The forum will target all businesses in the marine industry.
The forum will target all businesses in the marine industry. Craig Warhurst

Marine forum will float industry

THE huge economic and social contribution of all the industries and activities that take place on the water will be the focus of a special forum to be held at Tin Can Bay on Thursday.

Mayor Ron Dyne said the forum would be an excellent planning and networking opportunity for marine industry “manufacturers, retailers, charter boat and tourism operators, marina operators and all businesses in the marine supply chain.”

Marine Queensland (established in 1973 as a non-profit, non-government association representing the leisure and light commercial marine industry) will be an important participant, along with the state Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) and Gympie Regional Council, Cr Dyne said.

“This forum is a first for the region and will feature guest speakers from Marine Queensland, DEEDI and the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol,” he said.

“These representatives will be on hand to discuss key issues and opportunities for the marine industry in the region.

Cr Dyne said the forum would target “all businesses operating in the industry – manufacturers, retailers, charter boat and tourism operators”.

“This is an excellent opportunity to discuss key industry issues, raise any concerns that you may have about the industry and also network with industry colleagues,” he said.

The forum will be held at the Tin Can Bay Country Club from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Attendance is free and a light lunch will be provided.

Registrations can be lodged with Lynne Wilbraham on 5481 0744.

Gympie Times


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