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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

18-19 March 2020 | The Westin Perth

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Standard Rate $3,095 (save $100) – Expires on 01 Mar 2020 // See pricing below

overview

This year’s event will focus on industry growth & developments, optimizing value, managing & improving iron ore quality, developments in innovation & automation, process improvements and renewable energy’s role in reducing operations carbon foot print whilst also lowering energy costs and improving their bottom line.

The event looks set to continue its role as the premier event for the global iron ore and steel industry.

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

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

  • Iron ore & steel market outlook and updates
  • 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 licence” 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.

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agenda

8:30 am

Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

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

  • 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

OPERATATION UPDATES

11:30 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | BHP

Simon Thomas, Project Director, South Flank, BHP

12:05 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Fortescue Metals Group

Greg Lilleyman, Chief Operating Officer, Fortescue Metals Group

12:40 pm

Networking Lunch

INNOVATION, GROWTH & AUTOMATION

1:50 pm

  • Automaton integration – The growing focus on innovation, technology and productivity
  • Opportunity for Hydrogen in Mining Mobility
  • Renewable Energy

2:20 pm

Innovation and growth of Pilbara Ports

Roger Johnston, Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Ports Authority

2:50 pm

Working with the iron ore producers & communities to create jobs and opportunities

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

Presentation to be advised

5:30 pm

Networking drinks

8:30 am

Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:15 am

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; Asian Engagement

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

9:30 am

  • 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

  • Hurdles and pathways for steel industry transformation
  • The role of iron ore in reducing steel emissions
  • Policy development: an uneven playing field
  • Material substitution, into and out of steel

STEEL MARKET UPDATE

10:30 am

China’s changing environmental policies and the growing scrap industry

Li Xinchuang, President & Chief Engineer, China Metallurgical Industry Planning & Research Institute

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

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

3:00 pm

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE | Floating Dewatering Storage and Offloading Vessel

Vincent Gendron, LNG2WIRE Product Account Manager, SBM Offshore

3:15 pm

Market dynamics & final thoughts on trends and directions

3:20 pm

Close of conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3095+GSTEarly Bird

Event pricing

  • Standard rate $3,095 – Expires 01 Mar 2020
  • Full rate $3,195 – From 02 Mar 2020

speakers

Paul Bloxham

Chief Economist, HSBC

Paul McTaggart

Co-Head Pan Asia Metals and Mining, Citi Research

Lachlan Shaw

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

Vivek Dhar

Associate 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

Roger Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Ports Authority

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

Hon. Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; Asian Engagement

Clyde Russell

Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist, Thomson Reuters

Li Xinchuang

President & Chief Engineer, China Metallurgical Industry Planning & Research Institute

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

Craig Jennings

Opportunity Manager for LNG fuels, Woodside Energy

Vincent Gendron

LNG2WIRE Product Account Manager, SBM Offshore

when & where

18 - 19 Mar 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.

To book this rate, click here.

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

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Still have a question?

Alexandra Bennet
Conference Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4315
Alex.Bennet@informa.com.au

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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