The resource and construction industry are continuing to power New South Wales’ economy during COVID-19 with the announcement of the Connecting Industry Conference featuring over AU$12 billion of projects presenting their procurement and work opportunities online.
Created due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, for the first time ever, multimillion-dollar projects from North to South NSW have come together to present their projects to the state’s resource and construction supply chain in one place where attendees don’t even have to leave the office.
Presented by Resource Industry Media and Job Skills Network, the Connecting Industry Conference is designed to assist the resource and construction sector on the latest project and procurement information while social distancing restrictions are in place. Resource Industry Media managing director Kieran Moran said.
“The growth within New South Wales’ resources and construction sector highlights the need for an event that links the state’s major industries with our highly-skilled supply chain.”
Based solely on procurement and work opportunities, the Connecting Industry Conference, proudly sponsored by Loadscan, and with 100% of profits from booking/ticket fees going towards indigenous scholarships, the event features some of the largest resource and construction projects in the state. The projects presenting are:
- Australian Rail Track Corporation: Inland Rail.
- Carpentaria Resources: Hawsons Iron.
- Clean TeQ: Sunrise Battery Materials.
- CWP Renewables: Uungula Wind Farm.
- AGL: Newcastle Power Station;
- Commonwealth Government: Snowy Hydro 2.0.
Mr Moran added:
“The conference is intended to open up new business opportunities and assist in developing business relationships during this crucial time of social distancing.”
A spokesperson for the Inland Rail said the project will supply stimulus to regional New South Wales communities right now as we rebuild the national economy following the COVID-19 pandemic and post-construction it will influence the way we move freight for decades to come. The spokesperson said.
“Benefits will be seen and felt by everyday Australians from the 16,000 jobs created during the peak of construction through to the more efficient movement of goods to the shelves of businesses right across the country.”
Proponents of the Sunrise Project, Clean TeQ Chief Executive Officer Sam Riggall said the Connecting Industry Conference is an ideal opportunity for Clean TeQ to engage early in the Project lifecycle with businesses in the procurement space. Mr Riggall said:
“Sharing information on the Sunrise Battery Materials Project with those in the supply chain will provide suppliers valuable insight into what will be just around the corner once Project funding is secured.”
The Connecting Industry Conference will be held on Tuesday, December 8 from 9 am to 1 pm facilitated via an Event App with live video streaming allowing attendees to network with presenting projects, speakers, delegates, and sponsors.
For more information go to: http://connectingindustry.com.au/