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Goldfields – Esperance Major Projects 2022

Exploring major projects, economic growth, investments, development in the Goldfields-Esperance region

21 – 22 September 2022 | Hyatt Regency Perth

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Informa Australia is delighted to announce the Goldfields Esperance Major Projects Conference held 21-22 September at the Hyatt Regency Perth.

The Goldfields-Esperance region has the potential to thrive, particularly with the current government investments and initiatives planned to ensure economic growth, stability and the future of the region. Goldfields Esperance Major Projects Conference will cover the vast pipeline of major projects, including mineral production of gold, nickel, lithium and other energy materials, innovative renewable energy projects, rail and road developments, as well as many more key projects in place to support the region’s growth.

Topics will include:

  • Current outlook for the Goldfields-Esperance region
  • Government perspectives & initiatives
  • Strategic development, investments and emerging industries driving economic growth
  • Energy and decarbonising operations for the future – Renewables, storage, and hydrogen
  • Case studies on the latest major projects – Mining, Exploration, Transport, Renewable energy
  • Native title, community & stakeholder engagement
  • Managing and stimulating growth, innovative infrastructure, transport, primary industries and creating thriving and diverse communities

 

What is being said about the region:

The funding includes, $119.6 million for Pure Battery Technologies’ $399 million Western Australian pCAM Hub, in partnership with Poseidon Nickel, will build an integrated nickel manganese cobalt battery material refinery hub in the Kalgoorlie region. The site will become home to a growing workforce with 380 construction jobs and 175 initial permanent jobs from 2023.
– Prime Minister, Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, 16 March 2022

The Western Green Energy Hub is a truly massive proposal that would see WA home to one of the world’s largest renewable energy projects
– Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry, 13 July 2021

Mr Leahy said the rail realignment and transport hub, which would be established on the western outskirts of the city, would give the industry access to new opportunities for cost-effective transport…The realignment would also bypass the more expensive length of rail operated by Arc Infrastructure and give the hub direct access to the cheaper network heading east of Kalgoorlie.
– Sean Tarek Goodwin, ABC, 6 May 2021

speakers

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations, WA Government

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry, Western Australian Government

James Trail

Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Coolgardie

Steve Lewis

CEO, Southern Ports Authority

Andrew Penkethman

Managing Director, Ardea Resources

Kelvin Koay

Managing Director, TransAlta Energy Australia

Nick Strong

General Manager – KCGM, Northern Star Resources

Chris Barnes

Airport Manager - Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kris Starcevich

Chief Executive Officer, Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission

Sabina Shugg AM

Director - Kalgoorlie Campus, WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University

Peter Bradford

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IGO Limited

Cr Patrick Hill

Shire President, Shire of Laverton

Kirit Chauhan

GM Project Development, Liontown

Elaine Jolliffe

Executive Manager, Goldfields Aboriginal Business Chambers

Darren Hill

General Manager Commercial & Business Development, Horizon Power

Phil Gorey

Deputy Director General, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Jane Macey

General Manager – West Musgrave Operations, OZ Minerals

Warner Priest

Director Midstream Energy, InterContinental Energy

Marcus Falconer

Chief Executive Officer, Australia's Golden Outback

Allan Tranter

Founding Director, Creating Communities

Alex Wiese

Director Economy and Growth, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Tim Connoley

Director, Urbis

Holly Phillips

Director External Services, Shire of Esperance

Shane Burge

Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Esperance

Greg Cash

Managing Director, Elysian Consulting Pty Ltd

Jessica Warren

Principal, Professionals Platinum

Raz Ion

Director Regional Development, Regional Development Australia - Goldfields Esperance

Bevan Jones

General Manager, St Ives Gold Mining Company

Katina Law

IPS Executive Director, IPS Management Consultants

Jo Payne

Managing Director, Central Regional TAFE

Peter Bednall

Chief Executive Officer, Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation

Peter Fitchat

Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Dundas

Senior representative, Pure Battery Technologies

agenda

8:50 am

OPENING |Opening remarks from the Chair

Holly Phillips, Director External Services, Shire of Esperance

9:00 am

Welcome to Country |

Barry McGuire, Balladong, Wadjuk, Nyungar Representative

9:10 am

MINISTERAL KEYNOTE

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry, Western Australian Government

9:40 am

MINISTERAL ADDRESS

Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations, WA Government

10:10 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Circular Economy - Green Minerals

James Trail, Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Coolgardie

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

  • Diversifying the WA economy
  • Supporting major industries to lead diversification
  • Opportunities for the future in Goldfields-Esperance

11:30 am

  • Outlook on the regions and plans for economic growth
  • Improving the liveability in the area
  • Community engagement
  • Infrastructure, livability, affordability & workforce
  • Housing and property – challenges & opportunities

12:10 pm

Port of Esperance: Driving economic sustainability plans, investments and updates

