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The GasFields Commission Queensland Speakers Presentations

The GasFields Commission Queensland

Support Respect Balance for rural landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry.

The GasFields Commission is an independent statutory authority that supports balanced and respectful relationships between landholders, government, regional communities and the gas industry by facilitating connections, sharing factual information and engaging with all parties.

Trust and respect are keys to building safe, caring and connected communities.

By connecting stakeholders through genuine engagement and clear communication, we are helping to build stronger and more viable regions.

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER 2019

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Jane Walker, Community Engagement Manager
GasFields Commission Queensland

Practical tools to improve connections between landholders, local businesses, resource companies and local government.

11:30 am – Midday

Joy Taylor, Business Mentor
Startup Toowoomba

Boosting innovation in the Darling Downs. Learn about some of the most recent scaleups and startups in mining equipment, technology and services (METS).

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Craig Westwood, Chief Executive Officer
MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees

An overview of apprenticeship and traineeship trends and success factors relevant to managers and workforce planners in the gas sector with a focus on candidate attraction, engagement, and training through to completion.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Jodie Taylor, General Manager (Community & Liveability)
Western Downs Regional Council

How Western Downs is positioning itself as the Energy Capital. Hear how Jodie is helping to drive the economic resurgence of the Western Downs.

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Jane Walker, Community Engagement Manager
GasFields Commission Queensland

Practical tools to improve connections between landholders, local businesses, resource companies and local government.

11:30 am – Midday

Joy Taylor, Business Mentor
Startup Toowoomba

Boosting innovation in the Darling Downs. Learn about some of the most recent scaleups and startups in mining equipment, technology and services (METS).

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Craig Westwood, Chief Executive Officer
MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees

An overview of apprenticeship and traineeship trends and success factors relevant to managers and workforce planners in the gas sector with a focus on candidate attraction, engagement, and training through to completion.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Jodie Taylor, General Manager (Community & Liveability)
Western Downs Regional Council

How Western Downs is positioning itself as the Energy Capital. Hear how Jodie is helping to drive the economic resurgence of the Western Downs.

THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 2019

9:30 am – 10:00 am

 

Peter Sharpe, Chief Executive Officer
Sharpe Engineering

A Roma success story. Hear how Sharpe Engineering grew from being a small, hands-on engineering firm to a multi-faceted and adaptable company, completely focused on quality.

11:30 am – Midday

Dr Katherine Witt, Senior Research Fellow
The University of Queensland Centre for Coal Seam Gas

The latest social and economic changes that have occurred in Queensland’s gas field communities based on key influences and changes to towns over time.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tess Palmer, Industry Stakeholder Manager
APPEA

Join Tess Palmer for insights into APPEA’s new initiative Brighter – a major community advocacy effort to promote better awareness of the role and benefits of natural gas in the every-day lives of Australians.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Dr Steve Ward, A/Director – Engagement and Compliance
Department of Natural Resources, Mines & Energy

Community engagement in frontier resource basins. Learn about DNRME’s early engagement activities to facilitate resource exploration and development.

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Peter Sharpe, Chief Executive Officer
Sharpe Engineering

A Roma success story. Hear how Sharpe Engineering grew from being a small, hands-on engineering firm to a multi-faceted and adaptable company, completely focused on quality.

11:30 am – Midday

Dr Katherine Witt, Senior Research Fellow
The University of Queensland Centre for Coal Seam Gas

The latest social and economic changes that have occurred in Queensland’s gas field communities based on key influences and changes to towns over time.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tess Palmer, Industry Stakeholder Manager
APPEA

Join Tess Palmer for insights into APPEA’s new initiative Brighter – a major community advocacy effort to promote better awareness of the role and benefits of natural gas in the every-day lives of Australians.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Dr Steve Ward, A/Director – Engagement and Compliance
Department of Natural Resources, Mines & Energy

Community engagement in frontier resource basins. Learn about DNRME’s early engagement activities to facilitate resource exploration and development.