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Guest speakers such as Keli McDonald, Damien Thomlinson and Senator Matt Canavan will headline a Women in the Workforce Breakfast and a gala dinner as a part of the inaugural Energy, Innovation and Mining Expo (eIMEx).

Expo committee member Rob Hooke said the events were “not to be missed”.

“I think both will be very interesting events,” Mr Hooke said.

“In terms of the breakfast, I think it will be a fantastic opportunity for our community to hear from some terrific women who are leading the way in their respective workforces.

“As well as that, it will be an excellent chance to network and pitch new ideas.

“Personally I think it is very exciting.”

Mr Hooke said the gala dinner was shaping up to be a a highlight of the expo weekend.

“It promises to be an excellent event,” he said.

“Damien Thomlinson is an incredibly inspirational person and it will be great to hear from him.

“Poet and entertainer Murray Hartin will also be performing and he is always something special wherever he goes.”

Tickets for the events on November 1 and 2 can be purchased online.

“I encourage everyone to come along for either event and have a terrific time as part of this inaugural expo,” Mr Hooke said.

“There is something for everyone at both of these events and it is also a great chance to help out a worthy cause such as the community scholarship fund.”

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