Programme

Watch this space for some exciting 2019 programme announcements.  

Please note this page will be updated as more programme details are confirmed.

Monday 27 May

4.00PM
REGISTRATION

5.00 - 6.30PM
WELCOME FUNCTION

 

DAY ONE: Tuesday 28 May

8.00AM
DAY ONE MC

Chris Baker - Chief Executive Officer, Straterra

 

8.15AM
CONFERENCE OPENING ADDRESS/STRATERRA CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS
   
Brent Francis - Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Coal & Carbon

 

8.35AM
MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Applying science and innovation to advance our minerals estate

  • Update on Government approach to minerals
  • Unlocking our potential with new technologies
  • Minerals-to-materials science
  • How we can promote this country’s leadership in environmental science

 

9.10AM
LEADERS’ PANEL: NEW TECHNOLOGIES, SMART PRACTICES AND NEW MARKETS

How is New Zealand promoting, both domestically and abroad, its excellence in mining practices and how its minerals can and do contribute to new technologies that are increasingly taking their place in this new world order and low carbon future.

  • First, an update on the status quo and current challenges; new prospects, new mines
  • Surfacing the potential conflicts between different Government objectives: the smart economy, regional development, environment and conservation, response to climate change, research & development and innovation.    
  • Advances in mining, and materials science technologies
  • Where minerals fits into the emerging low carbon technologies and New Zealand’s story

Richard Tacon - Chief Executive Officer, Bathurst Resources

Further panelists under invitation

Facilitated by: Chris Baker - Chief Executive Officer, Straterra

 

10.15AM
NEW ZEALAND PETROLEUM & MINERALS: KEYNOTE ADDRESS

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals leads and actively manages the New Zealand government’s minerals and petroleum portfolio. It grants access to New Zealand’s Crown-owned minerals and works alongside participants throughout their time here. Its aim is to attract capable companies with high environmental and health and safety standards. This presentation will provide an update and overview of NZP&M’s close work with other government agencies involved in the regulation of the sector, and present new initiatives in our regulatory and compliance environment.

  • The view of the regulator
  • Strategic initiatives from NZP&M
  • Good practice exemplars

Ilana Miller - National Manager Minerals, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

 

10.45AM
MORNING BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

Streams

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
CLICK HERE – to download the full PDF flyer for the Investment Opportunities stream

11.15AM
WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Tony Haworth Director, Campbell MacPherson

 

11.20AM
UNDERSTANDING OUR ADVANTAGE AND PROMOTING THE NEW ZEALAND MINERALS ESTATE

Principal sponsor New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals promotes and manages the government’s minerals portfolio. This conference is but one access point for prospective investors. David Darby welcomes you to this stream and explains more.

David Darby - Manager, Commercial Analysis & Investment, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

 

11.30AM
COMPANY PRESENTATION: ONE

 

11.45AM
COMPANY PRESENTATION: TWO

 

12.00PM
COMPANY PRESENTATION: THREE

 

12.15PM
COMPANY PRESENTATION: FOUR

 

12.30PM
COMPANY PRESENTATION: FIVE

 

12.45PM
COMPANY PRESENTATION: SIX

 

1.00PM
NETWORKING LUNCH

 

2.00PM
COMPANY PRESENTATION: SEVEN

 

2.15PM
COMPANY PRESENTATION: EIGHT

 

2.30PM
Presentation still to be confirmed

 

MINE MANAGERS' FORUM
Sponsored by Komatsu

11.15AM
WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Steve Riddell - Director, Kaipara

 

11.20AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: WORKER HEALTH AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUR SITE’S PRODUCTIVITY

Let’s get out of our comfort zone.

Worker health is an area that is increasingly coming to the fore. And it has a big impact on your mine’s productivity. We now understand monitoring for illicit drug use and alcohol abuse at the workplace, but increasingly today we need to be looking out for occurrences of abuse of prescription medication, mental health issues, diet, sleep patterns, and so on. We talk to some experts and leading mine managers about their sites:

  • Different mines will be at different stages here. Where do I start?
  • What are the key health areas I need to be on the lookout for
  • Productivity improvements and how worker health improvements will lift your bottom line
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • How does workplace culture impact this including the impacts of harassment etc. 

Paul Feaver - Mine Manager - Canterbury Coal, Bathurst Resources
Eamon Moynihan - Mine
 Manager, New Zealand Coal and Carbon
Charlie Gawith - Underground Mine Manager, OceanaGold

Further panelists under invitation

Facilitated by: Wayne Scott - Chief Executive Officer, AQA

 

12.20PM
DETAILED MINE PLAN UPDATE: MACRAES GOLD MINE

Macraes is the largest gold mine in the country and is held up globally as a best-practice midsized low-cost producer. The mine plan provides substantial optionality around resource 
extension and sustainable production. It includes the pivot to the north at Coronation, 
ongoing underground exploration and the gold-tungsten play at Round Hill. New mine 
manager Matt Hine takes us through the plan:

  • Coronation North and the northern pits
  • FRIM
  • Round Hill and options around plant moves
  • Underground exploration
  • Production costs work and ongoing optimisation

Matt Hine - Mine Manager, OceanaGold

 

1.00 - 2.00PM
NETWORKING LUNCH

 

2.30PM
OPTIMISING YOUR FLEET: THE LATEST IN FUEL EFFICIENCY AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENTS

Simon Ridgway - General Manager Mining Technology & C.I., Komatsu 

 

3.00PM
AFTERNOON BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

Return to main plenary sessions

 

3.30PM
NEW MINE UPDATE: PLAMAN GLOBAL’S ‘FOULDEN HILLS’ 

The North Otago Foulden Hills diatomaceous earth mining development promises to be the next mineral to come into production in New Zealand. 

