Hitachi Sponsors IQA National Conference

IQA 2015 event attendees

The Institute of Quarrying Australia's (IQA) 58th National Conference was held on October 14th to 17th, 2015 at Adelaide Convention & Exhibition Centre. This year’s conference theme was “The Infrastructure Boom: Our Industry Building Communities’ with a focus on the opportunities open to the quarry industry during the challenging times. 

As a Platinum Sponsor of the conference, HCA hosted the Welcome Reception for approximately 300+ delegates.

Guests of the evening were entertained throughout the night by DJ Bos who provided the perfect atmosphere for people to kick back, relax and catch up. As the evening continued, guests were given a unique insight into the life of Bryan Dawe when he performed a political satire presentation. A roving magician also moved around the crowd performing tricks with a touch of flair and sass. Guests were offered to enjoy foods from a list of cuisines, to ensure variety was plentiful throughout the evening. 

Each year the IQA recognises and celebrates key industry members through their awards presentation. Blake Ardrey, was the recipient of the 2015 Hitachi Individual Safety Award, an award that recognises an individual’s contribution to the advancement of OH&S in the quarry industry.

Our exhibition space showcased a static display of the Hitachi ZW140-5 Wheel Loader, giving delegates a firsthand insight into our extensive wheel loader range. 

On the Friday, over a 160 delegates made the trip to McLaren Vale Quarries to view a live demonstration of the latest quarry machinery from many leading OEM’s. HCA were excited to have the opportunity to showcase and put to work the new Hitachi ZW370-5 wheel loader, creating a high level of interest. Also on display was a Bell B50D ADT. 

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