes and interoperability between departments.

Dynamiq continue to work with key stakeholders and to date have conducted the following preparation activities:

  • Security Threat Assessments and recommendations to minimise security risks
  • Crowd Safety management plans
  • Emergency response procedures and training
  • Emergency Coordination Organisation planning
  • Evacuation Planning and Diagrams


For Papua New Guinea, the preparations for the Games are seen as a test for the APEC Summit, which Port Moresby is set to host in 2018. With the world’s most powerful leaders and the eyes of the international media on them, nothing can be left to chance.

Dynamiq wish all those involved in the preparation and delivery of the Games every success, and we look forward to a safe, secure and enjoyable event.

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