On Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September, at the world renowned Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the plumbing, fire, gas, mechanical and hydraulic trades and professions came together to pull off one of the most unique joint trades based conferences in Australia.

The Trades Industry Conference was proudly presented by seven leading industry associations:

Association Partners

The Associations involved in the Trades Industry Conference

The two-day schedule was jam-packed with informative sessions, Q & A panel discussions, networking opportunities and social functions, including a Spring Racing Gala Dinner and Aussie BBQ Lunch. With streams specifically designed for each trade, there was a great mix of professionals who were able to come and go based on their schedule and interests. There was also over 30 exhibitors in the trade area, so there was plenty to see and do between sessions.

Platinum Partners Reliance Worldwide Corporation and Victaulic Australia were key contributors in making this event the great success that it was. There was also immense support from Gold Partners Austworld and CBUS, as well as Silver Partners Enware and Halgan.

The program had a strong focus on topical industry issues with informative and innovative speakers. Thursday’s keynote speaker, Paul Spinks, discussed micro-managing, how to inspire change and how to provide a tool kit that brings about purpose, direction, retention and meaning into the workplace. Friday’s keynote speaker, Steve Keating, had a different message to share regarding the future direction of Brisbane as a leading city with the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf Development.

You can view photos from the event on the Trades Industry Conference Facebook page. To access more images from the event, please contact the Conference Organisers. A number of speaker presentations will also be made available on the Trades Industry Conference website.

For further information contact:

Lisa Hilton
Conference Organiser on behalf of the Trades Industry Conference Committee
Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland
(07) 3273 0800

Alana Anstey
Conference Organiser on behalf of the Trades Industry Conference Committee
Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland
(07) 3273 0800

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