Programme 2019 - DAY 2

2019 programme announcements

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Tuesday 28 May 2019
New Zealand Minerals Forum 2019 - Day One
Wednesday 29 May 2019
New Zealand Minerals Forum 2019 - Day Two
Forum Day One Investment Opportunities Mine Managers' Forum Gala Dinner Forum Day Two Energy Users' Forum Aggregates & Industrial Minerals

 

 

7:00am

Registration and coffee 

 

8.00am

WELCOME BACK FROM THE MC: RECAP OF DAY ONE

Dale Sims - Director, AusIMM

 

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 - Director, McGagh Advisory

 

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 Meehan - Chief Executive, West Coast Regional Council

 

9.45am

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

 

10.15am

ADVANCED MATERIALS FROM NEW ZEALAND COALS

Nuenz is a privately-owned New Zealand company taking New Zealand coals and developing advanced materials for metal and polymer composites.  In this presentation, we will hear the story of how Nuenz is commercialising silicon nitride fibres produced from NZ minerals; from discovery to pilot-scale production:

  • End markets – location, application and size
  • Coal properties
  • Extraction and production process

Troy Dougherty - Chief Technology Officer, Nuenz

 

10.45am 

Morning break and refreshments

 

11.15am

Energy Users' Forum

AGGREGATES AND INDUSTRIAL MINERALS

 

 

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Chris Pullen - Environmental Manager, Westland Milk Products

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Wayne Scott - Chief Executive Officer, AQA

 

11.20am

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE COAL USER/CLIMATE CHANGE DILEMMA

Coal continues to be the fuel of choice for a substantial slice of New Zealand industry.

Global and local initiatives around climate change mitigation are providing both challenges and opportunities for all fossil fuel users. In New Zealand large coal users continue to make changes where possible to their emissions profiles, but ultimately a dilemma exists.

In this panel discussion we look at measures being undertaken by large coal users around emissions, marketing, sustainability and fuel usage that are seeing industry adapt without compromising their business nor the coal industry.

  • Adopting a climate change strategy
  • Understanding the expectations on industry
  • Emissions offsets
  • Fuel substitutes
  • It’s not just about coal – gas, liquid fuels, methane

Tracey Hickman - Executive General Manager Generation and WholesaleGenesis Energy
Heidi Crawford - Group Manager National Marketing, Bathurst Resources
Further panelists under invitation

Facilitated by: Chris Pullen - Westland Milk Products

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 
David Haines - Director, Haines Planning
Nadeine Dommisse - Chief Operating Officer - Environment Canterbury

Facilitated by: Wayne Scott - Chief Executive Officer, AQA

 

12.20pm

Presentations still to be confirmed

DISTRICT PLANNING: THE EXTRACTIVES INDUSTRY; COMPETING LAND USES

Local government district plans have become an important, powerful and political tool for providing a framework for councils to map out resource-use pathways and boundaries for their economies.

Dunedin City Mayor, Dave Cull, presides over a district that hosts substantial quarries and mines. He is also president of Local Government New Zealand.

In this presentation delegates can expect to hear:

  • How councils handle the politics around competing land uses
  • Advice for extractives businesses around local government engagement around the district planning process
  • Nationwide district plan themes and alignment - How to deal with the interface of local, regional and national government priorities for managing land, water and biodiversity
  • Handling adjacent district plans

Dave Cull - President, Local Government New Zealand

 

1.00pm

Networking Lunch

 

2.00pm

THE BRIGHTWATER BIOMASS CO-FIRING PROJECT

Fonterra’s trial of co-firing wood biomass at its coal boiler at the Brightwater dairy plant was a success and has now been permanently commissioned. 

Wood biomass is now supplementing its coal energy source, achieving a substantial emissions reduction.

In this presentation we hear:

  • Boiler modifications and considerations when co-firing
  • Sourcing woody biomass
  • Do the benefits stack up
  • If this type of initiative can be rolled out to Fonterra’s other coal boilers

Tony Oosten - Energy Manager, Fonterra

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 EspositoGeneral Manager - Operations, Ravensdown 

 

2.30pm

Presentations still to be confirmed

QUARRY MARKET STRUCTURE CHANGES

The New Zealand quarry industry structre is changing, faster than some might think. Merger and acquisition activity over the past five years is shaping a new-look market, with larger players firming up their positions.

This trend looks set to continue.

In this presentation we take a look at what is driving this change and what to expect in the coming year.

  • Regional analysis
  • Transaction trends
  • The advance of the vertically  integrated play - key or curse?
  • Resources that are hot – sand, sealing chip. Key aggregate resource drivers
  • Ready-mix concrete and asphalt interplays
 

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 
Shane Jones - Minister for Regional Economic Development, New Zealand First 
Final panelist under invitation

Facilitated by: Brian Fallow - Former Economics Editor, NZ Herald

 

5.00pm

CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE MC