Network and get business done

Posted June 15, 2015


Business people are encouraged to participate in networking opportunities made available of the Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo.

The ‘Maranoa Regional Council Industry Forum’ held tonight (Tuesday, 16 June) at Picnic Point Function Centre features key presenters including GasFields Commission Chairman John Cotter and BIS Shrapnel’s Senior Manager Infrastructure and Mining Adrian Hart.

Commissioner Cotter, who was quoted recently as saying “CSG companies spend $1.5b annually in the region, employ 10,000 workers and the life of the wells is 20-30 years,” will provide a Surat Basin overview.

Mr Hart was the lead author of the February 2015 ‘Major Projects Report’ which predicted positive economic times ahead for both the south east and the Surat Basin regions based on current and expected projects.

That report suggested an economic resurgence to the point that workers would have to be brought to the region from other parts of the state.

Mr Hart will also present at the Wednesday, 17 June ‘Western Downs Regional Council Welcome Breakfast’ at the Showgrounds’ ‘QantasLink Meeting Lounge’, comparing local prospects to the rest of the state.

Also on that program are Council’s Economic Development Senior Officer Craig Tunley and Master Hire’s Regional Manager – Surat Basin, Dwayne Unahi.

Australian events was pleased to offer these two event programs to exhibitors and delegates alike for the first time, said event director, Bob Carroll.

“I strongly encourage attendees to register for these events if they want to get the facts on this region, from the experts,” Mr Carroll said.

“Businesses need to get up to date with how they do business, be informed by experts on what projects are coming and how to access that work - else they will be left behind.”

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