COVID-19 update - Minerals Forum postponed learn more here


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.


Reducing the spread of COVID-19 to keep friends, family and staff safe is clearly a priority for us all. We have therefore decided to postpone New Zealand Minerals Forum 2020 in partnership with AusIMM.
Those stakeholders, speakers, delegates and sponsors we have spoken to already, have been thoroughly supportive of this decision to postpone.

For your convenience, anyone...

This advice is to let you know we are currently monitoring official advice from the New Zealand Government and WHO to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Both the Government and many businesses have pre-emptively established travel bans or restrictions on holding/attending large events.

In order to be fully prepared, Freeman and Straterra (the forum organisers) are looking at all...

We are closely monitoring the official advice from the Ministry of Health and WHO. If any public health measures with regards public gatherings are needed for this virus, we will advise you immediately. Currently the Ministry recommends no change to public events. Our events are going ahead as planned.

If you are about to attend one of...