Opportunities on show at $6m Toowoomba mining expo
ORGANISERS of the Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo believe the two-day event will inject $6 million into the local economy.
The annual expo kicks off tomorrow at the Toowoomba Showgrounds.
Australian Events director Bob Carroll said the expo would have more than 500 exhibitors showcasing their services and products.
"We have exhibitors from around Australia and from overseas attending this year," Mr Carroll said.
"Already 3000 people have pre-registered online.
"Those numbers are up substantially from last year.
"We expect more than 7000 people will attend the expo over the two days," he said.
Mr Carroll said the expo, which is in its third year, was about showing the opportunities available in the energy and resources sectors.
"There is nothing like this event in Australia," he said.
"It is about showcasing the numerous opportunities in the sectors for both businesses and individuals."
Mr Carroll said this year's expo was shaping up to be the biggest and best attended in the event's short history.
"The importance of the Surat Basin is being recognised both domestically and internationally," he said.
"This expo is extremely relevant for a lot of people, companies and industries."
Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps will attend the expo tomorrow before delivering a keynote speech at the Industry Forum to be held at the City Golf Club.