Min­ing con­fer­ence to fo­cus on eco­nomic chal­lenges

Townsville Bulletin - - Investor -

A NEW min­ing, pro­cess­ing and en­ergy con­fer­ence is to be held in Townsville.

The North Queens­land Min­ing, Pro­cess­ing and En­ergy Con­fer­ence, is to be held at Ry­dges South­bank Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on May 9 and 10 and is be­ing pre­sented by Aus­tralian Pro­fes­sional Con­fer­ences and Sem­i­nars and spon­sored by Yab­ulu nickel re­fin­ery op­er­a­tor Queens­land Nickel.

Aus­tralian Pro­fes­sional Con­fer­ences and Sem­i­nars man­ag­ing di­rec­tor El­iz­a­beth Han­son said she re­alised the po­ten­tial for such an event af­ter work­ing with min­ing pro­fes­sion­als in the re­gion.

Ms Han­son said it would be the first con­fer­ence de­vel­oped to ser­vice the North Q u e e n s l a n d r e g i o n a n d would fo­cus in 2011 on the eco­nomic chal­lenges in the min­ing, pro­cess­ing and en­ergy in­dus­tries.

Queens­land Nickel is the prin­ci­pal s pon­sor, while ma r k e t i n g o r g a n i s a t i o n Townsville En­ter­prise is also sup­port­ing the event and is a r r a n g i n g f o r i n d u s t r y ex­hibits to be dis­played.

Yab­ulu re­fin­ery gen­eral man­ager Tre­for Flood said Q u e e n s l a n d Ni c k e l wa s proud to sup­port a con­fere nce a i med a t b r i ngi ng to­gether many of its in­dus­try col­leagues in its own back­yard of Townsville.

For more in­for­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tions on the up­com­ing event go to www. nqm­pec. com.

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