The conference will be held at a time when the New Zealand extractives sector is expanding on the back of material and environmental science innovations and a strong commodities price outlook.

The sector is driving to increase productivity and expand new markets while exploring the technological challenges of the drive towards a low-carbon economy.  

The Minerals Forum will cover:

  • New Zealand minerals investment opportunities
  • Exclusive industry announcements
  • Current mining operations and a Mine Managers’ Forum
  • Government and regulatory updates
  • Forward-thinking around technology and where to next
  • Material and environmental science innovations
  • How to manage the path towards a low carbon economy including an Energy Users' Forum

Sessions will be CPD-compliant for New Zealand mining and quarrying Certificate of Competence (CoC) holders


University of Otago geology students will have the opportunity to meet with minerals sector professionals, at the upcoming Minerals Forum.


The AusIMM New Zealand hosted programme, sponsored by Bathurst Resources, will accommodate eleven students. In addition, student supervisor, Dr James Scott, senior lecturer in the department of geology, will attend.



The 2019 programme is shaping up!

Discover new opportunities, benchmark your best-practices and celebrate excellence in the extractives sector.

The current highlights are:

  • Leaders' Panel and a look at new opportunities like, Blackwater and WKP
  • Mine Managers' Forum
  • Government policy developments...

The 2019 Minerals Sector Awards are now open! Benchmark your organisation with the best in the industry, and showcase the hard work you and your staff have put in over the years. The four awards categories are:

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

Request the entry forms...