Freeman, the Straterra Board, AusIMM and our key sponsors Bathurst Resources and OceanaGold regret to advise that we have cancelled the in-person Minerals Forum scheduled for 12-14 October, in Hamilton due to security and safety concerns.
Following meetings with the Police, venue and security in Hamilton we arrived at the decision that we cannot hold the event safely due to the indicated protest action and resources made available to us to protect our delegates.
We realise this will be extremely disappointing and disruptive news to you, as it is to us.
The minerals sector is a sector where we strive to do everything to the highest standard, and this includes ensuring the safety of all our people.
The Straterra Board, AusIMM and our key sponsors Bathurst Resources and OceanaGold are all supportive of this decision.