QCAT hosts open day

The Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies is hosting its open day Thursday.

Under this year’s theme – Energy, Water and Skills: Challenges for the Resources Sector, the centre will focus on the ever changing political, social and environmental climate in which the mining industry operates.

QCAT executive manager Mike McWilliams said attendees will be able to engage with research and industry organisations to learn how the sector’s challenges are being met.

“QCAT has evolved into an advanced precinct where research and discussion critical to the future of Australia is being conducted on a daily basis,” Williams said.

The even will also feature Calum Drummond, the group executive for CSIRO Manufacturing, Materials & Minerals; Geoff Brent, a research associate at Orica; Peter van Iersel, the director of the Mackay Resource Technology Centre, Andrew Ash, a director at CSIRO’s National Research Flagship for Climate Adaptation; and Michael Roche, the head of the Queensland Resource Council.

It will then hold a forum panel, opening up into audience discussion.

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