Steve Lewis, CEO, Southern Ports Authority

12:35 pm

  • The changing face of mining education and industry engagement
  • Expanding our skills base through undergraduate teaching and continuing education in carbon neutral metals production
  • Collaborative industry projects which aim to deepen our focus on new production paths to carbon neutral metals, precursors and metal products
  • Fundamental and applied research into green mining, value from waste, and the Goldfields as a critical mineral industrial ecosystem

1:00 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:00 pm

A new integrated energy solution has been delivered for the Esperance community which will see the town powered by up to 50 per cent renewable energy. This is just the start of the transition to the future energy system and the reduction of carbon emissions. Horizon Power’s General Manager Commercial & Business Development, Darren Hill, will discuss the work happening across the Goldfields-Esperance region to deliver the power systems of the future that will drive economic growth and development, foster vibrant communities, and reduce carbon emissions.

2:20 pm

Outlook for the KCGM Super Pit

Nick Strong, General Manager – KCGM, Northern Star Resources

2:40 pm

  • Government plans and strategies to enable diversification within the resources sector
  • Progress and investments in diversification
  • Ongoing initiatives and future opportunities

3:00 pm

  • An overview of TransAlta’s global decarbonization efforts and progress
  • An overview of the Northern Goldfields Solar and BESS project and its benefits to our customer
  • An overview of the Northern Goldfields 132kV network expansion project
  • Defining a realistic, flexible and actionable pathway to decarbonization at an operating mine site Northern Goldfields Solar and Battery Storage Project

3:20 pm

  • An holistic approach to destination management
  • Targeting the right audiences
  • Destination Awareness
  • Investment in attractions and experiences
  • Access
  • Collaboration

3:40 pm

Networking and refreshment break

4:10 pm

Outlook and update on St Ives gold mine and plans for renewable energy to decarbonise operations

Bevan Jones, General Manager, St Ives Gold Mining Company

4:30 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair & Networking Drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

OPENING SPECIAL KEYNOTE

9:40 am

  • Creating investment & development opportunities
  • Creating a more balanced economy in the region & promoting regional development
  • Promoting regional development, attracting businesses and people to the region – What more can be done?
  • The role of collaboration, alliances and clear communication to achieve goals
  • What is being done to prepare for a self-sustaining community in the long-term?

10:20 am

  • WGEH, Our Corporate Charter, how WGEH does business differently through partnerships and consideration of key Stakeholders.
  • The Project Concept, delivering Green Hydrogen products at Scale.
  • Broader leveraged benefits, through scale comes the benefit of a broader reach and improved outcomes beyond the project

10:40 am

  • Growing our nickel business in the Goldfields-Esperance Region
  • Exploring to find the mines of the future
  • Ensuring we share value with our local communities

11:00 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:30 am

PANEL DISCUSSION | Supporting local businesses in the region

Elaine Jolliffe, Executive Manager, Goldfields Aboriginal Business Chambers

Katina Law, IPS Executive Director, IPS Management Consultants

Peter Bednall, Chief Executive Officer, Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation

12:10 pm

Outlook & update on the West Musgrave nickel and copper project

Jane Macey, General Manager – West Musgrave Operations, OZ Minerals

12:30 pm

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport major upgrades – investments and boosting the region’s economy

Chris Barnes, Airport Manager - Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:50 pm

Outback way upgrades

Cr Patrick Hill, Shire President, Shire of Laverton

2:10 pm

$10m Central Regional TAFE upgrade and the opportunities for the local industry

Jo Payne, Managing Director, Central Regional TAFE

2:30 pm

  • Globally significant Nickel, Cobalt and Scandium resource and other Critical Minerals
  • 5.9Mt contained nickel, enough for >147,000,000 electric vehicles
  • Generate significant regional employment and training opportunities
  • Direct infrastructure links to key Kwinana battery hub and Southern Ports, Esperance
  • Awarded Major Project Status by Australian Federal Government in March 2022 allowing for streamlined access to approvals and funding

2:50 pm

3:10 pm

Questions

3:30 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair & END OF CONFERENCE

sponsors

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exhibitors

Partners

pricing

Standard rate: $1,499 + GST (from 1st August 2022)

There is a special discount on conference attendance for all not for profit organisations & small businesses (less than 10 people) that have originated in the Goldfields & Esperance region and are not a branch office of a national or international company. To see if you qualify for the discounted rate, please email Richard.Beattie@informa.com.au

SPECIAL RATE – SMALL BUSINESS & NOT FOR PROFIT
Standard rate: $1,095 + GST (from 1st August 2022)

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Reconnect and re-engage with your industry peers at the Goldfields – Esperance Major Projects Conference.

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks, refreshment breaks and lunches, making this not just a conference… but an all encompassing industry “experience”.

Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
E: Megan.Rogulski@informa.com
T: +61 (2) 9080 4334

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Our Commitment to Sustainability

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We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

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when & where

21 - 22 Sep 2022

Hyatt Regency Perth
99 Adelaide Terrace
Perth WA 6000
(08) 9225 1234

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