Resource sector plans discussed at business breakfast
SENIOR representatives from GVK Hancock, Adani and North Queensland Bulk Ports reiterated their commitment to development projects in the Whitsunday region at the Bowen Business Information Form (BBIF) held last Wednesday.
The sell-out event was hosted by Whitsundays Marketing and Development Limited (WMDL) and JESI Management Solutions and provided all 230 attendees from across Queensland and interstate with an update on current and future project plans and developments. The Information Forum was opened with a message from Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Infrastructure and Planning, Jeff Seeney who acknowledged Bowen and the greater Whitsundays as being key to Queensland’s economic future, outlining the numerous projects currently taking place in and around the region.
WMDL’s chief executive officer Danial Rochford said the event went on to provide a unique opportunity for government, industry and the local community to share information.
He said all three representatives outlined their organisation’s commitment to working with the local business community in the Whitsunday region.
He also encouraged local businesses to take advantage of forums such as this, which provide an invaluable opportunity to connect with senior representatives from major projects and government and to build stronger business networks. “This will allow our local business community to take advantage of the procurement opportunities across our region when they are offered,” he said.
“We are privileged to live in a region with such a strong future economic outlook across the mining, marine, horticulture, agriculture and tourism industries and it is important that we all work together to ensure the delivery of sustainable and long term benefits for the Whitsundays community.”