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Bunbury Set for Sister Cities Conference Boost

By Kevin Kelly

Bunbury will find itself in the national and international spotlight later this year as it has been chosen as the host of the Sister Cities Australia Conference.

This will see representatives from cities, towns, shires, ports and states that have sister city status coming together in what will be the first time in 10 years that Bunbury has played host.

Three topic areas have already been established for the November event: commercial, cultural and start-up sister cities.

City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan commented: "The conference will explore and explain how cities can not only work together in a cultural sense, but also in a commercial and social sense.

"Our wonderful sister city relationships with Setagaya in Japan and Jiaxing in China are proof of this."

Delegates are expected to travel to the conference from other parts of Australia and beyond, putting real estate in Bunbury and its many facilities in focus.

It will be taking place at the recently constructed Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre conference and event space.

Attendees can expect to hear presentations, attend workshops and learn from several keynote speakers, as well as achieving a greater understanding of what it means to have sister city status.

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