First look at the Major Industry Forum speaker line-up

Proudly sponsored by Gold Partners, CQG Consulting and NBN Co., Capricorn Enterprise’s 2022 Major Industry Forum will be the meeting place for key industry insights and developments in our region on Thursday 13th October. The Forum will host more than a dozen speakers featuring informative presentations and panel discussions.

Delegates will hear from business and industry leaders during the full day program on how our region is working as an economic powerhouse and contributing to livelihoods across the country.

Frank Edwards, Capricorn Enterprise Industry Engagement Manager, said, “The quality and range of our speaker program has always been, and continues to be, a major factor in the success on the annual Forums.

“The team has been working hard and secured industry experts whose insights are crucial to enhancing our understanding of the region as well as speakers from growth sectors who are well placed to highlight emerging trends and ideas that will take our region into the future.

“This year’s Forum is undergoing an exciting innovation, extending beyond just the major projects and will canvass current and future industry developments.”

Included in this year’s speaker line-up are local, regional and state-wide presenters who will share their knowledge on a range of topics.

The first 2022 Major Industry Forum presenters:

Locally based Director of Regional Development, Tony Gambling, from Regional Development Australia Central and Western Queensland, will present the CQROC Defence Strategy, acknowledging that Australia’s strategic environment is rapidly changing and our military posture needs to change with it.

Hear from Dave Grenfell OAM, Chairman of Apprentices and Trainees Queensland, on Precast Employment Pathways Program (PEPP), involving the development of training and career opportunities through leverage of major projects, aimed at leaving a positive and sustainable legacy in the region.

Rob Sobrya, Director of Research and Digital, Constructions Skills Queensland, will return to the 2022 Major Industry Forum. Rob’s interesting and informative presentations have always provided audiences with an overview of and insights into construction projects in the region, with this year being no exception.

Mary Carroll, Capricorn Enterprise CEO, said, “We hope delegates enjoy the diversity of speakers and presentations at the Forum, as well as take advantage of a prime opportunity to network with industry leaders and engage in conversations about our abundant and ever evolving region.”

Don’t miss out on these dynamic discussions that unlock the potential for industry in Central Queensland. Early bird registration for the Forum is now open –

More details about the 2022 Major Industry Forum and the speaker program will be announced in the coming weeks.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities remain, please contact Frank Edwards for more information –

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