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Victoria Gold Mining & Exploration Forum

20-21 February 2024 | Rendezvous Melbourne

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Informa Australia is delighted to announce the 4th Victoria Gold Mining & Exploration Forum, held 20-21 of February 2024 at the Rendezvous Melbourne. Re-join and reconnect with your colleagues, contacts and industry for this unique networking and shared learning opportunity.

Topics will include:

  • Current market outlook
  • Government perspective, policy & regulations
  • Latest updates from the key operating mines in Victoria
  • Insights from leading exploration companies, and their latest initiatives
  • First Nations, community & stakeholder engagement
  • Investor appetite for Victorian gold
  • Skills and workforce development for the future
  • Decarbonising operations
  • New technology & innovations


The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP

Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Energy and Resources, Minister for the State Electricity Commission, Victorian Government

Mike Hudson

Managing Director, Southern Cross Gold

Lisa Gibbons

General Manager, Southern Cross Gold

Tim Markwell

Managing Director, Falcon Metals Limited

Bill Reid

Head of Exploration, North Stawell Minerals

Luke Mortimer

Chief Executive Officer, Kalamazoo Resources

Matt Hernan

Exploration Manager, Outback Goldfields Australia

Chris Doyle

Exploration Manager Victoria & Project Generation, Novo Resources Corp

Dr Naomi Potter

Principal, Technical Studies, Chrysos Corporation

Michael Bowditch

Senior Geologist, Agnico Eagle – Fosterville Gold Mine

Noel Laidlaw

Compliance Officer – Mineral Exploration and Retention Licences, Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Corporation (DJAARA)

Adam Kroll

Principal Geophysicist, AirGeoX

Don MacDonald

CEO, Deepcore Drilling

Stuart Glazebrook

Policy Adviser, AMEC

Neil Marston

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Flynn Gold

Dr Karol Czarnota

Senior Science Advisor – Exploring for the Future Program, Minerals, Energy and Groundwater Division, Geoscience Australia

Ben Jupp

Principal Geologist, SRK Consulting

Danny Kentwell

MSc Mathematics and Planning (Geostatistics), FAusIMM, Principal Consultant (Resource Evaluation), SRK Consulting

Adam Place

Director, Tesbury Community Engagement

Joe Mazumdar

Editor, Publisher, Analyst, Owner, Exploration Insights

James Sorahan

Executive Director – Victoria Division, Minerals Council of Australia

Tom Boneham

Director, Tesbury Community Engagement

Shane Evans

Principal Adviser – Economic Reform, Minerals Council of Australia

Owen Greenberger

Chief Geologist, Dart Mining

Dylan Brown

Project Officer – LUAA, Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Corporation (DJAARA)

Paula Dell McCumstie

Founder, Community Engagement Services

Berge Okosdinossian

Director, Notting Hill Advisory

Isabelle Welstead

Victoria Committee Member, Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG)

Eric Zubcic

Graduate Exploration Geologist, Wesfarmers, AIG and AusIMM General Committee Member

Michael Fenwick

Senior Geologist, Flynn Gold



Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

econnect and re-engage with your industry peers at the Victoria Gold 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
T: +61 (2) 9080 4334


How machine learning is improving prospectivity modelling
Victoria is believed to have the richest orogenic gold endowment of any state or region globally. However, the majority of its gold remains hidden beneath younger sediment cover, with few near-surface signs of mineralisation at depth.

Major new gold breakthrough a near-term possibility – says MD of Falcon Metals
After a patient wait for farmers to reap their late harvest, Falcon Metals is soon set to resume drilling beneath the paddocks northwest of Bendigo, Victoria – and Managing Director Tim Markwell is hopeful about what his team will unearth.

Tectonics and implications for gold prospectivity in Victoria
Victoria’s rich orogenic gold endowment has helped make the State what it is today. But much of its hidden potential is yet to be discovered – with historic goldfields mainly found through surface geochemistry (panning), where mineralised levels are serendipitously exposed.


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.


ConnectMe • Networking enhanced

All of our events utilise a bespoke dynamic smartphone app, ConnectMe – which guarantees attendees a premium event experience. Logins are sent prior to the conference commencement allowing you to check who’s attending, schedule in meetings and catch ups, participate in live Q+A and interactive polls, and much more. ConnectMe ensures you never miss a beat prior, during and post event.

Event Code of Conduct

We want everyone who comes to our events to have a great experience. This code explains our expectations and rules, which includes general good practice behaviour, and how to report anything witnessed or experienced that goes against them. Read our Event Code of Conduct here.

when & where

20 - 21 Feb 2024

Rendezvous Melbourne
328 Flinders St,
Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9250 1888

Book accommodation with HotelMaps
To access the best available rate, book here.


Still have a question?

Aya Mersal
Conference Manager
(02) 9080 4338

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
(02) 9080 4334

Chris Shorthouse
Marketing Manager

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