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Big guns in Queensland mining to speak in Moranbah

Two of the most influential leaders in Queensland mining will be guest speakers at the annual Bowen Basin Mining Club luncheon in Moranbah later this month.

Michael Roche, chief executive of Queensland Resources Council, and Gerhard Zeims, head of finance with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance will talk about FIFO, the future of coal seam gas, and emerging worldwide trends in mining and markets.

“When Michael and Gerhard speak they make headlines and important people listen,” said Bowen Basin Mining Club director Jodie Currie.

“Their involvement makes the Moranbah luncheon one of the most keenly anticipated events on the resources industry calendar.

“If anyone has their finger on the pulse of all things mining in the Bowen Basin and beyond it is Michael Roche.

“The insight he will provide into the global, national and local prospects for the industry will be invaluable.”

Mr Roche is expected to give his perspective on an industry in transition and the political moves in Australia and Queensland to restore confidence for investors.

He is also likely to tackle the thorny issue of Fly-in Fly-out, which has recently been in the headlines in Moranbah; the continuing rise in the number of women working in the industry in Queensland; the developments in, and potential influence of, the coal seam gas sector; worldwide demand and projected trends; and how Queensland is now viewed by the multinational corporations.

“Michael’s speech is certain to be right up to the minute and based on the best information available,” said Jodie.

“Gerhard is also expected to provide fascinating intelligence from the perspective of a key decision maker and I’m sure there are plenty who will be hanging on his every word.

The network luncheon at Moranbah Community Centre on March 27, will bring together resources company representatives, Bowen Basin businesses, contractors and government.

The event is sponsored by Wormald, ADT Security and AVMIN – Air Charter Specialists.

A small number of tickets are available and anyone interested in attending should contact info@bbminingclub.com

For more information or to interview Jodie, call Adrian Taylor on 0400 360821 or Teresa Vella on 0403895144

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