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Copper to the World 2019 conference

C2TW Conference program

Register for Copper to the World Conference 2019Tuesday 18 June 2019
Adelaide Convention Centre
8.00 am to 6.00 pm

Current as at 4 April 2019 and subject to change

Conference opening
Arrival, registration - tea and coffee
Exhibition open
Welcome address
Alex Blood, Department for Energy and Mining
Welcome to Country
Jack Buckskin
Opening address
Hon Dan van Host Pellekaan MP, Minister for Energy and Mining 
Session 1 - International perspectives
Outlook for the copper market
Erik Heimlich, Principal Consultant Copper, Chile (CRU Consulting)
Technology directions in the resources sector
International experiences in developing copper resources
South Australia on the world stage
Dr Paul Heithersay, Chief Executive, Department for Energy and Mining 
Morning tea and networking opportunity in the exhibition hall
Session 2 - The value add - panel session
Chair: John Fennell, International Copper Association
  • Chris Barnesby, General Manager Surface, Olympic Dam, BHP
  • Katie Hulmes, General Manager Transformation and Readiness, OZ Minerals
  • Gavin Wood, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Newcrest Mining
  • Anglo American representative
Lunch and networking opportunity in the exhibition hall
Session 3 - Innovation and Engagement - panel session
Chair: Terry Burgess, Independent Mining Expert

Opportunities and challenges to develop a common use copper processing facility in Australia - covering technology, community development, investment and infrastructure

  • GFG Alliance representative
  • Ian Dover, Acting Chief Executive Officer, METS United
  • Jacqui McGill, Independent Mining Expert
  • Ray Shaw, CSIRO Smelting Technology Expert
Afternoon tea and networking opportunity in the exhibition hall
Session 4 - Discover the future
New frontiers - mining the data for our next copper discovery
Holly Bridgwater, Unearthed Ltd
Future technologies for exploration
Andrew Bailey, MinExCRC 
Copper and the future of responsible minerals
Closing remarks
Charles Moore, Department for Energy and Mining
Closing networking session in the exhibition hall


Register for Copper to the World Conference 2019Monday 17 June
Adelaide Convention Centre
10.00 am to 4.30 pm

Two concurrent sessions. Optional, spaces limited

Masterclass sessions (optional)
Masterclass 1 - European insights and experiences on mining innovation
Masterclass 2 - Engaging Aboriginal contractors in mining operations - with AEMEE (Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Energy and Exploration Ltd)

Pre-conference welcome reception

Register for Copper to the World Conference 2019Monday 17 June
South Australian Museum
6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Optional, spaces limited