South Pacific Brewery (SPB) reaffirmed its support to the 2022 Tufi Tapa and Tattoo Festival, in Port Moresby today.
The brewer has been supporting this cultural event since 2018. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was deferred from 2021 to this year.
“COVID-19 affected many of our activities, especially sponsored events, but we are happy to continue supporting the Tufi Tapa and Tattoo Festival,” said SPB Corporate Affairs Manager, John Nilkare.
“SP Brewery continues to build strong partnerships with organizations and initiatives that promote our diverse cultures in PNG and our strong partnership with the Tufi Tapa and Tattoo Festival Committee.
“Each province in PNG is unique with its’ culture as well as its’ arts and crafts, and Oro is distinct with its’ tapa and tattoos. SP Brewery prides itself in promoting the country’s diversity by continuously aligning ourselves more with cultural activities.”
During the cheque presentation, Mr Nilkare also showcased South Pacific Export Lager’s three new can art designs from Simbu, Manus, New Ireland and West Sepik.
The exclusive can art series showcase different traditional art from around PNG. This is an example of SPB promoting PNG’s diverse artistry in PNG, while at the same time supporting local SMEs in PNG.
SPB presented a K10,000 cheque to the Tufi Tapa and Tattoo Festival Committee today (Monday 21st February 2022) at it’s Port Moresby Head Office.
The Company will also set up a stall to drive its’ Responsible Consumption agenda.
The Tufi Tapa and Tattoo Festival will be staged from the 12th to the 13th of March 2022.
Present to receive the cheque was Member for Ijivitari, Richard Masere. The Tufi Tapa Festival Committee was also present to witness the ceremony.