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5th Annual Katherine Regional Mining & Exploration Forum

23-24 May 2017 | Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Cultural Centre, Katherine

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Early Bird Rate: $1,995 + GST. SAVE $200! Expires 9 May 2017
SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATE FOR SELECTED NT BUSINESSES – DETAILS SEE “PRICING”

overview

The Katherine Regional Mining & Exploration Forum will be celebrating its 5th birthday on 23-24 May 2017 at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Cultural Centre in Katherine.

Informa and the Katherine Mining Services Association with the support of the Northern Territory Government are delighted to welcome you to this annual meeting place for industry and major projects leaders to discuss regional development opportunities and grow relationships with local and national businesses involved in the region.

The Katherine Conference is a collegial event that brings together key industry leaders with major and local businesses to further develop collaboration strategies and partnerships. The event provides a key platform to promote Katherine’s suite of product and capabilities servicing the mining, exploration and oil & gas industries, as well as the construction and agriculture sectors.

Delegates will be able to catch up in a relaxed environment at our exciting pre-event networking events, including the KMSA Golf Day and Welcome Reception, both held on Monday 22nd May at the Katherine Country Club Golf Course. There will also be an Industry Conference Dinner in the evening of Day One. For more information, please check out the Networking Events section.

What are the current exciting projects in the Katherine Region? Come and join us to learn about the region capabilities and the many development opportunities.

exhibitors

agenda

8:30 am

Registration and morning coffee

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chairperson

Senior Representative, Katherine Mining Services Association,

9:00 am

Welcome to Country

May Rosas, Consultant, Ngaigu-Mulu Aboriginal Corporation

9:05 am

Welcome Address

Mayor Fay Miller, Katherine Town Council

9:20 am

KEYNOTE | Northern Territory Government Address

Hon Ken Vowles, Minister for Primary Industry and Resources

10:00 am

  • recent highlights of minerals and petroleum exploration in the region
  • analysis of trends in exploration in the region and outlook for the future
  • major new NT and Commonwealth government geoscience collaborations to stimulate exploration in the Gulf and Barkly regions

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

  • Update on the Overburden Management Project for MRM
  • Operating the mine now towards closure

11:30 am

  • Operation performance in 2016
  • Exploration activities
  • Maud Creek project update

12:00 pm

  • Origin’s exploration campaign results
  • Pre-qualification processes and the oil and gas industry

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

MAJOR PROJECTS FOR THE KATHERINE REGION - CONTRACTING & EMPLOYMENT

1:30 pm

  • Overview and update of the Northern Gas Pipeline project, including scope of the project and timelines for completion, works in progress and milestones achieved.
  • As part of its commitment to the Territory and Queensland, Jemena have committed to significant employment, training and contract packages for local people and businesses. Jemena will present on its progress and programs for these contracts and employment outcomes achieved so far.
  • Jemena will provide information on upcoming transition of the project from construction to operations.

1:55 pm

  • Latest project developments
  • Economic development opportunities

2:20 pm

An update on Lendlease projects in the Northern Territory

Steven Hay, Darwin Area Manager, Lendlease Building

2:45 pm

Work smarter not harder with ICN

Kevin Peters, Chief Executive Officer, NT Industry Capability Network

3:00 pm

Q&A Session

3:15 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:45 pm

Contractor perspective

4:00 pm

Partnership and collaboration strategies to address challenges and increase business opportunities

Geoff Crowhurst, Chairman, Katherine Mining Services Association

4:15 pm

Networking & Partnerships: An Indigenous Perspective

Alice Beilby, Public Officer, Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network

4:30 pm

  • Sharing experiences and solutions on contracting challenges and employment programmes
  • Project developments and business opportunities
  • Partnerships and collaborations
  • Navigating the various programmes and players

5:15 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

5:30 pm

Networking drinks

7:00 pm

Venue: Ibis Styles Katherine
Stuart Highway

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Drew Wagner, Executive Director, Minerals Council of Australia – NT Division

9:10 am

9:40 am

  • Overview of Primary Gold
    • Mount Bundy – Exploration focus with Development planned
    • Coolgardie – Near term production opportunity
  • Doing business in the Northern Territory

