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Early bird conference registration (until 30 April 2018)
Includes free ticket to pre-conference function at the South Australia Museum on 25 June
$230 (inc GST)
Full registration (from 1 May onwards) $230 (inc GST)
Student conference registration $100 (inc GST)
Pre-conference function at the South Australia Museum (for registrations from 1 May onwards)  $50 (inc GST)

Register for Copper to the World conference 2018

Copper to the World Conference 2018

  • Conference program will cover international trends, copper exploration updates, ongoing developments in innovation and research - based on the following themes:
    • Discover
    • Innovate
    • Engage
  • National and international speakers from industry, research institutions and government
    • Vanessa Davidson from CRU will be returning to provide an update on the copper markets and the global demand for copper
  • Exhibition opportunities to showcase products and services
    • Secure your exhibition space by downloading and completing the exhibition proposal form (PDF 979 KB)
    • For more information contact
  • Networking opportunities
    • Pre-conference function the evening of Monday 25 June
    • Morning and afternoon tea breaks and lunchtime

The Copper to the World Conference 2018 follows from the success of the inaugural conference in June 2017.

What participants said about the Copper to the World Conference 2017:

'Well structured with some really interesting content.'

'The short 1-day format with focused presentations on key topics worked very well.'

'There was a broad range of perspectives from a diversity of speakers.'

'The quality of the presenters and the choice of topics were all good.'

'Recognising the crucial importance of research and innovation guiding the new advent in the copper sector, and the need to collaborate (mining companies + research providers + technology developers, integrators, suppliers).'

Presentations and publications from Copper to the World Conference 2017

Copper to the World 2018 Conference program

8.00 am Arrival: tea, coffee and registration
8.45 am Welcome
Charles Moore, Director, Resource Information, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia 
8.50 am Welcome to Country
9.00 am Opening address
Government of South Australia 
Session 1: International perspectives on copper
9.10 am Outlook for the copper market
Vanessa Davidson, Director, Copper Strategy and Research, CRU
9.30 am International copper market trends
Patricio Hidalgo, General Manager Sales - BHP 
9.50 am Collaborating - mining - METS - Chilean insights
Andres Pesce Aron, Fundacion Chile 
10.10 am Panel discussion and questions
10.30 am Morning tea, exhibition and networking
Session 2: Australian perspectives - new technologies in copper mining
11.00 am Introductions
Paul Heithersay, Deputy Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
John Fennell, Chief Executive Officer, International Copper Association (Australia) 
11.10 am Technology and innovation at Olympic Dam
Claire Halsey, General Manager Integrated Operations, Olympic Dam - BHP
11.25 am Presentation by OZ Minerals
11.40 am Presentation by Gavin Wood, Chief Information Officer, Newcrest Mining
11.55 am New technologies emerging in copper mining
Hal Stillman, Director, Technology Development and Transfer - International Copper Association 
12.15 pm Panel discussion with all speakers
12.30 pm Lunch, exhibition and networking
Session 3: Innovation and engagement
1.30 pm Opening the door on closure
Kim Ferguson, Chair, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Closure Working Group
1.45 pm Smelter 4.0 - the future of smelting
Jeanne Els, Regional Director, Digital - Hatch 
2.00 pm Collaboration and innovation in value added metal manufacturing
Keith McLean, CSIRO Manufacturing
2.15 pm To be confirmed
2.30 pm To be confirmed
2.45 pm Questions and discussion
3.00 pm Afternoon tea, exhibition and networking
Session 4: Discovering the next resource
3.30 pm National UNCOVER initiative
Dr Phil McFadden
3.50 pmExploration in Australia - Quo Vadis?
Joe Cucuzza, Managing Director, AMIRA International
4.05 pmHillgrove - uncovering a new copper-gold province
Peter Rolley, Hillgrove Resources
4.15 pmThe Curnamona Copper Belt: a new world class copper-cobalt province in northeastern South Australia
Chris GilesHavilah Resources
4.25 pmTo be confirmed
4.55 pm Closing remarks
Charles Moore, Director, Resource Information, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
5.00 pm Closing networking session

Conference program is subject to change