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

The event comes 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 will cover:

  • 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


Congratulations to the finalists of the New Zealand Minerals Sector Awards.

The 2018 finalists are:

Health and Safety Initiative Award

 Awarded to the organisation responsible for implementing an innovative and effective health and safety programme in the minerals, mining, and quarrying sector.  


The Minister of Energy and Resources Hon Dr Megan Woods will deliver her first major address to the minerals sector at the New Zealand Minerals Forum in May.

The Minister's speech opens the first morning of the event and is followed by a series of heavy-hitting panel discussions and keynote addresses; including the Leaders' Panel and Investment Forum stream, which will discuss and...

Have you requested your Minerals Sector Awards entry forms yet? 

Celebrate excellence in the sector by recognising your organisation’s wins.

There are three categories available to enter:

  • Health and Safety Initiative Award
  • Environmental Management Award
  • Innovation Award

Request forms from: