Ryan Cochran of East Coast Traffic Control shows off the racing car they have on display at the Central Queensland Transport, Trades and Mining Expo.
Ryan Cochran of East Coast Traffic Control shows off the racing car they have on display at the Central Queensland Transport, Trades and Mining Expo. Sharyn O'Neill

Big and small are on show

TRUCKS, dozers, forklifts and race cars - the CQ Expo has it all.

For the next two days the Rockhampton Showgrounds is a one-stop industry exhibition which aims to provide a unique networking opportunity for anybody interested in the resources industry.

Officially titled the Central Queensland Transport, Trades and Mining Expo, the event is made up of more than 350 sites occupied by suppliers, service providers, government agencies and manufacturers who are all showcasing what their industry has to offer.

Director of the expo, Bob Carroll, said Rockhampton was chosen as the host city because it was considered to be the hub of Central Queensland.

Speaking about the expo, Mr Carroll said he hoped it would allow people to expand their contacts within the various businesses on site.

"This is really for everyone who is interested in the resources industry, whether they are working within it now or have been looking for a job at the mines," Mr Carroll said.

"If you are already working out in the mines, the expo is a great opportunity for you to see what's coming up and what new products are out there that could benefit you.

"And if you haven't been able to secure a job within the resource industry, this is your chance to get some advice on what you need to do as well as some tips on what to expect from a career at the mines."

Wayne Miles, of East Coast Traffic Control, said the expo was about sharing industry experience.

"We are here for two reasons - one to show people what we have to offer, and to see what is going on with other people in similar industries.

"For us it's a good chance to do some networking."

East Coast Traffic Control had some interesting additions to their exhibit, including their own race car and V8 supercar simulator.

"We do driver training with vehicle simulators so we thought we'd bring the supercar simulator and give some of the people here a chance to try it out and have a bit of fun," he said.

There are also daily seminars which focus on a range of mining issues.

 

CQ EXPO

  • When: Today and Tomorrow
  • Time: 9am-5pm
  • Cost: $10 admission if you haven't already registered.
  • For a more information on the event visit cqexpo.com.au.


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