Palmer said out of the 250 sites at the trade expo, to date 140 had been sold.
“With three months to go before the expo, we have in excess of 140 sites sold and we expect a surge of site sales to take place in the weeks immediately before April 23, 2007 when trade expo bookings formally close,” he said.
“In fact, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if we need to expand the trade expo. Fortunately, we have plenty of available space at the Rockhampton Showgrounds and the erection of an extra Hoecker for additional trade expo booths won’t pose a problem.”
Palmer said organisers were delighted so many businesses had recognised the value of taking part in QREX, which would highlight the goods and services available to the resource industries from the Rockhampton district.
He said the city and surrounding local authorities had been positioning themselves as the primary service points for resource activities in Central Queensland and a secondary service point for similar activities in the northern Bowen Basin.