Agenda

8.00

Morning coffee and registration

NT RESOURCES WEEK PLENARY OPENING SESSION

8.50

Welcome

8.55

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chairman

9.00

NORTHERN TERRITORY MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

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

9.20

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

9.40

PANEL DISCUSSION | Opportunities and growth in the NT

  •  The reality – Economic development, benefits, jobs and growth
  •  Development opportunities in the NT
  •  Collaboration & communication – The key to success?
  •  Local Content – Working with local industry for optimal project delivery

Filippo Meacci, Darwin Operations Manager, ConocoPhillips Australia
Sean Kildare, General Manager Darwin, INPEX
Clare Martin, Member of Team NT, NT Government
Greg Ashe, Chief Operating Officer – Australian Zinc Assets, Glencore

10.20

Morning coffee and networking in the exhibition halls

OPENING OF THE BUILDING THE TERRITORY CONFERENCE

11.00

Welcome remarks from the Chair

Kevin Peters, Chief Executive Officer, Industry Capability Network (ICN) NT

11.10

The state of the tourism industry in the Territory and its future growth opportunities

The Hon Lauren Moss MLA, Minister for Tourism & Culture, Minister for Corporate Information Services, Northern Territory Government of Australia

11.30

Team NT – attracting domestic and international investment to boost the economy of the Territory

Clare Martin, Member of Team NT, NT Government

12.00

Perspective on the outlook for the NT housing and building industry

Archie Wright, Regional Executive Director, Housing Industry Association

12.20

Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

1.20

NAIF – Financing Infrastructure Development as an Enabler of Growth

Mr Khory McCormick, Chairman, NAIF

1.50

PANEL DISCUSSION | The future of the City of Darwin

 

A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare.

Introduction by Janet Kosic, Program Director, Darwin Innovation Hub – the Smart City Project – Switching on Darwin – This project will implement city-scale smart infrastructure in Darwin including smart services (lighting, parking, Wi-Fi) integrated through an open IoT platform. Smart technology will contribute to city rejuvenation and, together with open data, will help to stimulate new partnerships and business growth, creating new job opportunities and helping to combat social and safety challenges.

Moderator: Scott Waters, CEO, City of Darwin
The Hon Konstantine Vatskalis, Lord Mayor, City of Darwin
Adrian Handford, President, Property Council NT
Janet Kosic, Program Director, Darwin Innovation Hub

2.30

Land Development Corporation – An update

  • The most recent projects, and
  • The role of LDC in assisting creating investment opportunities for the Northern Territory

Tony Stubbin, Chief Executive Officer, Land Development Corporation

3.00

Afternoon refreshment in the exhibition halls

DEFENCE

Chairperson: Luke Bowen, General Manager, Northern Australia Development & Trade, DefenceNT

3.30

The Northern Territory Space Industry

  •  Looking at the opportunities in developing a local space industry
  •  The Territory’s competitive advantage

Carley Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Equatorial Launch Australia, and Claire George, Director – Economic and Industry Development, NADT – Department of Trade, Business and Innovation, Northern Territory Government

4.00

Larrakeyah Barracks Redevelopment and Facilities to Support Naval Operations in the North Projects

Andrew Thiele, General Manager NT, RPS Australia Asia Pacific

4.30

Fulton Hogan presence in the Defence sector in the Northern Territory

Richard Cowley, Strategic Development Director – Defence, Fulton Hogan

5.00

PANEL | Innovation in defence infrastructure

  •  Forming effective long-term relationships with defence
  •  Understanding the customer and ensuring effective outcomes
  •  Skills requirements to deliver projects in the NT
  •  Impact of global economic policy and how this may impact defence infrastructure in Australia and the NT successfully
  •  Working with local industry for optimal project delivery

Brigadier Matt Galton DSC, Director General, Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch, Department of Defence
Richard Cowley, Strategic Development Director – Defence, Fulton Hogan
Stephen Goodall, Defence Industry Engagement Officer, Industry Skills Advisory Council NT

5.30

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

9.20

Current and future opportunities in the construction industry

  •  Overview of the construction industry in the Territory
  •  Lahey’s presence
  •  Latest projects

Vargha Zare, CEO, Lahey Constructions

9.50

The Palmerston Regional Hospital

Catherine O’Connell, General Manager Operations, Palmerston Regional Hospital

10.20

The vision for the future of Jabiru

Justin O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation

10.50

Morning refreshments

AGRI-BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE TERRITORY

11.10

Overview of the aquaculture sector in the Territory – the opportunities and a review of some of the key projects

Matthew Osborne, Program Manager, Aquaculture and Regional Development, Department of Primary Industry and Resources, Northern Territory

11.40

Tiwi Plantations Corporation and Port Melville – developing indigenous business and a sustainable society

Kim Puruntatameri, Chairman, and Roger Smith, General Manager, Tiwi Plantations Corporation

INFRASTRUCTURE

12.10

Darwin Port Upgrade – Meet the growing needs of importers and exporters

Terry O’Connor, Chief Executive, Darwin Port

12.40

Lunch in the Exhibition Halls

1.40

Overview of Territory’s major water and power infrastructure projects and their updates – from electricity distribution to remote projects, to water supply and sewerage services.

Liam Early, Senior Project Manager Water Services, Power and Water Corporation

RENEWABLES

2.10

Overview of the energy demand in the territory and supporting the transition to renewables

Rebecca Mills, A/ General Manager New Energy and Sustainability, Territory Generation

2.40

Afternoon refreshments

3.10

Renaissance One battery storage factory and the future for energy storage

Brian Craighead, Managing Director, Energy Renaissance

3.40

Overview of solar generation in the Territory and the Yulara Solar and Katherine Solar farms

Daniel Gilbert, Solar Asset Manager, Epuron

4.10

Closing remarks

4.30

NT Resources Week Closing Harbour Cruise