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 2012.

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.”

Paul Tilstone
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.”

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