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EDA conference comes to the Hunter

The Hunter is host to its first ever Economic Development Australia Conference this month. Andrew Powrie one of the Directors of Economic Australia and Chairman of the NSW Board has been driving this project and says it’s a really important event for the region, and one he is very excited about.

“Regional economic development is critical in promoting and sustaining the regions in Australia and the Hunter has numerous models and examples of partnerships in place to keep our economy moving forward; as such we have the ability to deliver a content-rich EDA NSW Conferences in the Hunter.”

The event will be held over two days, March 27th and 28th, at Caves Beachside Resort, with the main agenda being to provide a greater understanding of the drivers, challenges and opportunities associated with regional development.

 The role of EDA is to promote sustainable economic development at all levels of government across Australia and is committed to supporting economic development practitioners to increase the social, economic and environmental prosperity of Australian communities.

 The EDA NSW Committee has three members from the Hunter; Andrew Powrie - Chairman, Port Stephens Council, Greg Fenwick, Treasurer, Newcastle City Council and Sean Constable, Secretary, Upper Hunter Council.

“We are all committed to profiling the Hunter as a destination, says Andrew, and ensuring the economic development practitioners in our region are leading the way in the economic development arena.”

For more information on this event and registration details see the RDA website:

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