Gladstone expo highlights supply chain strengths
The GEA Gladstone Supply Chain Expo this week will showcase more than 60 exhibitors, highlighting the services and capabilities of the region's supply chain.
GEA chief executive officer Carli Homann said the Expo was an unsurpassed opportunity for industry decision-makers and the community to engage with Gladstone region manufacturers, engineers, suppliers and industry experts in one place.
“The GEA Supply Chain Expo is about giving local suppliers the opportunity to showcase their high level skills and capacity gained from working within these industries for many years,” Ms Homann said.
“These suppliers are ready and waiting to deliver world-class service for major projects and we want to make sure that everyone knows about their services and capabilities.”
Resource companies and buyers from around the state have been invited, from project investors and proponents to government representatives and industry associations, Tier 1 contractors and smaller firms.
“There will be a number of presentations throughout the day but one to look out for is from Inter-Port Global who are touting Gladstone as a location for a future international freight transport hub,” Ms Homann said.
“Inter-Port Global chief executive Des Euen shared his vision to develop a container hub at the State Development Area, near Mount Larcom only a couple of weeks ago which, if it comes to fruition, will be a $30 billion project.”
This will be the third year GEA has run the event.
Ms Homann said organisers had moved the Expo back to the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre to allow space for more exhibitors and to allow suppliers with larger equipment to show off their capabilities.
The GEA Gladstone Supply Chain Expo will be held on Thursday, April 12 at the Gladstone Entertainment & Convention Centre from 9am to 3pm.