En­gag­ing and thought­pro­vok­ing speaker

Australian Forests and Timber - - IN THE NEWS -

NOEL PEAR­SON, Di­rec­tor of the Cape York In­sti­tute for Pol­icy and Lead­er­ship, has been named as a Key­note speaker for the 2017 In­sti­tute of Foresters con­fer­ence about trop­i­cal forestry to be held in Cairns from 1417 Au­gust.

Noel is Di­rec­tor of the Cape York In­sti­tute for Pol­icy and Lead­er­ship, an or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­mot­ing the eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ment of Cape York in far north Queens­land.

“An en­gag­ing and thought-pro­vok­ing speaker, Noel is sure to leave con­fer­ence­go­ers want­ing more - and more will be pro­vided,” said Dr Kevin Harding, Chair of the Con­fer­ence Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee.

“Noel will be joined by Pro­fes­sor San­dra Harding, Vice Chan­cel­lor and Pres­i­dent of James Cook Univer­sity Aus­tralia.

“An eco­nomic so­ci­ol­o­gist by train­ing, Pro­fes­sor Harding has a keen in­ter­est in the global Trop­ics, north­ern Aus­tralia and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

“There are few coun­tries in our re­gion that have not been in­flu­enced by forestry lead­ers trained in Aus­tralia.

“The con­fer­ence lo­ca­tion brings fo­cus on North­ern Aus­tralian de­vel­op­ment, par­tic­u­larly the role that forestry should play in de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives that are can­vassed in the 2015 North­ern Aus­tralia White Pa­per,” said Kevin.

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