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Friday, 4 May 2012
First-Ever Energy & Resources Symposium in Australia
GBTA has announced the launch of its GBTA Australia/New Zealand
Energy & Resources Travel Symposium. The event, a first for the region,
will be held at the Mercure Perth Hotel in Western Australia on October 15th - 16th
Paul Tilstone, GBTA’s Global Development Officer, said, “The
GBTA Australia/New Zealand board recognised the opportunity to create a
programme for the resources and energy sector in the region but this isn’t just
about a single event. We have plans to integrate our approach for this
growing sector into everything we do, including providing continued education
and networking events.”
GBTA launched the event as part of its new strategy for the
region building off the success of its first GBTA Oil, Gas & Marine
Travel Symposium 2011 in Europe which took place in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The European event is moving to Rotterdam
in 2012 with 60% more attendees expected to join.
In addition to the event, GBTA will encourage members from
the energy and resources sector to join the special interest group created for
this sector on GBTA’s collaboration tool, The Hub to continue engagement with
stakeholders. There are also plans to create sector specific white papers
and to find a senior buyer from the sector to join the GBTA regional board.
Mercure Perth Hotel
Despite the very recent launch, the event has already
received the backing of Australian travel management company, QBT, who will be
supporting the event as a platinum sponsor.
David Hughes, General Manager QBT, said, “This is an
innovative event that will bring considerable value to buyers and suppliers in
the region. As an expert in travel management for the oil, gas and marine
industry QBT is delighted to support GBTA in this exciting initiative.”