2021

MAJOR
INDUSTRY
CONFERENCE

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Thank you to everyone that became part of this momentous event!

The 2021 GEA Major Industry Conference is the ideal vehicle to hear first-hand what future projects existing industries have planned and the progress and development of several exciting new projects.

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The region’s industrial future was outlined at the GEA Major Industry Conference + Hydrogen Forum

The future of existing industries, plans for new exciting industrial projects and the diversification towards renewable energy and hydrogen were discussed at this year's GEA Major Industry Conference + Hydrogen Forum.

Over 300 people from across Australia converged on the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre on Thursday 7 October 2021 and Friday 8 October 2021 for this unique event.

Day One - the Major Industry Conference included presentations from QAL, BSL, Shell QGC and Gladstone Area Water Board. Queensland Resource Council provided an insight into the future path of resources in Queensland, Neoen and Energy Estate provided updates on their wind and solar farm projects, Alpha HPA advised when production at their precursor plant would commence, Inter-Port Global delivered an insight into the proposed Inland Rail link between Gladstone and Toowoomba while Hydrogen Utility spoke about their proposed hydrogen project.

Day Two - the Hydrogen Forum included presentations from Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni, CS Energy, NERA, Sumitomo, Powerlink, Australian Gas Networks, Hyzon Motors, BOC, CQU, Stanwell Corporation, ARUP, GPA Engineering, Iwatani and Fortescue Future Industries focussing on why Central Queensland is the focus of the emerging hydrogen industry, what this involves and what work has been done to capitalise on this opportunity. Those who attended the two-day event were also provided with the opportunity to take the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai for a test drive.

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Robert Williamson

Chief Operations Officer

Alpha HPA

Chris Corby

Innovation and Assurance Manager

Boyne Smelters Ltd

Paul Rasmussen
Paul Rasmussen
Director

Energy Estate

Darren Barlow
Chief Executive Officer

Gladstone Area Water Board

John Abbott
Group Chairman

Inter-Port Global

Vivienne Roberts
Neoen’s State Lead for Queensland

NEOEN

Keith Pitt
Member for Hinkler, Queensland

Minister for Resources and Water

Roger Stewardson
Engineering Manager

Queensland Alumina Ltd

Andrew Barger
Policy Director – Infrastructure & Economics

Queensland Resource Council

Sreeraj Balachandran
Principal Advisor for Decarbonisation

Rio Tinto

Krishna Venkatesan
LNG Asset Manager

Shell's QGC business

Phil Richardson
General Manager
New Energy Projects


Stanwell Corporation

Attilio Pigneri
CEO

The Hydrogen Utility

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

6 October 2021 5:30PM - 8:30PM
SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS HARBOUR CRUISE

Enjoy a fantastic private evening while experiencing the Gladstone harbour tour at our Speakers and Sponsors Harbour Cruise the day before the big events. This is the perfect opportunity to connect and network with project speakers, leaders and event sponsors on an exclusive dinner environment.

7 October 2021 7:30AM - 3:00PM
MAJOR INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

The GEA Major Industry Conference, being held on Thursday 7 October is the ideal vehicle for you and your organisation to hear first-hand what future projects existing industries have planned and the progress and development of several exciting new projects.

7 October 2021 4PM - 5:30PM
POST CONFERENCE DRINKS

Continue to network and unwind with conference speakers and attendees at the Lightbox Cafe. 

8 October 2021 7:30AM - 3:00PM
CQH2 HYDROGEN FORUM

The CQH2 Hydrogen Forum will shine the light on the emerging hydrogen industry. Speakers will explain how Central Queensland is preparing to capitalise on this unique opportunity, what it means for CQ and the potential projects that could materialise as this industry develops.

8 October 2021 6:30PM til late
INDUSTRY AWARDS NIGHT AND GALA DINNER

Join us at our annual Industry Awards and Gala Dinner. It's our community’s opportunity to celebrate the spirit of innovation, excellence and collaboration that was fostered within our highly competitive industry supply chain.

Conference Schedule

Major Industry Conference Presenters

Alpha HPA

BSL

Energy Estate

GAWB

Inter-Port Global

NEOEN

QAL

Queensland Resources Council

Rio Tinto

Shell's QGC business

Stanwell Corporation

The Hydrogen Utility

BUY TICKETS

Conference & Hydrogen Forum (7-8 OCT)

2-day GEA
member entry

$ 950
per person
  • 2 day entry
  • Conference & Hydrogen Forum
  • Morning tea
  • 2 lunches & 4 drinks
In-person

2-day Non-
member entry

$ 1,350
per person
  • 2 day entry
  • Conference & Hydrogen Forum
  • Morning tea
  • 2 lunches & 4 drinks
In-person

