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NSW Mining & Exploration Conference

THE key meeting place for the NSW minerals industry

12 – 13 October 2022 | Orange Ex-Services Club

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Early bird rate expires on 31 August 2022 // See pricing below

overview

The number of metals projects in the NSW planning pipeline has increased to 13 in 2021, up from 11 projects in 2020, highlighting the strong ongoing interest in the metals sector in NSW. Eight of these are proposals for new mines, including new gold, silver, nickel, cobalt, and scandium mines. This is the highest number of proposed new metals mines for NSW in at least a decade.
– NSW Mining, 2021

The New South Wales Government has released the state’s first Critical Minerals and High-Tech Metals Strategy, as part of a drive to be a global leader in the field.
– Michael Philipps, Australian Mining, 30 November 2021

Informa Australia is delighted to be holding the forthcoming 8th NSW Mining & Exploration Conference, which will be held on 12–13 October 2022 at the Orange Ex-Services Club.

There is a growing demand for NSW high-quality metals and critical minerals, particularly for the development of Australia’s clean energy future. The NSW Government has vowed as part of the state’s 2021-22 budget almost $200 million for both mining & critical mineral exploration to ensure the stability and future of the industry. The recent announcement of Australia’s first Critical Minerals Hub is a strategy in place to promote exploration and attract investment for critical minerals resources.

The NSW Mining & Exploration Conference will reconnect the industry to explore the latest projects as well as discuss the current opportunities and challenges in the state. This conference is THE key meeting place for the NSW minerals industry.

Key themes to be covered in 2022 include:

  • Current market outlook
  • Government perspective
  • Latest updates from the key operating mines in NSW
  • Insights from leading exploration companies, and their latest initiatives
  • Community & stakeholder engagement
  • Recent challenges for the industry including, skills shortages, scarcity of drill rigs, and delays for laboratory assays & accommodation shortages
  • Renewable energy & decarbonising operations for the future
  • Forecasts for critical minerals

speakers

Dr Anthony Budd

MinEx CRC Program 3 Leader and National Drilling Initiative Leader, Geoscience Australia

Chris Byrne

Managing Director, Legacy Minerals

Mike Wood

Sunrise Regional Manager, Sunrise Energy Metals

Bryan Granzien

Managing Director, Hawsons Iron

Laura Shooter

Managing Director, SJ Shooter Real Estate

Dr Peter Crowhurst

Geology Manager, Rimfire Pacific Mining

Megan Dixon

CEO/Director, Regional Development Australia - RDA Orana

Georgina Beattie

Deputy Secretary, Mining, Exploration and Geoscience Department of Regional NSW

Dr Phillip Blevin

Director – Acquisition & Synthesis, Geological Survey of NSW, Department of Regional NSW

Jordan Li

Executive Chairman, Golden Cross Resources

Lucy McClean

Director – New South Wales, Victoria & Tasmania, Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC)

Bruce Blunden

Approvals Manager, Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited

Heath Porteous

Exploration Manager, Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited

George Karageorge

Managing Director & CEO, Argent Minerals Limited

Colin Locke

Chairman, Krakatoa Resources Limited

Todd McGilvray

Group Exploration Manager, Aurelia Metals Limited

Dennis Karp

Executive Chairman, Manuka Resources Ltd

Senior representative, CMOC-Northparkes Mines

Scott Munro

CEO, LJ Hooker Orange

Rebecca Meek

New Sites Team Manager, RES

Amy Kean

Director, Stride Renewables

Roger Jackson

Executive Chairman, Vertex Minerals

Dale sims

Director, Australian Institute of Geoscientists

Stephen Duffield

Principal Consultant & Owner, Drawpoint Consulting Pty Ltd

Rowena Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Strategic Materials

Caddie Marshall

General Manager, Orange360

Jim Hickey

Deputy Mayor, Broken Hill City Council

agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Stephen Duffield, Principal Consultant & Owner, Drawpoint Consulting Pty Ltd

9:10 am

  • Trends in exploration and mining in NSW
  • The NSW Government’s plan to support the industry to thrive
  • The critical minerals and high tech metals opportunity

9:40 am

Outlook and update on the Northparkes Mine

Senior representative, CMOC-Northparkes Mines,

10:05 am

  • The NSW government has released a Critical Mineral and High Tech Metals strategy
  • A range of critical minerals have been identified as having exploration and discovery potential in NSW
  • Known and potential distribution of critical minerals across the state will be discussed.

