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23rd Annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference

A new generation of mines, game changing technology, improved productivity & reduced carbon footprint

1-2 December 2020 | The Westin Perth

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overview

“Gushing cash: iron ore miners are a yield favourite” 23/6/2020,AFR

“Australia’s annual iron ore export revenue is poised to crack $100 billion – a record for any commodity – as prices of the steel-making ingredient surge on the back of mine shutdowns in Brazil and strong demand from a resurgent post-COVID-19 China.” 9/6/2020,AFR

“Iron-ore surged past $100/t as supply woes in Brazil coincide with sustained, robust demand in top steel producer China” 29/5/2020, Mining Weekly

This year’s event will focus on COVID-19 and the impact to steel raw materials, industry growth & developments, optimizing value, managing & improving iron ore quality, developments in innovation & automation, process improvements and decarbonisation pathways to reduce carbon footprint, lower energy costs and improving the bottom line.

In light of the ongoing situation this year’s Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast conference will be delivered as a physical event with virtual components making the event accessible for delegates from across the globe. We are adding additional measures to ensure the safety of our speakers and delegates on site, and we are continually reviewing government recommendations as they appear to make any adjustments necessary.

While the conference is rescheduled, many leading industry commentators are expecting a large number of changes by the end of the year. What will this mean for the iron ore & steel sector? As we look ahead we feel that December will be the perfect time for the region’s iron ore & steel executives to come together to assess, debate, and anticipate how 2021 is going to unfold after the current uncertainty.

Join hundreds of iron ore executives, project directors, analysts, engineering firms, industry suppliers and many more for 2 days of presentations, discussions, networking and private meetings.

Just some of the key issues to be addressed at the 2020 event include:

  • Iron ore & steel market outlook and updates
  • COVID19 and the impact to steel raw materials, supply chains & operations
    Project updates & expansions
    Optimising value – technology developments
  • Revolutionary decarbonizing technologies – Opportunities to reduce reliance on costly fossil fuels and their carbon foot print
  • Renewables increasing important role in attracting project investment and maintaining a “social license” to operate
  • Innovation & Automation -The future of growth, IOT, remote operation centers, new productivity developments

This year’s 23rd Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference will be run concurrently with the 21st Mineral Sands Conference as a key industry gathering and a networking opportunity not to be missed.

agenda

8:30 am

Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Paul McTaggart, Co-Head Pan Asia Metals and Mining, Citi Research

IRON ORE & STEEL MARKET OUTLOOK

9:10 am

Economic outlook

Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC

9:40 am

Iron ore and steel market outlook

Paul McTaggart, Co-Head Pan Asia Metals and Mining, Citi Research

10:10 am

  • COVID19 and the impact to steel raw materials, supply chains & operations
  • China
  • New supply and industry developments
  • Sustainability & decarbonisation – investment, development & growth
  • The effect of changes in recycling of scrap steel on iron ore demand
  • Is India the next disrupting factor in the iron ore market?

11:00 am

Networking & refreshment break

OPERATION UPDATES

11:30 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | BHP

Simon Thomas, Project Director, South Flank, BHP

12:05 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | World class operations, infrastructure and marketing delivering value

Greg Lilleyman, Chief Operating Officer, Fortescue Metals Group

12:40 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Chairman

Amir Sabet, Senior Consultant, CRU

INNOVATION, GROWTH & AUTOMATION

1:35 pm

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE | Future proofing mining: How strategic collaborations and science will drive success

Matthew Urquhart, Engineering Manager - Projects, Mineral Technologies

1:50 pm

Innovation & Automation - The future of growth, IOT, remote operation centers, new productivity developments

Tristan Jackson, Chief Strategy Officer, Veckta/Worley

2:20 pm

Innovation and growth of Pilbara Ports

Roger Johnston, Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Ports Authority

2:50 pm

#cosmeticinnovation = investing in technology, without the commitment and discipline to change the way of working

Sarah Coleman, Founder and Director, ImpRes and Sandpit Innovation

3:10 pm

Utilising Operational Technology Knowledge to empower Deep Learning Optimisation

Byron Talmage, Functional Manager – Production Systems, Calibre

3:30 pm

Networking & refreshment break

PROJECT UPDATES

4:00 pm

Australia’s premium grade hematite iron ore miner

Peter Kerr, CEO, Mount Gibson Iron Limited

4:25 pm

  • Iron ore quality and price drivers
  • Economics of processing versus DSO production
  • Magnetite Mines overview

4:50 pm

Carpenteria Resources – Plans to develop Hawson Iron ore project

Quentin Hill, Managing Director, Carpentaria Resources

5:10 pm

COVID19 and the impact to steel raw materials

Amir Sabet, Senior Consultant, CRU

5:30 pm

Networking drinks

8:30 am

Registration and Morning Coffee

9:15 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr Neil J. Bristow, Managing Director, H & W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd

HOW CAN MINERS AND STEEL PRODUCERS THRIVE IN A NEW AGE OF SUSTAINABILITY & DECARBONISATION?

