Energy and Economics hit the agenda at this year’s Major Projects Forum

Capricorn Enterprise is pleased to announce five of our confirmed speakers gearing up for the 2021 Major Projects Forum which will be held on Thursday 28th October at Frenchville Sports Club in Rockhampton.

Yurika’s Executive General Manager, Carly Irving will join Gene Tunny from Adept Economics, Robert Sobyra from Construction Skills Queensland, Ian Macfarlane from Queensland Resources Council, Fitzroy Basin Association’s Elyse Reithmuller and many more at this year’s premier industry event.

The annual day of learning, collaboration, and engagement will bring together 200 key collaborators to hear from a range of industry experts speaking on a variety of projects, future investments, and industry trends.

Delegates attending the Forum will hear first-hand about the $5 billion dollars-worth of projects currently underway or planned in our region over the next five years, along with timelines and how regional business and industry groups can engage.

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

“By June 2024, Australia’s population is estimated to be 600k less than pre-COVID projections, however, we expect that the Queensland economy will outpace the national economy over this period due to construction, mining, and agricultural development,” Mary said. “Within our region, roads, energy, defence, and water projects are expected to sustain elevated levels of project activity, with the most significant being the $1bn Rockhampton Ring Road and the Defence Initiatives at Shoalwater Bay.”

Aside from unpacking billions of dollars-worth of major projects, the forum will also look forward to the next generation of development, including opportunities in emerging industries such as renewable energy and hydrogen.

Given the limitations imposed in 2020, we expect that the 2021 event will be larger and more prolific, and we anticipate tickets will sell fast.

“Earlybird registrations are now open, and we encourage industry to secure tickets now to avoid missing out,” Mary said.

To read more about the Forum Presenters, visit

A range of opportunities exist for local businesses to sponsor the 2021 Major Projects Forum, which will build awareness for your brand among a captured Central Queensland and national audience. We are keen to work with our sponsors to come up with tailored solutions to connect you with our audience. Please contact us on 07 4927 2055 or email us at for more information.

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