Programme 2018 - DAY 1

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28 May 2018

5.00-6.30pm

Registration and
Welcome DRINKS

 

29 May 2018
New Zealand Minerals Forum 2018 - Day One
30 May 2018
New Zealand Minerals Forum 2018 - Day Two
Forum Day One Investment Opportunities Coal Users' Forum Gala Dinner Forum Day Two Mine Managers' Forum Scale Aggregates & Industrial Minerals

 

 

7.00am

Registration and coffee

 

8.00am

Welcome

 

8.15am

CONFERENCE OPENING ADDRESS/STRATERRA CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS   

Brent Francis - Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Coal & Carbon

 

8.35am

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS   

Hon Dr Megan Woods - Minister of Energy and Resources

 

9.10am

LEADERS' PANEL: SUSTAINABLE EXPANSION OF OUR MINERALS PRODUCTION AND GETTING OUR MESSAGE RIGHT

Hear from the minerals sector leaders on the issues of the day including:

  • Mastering stakeholder engagement in new regions
  • Future thinking around unlocking our minerals wealth
  • Mining – the New Zealand way
  • Requests of the new government

Sharon FlynnExecutive Vice President, Head of External Affairs & Social Performance, OceanaGold
James Stevenson-Wallace - General Manager Energy and Resource Markets, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

Brent Francis - Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Coal & Carbon
Richard Tacon - Chief Executive Officer, Bathurst Resources
Allan Birchfield - Director, Birchfield Minerals
Mark Franklin - Managing Director, Stevenson Group

Facilitated by: Chris BakerChief Executive Officer, Straterra

 

10.15am

NEW ZEALAND PETROLEUM & MINERALS: KEYNOTE ADDRESS 

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals leads and actively manages the New Zealand government’s minerals and petroleum portfolio. It grants access to New Zealand’s Crown owned-minerals, and works alongside participants throughout their time here. Its aim is to attract capable companies with high environmental and health and safety standards. This presentation will provide an update and overview of NZP&M’s close work with other government agencies involved in regulation of the sector, and present new initiatives in our regulatory and compliance environment.

  • The view of the regulator
  • Strategic initiatives from NZP&M
  • Good practice exemplars

​​Ilana MillerNational Manager Minerals, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

 

10.45am

Morning break and refreshments

   

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

COAL USERS’ FORUM

 

11.15am

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Tony Haworth - Director, Campbell MacPherson

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

 

 

11.20am

UNDERSTANDING OUR ADVANTAGE AND PROMOTING THE NEW ZEALAND MINERALS ESTATE

Principal sponsor New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals promotes and manages the Government’s minerals portfolio. This conference is but one access point for prospective investors. David Darby welcomes you to this stream and explains more.

David Darby – Manager, Commercial Analysis & Investment,
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

PANEL DISCUSSION: SUPPLY CONSIDERATIONS - SECURITY OF SUPPLY, IMPORTS, COAL QUALITIES, THE NEW OWNERSHIP LANDSCAPE

The sale of Solid Energy’s coal mines has substantially changed the commercial dynamic of coal procurement in New Zealand. In this panel we challenge the leaders of the coal sector around where the country is heading in terms of security of supply and coal quality. The one-stop shop that Solid Energy provided around coal blending has arguably been replaced with a more dynamic and customer-centric group of thermal coal mines. We ask:

  • Where is the domestic coal price heading and are imports needed at all
  • As an industry are we selling complete energy and sustainability solutions. Should we be?
  • What is the national direction around coal usage? Do the alternatives stack up?

Glenys Perkins - Managing Director, Taylor Coal
Richard Tacon - Chief Executive Officer, Bathurst Resources

Further panellists to be confirmed

Facilitated by: Linda Thompson - Energy Manager, Fonterra

 

11.30am

AN OVERVIEW OF ONSHORE NEW ZEALAND MINERAL PROSPECTIVITY

What is the mineral potential for new discoveries of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum.

  • Review of known gold fields and underexplored areas
  • The exploration challenge and essentially an exploration opportunity story
  • Geospatial overlay of known fields and prospects

Rob Smillie - Head of Department, Regional Geology, GNS Science

 

12.00pm

AN OVERVIEW OF OFFSHORE NEW ZEALAND 
MINERAL PROSPECTIVITY

The granting of Trans-Tasman Resources' marine consent to mine the seabed for ironsands has potentially laid the groundwork for the establishment of a world-leading seabed mining industry

  • Geospatial overlay of offshore minerals prospectivity
  • Ironsands, phosphate, rare earths, gold, ilmenite
  • Exploration techniques and timeframes
  • Availability of data

Campbell McKenzie – Business Development Manager,
RSC Mining & Mineral Exploration

 

12.20pm

ADVANCEMENTS IN COAL BOILER TECHNOLOGY

Coal-fired steam boilers provide the backbone for food manufacturing in the South Island and many parts of the North Island. Selecting and improving your boiler is more important than ever now to provide cost efficiencies, emissions reduction and a sustainable operation.

