Participants at the Resource Industry Conference enjoyed another full and productive day at Rydges Hotel, Gladstone yesterday.
Participants at the Resource Industry Conference enjoyed another full and productive day at Rydges Hotel, Gladstone yesterday. Brenda Strong

Conference hailed major success

THE Gladstone Resources Industry Update conference finished up yesterday after two days of discussions on the imminent industry influx that is moving into Gladstone.

The conference is part of a regional mining and a resource development series that travels from the Pilbara to Whyalla and the Surat Basin to Gladstone.

“It brings together the project developers, the suppliers, contractors and analysts that want to get the latest view points,” said Richard Beattie, IRR general manager of the conference.

“Gladstone has got millions of dollars of investment that is going to come through whether it is CSG or Aluminium smelting to Ports developments and coal,” he said.

Chair for the day at the conference, Kurt Heidecker from the Gladstone Industry Leadership Group, said the event went extremely well and was a success.

“I think it was very successful with the people I have spoken to saying that they got great value out of it and they will be back next year,” Mr Heidecker said.

“One of the chief advantages the conference gave was a number of people were external to Gladstone and it gave them the opportunity to get involved with the up and coming projects in Gladstone.

“It was a way for them over the two days to get a very quick update, to get contacts, and to understand what the opportunities are.

“It was aimed mainly at people from out of town who wanted to better understand what is available and what projects are on the way in Gladstone,” he said.

This was the first time the conference was held in Gladstone, with organisers saying that due to its success they would be back next year.



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