Major Projects Forum set to launch for 2020

Major Regional Projects worth more than $4.6 billion will be the focus at the 2020 Major Projects Forum, hosted by Capricorn Enterprise on Thursday 29th October.

Taking place at Frenchville Sports Club in Rockhampton, the normally 220-strong event will be reduced to 150 due to COVID requirements, and it is predicted that registrations will fill quickly.

Including presentations on a range of resources, defence and general infrastructure projects, which are currently underway or slated to commence in the near future, the Forum, which maintains a strong focus on continued engagement and collaboration amongst industry, will provide update on key projects, deliverables and priorities for the next 12 months.

Among the presenters at the Forum will be Queensland Economy Watch Economist Gene Tunney, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian MacFarlane, Defence representatives Jonathan Earley and Sean Hawkins, Craig Simpson and James Foreman from Laing O’Rourke’s ASMTI Project, Work in Central Queensland representatives Phil Cooper and Ben Hughes, David Brown and Nam Quach from Clarke Creek Wind Farm, Beef Australia 2020’s CEO Ian Mill, and Suzanne Mitchell representing Carmichael Mine.

As the Central Queensland region gears up to experience even more growth and business expansion, Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll is encouraging regional industry to embrace the importance of this essential information program.

“Capricorn Enterprise remains committed to working proactively day in and day out with business and industry representatives to increase the overall level of awareness of major projects in our region.”

“Allowing a cross-section of our business community to be informed, network with project proponents and their managing contractors and collaborate with aligned businesses, along with registering their credentials and capability for selected projects, this year’s Forum is set to be huge as we unpack billions of dollars-worth of major regional projects,” Mary said.

“It is quite an exciting time for our region with numerous developments generating unprecedented opportunities for regional business and local workforce.”

Capricorn Enterprise members, together with non-members are invited to attend the fully catered, all-day event which will kick off from 8:00am and provide plenty of networking and interactive opportunities, ensuring delegates get the most out of the day.

Regional Economic Development Manager for Capricorn Enterprise, Neil Lethlean said the Forum is a great opportunity for local businesses. “Central Queensland is currently booming with billions of dollars of development in the pipeline and this premier event is one not to be missed.”

“We promise a fantastic line-up of speakers providing information on ‘game changer’ infrastructure and development projects that will provide an outstanding mix of future investment and business expansion opportunities for CQ,” Neil said.

Early bird registrations are now open –

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