Nov 11
Meet North Queensland’s Major Contractors – round-robin forum

Meet North Queensland’s Major Contractors – round-robin forum

The Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning invites local businesses to attend the next Defence Hub North Queensland supply chain development event.

The Meet North Queensland’s Major Contractors forum will provide insight into how your business can get involved in the work opportunites set to flow in North Queensland’s defence and non-defence supply chain in the coming decade.

Meet the major contractors 10-minute interviews

Following the event welcome participants will be invited to book 10-minute appointments with the major contractors of their choice for an industry ’round-robin’.

Major contractors include:

  • Lendlease
  • Duratec
  • Nilsen
  • Shamrock Civil
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • JLL
  • FKG
  • Aurecon
  • Spotless
  • Rheinmetall
  • CPB Constructions
  • Fulton Hogan
  • BMD Constructions
  • Civil Plus Constructions

More information HERE 



Contact the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning for more details on (07) 4758 3437 or

Location: Mercure Townsville, 166 Woolcock St, Garbutt
Time: 8am-1pm
Nov 19
Future Mining

Future Mining

Resourcing Innovation

The 4th International Future Mining Conference will bring together lead researchers, scientists, technology developers, innovators and resources industry leaders together to discuss the integration of advanced technology and operational excellence.

Mining production is crucial for global socio-economic development and is linked to almost every industry value-chain. However, the current climate of sustained global minerals demand, coupled with deeper orebodies and lower ore grades, extreme mining conditions, and a range of social and environmental challenges, presents a series of challenges for the future.

To eliminate and overcome these challenges the resources industry is presented with new opportunities to co-develop emerging technologies with leading research institutions, create new ways of thinking and review approaches toward integrating advanced technologies across the sector.

With many internal and external factors shaping the future of the mining business, the key will be “getting future-ready”.

Find out more:

Location: Amora Hotel Jamison; 11 Jamison St, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 8:30 19-20 November, 2019
Nov 20
Queensland Hydrogen Forum – Townsville

Queensland Hydrogen Forum – Townsville

This event is an opportunity to hear from renewable hydrogen experts and learn how you can benefit from this exciting new industry.

Speakers include:

  • Cameron Dick MP | Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Professor Ian Mackinnon | Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, and Queensland’s Strategic Hydrogen Advisor
  • Felicity Underhill | General Manager, Hydrogen, Origin Energy
  • Mark Pope | Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Townsville Logistics and Townsville Marine Logistics.


More at


Location: Pavilion 3, The Ville Resort and Casino, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville
Time: 7am-9am
Nov 25
Mining Geology: 2020 and Beyond

Mining Geology: 2020 and Beyond

With the increasing pace of change and emerging technologies in the mining industry, AusIMM’s Mining Geology conference will focus on the future of our industry and the impacts on mining geology for the entire mining value chain.

Find out more:

Location: Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, WA, 6100
Time: 8:30am 25-26 November 2019
Nov 28
Bowen Basin Mining Club – November networking lunch

Bowen Basin Mining Club – November networking lunch

This BBMC luncheon will feature a panel discussion from industry leaders covering topics such as innovation, technology, safety and skills as well as an industry outlook.

CEO, Fitzroy Australia Resources
Head of Technology Coal, BHP
General Manager – Resources Development, U&D Mining
Director, Minerals Industry Safety & Health Centre
UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute


Tickets $95pp or $900 for a table of 10, including a two-course luncheon and beverages.


Location: South's Leagues Club, Mackay
Time: Noon-2.30pm
Nov 28
Rockhampton Regional Council suppliers workshop

Rockhampton Regional Council suppliers workshop

Rockhampton Regional Council is hosting its annual supplier forum this month for local businesses wishing to win work with the council.

The forum is an opportunity for suppliers to gain an understanding of:

  • Upcoming tender opportunities
  • Navigating the tender document
  • How tenders are evaluated and awarded
  • Hints to improve tender submissions
  • Council’s WHS Requirements
  • Overview of Local Buy

RSVP:  Register to attend a session at

Note: It is recommended that a maximum of two employees from each interested supplier attend.

Location: Walter Reid Cultural Centre Auditorium , Cnr. Derby and East Streets, Rockhampton
Time: Morning Session 7–8am Afternoon Session 4–5pm
Dec 06
Capricorn Industry Group – networking lunch

Capricorn Industry Group – networking lunch

The Capricorn Industry Group will host its final Industry Networking Lunch for 2019 on Friday, December 6.

Join industry members, major projects leaders, associated groups and special guests to enjoy excellent networking opportunities plus food and refreshments at Rockhampton’s newest venue.

For further information, please contact Neil Lethlean, Regional Economic Development Manager. Phone 07 4927 2055.


Location: CocoBrew, 114 William St, Rockhampton
Time: 12pm to 3.30pm
Dec 12
Townsville Industry Breakfast

Townsville Industry Breakfast

The next Townsville Industry Breakfast will hear from project leaders on future work opportunities in North Queensland. Topics will include Housing and Public Works’ forward procurement pipeline, the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative and the $5 million Queensland Defence Industry Hub – Townsville.

Speakers at the event include:

  • Harry Venmans | Executive Director, Building Contract Management, Building Policy and Asset Management, Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Mick Reilly | Business and Community Liaison, Australia Singapore Military Training Initiative, Australian Government
  • Michael Ferguson | Manager Queensland Defence Industry Hub – Townsville, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning


Location: The Ville Resort-Casino, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville
Time: 6.30 am - 8.30 am

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