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Local leader

Jim Hickey, Deputy Mayor, Broken Hill City Council

Additional panellists to be advised,

11:40 am

  • The National Drilling Initiative (NDI) is underway, with drilling programs completed in 2020, 2021 and early this year. The NDI is a world-first collaboration of Geological Surveys and researchers, to undertake drilling in under-explored areas of potential mineral wealth and provide a test-bed for new mineral exploration technologies developed in the MinEx CRC.
  • This talk will provide information about MinEx CRC, our goal, sponsors and participants, work to date and future research and drilling.
  • Drilling campaigns have been conducted to date in East Tennant and South Nicholson (both NT), and the Delamerian arc in South Australia. These campaigns provide new stratigraphic and geological framework data and interpretations, with evidence of mineral systems. Over the next five years, drilling is planned to be done in North and South Cobar, Dubbo, Forbes and Mundi (NSW), Far East Yilgarn (WA), and other locations yet to be confirmed.

12:05 pm

Aurelia Metals Limited

Todd McGilvray, Group Exploration Manager, Aurelia Metals Limited

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

Silver production update following restart of Wonawinta Silver Project

Dennis Karp, Executive Chairman, Manuka Resources Ltd

1:55 pm

Getting it Right from the Beginning – Land Access for Mineral Exploration in NSW

Lucy McClean, Director – New South Wales, Victoria & Tasmania, Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC)

2:20 pm

  • Sunrise project – current status
  • Exploration Update
  • Project modification update
  • Regional infrastructure investments
  • Battery recycling

2:45 pm

The Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) – an update on developments and how this will interplay with the region’s mining industry

Amy Kean, Director, Stride Renewables

Rebecca Meek, New Sites Team Manager, RES

3:05 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:35 pm

Outlook and update on the Kempfields Silver Mine

George Karageorge, Managing Director & CEO, Argent Minerals Limited

4:00 pm

Accommodation Centralisation Program

Caddie Marshall, General Manager, Orange360

4:10 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION | Accommodation Shortage in regional NSW

Megan Dixon, CEO/Director, Regional Development Australia - RDA Orana

Laura Shooter, Managing Director, SJ Shooter Real Estate

Scott Munro, CEO, LJ Hooker Orange

4:45 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:00 pm

CLOSING | End of Conference Day One and Networking Drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER | The NSW Mining Value Chain – where does value really start?

Dale sims, Director, Australian Institute of Geoscientists

9:40 am

Globally significant project

  • Australia’s largest cobalt sulphide deposit – top 10 global cobalt mine / top 5 ex-Africa
  • 5kt (metal equiv) vs global market of ~150kt
  • Direct to customer supply chain

Favorable project fundamentals

  • Integrated mine/refinery – based on commercial processes
  • Established infrastructure in stable mining district
  • Lowest quartile costs with minimal environmental impact

10:05 am

Session to be advised

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

  • Located near Broken Hill, Hawsons Iron’s flagship is a world-leading undeveloped project with a unique and significant asset base
  • Hawsons is designing a future-proof operation from the ground up through its ESG focus on innovative mining, processing, and transport solutions
  • A lengthening queue of blue-chip companies has lined up to secure the Hawsons Supergrade® product, which at nearly 70% Fe offers the highest iron content to be available on the seaborne market and will command a substantial premium over the 62% Fe fines benchmark price
  • Ideally positioned to meet changing global market demands, Hawsons’ premium product is an essential ingredient to decarbonising steelmaking.

11:20 am

Dubbo Project update

Rowena Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Strategic Materials

11:40 am

New porphyry targets emerge from cutting edge reprocessing of aeromagnetic data

Dr Peter Crowhurst, Geology Manager, Rimfire Pacific Mining

12:00 pm

Golden Cross Resources

Jordan Li, Executive Chairman, Golden Cross Resources

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

Session to be advised

1:40 pm

Legacy Minerals

Chris Byrne, Managing Director, Legacy Minerals

2:00 pm

Vertex Minerals

Roger Jackson, Executive Chairman, Vertex Minerals

2:20 pm

  • Skill shortage in the industry
  • Delay and shortages for of drill rigs, and delays for laboratory assays
  • How the current inflation is affecting the sector

3:00 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:10 pm

Networking and refreshments & END OF CONFERENCE

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pricing

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  • Early bird rate expires on 31 August 2022

Special team deal – book three, and the fourth comes free.
Contact our customer service team on +61 2 9080 4307 or email info@informa.com.au for more details.

Local small business discount attendance
There is a special discount available for local small businesses with less than 10 employees, and that are not a branch office of a national or international company. To assess your eligibility please contact richard.beattie@informa.com.au

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

Reconnect and re-engage with your industry peers at the NSW Mining & Exploration 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

when & where

12 - 13 Oct 2022

Orange Ex-Services Club
231-243 Anson St, Orange NSW 2800
+61 (02) 6362 2666
www.oesc.com.au

 

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