Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Council gets preview of Northern Growth Conference planned for March

Representatives of the Northwest
Growth Conference at Council Jan 26
Prince Rupert City Council members received a bit of a sneak preview of a Conference planned for the city in March, an economic gathering which will offer up the opportunity for local residents to explore opportunities that could come from any industrial growth that may be planned for the city.

John Farrell from Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest and Paul Venditelli of the Prince Rupert and Port Edward Economic Development Corporation provided the outline of the two day event known as the Northwest Growth Conference.

Scheduled for March 6th and 7th at the North Coast Convention Centre and other venues around town, the conference will feature presentations, speakers and boot camp like experiences. All designed to offer more information for those in the community that may be interested in learning how to gain access to industrial supply chains and other items related to development.

As well as the two days of information, the Northwest Growth Conference will play host to a local Trade show element, offering the opportunity for local businesses or organizations to secure a booth to showcase what they may have to offer as development nears.

Former Prince Rupert CBC Radio reporter Kevin Brown has been tapped as the Master of Ceremonies for the two day conference. With economist/author Michael H. Shuman providing the keynote address to the gathering.

The City of Prince Rupert has signed on as a Platinum Sponsor of the event, lending its support to the the first of what organizers hope will be an annual event for the City.

You can learn more about the Conference from its Facebook page here, or from the Hecate Straight Employment Development Conference page, where information on how to register for the two days of information exchange on the North Coast.

A review of the presentation to Council can be found below, it starts at the 3 minute mark and continues on until about 11 minutes.

For more items related to City Council see our Discussions from Council Archive page here.

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