Deputy Prime Minister to speak at 2014 Pilbara Pulse
Posted on: Friday, 4 July 2014 at 11:43:28 AM
DEPUTY Prime Minister Warren Truss yesterday confirmed his availability to speak at the 2014 Pilbara Pulse Economic Summit on Wednesday, 23 July 2014.
Mr Truss is expected to speak to more than 150 conference delegates about the strategic importance of northern Australia following last month’s launch of the Federal Government’s green paper.
In a statement Mr Truss said “the development of northern Australia is a priority for the new Federal Government.”
“Northern Australia is vital to our national economy, with 55% of exports shipped through northern ports and agricultural production in the north worth over $5 billion,” he said.
“The north enjoys geographic advantages from its proximity to burgeoning Asia economies and many natural assets that attract visitors from all over the world. But it is widely accepted that there is more to be done to realise its full economic potential.”
Mr Truss said the government was focused on developing a food bowl in the north; building an energy export industry worth $150 billion and growing the tourist economy to 2 million international tourists a year.
KDCCI CEO John Lally said Mr Truss topped-off an exceptional speaker’s line-up which includes some of Australia’s top government, industry and business leaders.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Mr Truss participating in this year’s Pilbara Pulse Economic Summit – his contribution to our discussion and debate will be invaluable,” Mr Lally said.
“His attendance further demonstrates the Federal Government’s commitment to developing Australia’s north and shows that our great region really should be at the top of the national agenda.”
Mr Lally said following feedback from the 2013 Pilbara Pulse Economic Summit delegates would be seated at tables, rather than theatre-style, to encourage discussion and promote business networking.
He said there would also be plenty of time for audience interaction including regular Question & Answer sessions and two Local Leader Panel Discussions scheduled into the conference program.
The Pilbara Pulse Business Leader’s Breakfast will start at 7am, followed by the Pilbara Pulse Economic Summit from 9am until 3.30pm and finally an hour-long preview of the Karratha Business Expo from 3.30 to 4.30pm.
Exhibitors, visitors and conference delegates are also invited to mix, mingle and mark day one of the Pilbara Pulse Economic Summit and Karratha Business Expo at a cocktail party, at the Karratha Lesiureplex Function Room, from 8 to 10pm on Wednesday, 23 July 2014.
Pilbara Pulse Economic Summit tickets are $275 for KDCCI members and $374 non-members. Cocktail Party tickets are $165.
For more information, or to purchase your ticket, visit www.pilbarapulse.com.au.
For more information, or to arrange an interview,contact:
Write on Time
0417 966 041
Back to News Archive