Register your interest


Register your interest


22nd Annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference

The premier event for the global iron ore & steel industry

20-21 March 2019 | Crown Perth, WA

Register Your Interest



This event is co-located with the 20th Mineral Sands Conference, 2nd Lithium & Battery Metals Conference. One registration provides access to all three events.

The 22nd Annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference will be held on 20-21 March 2019 at the Crown Perth.

Widely regarded as the premier event for the global iron ore and steel industry, the annual conference is the place to get the latest global outlook for iron ore and steel demand and supply, as well as hear from industry leaders as they discuss their future plans, and the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead.
With numerous new mine and expansion projects about to inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the Pilbara region, the Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference 2019 will focus on exploring the iron ore boom 2.0.

Key topics for discussion include:

  • Iron ore and steel market outlook and updates
  • Creating value in a changing market – the global push for high grades and premium prices
  • China’s changing iron ore demands – restructuring of the Chinese steel industry, changing steel mill requirements, evolving environmental policies and pollution reduction targets
  • Premium lump and pellet vs. fines for China
  • Project updates and expansion plans
  • Managing the iron ore boom 2.0 – FIFO and workers’ camps, engineering requirements, skills shortages, cost inflation, and what we learned from the first boom
  • Iron ore price, derivatives and futures market
  • Innovation and automation – the future of growth, IOT, remote operation centers, and new productivity developments
  • Reducing energy costs – the role of solar and RAPS for mine sites

“Australia’s three major iron ore miners have now committed to spending a total of almost $9 billion on new mining projects across Western Australia’s Pilbara, creating thousands of jobs”
– ABC News, 30/11/2018


Hon. Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Western Australia

Tim Day

General Manager South Flank Operational Readiness, BHP

Greg Lilleyman

COO, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

Paul McTaggart

Co-Head Pan Asia Metals and Mining, Citi Research

Peter Kerr

CEO, Mount Gibson Iron Limited

Andrew Dickson

Business Development Manager, CWP Renewables

William Przystupa

Director, Simpson Spence Young

Max Court

Senior Commodity Analyst, Metals & Mining, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Tim Murray

Co-Founder, Managing Partner J Capital Research Co. Ltd

Paul Everingham

CEO, Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA (CME)

Peter Malpas

Director, Braemer

Clyde Russell

Asia Commodities Columnist, Thomson Reuters

Peter Dyball

Principal & Founder, Pit Crew Management Consulting Services Pty Ltd

Philip Kirchlechner

Director, Iron Ore Research

Ken Hoffman

Senior Expert, McKinsey Basic Material Institute

Li Ning

Chief Representative, Singapore Office, Dalian Commodity Exchange

Andrew Glass

Head of Financial Trading, Anglo American Marketing Limited

Dr Neil J. Bristow

Managing Director, H & W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd

Alina Arnold

Head of Indices, Mysteel Global

Joe Moloney

Senior Economist, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Behyad Jafari

CEO, Electric Vehicle Council

Tim Hard

Senior Vice President, Asia Metals, Argus Media

Quentin Hill

Managing Director, Carpentaria Resources

Rob Brierley

Managing Director, Fenix Resources

Dr John Pye

Solar Thermal Group, Australian National University

Han Lu

Senior Editor – Iron Ore, S&P Global Platts

Alex Tonks

Head of Australia & New Zealand, CRU

Leonard Rowe

Director of Business Development (Asia Pacific), AME Group

The Minerals & Investment Week

The Minerals & Investment Week is the key industry gathering providing expert insights for Australia’s resources community. With multiple conferences under the one roof, delegates can select sessions and plan a unique track to suit their individual needs.

This year’s participating conferences are the 22nd Annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference, 20th Annual Mineral Sands Conference, and the 2nd Annual Lithium & Battery Metals Conference.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to hear exclusive market updates and network with leaders from across the entire mining and resources industry. Please join us on 20-21 March 2019 at Crown Perth.

Single registration provides access to all participating events. Register online via ANY of the following pages:


Mineral Sands   Lithium & Battery Metals


See images from the past Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference

Global Iron Ore

when & where

20 - 21 Mar 2019

Crown Perth
Great Eastern Highway
Burswood WA 6100
1800 556 688

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call on 02 8585 0808.

PLEASE NOTE: The conference is held within the Crown Perth complex. The Crown Towers, Crown Metropole and Crown Promenade hotels are all within easy 5-10 minutes walk to the conference rooms. The closest hotel is the Crown Promenade.
View map here

Special accommodation rates are available via the Crown Hotels website. Please quote “EVENT658897” in the promotional code field to receive your negotiated event rate, Click here for more information.


Still have a question?

Alexandra Bennet
Conference Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4315

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4030

Get all the latest on Informa news and events

Informa Australia is the nation's leading event organiser. Our events comprise of large scale exhibitions, industry conferences and highly specialised corporate training.

Find out more