The New Zealand Minerals Forum is a two-day conference and exhibition that was held in Queenstown, May 29-30, 2018. It attracted high-level attendance from mining companies, government regulators and agencies, the investment community and service companies.

The event was held at a time when the New Zealand mining sector is expanding on the back of rising commodity prices, improved equities markets, and some large commercial transactions in New Zealand that are all producing increased exploration and production.

The forum covered:

  • New Zealand mineral investment opportunities
  • Prospectivity analysis
  • Exclusive industry announcements
  • Current mining operations and a Mine Manager's Forum
  • Regulatory roadmap guidance and a focus on local government
  • Environmental compliance and showcasing of best practice in New Zealand
  • Sessions will be CPD-compliant for New Zealand mining Certificate of Competence (CoC) holders
  • Coal Users' Forum


Photos of the 2018 New Zealand Minerals Forum can be found here.

A massive thanks to everyone who contributed to New Zealand Minerals Forum 2018. With over 290 attendees, the inaugural event was a huge success.

Congratulations to our Minerals Sector Award winners:

  • Innovation Award – OceanaGold Waihi
  • Environmental Management Award – Greenbriar (Ohai Coal) 
  • Health & Safety Initiative Award – Road Metals


The Minerals Forum Dinner is now sold out.