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
Dr Anthony Budd
MinEx CRC Program 3 Leader and National Drilling Initiative Leader, Geoscience Australia
Managing Director, Legacy Minerals
Sunrise Regional Manager, Sunrise Energy Metals
Managing Director, Hawsons Iron
Managing Director, SJ Shooter Real Estate
Dr Peter Crowhurst
Geology Manager, Rimfire Pacific Mining
CEO/Director, Regional Development Australia - RDA Orana
Deputy Secretary, Mining, Exploration and Geoscience Department of Regional NSW
Dr Phillip Blevin
Director – Acquisition & Synthesis, Geological Survey of NSW, Department of Regional NSW
Executive Chairman, Golden Cross Resources
Director – New South Wales, Victoria & Tasmania, Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC)
Approvals Manager, Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited
Exploration Manager, Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited
Managing Director & CEO, Argent Minerals Limited
Chairman, Krakatoa Resources Limited
Group Exploration Manager, Aurelia Metals Limited
Executive Chairman, Manuka Resources Ltd
Senior representative, CMOC-Northparkes Mines
CEO, LJ Hooker Orange
New Sites Team Manager, RES
Director, Stride Renewables
Executive Chairman, Vertex Minerals
Director, Australian Institute of Geoscientists
Principal Consultant & Owner, Drawpoint Consulting Pty Ltd
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Strategic Materials
General Manager, Orange360
Deputy Mayor, Broken Hill City Council
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:
T: +61 (2) 9080 4334
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