Gladstone Supply Chain Expo highlights local content and industry suppliers at CQ’s largest exhibition event.

The GEA Gladstone Supply Chain Expo, presented by APLNG, operated by ConocoPhillips, will showcase more than 70 exhibitors highlighting the services and capabilities of Gladstone’s highly skilled supply chain within the industrial, resource and construction sector.

GEA is inviting the community, local business and Gladstone’s diverse resource and construction Industry to attend with GEA communications and events coordinator Kieran Moran saying the Expo is an unsurpassed opportunity for industry decision makers and the community to engage with Gladstone region manufacturers, engineers, suppliers and industry experts all in one place.

“The GEA Supply Chain Expo is about giving local suppliers the opportunity to showcase their high level of skills and capacities gained from working within these industries for many years,” Mr Moran said.

“These suppliers are ready and waiting to deliver world-class service to not just major projects but down to residential building renovation projects as well and we want to make sure that everyone knows about the services and capabilities of our local businesses.”

Special guests from around the state have been invited to attend the Expo. These guests represent resource companies and buyers - from project investors and proponents, Government representatives and industry associations to Tier 1 contractors and smaller firms.

Mr Moran said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) will be launching their 2018 Local Content Report, a report summarising major industry’s progress in implementing the Code of Practice for Local Content across the state.

“The QRC Local Content Report will include best practice case studies and the sector’s economic contribution to central Queensland which will be delivered by QRC executive Ian Macfarlane,” Mr Moran said. 

“I encourage Gladstone’s major industry heads and their procurement and maintenance teams to come along and not only learn about their performance surround their support of local suppliers but to engage with exhibition stall holders as well and find out about their capabilities and services.”

Mr Moran said the Expo is also a chance for the Gladstone community to learn more about Gladstone industry and the businesses at the heart of the resources sector.

“The expo is not only a fantastic opportunity for the community to get an update on what’s happening in the resource and construction sector around Gladstone but to also get advice and review products for home renovations including plumbing, electrical, mechanical, security, engineering, fencing, environmental, painting, training, safety, finance and more.”

The Gladstone Supply Chain Expo will be hosted on Wednesday, April 10 at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre from 8am to 2pm. 

Picture: GEA EXPO: Kieran Moran (GEA) Kevin Dollary (Links Resources), Mitchell Upton and Jeanette Matslofva (Upton Engineering), Robert Gibb (APLNG, ConocoPhillips), Tim Fowler (NAB) and Jason Lalo (GEA).

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