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Business After Hours networking event a success at Geraldton Port’s maintenance shed

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian
Guests arrive at the Business After Hours event via the port's ‘skybridge’.
Camera IconGuests arrive at the Business After Hours event via the port's ‘skybridge’. Credit: Gina Jenkin/ZEN Events and Photography/ZEN Events and Photography

The port of Geraldton provided a stunning backdrop to the latest Business After Hours networking event last week.

In all, 120 local business people gathered at the Mid West Ports Authority’s maintenance shed, which received a full washdown and transformation ahead of the guests’ arrival.

Talking about arrivals, attendees reached the shed via the port’s “skybridge” and were lucky enough to witness a shipping departure from Berth 3, providing an up-close experience of the port’s operations.

The event was co-hosted by MWPA, Fenix Resources Limited and Svitzer Australia. Representatives spoke to the audience, sharing their business insights and accomplishments.

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The networking opportunity is held every month at different locations, thanks to the Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Catering on the balmy night was provided by Skeetas Restaurant and Cafe, while local singer Alyce Brook, known as Little Miss Music, performed for the crowd.

The port’s maintenance shed will also be the venue for the MWCCI’s Business Excellence Awards on Saturday, November 12.

It will be the final function held inside that shed, with the port about to undergo a major transformation over the next four years.

MWPA CEO Damian Tully said that event seemed fitting farewell to that facility, which has been part of Geraldton’s landscape since 1932.

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