2021 Agenda

Agenda timing is Australian Central Standard Time – ACST

09:00

OFFICIAL OPENING | NT Resources Week

9:05

Welcome to Country

9:10

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:15

FEDERAL MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

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

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK & THE ENERGY TRANSITION

9:25

Australian Economic Update – Bouncing Back from COVID-19

Justin Smirk, Director – Senior Economist, Westpac Institutional Bank

9:45

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
Hayley Richards, Interim Major Projects Commissioner, Northern Territory Government and Chair, The Land Development Corporation

10:05

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

10:35

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 $26 million Resourcing the Territory Initiative

11:30

The prospectivity of the NT region

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

11:50

The current state of exploration in the NT

Dr Ian Scrimgeour, Executive Director, Northern Territory Geological Survey

12:10

Update on the National Drilling Initiative

Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, MinEx CRC

12:30

Update on Rio Tinto’s Gove Bauxite mine

Michelle Elvy, General Manager Bauxite Operations, Rio Tinto

12:50

Lunch and networking break

13:50

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

14:30

Update on Newmont Mining’s Tanami Gold Mine

Vince De Carolis, General Manager – Tanami Operation, Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

14:50

Supporting Development in the North

Antoni Murphy, General Manager Gas Services, Power and Water Corporation

15:10

The push to decarbonise mining operations

James Harman, Chief Executive Officer, EDL

15:30

Networking and refreshment break

16:00

Finnis lithium mine

Stephen Biggins, Managing Director, Core Lithium

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

The Lawns, Mindil Beach Casino & Resort

9.00

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:45

NORTHERN TERRITORY CHIEF MINISTER’S ADDRESS

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

9:45

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

09:45

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

Skill shortages

14:40

Update on the Edna Beryl gold mine

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

Senior Representative, Greenvale Mining

15:30

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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