9:30 am

  • Will the combination of the COVID19 and volatile market conditions distract the attention of business leaders from clean energy transitions?
  • Are iron ore miners and global steel producers doing enough to combat climate change
  • How rapid should the industry de-carbonise
  • What are the main risks? Increased regulation, loss of social licence, technological innovation
  • A future path for the industry

10:00 am

  • How is the steel industry addressing the challenge of reducing carbon emissions?
  • Evaluating emerging decarbonisation technologies
  • Challenges for steel industry transformation
  • What is the impact of decarbonisation in steelmaking on Iron Ore and Met Coal demand?

STEEL MARKET UPDATE

10:30 am

China’s changing environmental policies and the growing scrap industry

Li Xinchuang, Secretary of the Party Committee of China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute (MPI), Vice Chairman of China Iron & Steel Association (CISA)

11:00 am

Networking & refreshment break

11:30 am

  • How will we see the market change?
  • What could become the main challenges in 2020 for iron ore and steel mills?
  • Investment & collaboration opportunities
  • What effect will pollution control measures around the world have on the steel industry

QUALITY, SUPPLY & DEMAND – CHINA, INDIA & SE ASIA

12:10 pm

  • Impact of shifting trade flows on Chinese procurement preferences
  • A closer look at contaminant trends and dynamics

12:40 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

  • Could mine lease delays turn India into a net importer of iron ore in 2020?
  • How will seaborne fines and pellet markets be affected?
  • What factors could mitigate the effects of supply disruption?

FREIGHT

2:00 pm

Dry bulk markets and freight outlook

Abhinav Gupta, Analyst – Dry Cargo Research, Braemar ACM

2:30 pm

Traditional shipping fuels may have a limited future under the decarbonisation targets proposed by the IMO, and LNG-fuelled ships to carry iron ore are already on order. This presentation will cover:

  • The progress on LNG as a fuel for bulk carriers;
  • The emissions reduction benefits specifically for large bulk carriers
  • A comparison of LNG to alternatives.

3:05 pm

3:10 pm

CLOSE | Closing remarks from the Chair

3:15 pm

Networking and refreshment break

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3195+GST
Online Access Pass$2396+GST
Online Access Pass - International attendee$2396
  • Online Access Pass: Delegates attending the event online, via our digital platform. Not physically attending.
  • Package(Two Days): Delegates attending the event in person.

speakers

Paul McTaggart

Co-Head Pan Asia Metals and Mining, Citi Research

Paul Bloxham

Chief Economist, HSBC

Lachlan Shaw

Director, Head of Commodity Research, Markets, Corporate & Institutional Banking, National Australia Bank

Vivek Dhar

Director, Mining Research, Commonwealth Bank

Kim Christie

Senior Analyst Iron Ore and Steel, Wood Mackenzie

Simon Thomas

Project Director, South Flank, BHP

Greg Lilleyman

Chief Operating Officer, Fortescue Metals Group

Amir Sabet

Senior Consultant, CRU

Matthew Urquhart

Engineering Manager - Projects, Mineral Technologies

Tristan Jackson

Chief Strategy Officer, Veckta/Worley

Roger Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Ports Authority

Sarah Coleman

Founder and Director, ImpRes and Sandpit Innovation

Byron Talmage

Functional Manager – Production Systems, Calibre

Peter Kerr

CEO, Mount Gibson Iron Limited

Mark Eames

Strategic Technical Advisor, Magnetite Mines

Quentin Hill

Managing Director, Carpentaria Resources

Dr Neil J. Bristow

Managing Director, H & W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd

Clyde Russell

Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist, Thomson Reuters

Li Xinchuang

Secretary of the Party Committee of China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute (MPI), Vice Chairman of China Iron & Steel Association (CISA)

Xiaoxuan Sun (David)

Managing Director, Sinosteel Australia Pty Ltd

Lloyd Hain

Managing Director, AME Consulting

Jun Kai Heng

Associate Editor, Metals – Steel Business, S&P Global Platts

Chris Newman

Senior Editor, Argus Ferrous Markets, Argus Media

Abhinav Gupta

Analyst – Dry Cargo Research, Braemar ACM

Craig Jennings

Opportunity Manager for LNG fuels, Woodside Energy

when & where

01 - 02 Dec 2020

The Westin Perth
480 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
+61 (08) 6559 1888

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATE
We have secured an accommodation rate of $265* per room per night for conference attendees at The Westin Perth for the nights of the 17-19 March 2020 inclusive.

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* Room availability and rates are subject to availability and valid until Monday 17 February 2020, unless sold out prior.

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Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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