Economic development conference

THE region's economic development will be at the forefront of conversation next month.

Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Limited (GAPDL) will present the 2012 Gladstone Region Economic Development (GRED) Conference, a significant event which will provide an in-depth look at the latest community and economic developments, environmental impacts and strategies for the future of the local region.

Registrations are being taken for the two-day conference beginning March 29 at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.

GAPDL chief executive Glenn Churchill said the informative conference is significantly different to any other forum that has been held in the Gladstone region.

"With speakers such as Everald Compton, Chairman of Australian Transport and Energy Corridor (ATEC); John Cole, Professor and director, University of Southern Queensland; Grant Botica, project director, Devine Limited; and Carl Knaggs, senior consultant SGS Economics and Planning, and many more, the conference is shaping up to boast a brilliant program.

"The conference speakers are powerful, exciting and sure to ignite controversy within their presentations.

"This is your chance to ask questions and get answers from the people who make decisions for our country."

For further details phone Katherine on 4972 4000.

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