Wednesday 12th June 2013 : Cairns Convention Centre
Close off registration 12 noon Tuesday the 11th. No tickets at the door
The Cairns region is utilising its strengths and location to continue its drive to be a business partner of choice for mining companies throughout the Cairns region, across Northern Australia and into Papua New Guinea.
The Cairns & Mining 2013 Conference aims to provide businesses and organisations with an insight into:
The conference has been specifically organised by business for business and designed to allow participants to gain information through:
Cost has been kept down to $99 (Including GST) for a full day program, lunch, arrival tea and coffee, morning & afternoon teas & networking drinks after the conference.
Seats are limited and bookings essential.
Wednesday 12th June
The day before the Australia & PNG Mining Resources Expo on 13th & 14th June 2013. The Cairns & Mining 2013 Conference will provide valuable information to people attending the Expo. The Expo already has 145 confirmed exhibitors up from 93 exhibitors last year.
Cairns Convention Centre : with excellent audio & visual and seating arrangements of 8 to a round table. Demand for the 2011 conference was overwhelming, booking out in 3 days.
Businesses from Cairns & the surrounding region, Australia and PNG.
|8.30||Introduction by the Conference Chair||Jeremy Blockey : Cairns FIFO Coordinator|
|8.30 : 8.35||Official Opening||Mayor - Cr Bob Manning : Cairns Regional Council|
|8.35 : 8.50||The importance of mining to Cairns||Bill Cummings : Principal : Cummings Economics|
|8.50 : 9.15||Prospects for mining in North Queensland||Brett Duck : Managing Director : Bremar Minerals|
|9.15 : 9.35||Scandium : critical for new age technologies : The SCONI Project||David Glover : Senior Project Controls & Project Engineer : Metallica Minerals|
|9.55 : 10.15||Developing Cape York bauxite projects to meet international demand||Nev Conway : General Manager, External Affairs : Cape Alumina|
|10.15 : 10.30||Panel discussion|
Morning Tea : 10.30 to 11.00
|11.00 : 11.20||Resource developments in North Queensland||David Edwards : Director - General : Department State Development, Infrastructure & Planning|
|11.20 : 11.40||Coal : prospects for the future||David Rynne : Director Economics & Infrastructure : Queensland Resources Council|
|11.40 : 12.00||Mines and projects in the Northwest and Gulf Regions of Queensland||Rob Macalister : Chief Executive Officer : Gulf Savannah Development|
|12.00 : 12.15||Small mines provide tangible regional economic benefits||Roger Jackson : Chief Executive Officer and Director : JKO Mining Pty Ltd|
|12.15 : 12.30||Panel discussion|
Lunch : 12.30 : 1.30
|1.30 : 2.00||An overview of the mining and exploration operations in PNG||Philip Samar : Managing Director : PNG Mineral Resources Authority|
|2.00 : 2.20||Creating a world class mineral province||Max Esparon : Project Director - Wafi Golpu Project : Morobe Mining Joint Ventures|
|2.20 : 2.40||The Gulf LNG Project||Kevin Byrne : Corporate Affairs Manager : InterOil|
|2.40 : 2.55||Panel discussion|
Afternoon Tea : 2.55 : 3.25
|3.25 : 3.45||The personnel to power our future||Panel: Graham Reveleigh : Robyn Van Rooye : Ili Cava : Jonathan Todd|
|3.45 : 4.05||Mining & aviation||Kevin Brown : Chief Executive Officer : North Queensland Airports|
|4.05 : 4.25||Mine Supply Logistics : A Paradigm Shift||Fred White : Chief Executive Officer : SeaSwift|
|4.25 : 4.35||How do you connect to businesses doing business in PNG & Cairns?||Michael Capper : Business Development Manager, Ports North : Tradelinked Cairns-PNG|
|4.35 : 4.45||What assistance is available to access overseas markets||Matthew Lamprecht : Trade Start Export Advisor - Cairns region : Trade & Investment Qld|
|4.45 : 5.00||Panel discussion|
Networking Drinks at the Bar : 5.00 : 6.00
Sponsored by Don Walker : Well known mining industry identity
Jonathan has worked in the vocational education and training (VET) sector within TAFE Queensland since 1999. Originally employed as a teacher at Gold Coast Institute of TAFE in the then emerging field of multimedia, he has held managerial roles since 2004.
In these roles, he has focused on educational leadership; business development; HR and financial management; quality compliance; and student support and guidance.
Jonathan moved to Cairns to take up a role at Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE in 2009, and is currently the Faculty Manager of the Trades Faculty. The Trades Faculty offers a diverse range of training solutions including engineering, construction, heavy machinery and civil construction training.
Ili Cava started in the industry in 1988 and over this time worked in various roles from Drillers’ Assistant, Driller, Supervisor, Drilling Manager and HSE & Training Manager before starting the Australasian Drilling Institute in 2005. Ili’s exposure in training & development started when he was invited to be part of industry representatives who participated in the development of the first drilling package (DRT98) in the late 1990’s. Ili’s experience was invaluable in assisting the first drilling company to achieve registration as an RTO.
