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LEAVITT TO HEADLINE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

Gov. Mike Leavitt will headline a group of speakers during the 10th annual Governor's Conference on Economic Development and Tourism on Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28, at Snowbird.

In addition to speaking Thursday at 7 p.m. about the information superhighway, Leavitt will lead a panel discussion consisting of conference speakers John Malone, president and chief executive officer of Tele-Communications Inc.; Richard McCormick, chairman and president of US WEST Communications; and Ken Smith, vice president of operations at Micron Technology Inc., the company that recently announced it will build a $1.3 billion computer chip plant in Lehi.Another speaker will be George Gilder, author and senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, Seattle, whose writings include Wealth and Poverty and Telescom.

Steve Markham, vice president of information access at Novell Inc., will discuss the governor's initiative called SmartUtah.

Workshops scheduled are titled "Get Me Onto the Internet," "Marketing the Highway," "Raising the Telecommunications Awareness in Utah," "ABCs of Exporting," "White House Conference on Travel and Tourism," "Global Business Directory," "Export Electronification," "Malls on the Internet" and "Domestic and Global Resources."