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About the conference

  • 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 exploration
  • Discussion on the ongoing developments in innovation and research
When: Tuesday 27 June 2017
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia
Who should attend: Australian copper miners
National and international exploration companies
National and international mining service companies
Investors interested in the resource industry
Australian state and national government resources departments
Australian academic and research institutions

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The Copper to the World conference program includes international speakers from Chile and the UK, and speakers from industry, research institutions and government.

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   
08.30 am Welcome Charles Moore Department of the Premier and Cabinet
08.35 am Welcome to Country   
08.45 Opening address Hon. Tom Koutsantonis MP, Treasurer, Minister for Mineral and Energy Resources
Session 1: International perspectives – Charles Moore, Director Resources and Strategy
09.10 am Keynote speaker – Copper future demand and supply Vanessa Davidson CRU
09.30 am Keynote speaker – Findings of research on copper industry productivity Alfie Ulloa Chilean Productivity Commission
09.50 am Chilean copper industry – insights and challenges Jorge Cantallopts Chilean Copper Commission
10.10 am South Australia's copper industry on the world stage Paul Heithersay 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 CSIRO
11.15 am Australia's position in the copper market Troy Wilson BHP Billiton
11.30 am Opportunities for South Australia's copper sector Andrew Cole OZ Minerals
11.45 am Australia's minerals trade and investment trends Tony Eyres Austrade
12.00 noon Panel discussion: Maximising our international relationships Chair: Rebecca Knol, Chief Executive, SACOME
Bernd Portugall (Australian-German Chamber of Commerce – Resources) / Alfie Ulloa / Andrew Cole / Tony Eyres
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 speaker – Growing international METS sector To be confirmed  
01.45 pm Research and innovation in the copper sector Stephan Grano Institute of Minerals and Energy Resources
02.00 pm International Copper Technology and Research Hub Terry Burgess Chair, SACOME
02.15 pm Pathways to social acceptance of mining Kieren Moffat CSIRO
02.30 pm Engagement with Aboriginal communities To be confirmed  
02.45 pm Local engagement - Hillgrove experiences Steve McClare Hillgrove Resources
03.00 pm Future workforces for the mining sector Christine Charles Design4Growth
03.15 pm Afternoon tea and coffee
Session 4: Discovering the next resourceChair: To be confirmed
03.45 pm Keynote speaker – National state of exploration Richard Schodde MinEx Consulting
04.00 pm PACE Copper - early results Steve Hill Geological Survey of South Australia
04.15 pm Building Australia's resource wealth James Johnson Geoscience Australia
04.30 pm Panel discussion: to be confirmed Chair: Steve Hill
Paul Heithersay / Richard Schodde / James Johnson 
04.50 pm Conference summary Charles Moore Department of the Premier and Cabinet
05.00 pm Closing drinks

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