Mackay secures economic development conference

Mackay in North Queensland has will host the National Economic Development Conference (NEDC21) in 2021.

Slated for October 13-15, the conference will be held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) and is expected to attract up to 250 delegates.

MECC manager Andrew Bobeldyk said the bid win provided a positive indicator for 2021 and beyond.

“The conference theme is to be centred around transformation through a circular economy and Mackay provides a perfect example of such a concept,” he said.

“Acknowledged as a thriving regional centre, its economic diversity is represented by a strong resources sector, agribusiness, construction, logistics, education and tourism. The type and calibre of conferences which we continue to attract to the MECC reflect those specialisations and give us an edge in the highly competitive business events marketplace.”