Feb 17, 2021In The Community

WA event brings together the best of the Mid West

Western Australia’Mid West is famous for all sorts of things – fresh produce from land and seaamazing tourist destinations, and thriving local communities. 

The natural gas sector plays a large part in the region too as a key employer. It is an industry that has delivered local jobs, connected homes and businesses, and worked with the region’s farmers for several decades. 

Not only does natural gas help to keep lights lit in homes, it services local industries such as manufacturing too, supporting regional jobs and communities. The industry also cooperates closely with agricultural and fishing communities to ensure the land is shared responsibly to the benefit of the wider community.

And so it’s important that our industry is among a diverse range of fields to take to the town of Geraldton over the next two days to discuss the future prosperity of the Mid West region.

The Mid West Economic Summit, now in its tenth year, will invite a bevy of notable guest speakers and attendees to talk about the region’s natural advantages and economic potential and sample some of the town’s famous local hospitality. 

Proceedings will kick off today with an attendee tour of Geraldton’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf and ‘Taste of the Mid West’ dinner at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, before the summit starts in earnest tomorrow morning at Queens Park Theatre. Events will then conclude with an after-hours business event to allow for further discussion and networking opportunities. 

Representatives from Australia’s natural gas and energy industries, including Mitsui, Strike Energy, BP, the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), APA, and ATCO, will contribute alongside a wealth of experts from government, industry and local communities as part of the high-profile program. 

The theme of this year’s summit is ‘United by Diversity’, promising a variety of speakers from all kinds of backgrounds, including government departments, Aboriginal groups, education, and tourism. 

For more information about the Mid West Economic Summit, visit the website here.