Michael commenced his career in the UK and has undertaken many technical and operational roles within the Mining Industry, including over 10 years with Anglo-French global mineral mining conglomerate Imerys S.A. He latterly moved onto the commercial side of Imerys, and headed one of their business divisions, as European Commercial Manager.
Prior to emigrating to Australia, he was Operations and Supply Chain Director of large European Polymer manufacturer, supplying the top brands in the FMCG Market, before taking on a new start role as International Business Director of a ground breaking Software Company.
Michael emigrated in 2007 and returned to his original mining and mineral roots with an Australian junior based in Sydney & FNQ. Having established the Company’s key outsourcing mineral project, he joined Far North Queensland Ports Corporation (Ports North) in 2011, as Business Development Manager.
Philip Samar is a mining engineer by profession with the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG).
He has served 14 years with the various government agencies responsible for regulating the mining industry and currently is the Acting Managing Director of Papua New Guinea Mineral Resources Authority.
Mr. Samar’s experiences in the country’s mineral industry are enormous. This qualifies him to be the Chief Technical Advisor to the Mining Minister and the government of Papua New Guinea, in areas of mine development, mine technical audits, project negotiations, landowner liaison, and investment marketing & promotion.
His participation in major international conferences and workshop in the last 7 years has given him added knowledge into the global mineral industry, and provided him the basis to speak about Papua New Guinea’s mining sector and the mineral resources.
As a member of the QRC senior executive, David provides expert policy and political advice to advance the interests of the $45 billion per year Queensland resources sector. Specific areas of responsibility include taxation and royalties, greenhouse and climate change, energy, industry infrastructure, exploration, regional economic development and industry commentary. David is the editor of the QRC’s State of the Sector report and chief arcjitect of the Queenslandeconmomy.com.au website which show the economic contribution of the resources sector by regional economies.
Before joining the QRC in 2008, David was Director of Economics and Taxation at the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), and previously, David was a senior industry policy adviser at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), and Economist at the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.
David has extensive commercial experience working for four years as a commodity trader at Riverina Stockfeeds in Queensland’s Darling Downs – responsible for buying and selling grain into Asian markets.
David has under and post-graduate degrees in business and economics from the University of Southern Queensland and Australian National University.
Robyn Van Rooye is Manager of Training for Dawsons Training- part of the Dawsons Group of Companies, involved in the provision of Engineering services, Construction, Labour hire, Mine maintenance and Asbestos & Demolition.
Working under partnerships, Robyn and her team have built Dawson's training business over the past two years concentrating particularly on Generic Induction programs, Confined Space/ Working At Heights courses and High Risk Licences applicable to the mining and resource industries. Under her direction Robyn is about to take the business to RTO status.
Robyn's current involvement in training in the engineering and resources industry is a natural extension of her previous employment as Regional Manager of Queensland Apprenticeship Services, Business Development Manager for Cairns Region Group Training and Corporate Planner for Cairns Regional Council.
Passionate about training and development, Robyn is an open communicator with a relaxed down to earth style that allows her to relate to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Her strength is her ability to pass on the value of learning and development to people and inspire them to make the most of training and career opportunities.
Mr. Reveleigh is a professional geologist and has nearly 45 years experience in the resources industry both in Australia and overseas. He commenced his career in the oil industry, then spent most of his working life to date in exploration, mine management and construction in the minerals industry. Since 2002 Mr. Reveleigh has been a director of oil and gas explorers and producers and is currently a director of Gulf Mines Limited and of Hill End Gold Limited. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and is a Chartered Professional (Management) of that body.
Roger Jackson is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of JKO Mining, an Australian company privately owned by BCM Holdings Ltd. JKO is the sole owner of Central Gold Mines Pty Ltd. (CGM). CGM owns and operates a modern and modular Carbon-in-Pulp gold processing plant located near Georgetown, North Queensland, Australia. As CEO of JKO he also heads up the Hillgrove Gold Mine in Armidale NSW and the Hellyer Mine in Tasmania.
Roger Jackson is also the Managing Director of Ark Mines Ltd (a publicly-listed junior gold explorer). Roger founded Geological Ore Search in 1995 as a geological services and contracting company, later to become GOS drilling and Australian Gas Drilling. Roger has extensive hands on knowledge of the underground mining Industry in NSW. He is the founder of Hughes Drilling (previously Every Day Mine Services) – an ASX-listed mining contractor specialising in underground mining, mine development, air leg mining, raise mining, backfill, mine production, diamond drilling, top and down hole production drilling, underground construction, underground mine utility services, shotcreting, and ground control.
Roger was elected and served as a Councilor of the Cobar Shire Council, a shire with 4 major mines. He has a sound knowledge of lobbying State and Federal Government. He has served on the Murray Darling River Alliance as a mining representative and was instrumental in lobbying for and having put in parliament, the Government guarantee for workers entitlements. Prior to 1995 Roger held a variety of roles in Exploration Geology, construction and teaching, including the creation of a School Board-endorsed High School Certificate in Mining to assist in the development of the next generation of mining talent.