10:10 am

  • Exploration results
  • Mining plans
  • Union Reef mill

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

  • PFAS contamination: what are these chemicals?
  • What are the treatments?
  • Assessing opportunities for local businesses to service water treatment operations

11:40 am

Session to be advised

12:10 pm

Invitation extended

12:40 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

12:45 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:00 pm

END OF CONFERENCE

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $2195$1995+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Industry Conference Dinner (23/05/2017) $110.00+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $1650$1450+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Industry Conference Dinner (23/05/2017) $110.00+GST

Event Pricing

  • Standard
    Early Bird Rate: $1,995 + GST (SAVE $200). Expires 9 May 2017
    Standard Pricing Rate: $2,195 + GST
  • Special NT Business Rate
    Early Bird rate: $1,450 + GST (SAVE $200). Expires 9 May 2017
    Standard Pricing Rate: $1,650 + GST
  • Extras
    Industry conferernce dinner: $110 + GST

* The Special NT Business Rate is for all businesses that have originated in the Northern Territory, and are NOT a branch office/subsidiary of a national or international company. Delegates choose to book at this rate will go through a verification process by the conference team.

Endorsers

    

Networking Events

KMSA Golf Day 

Registrations start at 11.00am and an auction will be held from 5.30 to 6pm – more information available soon!

When: 11am, Monday 22nd May
Where: Golf Course, Katherine Country Club, Pearce St, Katherine NT 0850


Welcome Reception

Conferences delegates are invited to take part in the Welcome Reception to meet & greet and celebrate the opening of the Conference (registration included in the conference registration).

The Welcome Reception will be combined with the KMSA Golf Day held on Monday 22nd May.

When: 6.00pm – 7.00pm, Monday 22nd May
Where: Golf Course, Katherine Country Club, Pearce St, Katherine NT 0850

Industry Conference Dinner
Enjoy an evening of good food with your fellow colleagues.

When: 7pm, Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Where: Ibis Styles Katherine, Stuart Highway

speakers

Senior Representative, Katherine Mining Services Association

may-rosas

May Rosas

Consultant, Ngaigu-Mulu Aboriginal Corporation

fay-miller

Mayor Fay Miller

Katherine Town Council

Hon Ken Vowles

Minister for Primary Industry and Resources

luke-bowen

Luke Bowen

General Manager, Northern Australia Development and Trade

ian-scrimgeour

Dr Ian Scrimgeour

Executive Director, Northern Territory Geological Survey, Department of Primary Industry and Resources

McArthur River Mine

Gary Taylor

Environmental Projects Manager, McArthur River Mine, Glencore

mark-edwards

Mark Edwards

Geology Manager, Newmarket Gold Inc

ross-evans

Ross Evans

General Manager, Exploration and New Resources, Origin

David Robertson

Project Controls Manager, Jemena

Paul Zani

Lead Contracts and Procurement, Seafarms

Steven Hay

Darwin Area Manager, Lendlease Building

kevin-peters

Kevin Peters

Chief Executive Officer, NT Industry Capability Network

geoff-crowhurst

Geoff Crowhurst

Chairman, Katherine Mining Services Association

Alice Beilby

Public Officer, Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network

drew-wagner

Drew Wagner

Executive Director, Minerals Council of Australia – NT Division

murdoch-brent

Brent Murdoch

Director & General Manager Australia, Vista Gold Australia Pty Ltd

garry-mills

Garry Mills

Managing Director, Primary Gold

jackson-roger

Roger Jackson

Managing Director, Ark Mines

when & where

23 - 24 May 2017

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre
LOT 3238 Stuart Highway,
Katherine East NT 0850
08 8972 3751

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATE
Book now to receive the Katherine Regional Mining Conference special accommodation rate of $167.00 per night (including Continental Breakfast) at Ibis Styles Katherine (valid till 1st May 2017 or until rooms are sold out).

*valid for the nights 22nd May – 23rd May (check-out 24th May)

To book your stay, please contact Ibis Styles Katherine and quote #INFO220517

Ibis Styles Katherine – Northern Territory
Cnr of Cypress Street and Stuart Highway, 0850
Phone: (08) 8972 1744

contact

Still have a question?

Richard Beattie
General Manager
Phone: +61 (02) 9080 4312
Richard.Beattie@informa.com.au

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
Phone: +61 (02) 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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