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Environment industry to gather in Queensland over summer

Five hundred delegates and 40 exhibitors are expected to gather in sunny Queensland from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 February 2008 for the EcoForum Conference & Exhibition to be held on the Gold Coast.

Organised by the Quitz event management team of Margaret Bates, Rosalind Vrettas and David Bates, the EcoForum summer event in Queensland will be a three-day industry function comprising:

• nine conference streams and four workshops within four themes of environmental management • 500 delegates interested in the themes of Managing the macro environment, Managing contaminated sites, Managing water systems and Managing communications • a trade exhibition of 40 suppliers of air, land and water products and services • an art exhibition on brownfield site rehabilitation • plenty of networking throughout the event, including a happy hour at the end of each day • the EcoForum dinner on Friday night.

The event has been deliberately planned at the end of the week, from Wednesday to Friday, to allow participants and their accompanying persons to make the most of Queensland’s holiday atmosphere with a weekend stay on the Gold Coast after the EcoForum business has been done.

EcoForum Managing Director Paul Howlett said, “EcoForum Limited is a not-for-profit company established to encourage leadership and best practice in environmental management. We work collaboratively with other organisations to provide opportunities for environment industry leaders to exchange ideas, network and demonstrate the latest innovations and technologies in a wide spectrum of disciplines and sectors. EcoForum is committed to investing any surpluses it makes into activities designed to develop and strengthen the industry as a whole.”

Howlett said EcoForum in 2008 is building on two previous EcoForum events: Contamination Cleanup 07 & Industry Summit and the EcoForum Exhibition held in partnership with the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) in Adelaide during June 2007; and the Climate change and resource security: building a platform for change seminar held in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney during September 2007.

The Call for papers, Exhibition prospectus and Sponsorship opportunities documents are available from Quitz at www.ecoforum.net.au

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