2023 Speakers

Hon Nicole Manison MLA
Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Mining and Industry; Northern Australia and Trade; Advanced Manufacturing; Tourism and Hospitality; Parks and Rangers, Northern Territory Government of Australia

The Hon Madeleine King MP
Minister for Resources; Minister for Northern Australia

Lia Finocchiaro MLA
Leader of the Opposition; Shadow Chief Minister; Shadow Minister for Major Projects; Shadow Minister for Northern Australia and Trade; Shadow Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services; Shadow Minister for Strategic Defence Relations, Northern Territory Government of Australia

Mathias Cormann

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

Michael Gunner
Director Australia — West,
Fortescue Future Industries

David Scaysbrook
Managing Partner,
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

Mike Dunbar
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Emmerson Resources

Gavin Lockyer
Managing Director,
Arafura Resources

Dr Ian Scrimgeour
Senior Executive Director,
Northern Territory Geological Survey

Mark Edwards
Managing Director,
Prodigy Gold NL

Maddalyn McBeath
Commercial Manager,

Adam Hatfield
Manager of Business Strategy and External Relations, Glencore McArthur River Mining

Neil van Drunen
Director | Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia & Industry Policy Association of Mining and Exploration Companies

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

Justin de Meillon
General Manager,
Newmont Tanami

Michael Poepjes
Chief Technical Officer,
Castile Resources

Brett Clark
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
Avenira Limited

Andrew McIlwain
Managing Director,
Investigator Resources Limited

Brent Murdoch
General Manager,
Vista Gold

Grant Wilson
Executive Chairman,

Dr Michael Green
Exploration Manager,
PNX Metals

Sarah James
Exploration Manager,
Encounter Resources

Michael Smith
Manager Technical Services,

John Zimmerman
General Manager Operations,
Primary Gold Pty Ltd

Klaus Helms
Chief Executive Officer,
Gumatj Corporation

Cathryn Tilmouth
Executive Director – Northern Australia,
Minerals Council of Australia

Nigel Doyle
Managing Director,
Territory Sands

Tobias Foster
Managing Director,
Transition Minerals

Jon Dugdale
Technical Advisor,
Tennant Minerals Ltd

Craig Doyle
Chief Executive Officer, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF)

Angela Dinos
Manager, Critical Minerals Office,
Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Jason Dickfos
Head of Growth,

Alicia Sherwood
General Manager Operations,
Core Lithium

Dorothy Close
Director, Regional Geoscience,
Northern Territory Geological Survey

Stephen Goodall
Chief Policy Officer,
Northern Territory Chamber of Commerce