Programme 2020

New Zealand Minerals Forum 2020 combines the AusIMM New Zealand Branch annual conference and the annual Minerals Forum conference and trade exhibition. It provides one large conference for the mining and broader extractives industry in New Zealand. The new larger conference format will cater for a technical stream and a non-technical stream, as well as full plenary sessions for all delegates and a pop-up theatre for small presentations in the exhibition hall.

Submissions for Presenters and Papers - Open

Click here to download a PDF copy of the official call for technical presenters and papers for the New Zealand Minerals Forum 2020.

 

Programme overview

The programme for New Zealand Minerals Forum 2020 is currently under development. As sessions are confirmed they will appear here. Check back for more updates as we get closer to the conference.

 

Tue 26 May

1.00 PM 
AusIMM INVESTMENT AND EXPLORATION FORUM

New insights into New Zealand mineral potential for investors

CHAIR: Michael Gazley - New Zealand Branch President, AusIMM

1.15 PM  
NEW ZEALAND PETROLEUM AND MINERALS 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. There is currently an impetus around developing strategic minerals in New Zealand to provide for a transition to a lower emissions future.

Sarah Kenward - National Manager Minerals (Acting), New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

1.40 PM  
COMPANY INVESTMENT AND PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

(20 min + 5 min question time for each presenter)

1.40 PM  
COMPANY/PROJECT PRESENTATION #1

2.05 PM  
COMPANY/PROJECT PRESENTATION #2

2.30 PM  
COMPANY/PROJECT PRESENTATION #3

2.55 PM  
COMPANY/PROJECT PRESENTATION #4

3.20 PM  
AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4.05 PM  
COMPANY/PROJECT PRESENTATION #5

4.30 PM  
COMPANY/PROJECT PRESENTATION #6

5.00 PM
WELCOME DRINKS

 

Wed 27 May

8.00 AM  
DAY 1 - WELCOME AND OPENING

MC: Maree Baker-Galloway - Partner, Anderson Lloyd

8:20 AM
OUR PLACE IN THE NEW ZEALAND MINERALS SECTOR: A WAIKATO-TAINUI PERSPECTIVE
 
Waikato-Tainui and its various hapū have a long association with minerals extraction in the Waikato region. It has a responsibility around guardianship of the land, best-practice environmental management and providing for its people. 

A new era for mining in New Zealand is underway around improved social license to operate and community engagement. 

  • The importance of resource extraction in the Waikato
  • Iwi investment vehicles and appetite for investment
  • How to consult with Waikato-Tainui 

Donna Flavell - Chief Executive, Waikato-Tainui 

8.50 AM  
LEADERS’ PANEL: MINING’S ROLE IN A PROSPEROUS, LOW-EMISSIONS ECONOMY
Communicating mining’s valuable role now and into the future is both a challenge and an opportunity that is upon the sector. In this panel we discuss the theme of this year’s Minerals Forum and also get an update on what the leaders are thinking around current government policy.

  • zero carbon mining (what is agriculture doing to fix its image problem and what can we learn)
  • is there a ‘big offset’ the collective extractives industry should consider?
  • proposed changes to the RMA
  • the Government’s strategy for resources – what does this mean

PANELISTS: Brent Francis – New Zealand Coal and Carbon; Rene Sterk - RSC Consulting
FACILITATOR: Chris Baker - Chief Executive Officer, Straterra

9.50 AM  
NEXT GENERATION FLEET TECHNOLOGY
Gough Cat

10.10 AM  
AusIMM ADDRESS TO DELEGATES

Stephen Durkin - Chief Executive Officer, AusIMM

10.30 AM 
MORNING TEA

11.00 AM 
DELEGATES BREAK INTO STREAMS
STREAM 1: 
AusIMM STREAM - EXPLORATION; GEOSCIENCE; ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Hard rock gold by region

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE REEFTON REVIVAL

12.30 PM
LUNCH

1.30 PM  

3.00 PM 
AFTERNOON TEA (END OF STREAM)

3.30 PM  

5.00 PM 
NETWORKING DRINKS

11.00 AM 
STREAM 2: 
MINE MANAGERS' FORUM - Unlocking technology in your extractives operation

12.30 PM
LUNCH

1.30 PM  

3.00 PM
AFTERNOON TEA (END OF STREAM)

3.30 PM  

4.00 PM  
PANEL DISCUSSION: MINERAL SANDS OPPORTUNITIES 

Bulk titano-magnetite bearing sand (ironsand) mining occurs on the West Coast of the North Island at Waikato North Head and Taharoa. A number of other proposals exist to explore and extract ironsands from both onshore and offshore prospects. 

