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Future business leaders given opportunity to attend the Bega Valley Economic Summit

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Future business leaders given opportunity to attend the Bega Valley Economic Summit

Thursday 7 July 2016 Councillor Kristy McBain

As registrations continue for the Bega Valley Economic Summit at the end of this month, Bega Valley Shire Council has taken action to ensure the leaders of tomorrow have a place at the table.

Six students will attend the two-day Summit free of charge, as a guest of Council.

The students will come from the Bega Campus of the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Institute of TAFE – Bega Campus.

Who those students will be is up to both organisations to work out, although the places will go to students studying business, tourism & hospitality. People uniquely placed to take up the opportunities on the region’s horizon.

The Chair of Council’s Economic Development Committee, Cr Kristy McBain said that it was only right that those who will lead the local economy of the future are part of the Summit.

“These two days will be focussed on announced and future opportunities for economic growth in our region. 

“The Merimbula Airport upgrade and the Port of Eden development are just two projects that young people can use as a base to launch all sorts of ideas,” Cr McBain said.

The Summit has attracted the brightest people from across Australia, who all see the potential this south east corner of Australia has.

Presenters include:

  • Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office
  • Suzie Matthews, Director of Small Business Engagement, Department of Industry
  • Aidan Coleman, CEO Bega Cheese
  • Glenn Keys, Canberra Business Chamber
  • Margy Osmond, CEO Tourism and Transport Forum
  • Clare Madden, McCrindle Research

Aside from the six free places awarded to the University of Wollongong and TAFE, Council has also factored in a discounted rate for other students to attend.

A student registration fee of $195, covers the two-day program, two morning teas, two lunches, one afternoon tea and the Summit Dinner.

“The Summit allows all generations to come together and build a prosperous future for themselves and the region,” Cr McBain said.

“I’d encourage anyone who wants their future to be right here to register for the Summit.

“Come and hear the insights of national and regional business and industry leaders and network with business, government and community members from across the Bega Valley, neighbouring regions and beyond.” Cr McBain said

The Bega Valley Economic Summit will be held on Thursday July 28 and Friday July 29 at the new Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre in Bega and is an initiative of Bega Valley Shire Council.

For more information or to register go to – www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au

Photograph: Councillor Kristy McBain

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