The Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KDCCI) will host the City of Karratha Economic Forum on Thursday, 6 November 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Perth.

Aptly themed Coming of Age, the Forum will collaboratively showcase the industries and developments currently influencing the Pilbara region and celebrate the metamorphosis from mining town to a vibrant, regional Australian city.

Coming of Age will excite lively discussion and debate about what is the next step in the region’s journey towards achieving the WA Government’s Pilbara Cities vision for a stable, resident population of 50,000 people by 2035.

It will also explore the emerging industries that have the potential to drive sustained economic growth and diversification across the Pilbara region including tourism, agriculture, renewable energy and education.

Importantly this event will place the Pilbara region, its people and possibilities, at the forefront of some of Australia’s leading political, business and strategic minds.

The 2014 City of Karratha Economic Forum is expected to attract more than 200 professionals representing industries such as mining, resources, transport, logistics, government, technology and environmental.

Endorsement from the PremierColin Barnett

No-one who has visited the City of Karratha in recent years, however briefly, could deny that a massive transformation is taking place.

This transformation has been led by major investment from the State Government into infrastructure, services and land, and I have been delighted to see private sector investment swiftly following suit in sectors including hospitality and residential property.

The ultimate goal of this investment is to ensure Karratha is not just a rewarding city in which to work and trade, but also an attractive, vibrant and more affordable place for families to call home.

On July 1 this year, the Shire of Roebourne officially became the City of Karratha, a name more befitting this growing city’s position as a regional centre in Australia’s north, and a celebration of progress so far.

Karratha’s transformation is far from over and the City of Karratha Economic Forum will assist those looking to learn more about opportunities to invest in this transformation.

Colin Barnett MLA
Premier; Minister for State Development

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