  • Resource overview and mine plan 
  • Production and route to market 
  • Resource consenting observations 
  • Upcoming milestones, recruitment, contractors 

Craig PilcherGeneral Manager – New Zealand, Plaman Group

 

4.15PM
DETAILED MINE PLAN AND OPERATIONS UPDATE: STOCKTON OPEN-CAST COAL

Stockton is New Zealand’s largest coal mine. Changes are afoot following BT Mining’s taking over of operations last year from Solid Energy and the significant expansion of this export mine that is underway. We take a look at plans for the next 12 months

  • Changes in mobile fleet to optimise coal production; new technology to access challenging sites, e.g. Millerton
  • Progress with site rehabilitation, AMD and managing overburden
  • Synergies with other West Coast coal mines and blending to manage sulphur content
  • Logistics, supply chain and export markets

Ian Harvey - General Manager – Export Operations, Bathurst Resources

 

4.55PM
SUMMARY REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

 

5.05 - 6.00PM
NETWORKING DRINKS

 

7.00PM
GOUGH CAT GALA DINNER AND MINERALS SECTOR EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 

DAY TWO: Wednesday 29 May

8.00AM 
WELCOME BACK FROM THE MC: RECAP OF DAY ONE

 

8.15AM
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: TECHNOLOGY IN MINING: DIGITAL IS EVERYWHERE AND IT IS NOT SCARY

Achieving material operating gains from digital technology is now within the reach of all mining and quarrying operations – large and small. It is penetrating our industry and in this presentation we hear from an international expert about what we should be doing in New Zealand.

  • What are the fundamental drivers for digital uptake
  • Where can the value come from technology development
  • Case studies
  • Discussion around flexible entry pathways for companies in New Zealand

John McGagh

 

9.15AM
FOCUS ON THE WEST COAST REGION: FRAMING OUR ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION TO THE SECTOR

Industry and regional advocacy has become more important of late with the change of Government. Too often we know the message but aren’t necessarily getting it to the right influencers and stakeholders. The West Coast region has the most reliance on mining for economic development of any region in New Zealand, it is also the least populated and one of the most remote.

  • Our message going forwards
  • Update on co-ordinating the various agencies and industry groups on the West Coast
  • An update on mining’s contribution to the regional economy
  • Update on One Window and other initiatives to streamline regulation

Mike MeehanChief Executive, West Coast Regional Council

09.45AM
DEVELOPMENTS IN VALUE-ADDED MINING AND OUR NEXT STRATEGIC MINERAL

The formation of the New Zealand Institute Minerals to Materials Research promises to add  value to our minerals estate. Initially, three new mineral developments were identified. 
Chief executive Tony Hogg is now one year into the role and we receive an update from him on progress, including on areas of interest beyond tungsten, rare earth elements, and speciality coal

Tony Hogg - Chief Executive, NZIMMR

 

Presentations still to be confirmed

 

10.45AM
MORNING BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

Streams

ENERGY USERS' FORUM

11.15AM
WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Chris Pullen - Environmental Manager, Westland Milk Products

 

Presentations still to be confirmed

 

AGGREGATES AND INDUSTRIAL MINERALS

11.15AM
WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Wayne Scott - Chief Executive Officer, AQA

 

11.20AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: URBAN ENCROACHMENT ON QUARRY SITES

Often a quarry is opened up first then the city expands around it, but the residents don’t always see it this way. How do we best manage this for the extractives sector?

  • transport routes
  • specific consent conditions around dust, noise, water
  • reverse sensitivity and how this is applied in district planning
  • license to operate and connecting with your community
  • infrastructure planning – when do planner consider aggregates

Ross Aikman - Quarry Supervisor, GBC Winstone
Richard Fulton - 
Divisional Manager, Fulton Hogan
Mike Swap - Aggregate Sales, J Swap 

Further panelists under invitation

Facilitated by: Wayne Scott - Chief Executive Officer, AQA

 

Presentations still to be confirmed

 

1.00PM
NETWORKING LUNCH

 

2.00 PM
MINERAL USE IN AGRICULTURE

Ravensdown is one of the largest resellers and consumers of minerals in the country. It also has the largest footprint of limestone quarries 

  • Limestone quarry developments 
  • Opportunity to develop new minerals 
  • Adding value with technology 

Stephen Esposito - General Manager - Operations, Ravensdown 

 

Presentations still to be confirmed

 

3.00PM
AFTERNOON BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

Return to main plenary sessions

 

3.30PM
NEW ZEALAND PETROLEUM & MINERALS: EXCLUSIVE DATA RELEASE

The South Island is highly prospective for orogenic gold, as well as many other minerals. NZP&M has reserved areas of the South Island from prospecting while new pre-competitive data is acquired. This new data release provides new insights into the prospectivity of the region. NZP&M will announce new areas to be released for prospecting, and how to access the areas through exploration and prospecting permit applications.

  • New information pack
  • Data to evaluate the areas
  • How to access the opportunity

​​David Darby Manager, Commercial Analysis & Investment, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

 

4.00PM
POLITICAL LEADERS’ DEBATE

One of the most complex areas of the New Zealand economic fabric is the advancement, or not, of mining. It is also one where great opportunity across a variety of fronts lies. Balancing up the arguments around regional economic development, environmental management, iwi engagement, export earnings and carbon, it is not one for the faint-hearted. Let’s hear from our political leadership.

Jonathan Young - Opposition Spokesperson Energy and Resources, National Party

Further panelists under invitation

Facilitated by: Brian Fallow - New Zealand Herald

 

5.00PM
CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR