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20th Annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference

The Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference is renowned as the most definitive convention to discuss the global market outlook for the iron ore and steel industry.
29 – 30 March 2017 | Crown Perth

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Early bird rate - $2,995 + GST (SAVE $200)
Expires 13 March 2017 - BOOK TODAY!


The event looks set to continue its role as the premier event for the global iron ore and steel industry during this challenging and crucial time as the resources sector considers the outlook for 2017 and beyond. In a time of industry volatility and uncertainty, it is now more important than ever to receive the latest expert analysis and insights into possible market and industry scenarios and network with industry leaders. Join hundreds of iron ore executives, analysts, fund managers, engineering firms, industry suppliers and many more under the one roof for 2 days of presentations, discussion, debate and networking functions and private meetings.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Edgar Basto, Asset President, BHP Billiton Western Australia Iron Ore
  • Senior Representative, Rio Tinto
  • Gary Gray AO, General Manager, External Affairs, Mineral Resources Limited
  • Gordon Toll, Executive Chairman, Magnetite Mines Limited
  • Tracy Liao, Commodities Strategist, Citi
  • Alwyn Vorster, Managing Director, BC Iron Limited
  • Li Xinchuang, President, China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute, & Deputy Secretary General, China Iron and Steel Association
  • Managing Director, Atlas Iron
  • Alina Wills, Senior Commodities Research Analyst, S&P Global Platts
  • Clarke Wilkins, Director, Metals & Mining Research, Citi Research
  • Caue ‘Paul’ Araujo, Principal Consultant, SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd
  • Oscar Tarneberg, Regional Manager, Asia, The Steel Index
  • Paul Brennan, Chief Economist, Citi Research
  • Chris Newman, Editor – Argus Steel Feedstocks, Argus Media
  • Dr Neil J. Bristow Managing Director, H & W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Dale Harris, Regional Director Iron Ore, Australia / Asia, Hatch
  • Damien Harding, Director Performance Innovation, Hatch
  • Laura Brooks, Principal Consultant, Consulting, CRU


Key issues to be addressed at the 2017 event include:

  • Global economic and financial outlook
  • Iron ore market outlook: Navigating and surviving excess supply and low prices
  • The perspective on iron ore industry from producers
  • Global supply outlook – How does growth in Brazilian supply compare to that in Australia?
  • The rise of smaller producers taking Chinese market share
  • Development and prospects of iron ore price, derivatives & futures market
  • Steel market outlook – Global & Asia
  • Status of China’s steel industry – Examining China’s iron ore demands and future development directions
  • What role other Asian country will play in picking up excess supply?
  • China steel recycling seen as growing threat to iron ore demand
  • Reality check from the investors
  • Will the recent cost reductions and productivity improvements be sustained?
  • Managing through the downturn and improving productivity in the new low price era


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Global Iron Ore


Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $3195$2995+GST
Two day conference + Workshp $4390$4190+GST
Workshop $1495$1495+GST

Event pricing

  • Early bird rate – SAVE $200! Expires 13 March 2017
    Early bird Package (Two days): $2,995 + GST
    Early bird Package (Two days) + Workshop: $4,190 + GST
    Early bird Workshop: $1,495 + GST (not applicable)
  • Standard registration pricing
    Package (Two days): $3,195 + GST
    Package (Two days) + Workshop: $4,390 + GST
    Workshop: $1,495 + GST

Iron Ore Processing Course


The Iron Ore Processing Course provides a concise overview of the specific unit operations associated with iron ore processing. With a strong market for iron ore and the growth of new projects, there is unprecedented demand for personnel with expertise in iron ore production. The course contains comprehensive information on the beneficiation of iron ore including comminution, sintering, upgrading, and pelletizing aspects. Various types of furnaces utilised for the production of iron are considered, and the pyrometallurgy of smelting in a blast furnace is discussed in detail.

Process analytical methods are also highlighted to familiarise personnel with quality assurance procedures, and a strong emphasis is placed on pollution control measures given trends on environmental regulations. Finally, we cover some case studies in order to familiarise ourselves with industry best practice and some of the challenges that we potentially face within the industry.

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed to provide key knowledge of Iron Ore Processing to mining executives, project managers, geologist, senior mine and processing plant operating staff, engineers and researchers. The course can also benefit training providers, suppliers to resource industry, technologist, accountants, brokers and investors. It requires no pre-requisite knowledge and a certificate is provided at the completion of the course.

Course Programme

  • Introduction
  • Ore Mineralogy
  • Ore Processing Hematite
  • Ore Processing Magnetite
  • Iron Ore Testwork
  • Iron Production
  • Review of Projects

Course Benefits

The course includes sound technical information regarding iron geological occurrence, mineralogy and mining techniques as well as factors to be considered in blending of ores from a processing perspective. Comminution and beneficiation of ore are discussed at length. Detailed discourse on commonly utilised pyrometallurgical extraction process for iron manufacture are included. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss issues they have encountered with their plant processes.

Participants are provided with comprehensive course notes on CD covering the basic theoretical and practical aspects of iron ore processing. This will serve as a valuable resource for later reference.


Damian Connelly
Director/Principal Consulting Engineer
Mineral Engineering Technical Services

Damian has over 40 years experience as a Consulting Metallurgist. He has extensive experience in the gold, copper, lead, zinc, uranium and iron ore industries. His field of expertise lies in plant operations, feasibility studies, detailed design, and commissioning. He has been involved in many projects including engineering, audit, due diligence, tenders and expert witness work.

Damian’s training courses have been run both in Australia and overseas, and are highly regarded.

when & where

29 - 30 Mar 2017

Crown Perth
Great Eastern Highway
Burswood WA 6100
08 9362 8866

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Still have a question?

Alexandra Bennet
Conference Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4315

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4030

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