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Friday, October 16, 2009

Sen.Gordon to speak at Guam economic forum

Senator Richard Gordon To Speak At University of Guam

Guam - Republic of the Philippines Senator Richard Gordon has literally done it all: he shoveled volcanic ash and helped Olongapo City rise

from the devastation of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption; he led the charge to reinvent Subic Bay and turn it from an abandoned former U.S. Military base into a bustling economic zone with investments and new jobs; as Secretary of Tourism he launched a marketing campaign that increased tourism despite the challenges of SARS, bombings and kidnappings; and he recently negotiated the release of an Italian held captive by the terrorist group Abu Sayyef. In 2009, he announced his candidacy for the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

He will share his economic insights during UOG’s Guam Community and Economic Development Forum November 12 and 13 at the Sheraton Laguna Resort. He is the featured speaker during lunch on day one of the forum at noon.

“Senator Gordon brings a unique perspective to the Forum, and I look forward to hearing his viewpoints regarding strategic economic development,” said UOG President Robert A. Underwood.

The forum will result in a series of white papers that will serve as the foundation for strategic economic development for Guam.

The conference co-chairs are Former Governor Jospeh F. Ada, UOG Endowment Foundation Chairman Dr. Wilfred Leon Guerrero, and UOG President Robert A. Underwood.

The University of Guam and the UOG Endowment Foundation host the Guam Community and Economic Development Forum, with the theme “Strategies for a Sustainable Future,” on November 12 and 13, 2009 at the Sheraton Laguna Resort.

For more information or to register for the forum, visit www.uog.edu/economicforum. Early bird registration is $125 until Oct. 30 and $145 thereafter. UOG faculty and alumni rates are $100, and a limited number of $25 seats are available for UOG students.

Contact Dr. Anita Borja-Enriquez at abe@uguam.uog.edu or Cathleen Moore-Linn at cmoore@uguam.uog.edu for more information.

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