2-day GEA
member entry

$ 665
per person
  • 2 day entry
  • Conference & Hydrogen Forum
Virtual

2-day Non-
member entry

$ 945
per person
  • 2 day entry
  • Conference & Hydrogen Forum
virtual

MAJOR INDUSTRY Conference only (7 OCT)

1-day GEA
member entry

$ 550
per person
  • 1 day entry
  • Conference only
  • Morning tea
  • 1 lunch & 2 drinks
In-person

1-day Non-
member entry

$ 750
per person
  • 1 day entry
  • Conference only
  • Morning tea
  • 1 lunch & 2 drinks
In-person

1-day GEA
member entry

$ 385
per person
  • 1 day entry
  • Conference only
Virtual

1-day Non-
member entry

$ 525
per person
  • 1 day entry
  • Conference only
virtual

GEA INDUSTRY AWARDS & GALA DINNER only (8 OCT)

GEA
Industry Awards
& Gala Dinner

$ 180
per person
  • 3 course meal
  • Drinks
  • Great entertainment

GEA
Industry Awards
& Gala Dinner

$ 1,700
Table of 10
  • 3 course meal
  • Drinks
  • Great entertainment
TABLE

2021 Conference partners

Aestec Services

AESTEC Services is an Australian owned Civil Construction and Industrial Maintenance Company based in Gladstone Queensland. The business was founded in 2005 and has fast become one of the chosen service providers and employers in the region.

To offer a holistic approach to the services for AESTEC clients, a state of the art fabrication workshop along with the mobile maintenance workshop was included in their head office expansion. This allowed them to develop their own service team to maintain the AESTEC fleet of vehicles and machinery.

Today AESTEC Services is the proud employer of 200 local employees across a multitude of trades and skill backgrounds. They have assisted 20 Apprentices to complete their trade qualifications including dual trades. Today AESTEC boasts 11 apprentices including 2 adult apprentices. In 2021 AESTEC’s apprentice program is taking on an additional 6 apprentices.

The growth in business has allowed AESTEC to support the local community including Gladstone Engineering Alliance, Boyne Tannum Hookup, The Art Gallery Gladstone Hospital and many sporting groups and organisations.

Gain positive exposure for your business by becoming a sponsor

Want to build valuable relationships with Central Queensland industry leaders? Partner with us on our 2021 Major Industry Conference. 

WANT TO BECOME A CONFERENCE SPEAKER OR WOULD LIKE TO PARTNER WITH US? 

Contact the GEA Office on 07 4972 9060 or email: communications@gea.asn.au today!

2021 CONFERENCE & FORUM PROGRAM

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Following the GEA Major Industry Conference and CQH2 Hydrogen Forum, is the 18th GEA Industry Awards and Gala Dinner, Central Queensland’s industry supply chain’s night of nights.

The Industry Awards and Gala Dinner will be held on Friday, 8 October at 6:30pm til late.

We invite business leaders and partners to come together to recognise and celebrate the spirit of excellence that was fostered in our highly-skilled industry supply chain. 

2021 Conference Highlights

What delegates said

Queensland Energy Resources

The Major Industry Conference is an excellent opportunity to get updated on projects planned for CQ, and network with local business and industry representatives. Both the conference and the Gala Dinner & Industry Awards Night were informative and enjoyable.

Nilsen

A valuable insight into the engine room of Queensland. GEA provides industry with a relevant conduit to government and policy makers.

Australian Future Energy

A great experience as always, with great presentations and great opportunities to network with other suppliers.

Siemens Ltd

I was able to attend the 2019 Major Industry Conferfence after unfortunately missing out last year. The conference reminded me why I have attended this event so many times in the past. Great caliber and management level of presenters, knowledge and very approachable regarding upcoming project

Brand Industrial Services

Overall a very well organised event with great networking opportunities. The speakers were ineresting and informative, as well as the MC Dr Keith Suter. Catering for the day was very good too. The Gala Dinner & Industry Awards Night was a good, social event, and a chance to liaise with businesses in a more relaxed environment.

Ausgroup Kentech JV

Highly recommend the GEA Major Industry Conference and Gala Dinner & Industry Awards Night. Fantastic opportunity to hear about major projects and talk to major stakeholders all in the one place. The Gala Dinner also faciliated great social interactions as well.

Gladstone Area Promotions Development Ltd

The GEA Major Industry Conference has been the gold standard for industry events in Central Queensland for 16 years, and I see no reason why this will not continue well into the future. Well done to everyone involved in the day - speakers, sponsors and the GEA Team - you’re a credit to the Gladstone Region community.

    2021 Conference Photos

    2021 Speakers and Sponsors Harbour Cruise Photos

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