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24th Annual Mineral Sands & Rare Earths Conference


Australia’s key meeting place for the mineral sands industry.

19 – 20 March 2024 | Crown, Perth

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Join us for the 24th Annual Mineral Sands & Rare Earths Conference held between 19-20 March 2024 at The Crown, Perth.

Expect to hear about the latest market insights, views from international guest speakers, updates from Australia’s current projects and operations, and more at this key industry event.

Co-located with the Global Iron Ore and Steel Forecast event, the Mineral Sands Conference will provide the perfect opportunity for the region’s industry executives, project directors, analysts, fund manager, engineering firms, industry suppliers and many more to come together to reconnect and engage for 2 days of presentations, discussions, networking functions and private meetings.

Some key topics to be addressed:

  • Market outlooks for zircon and TiO2
  • Project and operation updates
  • Potential for the rare earths market and production
  • End user’s perspective
  • Environmental issues and site rehabilitation case studies
  • Investment in potential new projects in Australia
  • Mineral processing trends
  • Technology to enhance product quality and efficiency
  • Transport and logistics

This is your opportunity to keep ahead of industry developments and meet with the key project players!

Register your interest to be kept in the loop with developments.

Speakers

Reg Adams

Managing Director, ARTIKOL UK

Patrick Mutz

Managing Director, Image Resources

Bruce Griffin

Executive Chairman, Sheffield Resources

Ron Douglas

Executive Director & Interim Chief Executive Officer, VHM Limited

Murray Lines

Director, Stratum Resources

Angela Glover

Chief Operating Officer, Northern Minerals

Tiger Brown

Managing Director, Astron Limited

Michael Winternitz

Director Projects, WIM Resources

Ellie Saklatvala

Senior Editor – Nonferrous Metals, Argus Media

Darryl Cuzzubbo

Managing Director & CEO, Arafura Resources

Cadell Buss

Founder and Managing Director, Chilwa Minerals

Brett Hoyle

General Manager, Currumbin Minerals

Galvin Lim

Principal Consultant, TZMI

Tom Davidson

CEO, ACDC Metals

Matt Healy

Executive Director, Astute Metals NL

Damian Connelly

Principal Consulting Engineer, METS Engineering

Abhinav Gupta

Research Dry Cargo, Braemar

Agata Krupa

Vice President Risk & Corporate Services, Australian Strategic Materials

Paul Brown

Chief Executive Officer, Hastings Technology Metals Limited

Brett Hazelden

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, OD6 Metals Ltd

Dr Deependra Singh

Chairman & Managing Director, IREL (India) Limited

Greg Jones

Commercial and Business Development Manager, IHC Mining

Matthew Allen

Global Manager Business Development, Mineral Technologies/Downer

Agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Reg Adams, Managing Director, ARTIKOL UK

INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

9:05 am

  • Drivers of mineral sands demand: trends in downstream sectors (paint, plastics, ceramics & others)
  • World trade, economic growth & investment climate
  • New projects & new industry entrants
  • Recap on recent industry news & developments
  • Revenue from by-products (rare earths, vanadium, garnet, etc.)
  • Challenges & opportunities facing the industry
  • Technological innovations
  • Supply, demand & price review & outlook
  • Mineral sands for investors
  • Key factors affecting the industry over the next 25 years

9:35 am

Industry Perspective

Speaker TBA,

OPERATION UPDATES

10:05 am

Image Resources has been a successful critical minerals producer for the past five years and is focused on transitioning from operating a single mine, with a single product and a single market jurisdiction (Chapter 1), to its Chapter 2 ambitions of operating multiple mines, producing multiple products and marketing globally. The Company is currently awaiting final permitting to commence mining at its 100%-owned, high-grade Atlas project and is actively conducting studies on three other projects with multi-decade potential operating life, and all within trucking distance of a proposed centralised mineral separation plant (MSP) to be located at its current Boonanarring mine site. A feasibility study for an MSP is well advanced and a study has also commenced on a synthetic rutile (SR) production facility targeting the value-adding upgrading of ilmenite to SR in a modern, lower carbon dioxide emissions process using green hydrogen

10:35 am

  • World’s largest zircon reserve
  • On time and budget stage 1 construction
  • De-risking ramp up

11:05 am

Morning break

11:30 am

Donald Project - Development Update

Tiger Brown, Managing Director, Astron Limited

12:00 pm

  • Company Introduction
  • Resource Portfolio
  • Avonbank – a Tier One Zircon Asset
  • Community & Rehabilitation Track Record

12:30 pm

Lunch

RARE EARTHS

Afternoon Chair: Murray Lines, Director, Stratum Resources

1:30 pm

  • Pricing update: China and Europe
  • Key market drivers for 2024: supply, demand and geopolitics
  • What does the diversification of the supply chain mean for price mechanisms?

