Adani general manager of business development Raj Guruswamy will be among the speakers highlighting more than $500 million worth of supply chain opportunities at the Gladstone Engineering Alliance Major Industry Conference.
GEA chief executive officer Carli Homann said the conference was highly regarded as a key forum for current and future work opportunities, with 2017 marking the 14th year of the industry event.
“In recognition of this milestone and in understanding the current needs of the market in line with the economy, GEA has continued to expand the conference scope,” Ms Homann said.
“Now that Gladstone has moved significantly into LNG production and export, and as existing industry in the region continues to evolve in the ways they operate, the 2017 event will reflect a broader view of opportunities, will identify some up and coming breakthrough projects, explore diversification for the Region and will place the onus back on the supply chain to think strategically, innovatively and of the big picture.”
Along with Mr Guruswamy other resource industry speakers include Moreton Resources chief executive officer Jason Elks, Carbine Resources chief executive officer Tony James and Idemitsu common category manager Adam Dickens.
The conference will also cover a number of projects within the construction industry such as the Gladstone Integrated Health Precinct, Gladstone Ports Corporation’s East Shores Stage 1B project and more than $30 million worth of projects through the Gladstone Area Water Board.
“The core focus of the GEA Major Industry Conference is to facilitate a forum which allows key decision-makers who represent the central Queensland supply chain to have access to up and coming project and tender information from the top of the chain in terms of company CEO’s and managers,” Ms Homann said.
“Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane is also a guest speaker and he’ll be talking about future industry developments and the challenges expected over the next few years and our special guest speaker and MC for the day is Dr Keith Suter who is one of Australia’s most influential futurists and media commentators in local and global affairs.”
The 2017 GEA Major Industry Conference will be held on Thursday, October 12, at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre. GEA will also be hosting their Gala Dinner and Industry Awards night on the evening of the conference at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.