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Wide Bay Burnett Regional Economic Growth Forum

07 November 2017

Tickets are now available for the fourth annual Wide Bay Burnett Regional Economic Growth Forum. The event unites business, industry and political leaders and is expected to attract 300 stakeholders showcasing the region's achievements with a focus on innovation, exports and emerging opportunities.

The Forum will be held on Thursday 9 November from 9.30am to 3.00pm at the Brolga Theatre in Maryborough. It will be co-hosted by the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils, the Department of State Development and RDA Wide Bay Burnett.

Keynote speakers at the event will be the Australian Government Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, and the Queensland Government Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, the Hon Dr Anthony Lyhnam. Panel discussions with Mayors from local regional councils and a facilitated business session on expansion and innovation achievements by local businesses will also feature.

Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils chair Mick Curran said, “I encourage anybody in business to make the time to attend this forum, which is the only one of its type co-hosted by the councils, state and federal governments. The event is free and securing a ticket is as simple as going online to Eventbrite.”

RDA Wide Bay Burnett Chair Bill Trevor said, “Our region is on the cusp of major investment and expansion. The economic growth forum is the place to not only to meet the stakeholders, but to gain an insight into what is coming to our region in the way of investment and infrastructure.”

For further information, please visit News and Events on the RDA Wide Bay Burnett website.