Free to attend
Free to attend
TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER
Innovex (Innovations in Exploration) new directions in exploration technology and science
13:00 – 13:30 DET CRC and recent coiled tube drilling tests
Professor Richard Hills, Chief Executive Officer, The Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC)
13:30 – 14:00 The power of Mineral Systems analysis – implications for copper and gold prospectively and improved exploration targeting in western and central Victoria
Dr Ross Cayley, Senior Geologist, Geological Survey of Victoria
14:00 – 14:30 Innovations in exploration and mining at Monash University: disruptive cross-discipline research
Professor Sandy Cruden, School of Earth Atmosphere & Environment, Monash University
14:30 – 15:00 Panel Discussion
11:15 – 11:30 Why METS matters: the size of the sector
For the first time, we have a deep understanding of the size of the Australian METS sector. It is a national economic powerhouse.
12:10 – 12:20 The value research collaboration can bring to the industry and an update on the latest developments as the CRC reaches its final year
Interview with DET CRC
13:30 – 14:00 Panel: Accelerators – a life changing program?
METS Ignited and the Queensland Government are running a pilot late-stage accelerator program. Our panellists have almost completed the intensive 12 week course. How has it impacted their business? Should you get involved in an accelerator?
15:45 – 16:00 METS clusters in Australia: A program in the Bowen Basin
METS Ignited and the Queensland Government are piloting a clustering program in the Bowen Basin. How have clusters worked internationally and how will it work in Queensland?
WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER
11:00 – 11:30
ShineWing Australia – Belt and Road Opportunities
Matthew Schofield, Partner ShineWing Australia will discuss the opportunities for business within the China Belt and Road Initiative.
13:00 – 15:00
A showcase of late-stage startups and SMEs participating in the Igniting METS accelerator program who will present short, customer focused pitches highlighting how their products and services are delivering practical solutions and innovations in response to key challenges faced within the industry, driving greater industry collaboration and commercialisation across exploration, planning and production as well as environmental and social impact solutions.
Showcasing the following companies
- Artemis Intelligent Robotic Systems
- Commit Works
- FDP Mining
- Mackay Conveyor Equipment
- Quick Safety
11:15 – 11:30 Collaboration: Universities and industry
A presentation about the benefits of collaboration between universities and industry by the Australian Technologies Network.
12:30 – 12:40 Driving collaboration between German and Australian METS companies
Interview with Berndt Langer, Manager Competence Centre for Mining and Resources at the German Australian Chamber of Industry
13:30 – 14:00 Stimulating innovation and efficiency in mining and METS: AML3
Gekko Technical Director Sandy Gray will discuss the Advanced Mineral Liberation Living Laboratory (AML3)
14:10 – 14:20 The BASF approach to support and foster innovation and drive entrepreneurship along the value chain of raw material industries
Interview with Gregor Brodt – Vice President Technology Scouting and Innovation – BASF
15:45 – 16:00 Collaboration and industry development: A Queensland perspective
Come and hear Todd Harrington, Resources Investment Commissioner Queensland Government provide a Queensland perspective on industry development.
BHP’s approach to addressing climate change through low emissions technologies
BHP Engagement Lounge
10:30 – 11:00 13:00 – 14:00
BHP’s strategy is tied to economic growth in both emerging and developed economies, and sustainable development requires an effective response to climate change. BHP’s integrated approach to addressing climate change includes developing and deploying low emission technologies (LET) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both from BHP operations and from the downstream use of BHP products.
15:30 – 16:00
Members of BHP’s Low Emissions Technology team and Climate Change and Sustainability team will be in the BHP Engagement Lounge during the breaks on Wednesday 1 November to provide insight to BHP’s approach to addressing climate change, and to answer any questions on BHP’s policy and strategy in this important area.
THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER
11:30 – 12:30 Consultation session for consideration of a new CRC for the mining industry
Initialising a collaboration group across industry to investigate the development of a bid for a new CRC for the Australian mining industry.
- What a CRC is
- The process for developing a bid
- Panel Interview
13:10 – 16:10 Investment Battles
Emerging technology, renewable energy and mining companies will go head to head in front of leading investors and an esteemed panel of judges, pitching for feedback, investment and prizes.
13:10 – 14:10 Tech Investment Battle
- Ric Gros, Chief Executive Officer, METS Ignited
- Lex McArthur, Chief Executive Officer, Jolimont Global
- Jonathan Lorraine, Executive Director, Core Resources
- Ashley Brown, Program Director, Igniting METS, KPMG Australia
14:10 – 15:10 Future Energy Battle
- Frank Tudor, Managing Director, Horizon Power
- Sam Riggall, Chief Executive Officer, Clean TeQ
- Beyhad Jafari, Chief Executive Officer, Electric Vehicle Council
- Marco Arosti, Director Financial Advisory Services, Cedrus Group
- Dmitry Danilovich, Head of Clean Energy, KPMG Australia
- Victoria Adams, Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
15:10 – 16:10 Mining Investment Battle
- Alberto Migliucci, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Petra Commodities
- Hedley Widdup, Executive Director, Lion Selection Group
- Matt Fifield, Partner, Pacific Road Capital
- Peter Nicholson, Managing Director, Resource Capital Funds
- Sam Street, Director Corporate Finance, Morgans
- Graham Smith, Associate Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, KPMG Australia
11:15 – 11:30 Market briefing: Africa
Come and hear Senior Trade Commissioner South Africa Kym Fullgrabe provide a briefing on the current trends and market opportunities in Africa.
13:30 – 14:00 Collaboration and innovation: opportunities in Chile
Austrade’s Senior Trade Commissioner for Andean Latin America Shannon Powell will give an overview of the key mining markets, opportunities and exciting new initiatives for METS companies to grow the innovation ecosystem.