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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 of 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).'

Copper to the World Conference 2017

Conference releases

Copper Development Road Map

copper development road map

Outlines the technology and research programs that are critical to delivering on the Copper Strategy, and encourages collaboration between industry, academia and researchers to progress the programs

Download the Copper Development Road Map (PDF 1.2 MB)

Copper Strategy Achievements

The South Australia's Copper Strategy Achievements to 30 June 2017 report presents the achievements of the Action Themes and the Copper Scorecard, developed to track industry progress across the value-chain and inform Copper Strategy directions.

Download South Australia's Copper Strategy Achievements to 30 June 2017 (PDF)

Copper to the World 2017 presentations

Hon. Tom Koutsantonis MP
Treasurer, Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy
Opening address (PDF 2.4 MB)
Session 1: International perspectives
Vanessa Davidson
Director, Copper Strategy and Research, CRU
Copper: future demand and supply (PDF 1.4 MB)
Jorge Cantallopts
Director of Studies and Public Policies, Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco)
Chilean copper industry: insights and challenges (PDF 2.3 MB) 
Joaquin Gana
Member of Chilean Copper Commission, Chilean Productivity Commission
Copper industry productivity in Chile (PDF 1.0 MB) 
Paul Heithersay
Deputy Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
South Australia's copper industry on the world stage (PDF 3.9 MB)
Session 2: Australian perspectives
Jonathan Law
Director, Mineral Resources, CSIRO
Copper: Australia's role in global innovation (PDF 3.2 MB)
Troy Wilson
General Manager Mine, Olympic Dam, BHP
Australia's position in the copper market (PDF 1.5 MB)
Andrew Cole
Chief Executive, OZ Minerals
Opportunities for South Australia's copper sector (PDF 4.5 MB)
David Grabau
Senior Investment Specialist, Resources and Energy, Austrade
Australia's minerals trade and investment trends (PDF 0.7 MB)
Peter Clarke
General Manager, Industry Engagement, METS Ignited
Growing an internationally competitive METS sector (PDF 0.9 MB)
Panel discussion: Maximising our international relationships
Chair: Rebecca Knol
Bernd Portugall Board Member, Australian-German Chamber of Commerce – Resources,
Jorge Cantallopts, Andrew Cole, David Grabau
Session 3: Bringing it together: Innovation, research and the community
Susan Lasecki
Manager, Cluster, BHP Americas
Supply innovation - sparking innovation and creating value for all (PDF 0.75 MB)
Stephan Grano
Executive Director, Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources
Research and innovation in the copper sector (PDF 1.7 MB)
Terry Burgess
President, SACOME
International Copper Technology and Research Hub (PDF 2.0 MB)
Kieren Moffat
Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
Pathways to social acceptance of mining (PDF 1.2 MB)
Khatija Thomas
Treasurer, Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation
The new normal - Nganampa Palyanku Kanyintjaku partnering agreement (PDF 3.3 MB)
Steve McClare
Chief Executive, Hillgrove Resources
Local engagement - Hillgrove experiences (PDF 3.6 MB) 
Christine Charles
Managing Director, Design4Growth
Future workforces for the mining sector (PDF 2.2 MB)
Session 4: Discovering the next resource

Richard Schodde
Managing Director, MinEx Consulting

National state of exploration (PDF 2.9 MB) 
Steve Hill
Director, Geological Survey of South Australia
PACE Copper - early results (PDF 6.4 MB)
Andrew Heap
Acting Chief, Resources Division, Geoscience Australia
Building Australia's resource wealth (PDF 2.9 MB)