THIS MONTH the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association’s (APGA) annual convention and exhibition kicks off, running over four days the theme of the 2015 convention is Australia’s Pipeline Industry: Providing Skills and Infrastructure for Energy.

Held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event starts on 17 October with a golf day held at Palmer Colonial golf course and a welcome dinner at Sea World.

Additional social events and an opening dinner follow on 18 October, with APGA president Mark Dayman providing a welcoming address to start the conference on 19 October.

Presentations will run over two days covering topics such as, gas and gas markets, safety and the environment, projects, skills and training, technical challenges , as well as research and developments.

Speaking to Oil & Gas Australia, APGA chief executive Cheryl Cartwright said APGA holds 25 events around Australia throughout the year, with the annual convention and exhibition its biggest event.

“APGA’s annual convention and exhibition brings all the industry together from around Australia and overseas to share industry knowledge and experience. Attendees always leave feeling informed and having made good connections,” Ms Cartwright said.

The annual convention and exhibition is an opportunity for all members from all sectors of the industry to meet and address the issues that are important and to share critical knowledge about the industry, APGA said in a statement.

APGA’s business program promises high quality papers and useful information at the sold-out exhibition.

Exhibitors will provide a wide variety of products and services, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and obtain industry knowledge.

APGA’s annual dinner held at the convention and exhibition centre on 20 October will conclude the event.