The North Queensland Mining and Resources Industry Forum, on Wednesday, June 7, is a full-day workshop in Townsville giving North Queensland businesses the opportunity to hear from some of the major mining and resources organisations operating in the region.
Project updates and information about subcontracting, supply chain, labour workforce and FIFO opportunities will be presented by representatives from Adani, Sun Metals, Genex Power, MMG, Chinova Resources, Minjar Gold and the Port of Townsville.
Businesses attending the forum will also have the opportunity to network with company decision-makers, mine representatives and mining services organisations to explore future business opportunities.
Genex Power executive director Simon Kidston is looking forward to presenting at the forum and updating attendees on the company’s current project.
“Through the development of the Kidston Renewable Energy Hub, Genex Power will deliver much needed energy storage and energy security for North Queensland,” Mr Kidston said.
“The integration of large-scale solar and pumped storage hydro is a world first and is important to support the sustainable development of renewable energy in Queensland.
“Construction of Stage One is currently underway with a total of 500 jobs anticipated during the development phase.
“Genex is excited to be a part of the North Queensland Mining and Resources Industry Forum.”
Townsville Enterprise chief executive officer Patricia O’Callaghan said the forum provides a significant opportunity for local businesses.
“By attending this forum, local North Queensland businesses can ensure they are at the forefront of current and future opportunities in the North Queensland mining and resources industry,” Ms O’Callaghan said.
“North Queensland businesses rarely get the opportunity to get up close and personal with these major mining companies – this Forum provides that direct access.”
The North Mining and Resources Industry Forum Project is on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at the Townsville RSL. Tickets can be purchased at Townsville Tickets.