MINING THE TERRITORY - 2017 AGENDA

8.00

Morning coffee and registration

NT RESOURCES WEEK PLENARY OPENING SESSION

8.30

Opening remarks from the Chairman

THE CATALYSTS FOR INNOVATION & CHANGE

OPENING PRESENTATION
Innovative planning: renewable growth

  • The present and the future all at the same time
  • Taking stock and shifting gears
  • What does it mean to innovate?
  • Leading to change

David Baldwin, Career Energy Executive, and formerly Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Gas at Origin Energy

NORTHERN TERRITORY MINISTERIAL ADDRESS
Collaboration & building strong relationships

  • The resources industry in the Territory – where are we at?
  • The role of gas in a renewable future
  • The Fracking Inquiry update (if timing is appropriate)
  • The importance of collaboration in fostering a supply chain of job opportunities
  • Innovation in action: The Territory’s story

The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister, Northern Territory

HOW IT ALL STARTED
The foundations of change in the resources sector

Reflection is powerful, we rarely take the time out to consider what we have done or what we should be doing. This session will provide a timely story of how the resources industry in Northern Australia came to be. It will be reflection for some, and contextualisation for others.

  • How and why did we get to where we are?
  • Who and what were the enablers and discouragers of our industry?
  • Pricing – past, current and future
  • What can we learn from our history that will lead us to change?

Murray Meaton AM, Director, Australian Institute of Energy

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Getting to the heart of innovation & change

  • Disruption. How do we keep up? What if we don’t want to?
  • How looking for answers can hamper innovation
  • Revealing the biggest catalyst for creativity and engagement
  • Cultivating a culture of innovation
  • Agility – the mindset of the future

Andrew Lee, Thought Disrupter

Change is Reality: Electric Transportation

The role of the electric car in the new energy world.

Tim Washington, Board Director – Infrastructure, Electric Vehicle Council

10.50

Morning coffee and networking in the exhibition halls

OPENING OF THE 11TH MINING THE TERRITORY CONFERENCE

11.20

Welcome remarks from the Chair

Alister Trier, Chief Executive, Department of Primary Industry and Resources, NT

11.30

KEYNOTE MINISTERIAL ADDRESS
Developing the NT’s mining industry

Hon Ken Vowles, Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Northern Territory Government

12.00

Taking the temperature of the current commodity markets

What are we seeing, and what’s the short to medium term outlook for the minerals mined (and potentially mined) in Northern Australia?

David Thurtell, Commodity Analyst/Economist, Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

12.30

An update on the McArthur River Mine

Greg Ashe, Chief Operating Officer – Australian Zinc Assets, Glencore

1.00

Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

2.00

An update on Rio Tinto’s Gove Operation

Ben Devries, General Manager – Gove Operation, Rio Tinto

2.30

The Newmont Tanami Operation

  • The Tanami story so far
  • Overcoming a wet start to 2017
  • What does the future hold?

Neil Steyn, Business Manager, Newmont Tanami

3.00

The plans for a feasibility study into the development of a common user mineral processing facility in Tennant Creek

3.30

Afternoon refreshment in the exhibition halls

4.00

Batchelor Projects Update

Andrej Karpinski, Executive Chairman, Korab Resources Limited

4.30

Vista Gold’s Mt Todd Gold Project

Brent Murdoch, General Manager Australia, Vista Gold

5.00

Close of Day One & Networking Drinks in the exhibition halls

8.30

Networking breakfast in the exhibition halls

9.15

Opening remarks from the Chairman

Les Cox, Regional Manager, Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC)

9.20

The Nolans Project: A source of high-value magnetfeed (NdPr) rare earths

Gavin Lockyer, Managing Director, Arafura Resources Limited

9.50

An update on the Chandler Project

Duncan van der Merwe, Group Managing Director, Tellus Holding

EXPLORATION SHOWCASE AND UPDATES FROM ACROSS NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

10.10

Current trends and opportunities with exploration in the Northern Territory

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

10.30

Morning refreshments in the exhibition halls

11.00

ABM Resources

Matt Briggs, Managing Director, ABM Resources

11.20

PNX Metals

James Fox, Managing Director, PNX Metals

11.40

Northern Cobalt

Michael Schwarz, Managing Director, Northern Cobalt

12.00

The role of exploration technology in discovery

  • The three T’s of Emmerson’s discoveries at Tennant Creek – Technology, Teamwork and Tenacity
  • Technology – the what and the why!
  • The challenge of securing funding to match discovery timeframes in a junior company

Rob Bills, Managing Director, Emmerson Resources

12.20

Lunch in the Exhibition Halls

1.30

Remarks from the Chair

Dorothy Close, Director, Regional Geoscience, Northern Territory Geological Survey

1.35

Developing the Northern Territory’s first lithium resource

Stephen Biggins, Managing Director, Core Exploration

1.55

Searching for major sediment hosted zinc deposits in the McArthur Basin

Mike Taylor, Exploration Manager, Teck Australia

2.15

TNG Limited and Todd River Resources

Paul Burton, Managing Director, TNG Limited

2.35

Afternoon refreshments in the exhibition halls

3.05

The Mt Porter Project

Roger Jackson, Managing Director, Ark Mines

3.25

Developing a fertiliser industry in the Northern Territory

Chris Tziolis, Managing Director, Verdant Minerals

3.45

Session to be Advised

4.05

Close of Conference

4.30

NT Resources Week Closing Harbour Cruise