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Conference registration (Tuesday 26 June) $230 (inc GST)
Student conference registration (Tuesday 26 June) $100 (inc GST)
Welcome reception at the South Australia Museum (Monday 25 June)  $50 (inc GST)

Register for Copper to the World conference 2018

Copper to the World Conference 2018

Discover - Innovate - Engage

  • National and international speakers from industry, research institutions and government, including:
    • Vanessa Davidson from CRU will again provide an update on copper markets and the global demand for copper
    • Hal Stillman from International Copper Association will be discuss new technologies emerging in copper mining
    • Andrés Pescon Aaron from Fundacion Chile will describe their successful METS open innovation platform
    • Kim Ferguson from International Council on Mining and Metals Closure Working Group
    • Jeanne Els from Hatch discussing the future of smelting
    • About the conference speakers
  • Exhibition providing opportunities to discuss current and future developments with resources companies and service industries
  • Networking opportunities
    • Welcome reception at the South Australian Museum the evening of Monday 25 June
    • Morning and afternoon tea breaks and lunchtime during the conference on Tuesday 26 June

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

Download the conference program (PDF 5.0 MB)

Time
8.00 am Arrival: tea, coffee and registration
8.45 am Welcome
Charles Moore, Director, Resource Information, Mineral Resources Division, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia 
8.50 am Welcome to Country and Didgeridoo performance
Jack Buckskin, Tauondi Aboriginal College
9.00 am Opening address
Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, Minister for Energy and Mining 
Session 1  International perspectives on copper
Chair: Alex Blood, Executive Director, Mineral Resources Division, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia 
9.10 am Keynote: Outlook for the copper market
Vanessa Davidson, Director, Copper Strategy and Research, CRU
9.30 am International copper market trends
Patricio Hidalgo, General Manager, Marketing - BHP 
9.50 am Green copper - emerging trends
Jorge Cantallopts, Director of Research and Public Policies, Chilean Copper Commission (COCHILCO)
10.10 am Panel discussion and questions
10.30 am Morning tea in the exhibition hall
Session 2Australian perspectives - new technologies in copper mining
Chair: John Fennell, Chief Executive Officer, International Copper Association (Australia) 
11.00 am South Australlian perspectives
Paul Heithersay, Deputy Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
11.10 am Technology and innovation at Olympic Dam
Claire Halsey, General Manager, Integrated Operations, Olympic Dam - BHP
11.25 am Innovation – from tech buzzword to intrinsic culture
Andrew Mooney, Principal Advisor, Mining, OZ Minerals
11.40 am Using digital technology to drive value
Gavin Wood, Chief Information and Digital 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 and questions
12.30 pm Lunch in the exhibition hall
Session 3Innovation and engagement
Chair: Terry Burgess, Chair, SA Copper Committee
1.30 pmKeynote: Collaborating - mining - METS - Chilean insights
Andrés Pesce Aron, Vice President, Sustainability and New Business, Fundacion, Chile
1.50 pm Opening the door on closure
Kim Ferguson, Chair, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Closure Working Group
2.05 pm Smelter 4.0 - the future of smelting
Dr Ross Haywood, Global Practice Director, Specialised Engineering, Hatch 
2.20 pm Collaboration and innovation in value added metal manufacturing
Keith McLean, Director, CSIRO Manufacturing
2.35 pmIntersection – resources sector and Indigenous interests
Eddie Fry, Chair, Indigenous Business Australia
2.50 pm Panel discussion and questions
3.05 pm Afternoon tea in the exhibition hall
Session 4Discovering the next resource
Chair: Nicole Galloway Warland, Project Manager, Burra Region, Ausmex Mining Group
3.30 pm Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) review
Mark Carroll, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Defence 
3.40 pmNational UNCOVER initiative
Dr Phil McFadden, Chair, UNCOVER
4.00 pmExploration in Australia - Quo Vadis?
Joe Cucuzza, Managing Director, AMIRA International
4.15 pmHillgrove - uncovering a new copper-gold province
Peter Rolley, Exploration Manager and Chief Geologist, Hillgrove Resources
4.25 pmThe Curnamona Copper Belt: A new world class copper-cobalt province in northeastern South Australia
Chris Giles, Technical Director, Havilah Resources
4.35 pmPanel discussion and questions
4.55 pm Closing remarks
Charles Moore, Director, Resource Information, Mineral Resources Division, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
5.00 pm – 6.00 pm     Networking session in the exhibition hall

*Conference program is subject to change