Major Industry Conference 2019

GEA Major Industry Conference October 10, 2019

8:30am Thursday, 10 October 2019
4:30pm Thursday, 10 October 2019
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC)
58 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, Queensland 4680

Growth within Central Queensland’s mining, construction, renewables and resources sectors highlights the need for an event which links the region’s major industries, infrastructure providers, planners and developers with CQ’s highly skilled supply chain. The GEA’s Major Industry Conference, proudly presented by Aestec Services, is designed to stimulate procurement and business opportunities and assist in developing business relationships. This year’s conference will be emceed by the renowned Dr Keith Suter, one of Australia’s most influential Global futurists and media commentators. The GEA is also proud to announce we have a fantastic line-up of speakers representing major industries, infrastructure providers and planners, leaders in the mineral processing, mining, construction and renewable industries, including:

  • Adani Mining Australia
  • Queensland Resources Council
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Australian Future Energy
  • Acciona Energy
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Gladstone Ports Corporation
  • The FKG Group
  • Gladstone Area Water Board
  • Queensland Energy Resources
  • Shell’s QGC business


This year’s conference will run from 8:30am, registrations opening at 7:30am, and will conclude at 4:30pm. The day includes morning tea and lunch. Don’t forget to also purchase your tickets to GEA’s 2019 Gala Dinner and Industry Awards Night, also held on October 10 at the GECC from 6:30pm. The night is an opportunity for CQ to recognise and celebrate our highly skilled supply chain.



-          Non Member: $750 per person

-          GEA Member: $550 per person

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Contact Information

Gladstone Engineering Alliance

Additional Information

Welcome: The GEA would like to welcome you to this year's opportunties at the Major Industry Conference, presented by Aestec ServicesClick here for a welcome from our GM Chantale Lane.

Who attends: The GEA Major Industry Conference is attended by CEOs, Managing Directors and Business Executives from Central Queensland and Australia wide. The intimate nature of this conference means delegates are presented an unsurpassed opportunity to network with attendees, sponsors and speakers alike. Click here for the 2018 post-Major Industry Conference and Gala Dinner and Awards Night report.

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities: Conference and Gala Dinner and Industry Awards Night sponsorship identifies your company as an industry leader, and provides a powerful opportunity to increase your brand's visibility through exclusive exhibitor space privileges at the event, and inclusion in conference multi-media marketing. For a sponsorship prospectus click here.

Sponsors and exhibitour information: If you're a sponsor or exhibitour at the GEA Major Industry Conference please click here to find venue requirements and information.

Venue Details: The Major Industry Conference will be held at Central Queensland's premier venue, the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC). For more details about GECC click here.

Accomodation Specials: The GEA Major Industry Conference accomodation partner is the Central Apartment Group. The Central Apartment Group have three venues in Gladstone; Gladstone Central Plaza, Curtis Central Apartments and Gladstone City Central. Conference delegates and Gala Dinner and Awards Night attendees can use the promotional code GEA19 to receive a 5% discount off their booking. Bookings can be made via the Central Apartment Group website. Mecure Gladstone are offering conference delegates a 10% discount. Please ring Mecure directly on (07) 4979 8200, and advise you are attending the conference, to make your booking and secure this discount. 

Things to do and see in Gladstone: Begin your regional experience by venturing up one of our prominent lookouts at Auckland Hill or Round Hill, both offer 360 degree panoramic views of the City, Harbour, Islands and the magnificent Mount Larcom, the landmark that drew Lieutenant Matthew Flinders into our Harbour. The shimmering water of Gladstone Harbour, and its surrounding marina parklands, and the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef - so come on, be surprised! Click here for more information on the Gladstone Region.


















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