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Message from the Mayor, City of Coffs Harbour

Keith Rhoades AFSM, Mayor, City of Coffs Harbour

It is with much pleasure that I welcome you to Coffs Harbour for the 11th International Cities, Town Centres & Communities Society Conference.

Local Organising Committee

Michelle Aubert, Events Coordinator, Coffs Harbour City Council, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Courtney Tune, Team Leader Special Projects & Events, Coffs Harbour City Council, Coffs Harbour NSW

Conference Manager

Jenny Marsden ICTC Society Inc. PO Box 6127, MITCHELTON QLD 4053.

Once you are here, I hope you will agree that the Society could not have chosen a more appropriate location for this conference.

Ph: (+61) 7 3550 3100

Fax: (+61) 3550 3150

Email: ictc@ictcsociety.org Web: www.ictcsociety.org

A glance at the topics planned for discussion reveal a wide range of activities and goals that Coffs Harbour City Council has been pursuing and, in many cases, achieving for a number of years.

As a city, we have been regarded for some years as a leader in innovative approaches to planning and resource management.

Last year, we were chosen by the NSW Government as a focus for its Cities Taskforce group, which will assist Council in developing a strategy to maximise the region’s economic potential.

Coffs Harbour is only the second centre outside of the Greater Metropolitan Region in NSW to be chosen for a Cities Taskforce focus and it underlines the Government’s view that we are a key economic driver for the entire Mid North Coast region.

The ICTC Society would like to thank everyone who contributed to the organisation of ICTC 2010. In particular, we would like to thank the team from Coffs Harbour City Council and Coffs Coast Marketing. The ICTC Society would like to thank Peter Williams and Andy Taft, our keynote speakers, who have travelled all the way here from the United Kingdom & USA respectively. We would also like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors and our session speakers who sacrificed their valuable time to prepare their presentations.

Conference Venue – Opal Cove Convention Centre

However, we have not achieved any of our goals without listening to and seeking expertise and knowledge from a wide range of sources.

With its entrance located on the Pacific highway just 7 km North of Coffs Harbour City centre, Opal Cove Convention Centre commands an absolute beachfront position on the beautiful beach of Korora Bay. Opal Cove is located just a few minutes’ drive from numerous local tourist attractions in Coffs Harbour in Northern New South Wales.

Your conference, which will bring a huge number of highly respected experts and speakers together, is going to be a great place for us all to learn.

I am sure that the information and ideas that will be shared at the ICTC conference will help communities all over Australia – including our own – grow and develop in the future.

The Convention Centre offers a relaxed meeting environment with ample space for a comprehensive Trade Exhibition which can be viewed during the morning and afternoon tea breaks as well as at lunch time.

I also hope that you can find the time, while here on the Coffs Coast, to judge for yourselves exactly what we have to offer as a community and a holiday destination.

Accommodation options can be found in the accommodation section of this brochure.

I can certainly guarantee you a very warm welcome.

Further information regarding Opal Cove can be found at: www.opalcove.com.au

Keith Rhoades AFSM Mayor, City of Coffs Harbour

Exhibition

The conference will feature a 2 day trade exhibition consisting of suppliers of goods and services to industry. Further information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities can be downloaded from the ICTC web site at www.ictcsociety.org then go to 2010 Conference and select Sponsorship & Exhibition or contact Jenny Marsden on (+61) 7 3550 3100 or email to ictc@ictcsociety.org.

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