In an effort to highlight and respond to the increasing focus on oil, natural gas and coal resources in Montana, as well as the oil play in the Bakken formation in Eastern Montana and western North Dakota, prominent energy industry leaders and businesses will provide a forum for local businesses to develop and exchange information at the first Energy Day at the 2012 MontanaFair.
In partnership with MetraPark, Synergy Station of Billings, Kinetic Marketing Group, Blast Creative, Montana Energy Forum, the Billings Chamber of Commerce and collaborative community partners bring the “Best of Show” agricultural theme typically seen in a traditional fair setting to Energy Day on Aug. 16 in the Heritage Building with a full day of educational exhibits, entertaining events and numerous networking opportunities for local business people to connect with oil industry and energy companies, job seekers and potential employers and workforce developers.
Although Energy Day is formally on Thursday, Aug. 16, the energy focus continues for the duration of the MontanaFair through Saturday, Aug. 18. More than 40 exhibits will be housed inside the classic Heritage Building, while a number of static equipment displays will be featured outside. Oil field companies plan to display various pieces of oil field equipment for fair goers to get a firsthand look.
Energy Day partners have developed a website at www.montanaenergyday.com to keep those interested informed of activities during Energy Days at MontanaFair. Events for business owners include a “Best of Show” competition, speed dating for businesses, and a private pre–Yellowstone River Roundup PRCA rodeo reception. For the public touring the Heritage Building there will be various presentations on various topics of interest such as mineral and water rights and Bakken oil field community impacts.
An additional contact is MontanaFair sponsorship coordinator Melody Dobson at 690-5503.