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Williston Economic Summit and Trade Show

WEST! is Williston Economic Development’s premier event of the year.*


The event provides sessions that cover some of Williston’s hottest topics along with plenty of networking opportunities for the investors, developers, logistics, oil & gas, real estate and business professionals in attendance.

The event will be held Sept. 1-2 at the Grand Hotel & Conference Center, 3601 2nd Ave. W.

Tuesday - Seminars and Trade Show, 1-5 p.m.

Networking, 5-10 p.m.

Wednesday - Seminars and Trade Show, 9 a.m.- 5p.m.

Networking, 5:30--8:30 p.m.

Registration closes on Friday, Aug. 21

Admiral Bill Owens is scheduled to speak at WEST!*

Admiral Bill Owens is the Chairman of CenturyLink Telecom (3rd largest U.S. telecoms) and serves on the board of Wipro. He is the Red Bison Advisory Group executive chairman, a company that identifies opportunities with proven enterprises in China and the U.S., and creates dynamic partnerships. Owens is the non-executive chairman of private companies: Yangtze, Intelius, Eastern Airlines and Flow Mobile.

Owens is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University, and a master’s degree in management from George Washington University.

Owens is a Roughrider of the state of North Dakota.

Event topics include: The Future of Economic Development, City of Williston 20/20 Plan, The State of Real Estate, Hotel Occupancy and the Need for a Convention Center, State of the Airport and the Future Redevelopment, Is the Workforce Here? What Attracts Retail to an Area?

This year’s event includes a mobile app. Sponsors and attendees will be given the opportunity to list and update their profiles.


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