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When: Tuesday 27 June 2017
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia
What is happening:
  • Information on the latest trends in the international copper industry and the importance of our international partnerships
  • An Australian perspective on the industry
  • Updates on copper exploration
  • Ongoing developments in innovation and research

Conference program

Conference speakers - from industry, research institutions and government, and international speakers from Chile and the UK

Exhibition displays - from a range of companies in the minerals sector

Who should attend:
  • Mineral exploration and mining companies
  • Mining service industry and suppliers
  • Investors
  • Mining consultants
  • Academic and research institutions
  • Government officials and representatives
Registration:Registration: Copper to the world conference

Register to attend the Copper to the World Conference
Cost: $A180 including GST

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The conference has been designed to reflect the themes of South Australia's Copper Strategy:

  • Trends in copper demand and supply for the future
  • Importance of international trade and investment links for Australia
  • Developing innovative infrastructure, services and research
    • South Australia's International Copper Technology and Research Hub
    • Share new technologies that drive productivity improvements
    • Insights into the METS industry
  • Building industry and community capacity
    • Sharing successes and failures/experiments
    • Community engagement practices
  • Exploration, discover and information
    • PACE Copper update

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Copper to the World conference program

(Subject to change)

08.00 am Arrival - tea, coffee and registration   
08.45 am Welcome Charles Moore
Director, Resources and Strategy
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
08.55 am Acknowledgement to Country Kira Bain
Youth and Community Mentor
Tauondi Aboriginal College
09.00am Opening address Hon. Tom Koutsantonis MP Treasurer, Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy
Session 1: International perspectives Charles Moore, Director Resources and Strategy, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
09.15 am Keynote address – Copper: future demand and supply Vanessa Davidson
Director, Copper Strategy and Research
09.35 am Keynote address – Chilean copper industry: insights and challenges Jorge Cantallopts
Director of Studies and Public Policies
Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco)
09.55 am Copper industry productivity in Chile Joaquin Gana
Member of Chilean Copper Commission
Chilean Productivity Commission
10.15 am South Australia's copper industry on the world stage Paul Heithersay
Deputy Chief Executive
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
10.30 am Morning tea in exhibition area
Session 2: Australian perspectives – Rebecca Knol, Chief Executive, South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME)        
11.00 am Copper: Australia's role in global innovation Jonathan Law
Director, Mineral Resources 
11.15 am Australia's position in the copper market Troy Wilson
General Manager Mine, Olympic Dam
11.30 am Opportunities for South Australia's copper sector Andrew Cole
Chief Executive
OZ Minerals
11.45 am Australia's minerals trade and investment trends David Grabau
Senior Investment Specialist, Resources and Energy 
12.00 noonGrowing an internationally competitive METS sectorPeter Clarke
General Manager, Industry Engagement
METS Ignited
12.10 noon Panel discussion: Maximising our international relationships Chair: Rebecca Knol
Bernd Portugall Board Member, Australian-German Chamber of Commerce – Resources,
Jorge Cantallopts, Andrew Cole, David Grabau
12.30 pm Lunch in exhibition area
Session 3: Bringing it together: Innovation, research and the community Professor David Giles, Strand Leader, Minerals and Resources Engineering, Future Industries Institute, UniSA
01.30 pm Supply innovation - sparking innovation and creating value for allSusan Lasecki
Manager, Cluster 
BHP Americas
01.45 pm Research and innovation in the copper sector Stephan Grano
Executive Director
Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources
02.00 pm International Copper Technology and Research Hub Terry Burgess
02.15 pm Pathways to social acceptance of mining Kieren Moffat
Senior Research Scientist
02.30 pm The new normal - Nganampa Palyanku Kanyintjaku partnering agreementKhatija Thomas
Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation
02.45 pm Local engagement - Hillgrove experiences Steve McClare
Chief Executive
Hillgrove Resources
03.00 pm Future workforces for the mining sector Christine Charles
Managing Director
03.15 pm Afternoon tea and coffee and Exhibition
Session 4: Discovering the next resource -  Pru Freeman, Acting Executive Director, Mineral Resources Division, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
03.45 pm Keynote address – National state of exploration Richard Schodde
Managing Director
MinEx Consulting
04.00 pm PACE Copper - early results Steve Hill
Geological Survey of South Australia
04.15 pm Building Australia's resource wealth Andrew Heap
Acting Chief, Resources Division 
Geoscience Australia
04.30 pm Panel discussion: Exploration futures Chair: Pru Freeman
Steve Hill / Richard Schodde / Andrew Heap / Nicole Galloway-Warland (Pepinnini Minerals)
04.50 pm Summary of ConferenceCharles Moore
Director, Resources and Strategy
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
05.00 pm Closing networking session in exhibition area