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When: Tuesday 27 June 2017
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia
What is happening:
  • Information on the latest trends in the international copper industry and the importance of our international partnerships
  • An Australian perspective on the industry
  • Updates on copper exploration
  • Ongoing developments in innovation and research

Conference program

Conference speakers - from industry, research institutions and government, and international speakers from Chile and the UK

Exhibition displays - from a range of companies in the minerals sector

Who should attend:
  • Mineral exploration and mining companies
  • Mining service industry and suppliers
  • Investors
  • Mining consultants
  • Academic and research institutions
  • Government officials and representatives
Registration:Registration: Copper to the world conference

Register to attend the Copper to the World Conference
Cost: $A180 including GST

More information and enquiries: Email:

The conference has been designed to reflect the themes of South Australia's Copper Strategy:

  • Trends in copper demand and supply for the future
  • Importance of international trade and investment links for Australia
  • Developing innovative infrastructure, services and research
    • South Australia's International Copper Technology and Research Hub
    • Share new technologies that drive productivity improvements
    • Insights into the METS industry
  • Building industry and community capacity
    • Sharing successes and failures/experiments
    • Community engagement practices
  • Exploration, discover and information
    • PACE Copper update

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Copper to the World conference program

(Subject to change)

07.45 am Arrival - tea, coffee and registration   
08.40 am Welcome Charles Moore
Director, Resources and Strategy
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
08.45 am Acknowledgement to Country   
08.50 am Opening address Hon. Tom Koutsantonis MP, Treasurer, Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy
Session 1: International perspectives Charles Moore, Director Resources and Strategy
09.10 am Keynote address – Copper future demand and supply Vanessa Davidson
Director, Copper Strategy and Research
09.30 am Keynote address – Findings of research on copper industry productivity Joaquin Gana Chilean Productivity Commission
09.50 am Chilean copper industry – insights and challenges Jorge Cantallopts
Director, Policy
Chilean Copper Commission
10.10 am South Australia's copper industry on the world stage Paul Heithersay
Deputy Chief Executive
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
10.30 am Morning tea and Exhibition
Session 2: Australian perspectives – Rebecca Knol, CE, SACOME 
11.00 am Copper: Australia's role in global innovation Jonathan Law
Director, Mineral Resources Flagship
11.15 am Australia's position in the copper market Troy Wilson
General Manager Mine, Olympic Dam
11.30 am Opportunities for South Australia's copper sector Andrew Cole
Chief Executive
OZ Minerals
11.45 am Australia's minerals trade and investment trends David Grabau
Senior Investment Specialist, Resources and Energy 
12.00 noon Panel discussion: Maximising our international relationships Chair: Rebecca Knol, Chief Executive, SACOME
Bernd Portugall (Australian-German Chamber of Commerce – Resources) / Joaquin Gana / Andrew Cole / David Grabau
12.30 pm Lunch and Exhibition
Session 3: Bringing it together: Innovation, research and the community Professor David Giles, Future Industries Institute
01.30 pm Keynote address – Growing international METS sector To be confirmed  
01.45 pm Research and innovation in the copper sector Stephan Grano
Executive Director
Institute for Minerals and Energy Resources
02.00 pm International Copper Technology and Research Hub Terry Burgess
02.15 pm Pathways to social acceptance of mining Kieren Moffat
Senior Research Scientist
02.30 pm Engagement with Aboriginal communities Chris Larkin
Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation
02.45 pm Local engagement - Hillgrove experiences Steve McClare
Chief Executive
Hillgrove Resources
03.00 pm Future workforces for the mining sector Christine Charles
Managing Director
03.15 pm Afternoon tea and coffee and Exhibition
Session 4: Discovering the next resource -  Pru Freeman, Acting Executive Director, Mineral Resources Division, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
03.45 pm Keynote address – National state of exploration Richard Schodde
Managing Director
MinEx Consulting
04.00 pm PACE Copper - early results Steve Hill
Geological Survey of South Australia
04.15 pm Building Australia's resource wealth Andrew Heap Geoscience Australia
04.30 pm Panel discussion Chair: Steve Hill
Paul Heithersay / Richard Schodde / Andrew Heap / Nicole Galloway-Warland (Pepinnini Minerals)
04.50 pm Conference summary Charles Moore
Director, Resources and Strategy
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
05.00 pm Closing drinks

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