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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sen. Gordon to speak at Guam Economic Forum

Economic forum to be held at Guam university

A powerhouse of speakers, panelists and topics will highlight the University of Guam economic forum Thursday and Friday at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort.

Steve Ricci, a senior research engineer at Battelle Institute who will work with UOG on an alternative energy initiative, joins the list of panelists at the forum, UOG announced. The alternative energy program is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research.

UOG President Robert Underwood, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo and Gov. Felix Camacho are expected to speak to the crowd during opening speeches or remarks.

Guest speakers include:

Derek Mitchell, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, who will talk about "Guam's Role in Asia and the Current State of the Guam Buildup."

Philippine Sen. Richard Gordon, who will discuss "Overall Asian Economies and the Redevelopment of Economic Zones."

Speaker Judith Won Pat, who will discuss "Public Sector Reforms and Fiscal Discipline, Accountability, Land Use."

Bob Cook, CEO and president, El Paso Regional Economic Development Corp. He will discuss El Paso's planning for the Fort Bliss buildup. PACIFIC DAILY NEWS

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