The Future of Tropical Economies Conference will be held in Cairns on the Thursday 18th and Friday 19th of September.
An extract from JCU Centre for Tropical Environments and Sustainability Science (TESS) states:
The conference builds on the ‘State of the Tropics Report’ launched by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on 29 June 2014 which was initiated and led by James Cook University, in collaboration with eleven other research universities and institutes from around the world, and which seeks to answer the question “Is life in the tropics getting better?” This is an initiative of James Cook University and Cairns Regional Council.
The conference will have ABC reporter Kerry O'Brien as moderator and guests and keynote speakers ranging from the Australian Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey to Professor Bill Laurence of JCU. So if you want to read some of the keynote speakers publication drop by the libraries or online to the library to find materials.