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31st National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions and Government Enforcement
31ST NATIONAL FORUM ON CONSUMER FINANCE CLASS ACTIONS AND GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT
July 23-24, 2019
Today, consumer financial services companies face a broad range of threats exclusive to this industry, and they require representation that appreciates the nuances this arena requires. Attend this conference to meet and re-connect with peers, and learn from leading industry decision-makers, counsel ...

FST Government Victoria 2019
FST GOVERNMENT VICTORIA 2019
July 24-24, 2019
Once dismissed as a technology ‘laggard’, the Victorian Government has done much to reform its image as a bit player in among Australia’s digital progressive governments. With the state’s digital economy expected to generate more than $50 billion for the economy by 2020 ...

Big Sky Economic Development

Big Sky Economic Development is a public-private partnership. The Big Sky Economic Development Authority (EDA), the public agency, evolved from the Montana TradePort Authority, launched in 1989, by the Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners and is tasked with the facilitating the development of business that supports our community and quality of life. Big Sky Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the private business side, was started in 2002.

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EVENTS

FST Government Victoria 2019
FST GOVERNMENT VICTORIA 2019
July 24-24, 2019
Once dismissed as a technology ‘laggard’, the Victorian Government has done much to reform its image as a bit player in among Australia’s digital progressive governments. With the state’s digital economy expected to generate more than $50 billion for the economy by 2020 ...

FST Government Victoria
FST GOVERNMENT VICTORIA
July 24-24, 2019
FST Government Victoria focuses on Digital disruption in the public service, Cyber-security, and citizen data protection, Blockchain in civic services, Big data and analytics, Workforce mobility, Cloud & virtualization, Artificial intelligence and robotics processing, Future workspaces.