The Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) is recognised as the go-to member organisation in Queensland for bringing exploration and opportunity together.
The QEC is an initiative of the peak industry body for the resources industry in Queensland – the Queensland Resources Council (QRC).
Established in 2010, QEC is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation which sits within the QRC alongside QRC’s other initiative, the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).
QEC’s focus is on investment attraction and promotion of the exploration industry.
Membership gives access to initiatives in exploration investment attraction, the monthly newsletter, sponsorship opportunities as well a platform to set, implement and participate in the QEC’s agenda to bring investment to Queensland.
In 2021 the QEC updated its strategic plan with the vision:
The QEC is governed by a volunteer Management Committee to oversee the progress and working groups of the QEC, to ensure key objectives are met.
QEC is led by a specialist team of exploration experts who share knowledge and volunteer their time to the QEC.
The day-to-day running of QEC is managed by the Marketing Manager and QRC Resource Policy Director
The QEC endeavours to influence perceptions about the importance of exploration, and promote Queensland’s prospectivity to investors and businesses that support the exploration industry.
The QEC has four distinct working groups;
Complementing the policy work of the Queensland Resources Council, the QEC is seeking to promote the natural advantages of Queensland and Brisbane as a home to minerals and energy companies and the wide range of essential service companies.
The QEC would not be possible without its corporate partners. These companies are vital to fulfilling QEC’s ambitious agenda and we thank them for their ongoing support.
Developed in partnership with the Queensland Government and Trade and Investment Queensland, Energy Mines and Money showcases critical mineral, coal, oil and gas, hydrogen and renewable energy projects to prospective investors throughout a two-day conference and exhibition taking place in Brisbane from 1-2 June 2020.