• Conference may open up more opportunities

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    It’S EXCITING: Rural City of Wangaratta councillor Dean Rees with ACETA president Frank Hinton and ACETA board member and 2018 convention manager Julie Hinton discuss the upcoming industry convention in Wangaratta. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

    WANGARATTA could well be the home of a thriving manufacturing industry if it can impress delegates at the Australian Commercial and Entertainment Technologies Association (ACETA) Convention from May 4-6.

    One of the workshops at the three day conference will be presented by the Rural City of Wangaratta espousing the benefits Wangaratta and district has to offer to potential industries contemplating relocation.

    ACETA president Frank Hinton said relocation was in the minds of many of the major players within the $500 million manufacturing sector of the industry, which was mainly located in the central areas of Sydney and Melbourne where costs were continuing to rise.

    “This industry is highly suited for relocation of its metropolitan members to rural areas,” Mr Hinton told the Wangaratta Chronicle.

    “The operational costs of doing business in the city alone are motivation enough plus there are the other benefits of living in the country.”

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