2:00 pm

Goschen Project - Securing supply of critical minerals for the global energy transition

Ron Douglas, Executive Director & Interim Chief Executive Officer, VHM Limited

2:30 pm

The recent developments of the Rare Earths market and the Nolans Rare Earths project

Darryl Cuzzubbo, Managing Director & CEO, Arafura Resources

3:00 pm

Developing the Yangibana Rare Earths Project

Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Hastings Technology Metals Limited

3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

MINERAL SANDS PROJECTS UPDATE

4:00 pm

Growing a major mineral sands project in Malawi

Cadell Buss, Founder and Managing Director, Chilwa Minerals

4:30 pm

Developing Mineral sand and Rare earth projects

Tom Davidson, CEO, ACDC Metals

5:00 pm

  1. The importance of understanding mineralogy and its connection with processing and finished products.
  • Understanding the difference between a label and a definition of mineral species
  • “Are we talking about the same thing?”
  1. What is the best methodology? Is there a best methodology?
  • Who needs what information and when
  1. How far can I take the work that I am doing today on my MRE ⇒ just to Ore Reserves? Or-further
  • Future proofing your mineralogy characterisation……
  • How much do I expand in terms of effort and dollars and when is the right time for what approach?

5:30 pm

Networking Drinks

6:30 pm

CLOSE | Close of Day 1

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Damian Connelly, Principal Consulting Engineer, METS Engineering

9:05 am

The Future Role of Chinese Pigment in the World Market

Galvin Lim, Principal Consultant, TZMI

9:35 am

  • Exploration and Reserves
  • Mining Processes
  • Market Trends and Developments
  • Rare Earth Elements (REEs) from HMS
  • Economic and Environmental Considerations

10:10 am

The Governor Broome Heavy Mineral Sands Project

Matt Healy, Executive Director, Astute Metals NL

10:40 am

  • Freight rate development
  • Demand and supply fundamentals
  • Market outlook

11:10 am

Morning break

TECHNICAL PERSPECTIVES

11:40 am

East Coast Mineral Separation Plant Facility

Brett Hoyle, General Manager, Currumbin Minerals

12:10 pm

The Viability of Modular Process Plants in Mineral Sands

Matthew Allen, Global Manager Business Development, Mineral Technologies/Downer

12:20 pm

Lunch

RARE EARTHS

Afternoon Chair: Reg Adams, Managing Director, ARTIKOL UK

1:10 pm

International Presentation – Rare Earth Element Recovery Potentials – Indian Context

Dr Deependra Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, IREL (India) Limited

1:40 pm

ASM: An alternative supply chain for the clean energy transition

Agata Krupa, Vice President Risk & Corporate Services, Australian Strategic Materials

2:10 pm

Northern Minerals and the Browns Range Rare Earths project

Angela Glover, Chief Operating Officer, Northern Minerals

2:40 pm

The REE potential of the Esperance region

Brett Hazelden, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, OD6 Metals Ltd

3:10 pm

The Challenges of Producing Rare Earths From Monazite & Xenotime

Damian Connelly, Principal Consulting Engineer, METS Engineering

3:40 pm

CLOSE | Closing remarks from the Chair

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

Pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3850+GST

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Reconnect and Re-engage with your industry peers at this year’s Annual Mineral Sands & Rare Earths Conference

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks, lunches and refreshment breaks 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
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
E: Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au
T: +61 (0)2 9080 4334

Event Code of Conduct

This code explains our expectations and rules, which includes general good practice behaviour – because actions can impact others and everyone has a role to play in getting it right.

Anyone not following these rules or behaving in an unacceptable way will be asked – and expected – to stop doing so immediately and may be removed from the event. Read our Event Code of Conduct here.

Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

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.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

when & where

19 - 20 Mar 2024

Crown, Perth
Great Eastern Hwy
Burswood WA 6100
P: 1800 556 688

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contact

Still have a question?

Diana Lauzi
Conference Manager
Diana.C.Lauzi@informa.com

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4334
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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