Conference to shine a spotlight in industry opportunities

Conference to shine a spotlight in industry opportunities

If you want to gain an insight into our region’s existing and emerging industrial opportunities get your tickets to Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA)’s Major Industry Conference quickly.

“Due to the large interest in both this year’s conference and the forum, GEA has worked with the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre to increase capacity to the event,” GEA General Manager Chantale Lane said.

“In the past we have capped the event at 170 attendees; we are expecting well in excess of that number, and current ticket sales support this.

“People interested in attending either event are encouraged to book their tickets now to avoid disappointment.”

There will be 12 speakers at this year’s conference including Alpha HPA, Neoen, Inter-Port Global, Stanwell, Shell’s QGC business, Rio Tinto and Gladstone Area Water Board, who will present on capital infrastructure at Awoonga Dam, and development of the Gladstone-Fitzroy Basin Pipeline Project.

A new addition to the annual conference is the CQH2 Hydrogen Forum, which Ms Lane said would provide valuable insight into an emerging industry that “has potential growth opportunities for the Central Queensland Region, and tremendous business opportunities for the region’s supply chain”.

“The forum will provide an understanding into why there is an increased interest in this emerging industry, what is happening in other countries like Japan and Germany, why this is important to Australia, and what role Central Queensland could play,” she said.

“Some speakers will explain what hydrogen is used for, how it is produced, and what processes are used to manufacture liquid hydrogen suitable for transport and export.”

Forum presenters include Iwatani Australia, Sumitomo Corporation, Australian Gas Networks and Hyzon Motors.

The Major Industry Conference presented by Aestec Services will take place on October 7 and the CQH2 Hydrogen Forum on October 8 at the GECC.

Tickets to both events cost $950 for GEA members and $1350 for non-members.

Single day pass tickets are also available.

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