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 and AusIMM members can record session attendance as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity.


We have recently updated the programme format to show the content streams more clearly and provide more details for specific sessions.

The structure is:

Tuesday 26 May


Wednesday 27 May

In parallel the ...

With only a few more days before the organisers take a short break for the festive season, a lot is happening behind the scenes as we prepare for Minerals Forum 2020.

Technical abstracts are in and currently being reviewed for the AusIMM technical stream - covering exploration, geoscience and environmental science.

Speakers, panelists and facilitators are being confirmed on a...

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities at the New Zealand Minerals Forum in association with AusIMM give organisations the chance to speak directly to C-level executives, stakeholders and key operational staff from the sector.

At the 2019 Forum in Dunedin, our sponsors engaged with 320 delegates from 136 different organisations. In 2020, we’re looking to go even bigger, by offering...