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.


The call for technical papers for New Zealand Minerals Forum 2020 in partnership with AusIMM is closing soon.

Specific themes within the technical stream we are seeking presentations on include:

Bernie Napp - Director, Prospect Consulting is once again chairing the judging panel of the 2020 Mineral Sector Awards. Also returning are judges; Dean Fergusson - Resource and Reserve, Sheryl Roa - Waikato Regional Council, Alan Broome - CRL and Heather McKay - West Coast Regional Council. Wayne Scott - MinEx and AQA joins the panel for the 2020 Awards.

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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.