Our article of last week about the conduct of industry workshops for the petroleum contracting industry in Sydney and Melbourne during February 2017 led to calls for a third workshop to be conducted in Brisbane.

As a consequence, ACAPMA will be hold an additional workshop for QLD petroleum contractors and equipment supply business on Tuesday, 21 February 2017.

As stated in our article of last week, ACAPMA is the workshops in an effort to better understand the current issues and priorities for the petroleum contracting industry in Australia.

“Our goal is to secure industry feedback on the areas that are in greatest need of best practice guidelines and to hear about some of the more general issues that may be impacting adversely on the petroleum contracting industry”, said ACAPMA CEO Mark McKenzie.

An overview of the February 2017 workshops is provided below.

Workshop Objectives

The workshops are being conducted to achieve three objectives, namely:

  • The nature of any key issues currently affecting the delivery of petroleum industry contracting services to the fuel retail industry
  • Areas where there is a clear need for the development of whole-of-industry Best Practice Guidelines
  • Agree a framework for the conduct of a Petroleum Contractor/Petroleum Services forum in conjunction with the 2017 Asia Pacific Fuel Industry Forum in Melbourne (12-14 September 2017).

Workshop format:

The workshops will be conducted as a roundtable discussion to maximise input from all attendees. The discussion will be facilitated by the ACAPMA CEO, Mark McKenzie. The discussion will be developed around three principal questions, namely:

  • What factors/issues (if any) are currently affecting the timely and quality delivery of petroleum contracting industry services to the market?
  • Are there any areas where there is an obvious need for the development of whole-of-industry Best Practice Guidelines (e.g. VR, UPSS, Biofuels storage practices, Management of forecourt run-off, Use of Hold Open Clips etc.)?
  • What are the merits (if any) of holding a one-day forum for the Petroleum Contractor and Petroleum services industry as part of the programme for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Fuel Industry Forum, to be held in Melbourne between 12 and 14 September 2017? If so, what are the key topics that should be addressed?

Workshop details

The dates and times of the workshops are as follows:

  • Brisbane CBD – This workshop will be conducted on Tuesday 21 February 2017. The workshop will run between 4pm and 6pm, followed by drinks and nibbles.
  • Sydney CBD – This workshop will be conducted on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. The workshop will run between 10am and 12.30pm, followed by a light lunch
  • Melbourne CBD – This workshop will commence with a light lunch at 12.30pm and run between 1pm and 3.30pm

Registration details

Attendance at the workshop is free and open to all interested parties, but participants must register by emailing Catherine Squire of ACAPMA via catherines@acapma.com.au

Registrations are open until COB on Monday 20 February 2017 but places are limited.