A wealth of emerging opportunities in agribusiness, renewable energy and mining supply will be uncovered at an industry forum in the Central Highlands.

Soil, Sun and Beyond will feature seven high-level speakers and be hosted by the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) in Emerald on Friday, 14 July.

Registration is $60 per person, which includes buffet lunch and beverages, and can be made at chdc.com.au.

A key presentation will be on the Adani Regional Content Strategy (ARCS), with Regional Client Manager Ben Hughes to discuss the supply chain and employment process for the company’s
Carmichael Coal Project.

RES Australia Solar Development Project Manager Rebecca Meek will also walk through the key facts of the Emerald Solar Park Development, including location, size, timelines, and opportunities
for supply, employment and education.

JP Van Moort, Principal of major economic consulting firm ACIL ALLEN, will give a snapshot of agribusiness opportunities that have been identified in its stocktake of the sector in the Central
Highlands.

“During the day-to-day running of a business, it can be challenging for operators to stay abreast of the many promising and innovative opportunities that are unfolding in the Central Highlands,”
CHDC General Manager Sandra Hobbs says.

“The Industry Forum is about pulling together this information into a single event and providing an environment for guests to interact directly with the companies involved.”

The forum will also detail the digital telecommunications infrastructure and economic data tools available in the Central Highlands and how they can be utilised to improve future connectivity and
maximise benefits to local business.

Discussions will also centre around KPMG’s development of a Central Highlands Economic Masterplan to position the region as strong, dynamic, innovative, and economically-viable.

The Industry Forum is supported by QantasLink, Central Highlands Regional Council, CQ Commercial Laundry and Maraboon Tavern.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Please contact Kylie Hawkins (07) 4982 4386 or events@chdc.com.au for further information.

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