2021 Agenda

Agenda timing is Australian Central Standard Time – ACST

08:45

OFFICIAL OPENING | NT Resources Week

Saul Kavonic, Head of Oil, Gas and Energy for Australia, Credit Suisse

8:50

OPENING | Welcome to Country

9:00

NORTHERN TERRITORY CHIEF MINISTER’S ADDRESS

The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA, Chief Minister, Northern Territory

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK & THE ENERGY TRANSITION

9:15

Australian Economic Update – Bouncing Back from COVID-19

Justin Smirk, Director – Senior Economist, Westpac Institutional Bank

9:35

Growing the NT Economy – What Needs to be Done?

Andy Cowan, Interim Territory Investment Commissioner & Deputy Chief Executive, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government
Jason Schoolmeester, Major Projects Commissioner, Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government

10:00

PANEL DISCUSSION | The Energy Transition, Electrification, Decarbonisation and the Future for the Resources Industry

Laura Hillis, Director, Climate Action 100+, Investor Group on Climate Change

This concludes our Day 1 joint Plenary session and I now welcome you to attend our concurrent sessions at SEAAOC, Mining the Territory and Environmental Management at NT Resources Week

10:30

Networking and refreshment break

MINING THE TERRITORY MAIN SESSION COMMENCES

11:05

Welcome remarks from the Chair

Dorothy Close, Director Regional Geoscience, Northern Territory Geological Survey

11:10

The prospectivity of the NT region

Dr Andrew Heap, Chief – Minerals, Energy and Groundwater Division, Geoscience Australia

11:30

The current state of exploration in the NT

Dr Ian Scrimgeour, Executive Director, Northern Territory Geological Survey

11:50

Update on the National Drilling Initiative

Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, MinEx CRC

12:10

Update on Rio Tinto’s Gove Bauxite mine

Michelle Elvy, General Manager Bauxite Operations, Rio Tinto

12:30

Finnis lithium mine

Stephen Biggins, Managing Director, Core Lithium

12:50

Lunch and networking break

13:50

Indigenous employment: Embracing cultural respect for sustainable change

A fundamental change in the way Indigenous employees are recruited and supported has seen Indigenous employment at the mine rise from 18% to almost 25% in just six months. Steven Rooney will talk about the drivers and challenges of embracing cultural respect to lead to sustainable change in the MRM’s Indigenous Employment Program.

Steven Rooney, General Manager, McArthur River Mining

14:10

PANEL DISCUSSION | Northern Territory’s new code of conduct to ensure explorers and landowners understand their rights and obligations

Drew Wagner, Executive Director – Northern Territory Division, Minerals Council of Australia
Warren Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Mining and Exploration Companies
Further speakers to be advised

14:50

Update on Newmont Mining’s Tanami Gold Mine

Vince De Carolis, General Manager – Tanami Operation, Newmont

15:10

Power and Water Corporation – Supporting Development in the North

Charles Staples, Commercial Manager Gas Services, Power and Water Corporation

15:30

Networking and refreshment break

16:00

The push to decarbonise mining operations

Jason Dickfos, Head of Growth, EDL

16:20

Exploration activities in the Pine Creek region

Mark Edwards, Project Director-NT Mining Operations, Kirkland lake Gold

16:40

Building a unique global diamond producer and explorer

  • Overview of Lucapa
  • Diamond production and source exploration focus
  • Growth – Merlin acquisition brings near term production opportunity in NT, Australia

Stephen Wetherall, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Lucapa Diamond Company

17:00

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

17:10

Networking Drinks in the exhibition halls

18:30

NT RESOURCES WEEK GALA DINNER

Mindil Beach Casino & Resort

8.50

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | Northern Territory Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Strategy

The Hon. Eva Lawler MLA, Minister for Infrastructure, Planning & Logistics, Environment, Climate Change and Water Security, Renewables and Energy, Essential Services, Northern Territory Government

09:15

Setting the conditions for investment – Regulatory reform for sustainable growth in the Territory

Shaun Drabsch, Chief Executive Officer, Department of Industry, Tourism & Trade, Northern Territory Government

09:35

FEDERAL MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

The Hon. Keith Pitt MP, Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia

09:45

CLOSE OF PLENARY This concludes our Day 2 joint Plenary session and I now welcome you to attend our concurrent sessions at SEAAOC, Mining the Territory and Environmental Management at NT Resources Week

09:50

Welcome remarks from the Chair

09:55

Update on Roper Bar iron ore mine

Stefan Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, Nathan River Resources

10:15

Developing and Integrated Fertiliser Industry in Northern Australia – Update on the Ammaroo Phosphate Project

Chris Tziolis, Managing Director, Verdant Minerals

10:35

Update on Nolans rare earth project

Gavin Lockyer, Managing Director, Arafura Resources

10:55

Networking and refreshment break 

11:20

Elliott Copper project

Will Robinson, Managing Director, Encounter Resources

11:40

Update on the Mount Peake Project

Paul Burton, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, TNG Limited

12:00

Update on the Mt Todd project

Brent Murdoch, Director & General Manager Australia, Vista Gold Australia

12:20

Update on Tellus Holdings’ Chandler Facility

Nathaniel Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Tellus Holdings

12:40

SER Undercover in the Territory

  • First mover in the region securing multiple exploration licences across the broader East Tennant region
  • Rapidly advancing exploration efforts assisted by two rounds of NTGS co-funding confirming targeting rationale
  • First junior to drill test targets in the region having only secured the tenement less than 12 months ago
  • High quality precompetitive data is the key to unlocking true greenfield exploration

David DeTata, Director, Strategic Energy Resources

13:00

Lunch and networking break

14:00

Castile Resources’ Rover 1 Project

Mark Hepburn, Managing Director, Castile Resources Limited

14:20

It’s no longer a skills shortage, it’s a skills famine. And we are all in this together

Owen Pike, Managing Director, MMC Australia Pty Ltd

14:40

New Technology and Commercial Relationships – the key to unlocking discoveries in the Tennant Creek Mineral Field

Rob Bills, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Emmerson Resources

15:00

Reinvigorating Australia’s Highest-Grade Gold Province

Peter Main, Managing Director, Tennant Mining

15:20

Georgina Basin Prospect

Matthew Healy, Chief Executive Officer, Greenvale Mining

15:40

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & End of Conference

16:30

NT RESOURCES WEEK SUNSET HARBOUR CRUISE

19:30

Departing from Stokes Hill Wharf

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