Getting a bird's eye view of the expo are Marie-Claire Wood (left) and Darryl Schwass from Boom Sherrin.
Getting a bird's eye view of the expo are Marie-Claire Wood (left) and Darryl Schwass from Boom Sherrin. Bev Lacey

Expo rated as the best in the country by exhibitors

EXHIBITORS at the Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo have labelled the event as the most important of its kind in the country.

The two-day event got underway today at the Toowoomba Showgrounds.

Organisers claim the event will inject $6 million into the Toowoomba economy.

Boom Sherrin branch manager Wayne Bramwell said the event was all about networking.

"This type of expo is extremely important for businesses associated with the mining and resources sectors," Mr Bramwell said.

"We provide elevated work platforms which allow workers to get safely into the air.

"It is about getting your name out in the marketplace," he said.

Owner of Leading Edge Telecoms Toowoomba Phil Neidler said this year's crowd knew what they wanted.

"We have attended all the expos which have been held," Mr Neidler said.

"It has been very positive this year.

"People know exactly what they want which for us has converted straight into sales.

"By the time you leave the expo, you will know everything there is to know about the mining industry.

"It has been extremely beneficial to businesses and individuals," he said.



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