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.


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...

Entry forms are available for the 2020 New Zealand Minerals Sector Awards now. The awards acknowledge and celebrate the initiatives and people that are making the sector safer and stronger.

Entering the awards is an opportunity to tell your story with pride and vie for leadership in one of the four award categories, which are: