Positive stories back optimistic outlook

Posted June 16, 2015

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The organisers of the Surat Basin Mining and Energy Expo are talking up the economy in the lead up to the 2015 event held over Wednesday and Thursday this week.

It’s the fifth year Australian Events has invested in the expo to be held at Toowoomba Showgrounds.

There was plenty to back a ‘glass half full’ approach said Australian Events’ Director Corporate Development, Greg Johnson.

“More than 200 exhibitors from far and wide, have signed up and there will be a few more by the time the gates open on Wednesday.

“We’ve been surprised at the number of new exhibitors. It’s apparent to us that the gloomy mood is shifting to a much more upbeat mood.”

Truck dealer Brown and Hurley was a case in point said Mr Johnson.

”Much, indeed too much, has been said and written about the current gloomy times in Queensland’s economy,” Mr Johnson said.

“Just today I was talking to the local Brown and Hurley (‘The Big Truck People’) Dealer Principal Matt Innes. He told me that it was the dealership’s 50th year as a Kenworth truck dealer and that just last year they were awarded the 2014 ‘Kenworth Dealer of the Year Award’ for Australia.

“As well, the company has just opened a brand new Caboolture branch, a finance division and an on-site servicing options program.

“Kenworth has launched a new cab with more space and comfort for drivers, enhanced instrumentation placement and a new “PACCAR’ 13 litre engine.

“There will be 100 stories like this at the Expo and I urge all business owners and their staff to get along to learn more,” Mr Johnson concluded.

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