GLADSTONE’S Resource sector will be in the spotlight tjis week when they exhibit their new and innovative products at a Regional Showcase to over 800 resource industry delegates at the Queensland Resources Council’s State of the Sector Forum.
Over the past year five Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) member businesses have been
developing a new and innovative product aimed at the Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services
(METS) sector. On Wednesday, those businesses will showcase their new products at the Regional
Showcase to attract buyers and investors investing in the future of the METS sector.
GEA acting Chief Executive Officer Julie Gelder said all of the participating businesses possess
innovative solutions that are in the early stages of market development and have significant
potential for application in the METS sector.
“The showcase will demonstrate how their emerging capabilities, technologies and solutions can
help us prepare for the future and address the challenges the mining and resource industries face.
It’s a great demonstration of the levels of ingenuity that exist here in Queensland,” Ms Gelder said.
Gladstone business Multitrade Building Hire will be showcasing their innovative Mobile and Self-
Contained Crib Rooms at the Regional Showcase. Managing director Anthony Groen-Int-Woud said the buildings are designed to address the problems of slow project mobilisation times, high production costs, safety in reduced plant-personnel interaction and quality standards.
“Designed for the construction, oil, mining and and gas industries our Mobile & Self-contained Crib
Rooms offer a turn-key solution that can arrive on site and commence operations immediately,” Mr
“They provide a comfortable amenity for project teams with heavy duty construction, C2 Compliancy
and production efficiency as your workforce amenities can be constantly positioned at the area of
The event will be held in conjunction with one of the resource sector’s signature events, the
Queensland Resources Council (QRC) State of the Sector Forum, taking place at the Brisbane
Convention and Exhibition Centre.
QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the resources industry was one of the major investors in
“QRC is excited to add this showcase from our regions at the QRC lunch and State of the Sector
forum,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“The resources sector creates direct jobs in regional Queensland, and we’re also proud to support
the innovative local businesses that partner with us across the supply chain. It’s a great opportunity
for these regional businesses to talk to a cross section of the entire resource industry.”
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the
businesses participating all possess innovative solutions that have significant potential for
application in the METS sector.
“We hope this showcase attracts more buyers and investors to the forum as it’s a prime opportunity
to connect with the businesses investing in the future of the METS sector,” Mr Dick said.
Potential buyers or investors are encouraged to attend the showcase and discover the many
advanced products and services coming out of regional Queensland.
Those interested can register their attendance at the Regional Showcase by clicking on the following