  • Summary of latest boiler technologies coming onto the market
  • Retrofitting and refurbishment vs replacement
  • Emissions reduction and particulate capture technologies
  • Introducing biomass into a coal blend

Peter Judd - Engineering Manager, Lyttelton Engineering 

 

12.30pm

NEW ZEALAND’S “GREEN” MINERAL POTENTIAL

There is much talk about the minerals required to transition the world to a low carbon economy. These include tungsten, copper, silica, cobalt and the 17 rare earth elements.

  • Geospatial overlay of where these deposits and resources exist in New Zealand
  • Research techniques being used by GNS Science
  • Global comparisons

Rose Turnbull – Geologist – Regional Geology, GNS Science

 

12.40pm

INSIDE A LARGE COAL USER: OPTIMISING BOILER CONFIGURATION AND YOUR FUEL USAGE

  • Understanding slagging and fouling and mitigation strategies
  • The latest thinking in boiler tuning

Desmond Gong - Combustion Engineer, Tailored Energy Solutions

 

1.00pm

Networking LunchGHD

 

2.00pm

COMPANY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunity 1
Chatham Rock Phosphate 
Chris Castle - Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

Opportunity 2
Matakanui Gold
Rise and Shine
Warren Batt - Director

 

 

 

Opportunity 3
Condamine Resources
Sams Creek

 

 

 

Opportunity 4
Bathurst Resources
Company overview and investment profile
Richard Tacon - Chief Executive Officer

LOWERING YOUR OVERALL CARBON FOOTPRINT WITHOUT TRIMMING COAL USAGE

Overseas markets are increasingly analysing the carbon footprint of the New Zealand food products that they purchase. Coal is a cost-effective, strategic fuel that provides the country with a competitive edge. This session explores how coal users can lower their carbon footprint and market their brands as being sustainable. We take a look at:

  • Minimising the transport of coal; sourcing coal closer to the boiler
  • Diesel usage and certification of your transport fleet
  • Working carbon offsets to your advantage
  • Animal emissions and what can be done on the farm
  • What does coal rank mean and how are banks treating this

Chris PullenEnvironmental Manager, Westland Milk Products

 

2.30pm

PLANNING FOR THE ONGOING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME

In this session we look at impacts and financial optimisation strategies for miners and coal users:

  • An update for thermal coal users and coal miners
  • Are gas, electricity and wood waste reasonable alternatives for large coal users?
  • The New Zealand ETS - where to now. What will the new Government likely bring to the table?
  • Other considerations such as diesel usage

 

 

3.00pm

AFTERNOON BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

 

3.30pm

SCALE ALLUVIAL GOLD MINING

The West Coast alluvial gold mining sector has been growing in recent years providing an important contribution to the regional economy and national gold production. Hear from one of the larger operators around what makes their businesses work and how they are advancing their mines.

  • Uses of technology to achieve production efficiencies
  • Equipment financing methods
  • Mine site profile
  • Mastering health & safety
  • Processing plant innovations – jigs vs. hydraulic
  • Our contribution to the West Coast

Peter HaddockManaging Director, Mill Creek Mining

 

3.50pm

NZIMMR: PROGRESS UPDATE

The New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research (NZIMMR) is being formed to move New Zealand’s minerals industry up the value chain from commodities production and export, into higher value new technologies.
It has identified carbon foam, tungsten production and rare earth element processing as three initial areas of focus.
The institute was initiated in 2017 through government funding and is in the process of forming a board and appointing a chief executive.
We bring you an update on progress at this exciting new development for mining in New Zealand.

Kevin Stratful - Economic Development Manager, West Coast Regional Council

 

4.10pm

UNDERSTANDING AND COMPLETING THE TIER 1 MINE PLAN REQUIREMENTS FOR NZP&M'S ANNUAL SUMMARY REPORTING PROCESS

Under the Crown Minerals Act Tier 1 permit holders are responsible for producing mine plans for annual summary reporting. This session will provide practical tips on how to effectively plan for and meet those critical obligations: what information is required; how mine plans should be presented; pitfalls to avoid.

  • Understanding CMA compliance

Rebekah McLelland - GIS/Database Geologist, OceanaGold
Jackie St JohnLand and Consenting Lawyer, OceanaGold

 

4.40pm

SHOWCASE: OCEANAGOLD GLOBE PROGRESS ENVIRONMENTAL RE-HAB - REEFTON, WEST COAST

The closure of the Globe Progress gold mine near Reefton is underway with a world-class rehabilitation exercise inside Victoria Conservation Park. A multiyear exercise has received enthusiastic buy-in from local politicians and stakeholders. This represents best practice in mining today.

  • Project update and overall scope
  • Water treatment
  • Community relations and communications strategy

​​Duncan Ross - Planning and Approval Superintendent, OceanaGold 

 

5.10pm

NETWORKING DRINKS

 

7.00pm

GALA DINNERGough CAT

Join us for a highly memorable night at the spectacular Skyline Queenstown, with stunning 270 degree views over the Queenstown skyline and Lake Wakatipu. Starting with a gondola ride to the top, this picturesque venue will be a great setting for our guest MC to lead us through an exciting night, including the inaugural Minerals Sector Awards, recognising excellence in the New Zealand minerals sector. The gala dinner will have fine wine and food, entertainment and plenty of networking time.

Tickets can be purchased with registration