Other heavy mineral sand opportunities in New Zealand include ilmenite, zircon, garnet, gold (or a combination of these and others). 

In this panel we take a look at: 

  • current ironsand operations and exploration
  • the offshore challenge, both technological and regulatory
  • commercialising other minerals such as vanadium, ilmenite, garnet

CONFIRMED PANELISTS: Alan Eggers – Trans-Tasman Resources; Brendon Green – Tainui Kawhia Minerals Management
OTHER PANELISTS UNDER INVITATION
FACILITATOR: Campbell McKenzie – Business Development Manager, RSC Mining & Mineral Exploration Services

5.00 PM 
NETWORKING DRINKS

7.00 PM 
GOUGH CAT GALA DINNER AND MINERALS SECTOR AWARDS

 

Thu 28 May

8.00 AM
DAY 2 - WELCOME BACK AND DAY 1 RECAP

DAY 2 MC: TBA

8.15 AM  

9.15 AM
DELEGATES BREAK INTO STREAMS

STREAM 1: THE AUSIMM STREAM: EXPLORATION; GEOSCIENCE; ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
STREAM 2: ENERGY USERS’ FORUM
STREAM 3: AGGREGATES AND INDUSTRIAL MINERALS

9.20 AM
STREAM 1: THE AUSIMM STREAM: EXPLORATION; GEOSCIENCE; ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

CHAIR: TBA

10.30 AM 
MORNING TEA

11.00 AM  

12.30 PM
LUNCH

1.30 PM  

2.20 PM

2.40 PM

3.00 PM
AFTERNOON TEA (END OF STREAM)

9.20 AM
STREAM 2: ENERGY USERS' FORUM

CHAIR: TBA

10.30 AM
MORNING TEA

11.00 AM  

12.30 PM
LUNCH

1.30 PM  

3.00 PM
AFTERNOON TEA (END OF STREAM)

9.20 AM
STREAM 3: AGGREGATES AND INDUSTRIAL MINERALS

CHAIR: Wayne ScottChief Executive, Aggregate and Quarry Association

9.30 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION: DEVELOPING A NEW ZEALAND AGGREGATES STRATEGY – PART OF THE GOVERNMENT’S PETROLEUM AND RESOURCE STRATEGY

Aggregate demand is currently running at 40mt pa in New Zealand and could go to 50mt. Demand is now a given. Securing future aggregate resources is becoming increasingly important and part of a broader discussion across the extractives sector.

  • Bringing aggregates into the economic debate
  • Securing local aggregate supply vs importing aggregates: what is the cost equation? Bulk ships can be easily be backloaded but what about the logistics
  • What is the role of recycling and re-use in the equation

PANELISTS: Wayne Scott - Aggregate and Quarry Association; Murray Francis - Road Metals; Joey Au - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
FACILITATOR: Dan McGregor - Winstone Aggregates

10.30 AM
MORNING TEA

11.00 AM  
PRESENTATION: HOLCIM IN NEW ZEALAND

Global building products giant LafargeHolcim operates in New Zealand through the Holcim brand and a range of investments. The company has key stakes in the country’s cement and ready-mix concrete infrastructure and industries. A new local direction around growth is emerging. In this presentation we hear from new local head Kevin Larcombe:

  • Outlining the local strategy
  • Excellence in cement delivery
  • Growth through acquisitions
  • Sustainable growth the Holcim way
  • Leveraging vertically-integrated business in cement, aggregate, concrete and transport

Kevin LarcombeExecutive General Manager, Holcim New Zealand

12.30 PM
LUNCH

1.30 PM  

2.30 PM  

3.00 PM
AFTERNOON TEA (END OF STREAM)

3.30 PM
RETURN TO MAIN PLENARY FOR ALL
BLUEPRINT FOR A NET ZERO EMISSIONS COAL MINE

4.00 PM
ELECTION TIME! POLITICAL LEADERS’ DEBATE

The resources sector has been at the centre of proposed reforms by the current Government. As we lead into the 2020 election, hear from the Minister of Energy and Resources and the spokespeople from the other key political parties.

  • Is the Petroleum and Resource Strategy fit-for-purpose
  • Are we maximising the benefits available from the country’s minerals endowment
  • What does best-practice environmental regulation look like
  • Has the climate change debate hijacked all Government policy
  • What would each party do if elected/re-elected

CONFIRMED: Jonathan Young; David Seymour
INVITED: Hon Dr Megan Woods; Gareth Hughes; Hon Shane Jones
FACILITATOR: TBA

5.00 PM
CONFERENCE CLOSE AND WRAP-UP

 

Click here to download a PDF copy of the New Zealand Minerals Forum 2019  programme for reference.

Updated 21 October, 2019