Wednesday 29 May - Day One

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee

08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Kim Wainwright
Chair
Queensland Exploration Council

Maximising global opportunities in Australia
09:00
Analysing the outlook for global supply and demand of critical minerals
  • Investigating the key countries and players for critical mineral global supply
  • Looking at the world’s production of critical minerals vs the global demand
  • Outlining the prioritised demand of critical minerals globally, including minerals and end products

Rebecca Tomkinson
Chief Executive Officer
Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia

09:30
Leveraging green mining to take full advantage of Australia's global opportunities
  • Simplifying bureaucratic processes to facilitate the development of new critical mining projects
  • Improving Australia's chances of developing environmentally sustainable mining practices through investment in green technology
  • Emphasising how engaging with global partners can provide insights into best practice and lead to increased green mining innovations

Alistair Stephens
Chief Executive Officer
Lindian Resources

10:00
Understanding the role of global geopolitics in shaping Australia’s critical minerals industry
  • Exploring the geopolitical landscape influencing Australia's critical minerals sector
  • Assessing Australia's strategic positioning amidst global geopolitical shifts and how to navigate the geopolitical challenges and opportunities in the industry
  • Adapting strategies to capitalise on geopolitical dynamics and ensure the resilience of Australia's critical minerals industry

Jennifer Hsu
Assistant Manager - Indo-Pacific Engagement – Critical Minerals Office
Australian Department of Industry, Science and Resources

10:30
Morning Tea and Networking

Ministerial updates and insights
11:00
MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: The state of play for Queensland’s critical mineral future

Join the Hon. Scott Stewart, MP, Minister for Resources and Critical Minerals as he delves into the Queensland critical minerals landscape. Discover the challenges and opportunities within this burgeoning industry as we navigate towards a sustainable future.

Hon. Scott Stewart MP
Minister for Resources and Critical Minerals
Queensland Government

11:20
MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: Insights from the Hon. Nicole Manison MLA (pre-record)

The Hon. Nicole Manison MLA analyses the Northern Territory's rich potential in the critical minerals market. The Minister will show how the Northern Territory is driving economic vitality through its valuable natural resources.

Hon. Nicole Manison MLA
Minister for Mining and Industry
Northern Territory Government

Accelerating Australia’s national critical mineral outlook
11:30
Project spotlight

Interested in speaking here?

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11:55
Maximising critical minerals opportunities: Nolans Project case study

Examine the lessons learned and insights gained during the development of the Nolans Project and its mine, process plant (comprising beneficiation, extraction and separation plants) and related infrastructure.

Darryl Cuzzubbo
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Arafura Rare Earths

12:25
Lunch and networking

13:25
PANEL DISCUSSION: What government support is needed to accelerate growth in the critical minerals sector?
  • How can Australia leverage its competitive advantage in this space?
  • How can government policies facilitate the exploration and extraction of critical minerals to accelerate growth in the sector?
  • How might government work with the private sector to invest in infrastructure development that supports the entire critical minerals supply chain?
  • What have been the implications of policy intervention to date, and have the outcomes had a positive or negative impact on the market?

Moderator:

Sam McLean
Senior Manager, Business Development and Policy
Tesla

Panellists:

Rebecca Tomkinson
Chief Executive Officer
Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia

Darryl Cuzzubbo
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Arafura Rare Earths

Dr Helen Degeling
Project Acquisition Manager
Cobalt Blue Holding

Warren Pearce
Chief Executive Officer
AMEC

Gavin Loyden
Founder and Managing Director
QEM Limited

 

14:15
Managing the priorities of critical mineral funding
  • Understanding the landscape of ‘picking winners’
  • Determining how the National Reconstruction Fund Corporation is prioritising its funding
  • Promoting an Australian focus on value-add and renewables and low emissions technologies

Ivan Power
Chief Executive Officer
National Reconstruction Fund Corporation

14:45
Project spotlight

Interested in speaking here?

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15:00
Afternoon Tea and Networking

Leveraging the impact of ESG on critical minerals
15:30
Engaging investors, enhancing investor satisfaction and influencing capital markets through ESG
  • Delivering compelling ESG narratives and data-driven arguments to enhance investor satisfaction
  • Implementing effective ESG communication strategies that resonate with socially responsible investors
  • Addressing shareholder activism by leveraging ESG concerns to drive positive change

Matt Fifield
Managing Partner
Pacific Road Capital

16:00
Examining life cycle assessments (LCA) as the newest ESG measurement
  • Understanding the need of LCAs in the global market, especially Europe
  • Running through energy efficiency, waste, carbon footprint
  • Conducting a comprehensive assessment for your company’s LCAs

TBC

16:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: Examining the impact of ESG and net zero targets on critical mineral production
  • How are net zero and ESG targets reshaping the demand for specific critical minerals & and which ones face the most significant changes?
  • What strategies should the sector adopt to address ESG challenges and opportunities and how can they be integrated into a multi-year plan?
  • How will ESG practices in mining evolve and how should the industry prepare for emerging standards and market demands?

Moderator:

Kim Wainwright
Chair
Queensland Exploration Council

Panellists:

Dr. Francis Wedin
Executive Chairman
Vulcan Energy Resources

Matt Fifield
Managing Partner
Pacific Road Capital

17:10
Closing remarks from the Chair
17:20
Networking Drinks
18:30
Event Dinner