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
  • Technology adoption and where to next
  • Leading geoscience and environmental science updates
  • Workforce health and well-being
  • Pathways towards a low carbon economy including an Energy Users' Forum

New Zealand mining and quarrying Certificate of Competence (CoC) holders can record session attendance as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity.


New Zealand Minerals Forum 2020 combines the AusIMM New Zealand Branch annual conference and the annual Minerals Forum conference and trade exhibition. The new larger conference format will cater for a technical stream and operations, leadership and regulatory streams, as well as full plenary sessions for all delegates and a pop-up theatre for small presentations in the exhibition hall.


320 delegates enjoyed over two days of top content, an exhibition, networking and an awards gala dinner. Thanks to all involved - speakers, sponsors, delegates - and the teams at Freeman and Straterra. The protest on Tuesday made for an interesting start, but we managed to get everyone inside and were only 10 minutes behind schedule. Here is a...

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.