2017 Speakers

Michael Gunner

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

Ken Vowles

Hon Ken Vowles, Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, NT

Alistair Trier

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

Ian Scrimgeour

Dr Ian Scrimgeour, Executive Director, Northern Territory Geological Survey

Matt Briggs

Matt Briggs, Managing Director, ABM Resources

James FOX

James Fox, Managing Director & CEO, PNX Metals Limited

Rob Bills, Managing Director, Emmerson Resources

Gavin Lockyer, Managing Director, Arafura Resources

paul burton

Paul Burton, Managing Director, TNG Limited

Duncan van der Merwe, Group Managing Director, Tellus Holdings


Roger Jackson, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Ark Mines

Andrej Karpinski, Executive Chairman, Korab Resources Limited

Chris Tziolis

Chris Tziolis, Managing Director, Verdant Minerals Ltd

Neil Steyn

Neil Steyn, Business Manager, Newmont Tanami

Ben Devries

Ben Devries, General Manager – Gove Operations, Rio Tinto


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

Stephen Biggins

Stephen Biggins, Managing Director, Core Exploration

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor, Exploration Manager, Teck Australia

Murray Meaton

Murray Meaton, AO, Director, Australian Institute of Energy

Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee, Thought Disrupter

Les Cox

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

Tim Washington

Tim Washington, Board Director – Infrastructure, Electric Vehicle Council

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

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

Michael Schwarz, Managing Director, Northern Cobalt

Dr Dorothy Close

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

Russ Phillips

Russ Phillips, CEO, MacMines


Brent Murdoch, General Manager Australia, Vista Gold