Roger has a BSc degree with a major in Geology and Geophysics, and also holds a Diploma in Financial Management from the University of New England. He holds a Diploma in Education, and is long-standing Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgists (AIMM), a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and a Member of the Australian Drilling Institute (ADI).
Fred White joined Sea Swift in January 2009 as the CEO after spending 20 years in the mining industry predominately in Mount Isa. Fred was one of the few General Managers in the modern era to have worked from the ground up, holding management positions with Mount Isa Mines and later Executive Management positions with Xstrata Zinc.
Since joining Sea Swift, Fred has successfully steered the Company through the GFC, retaining all personnel during this period while at the same time positioning the organisation for further growth. Sea Swift is now the largest private shipping company in Australia, employing around 350 people and boasting a fleet of 30 vessels, with operations extending from Gladstone in Queensland to Darwin in the northern Territory.
Fred is part owner and Managing Director and CEO of Sea Swift and is a Board member of Advance Cairns and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Brett Duck is a geologist of over 40 years experience in exploration and mining throughout Australia, PNG, Solomon Islands, Malaysia and South Africa. He has been based in North Queensland for 31 years, of which 25 have been in Cairns with 14 years Fly in Fly Out to PNG. His time in PNG included 7 years on Lihir of which two years were as Site Manager followed by 6 years at Tolukuma.
His Company has also been the only tin and tungsten buyer exporting Internationally from Townsville, when those metals have been produced in the last 5 years in FNQ.
Brett is a strong advocate for the expansion of the exploration and mining industry in Far North Queensland that can increase job availability, diversification and increased economic stability.
Jeremy has been working in economics related fields in North Queensland for 24 years. He has been consulting to the public and private sector, preparing a range of economic studies, feasibilities, research, strategic business plans and economic development plans for ten years. He is currently on assignment with a two year Federally funded project promoting the placement of Cairns workers into fly-in/fly-out resources sector roles across northern Australia.
Jeremy has also undertaken short-term executive role assignments for organisations during their periods of recruitment and extended leave for example.
Jeremy was on the committee of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce for seven years, and served as President for three-and-a-half years (2007-2010). Jeremy has in-depth knowledge of small to medium enterprise and regional development issues, and has been instrumental in a range of regional initiatives that have required collaboration and support across the three levels of government and private enterprise.
Other professional interests include Board roles with a P-12 private school (TAS), a regional and widely acclaimed theatre production company (JUTE), and is on the FNQ TAFE Council.
Jeremy has a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree from Leicester University, UK.
Nev Conway was appointed as Cape Alumina’s General Manager, External Affairs in 2009. In this capacity, he has responsibility for the media and public relations functions of the company, he leads the company’s engagement with the State and Commonwealth governments, and drives a comprehensive community and stakeholder consultation program – including with the Traditional Land Owners and aboriginal people of western Cape York.
As a senior executive, he has more than 16 years’ experience across management, marketing and communications, stakeholder and community engagement, advocacy and business development. This includes working for some of Australia’s largest resource, construction and finance companies as well as an adviser to Members of the Commonwealth Parliament.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (with majors in History and Political Science) and a Graduate Certificate in Governance and Public Policy from The University of Queensland and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Public Relations Institute of Australia.
David's professional background is in economics, infrastructure, project management and public policy. Prior to being appointed Director-General of the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDIP) in April 2012, David’s previous positions included Manager of Strategy and Market Development for GHD, a global engineering and professional services company, and State Director for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, Australia's oldest independent economic think tank. Prior to that David worked in senior roles in several Government agencies including the Department of State Development and the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
David’s role at DSDIP sees him leading the state’s central, economic development agency driving state development, major projects facilitation, assessment and approvals, planning reform, and infrastructure planning and delivery. DSDIP has assets valued at $1.6B, a budget of $237M and revenues of over $200M.
In addition to his role as Director-General, David is chairman of Economic Development Queensland, Deputy Chair of the Gold Coast Infrastructure Authority, a director of Southbank Corporation and a member of Infrastructure Queensland.
Bill Cummings is a senior business economist based in Cairns with many years of experience in analysing the regional economies and industries of northern Australia and the Papua New Guinea/Pacific area.
Recent work has included identification of mining developments throughout the wider area, workforce, goods and service supply opportunities, identifying the importance of major sectors like agriculture and tourism in the regional economy, air and sea transport link opportunities, economic importance of road developments and likely future workforce needs.
His professional career has included economic research positions with the Australian Department of Trade, the Australian Chamber of Commerce, regional development, tourism promotion organisations and Chambers of Commerce in the north, as a member of the Council of James Cook University, and as Queensland Government nominee to the North Australia Development Council.
He has widespread experience as a columnist, media commentator and speaker on economic development issues.
Mr Esparon is a senior project management professional with over 30 years’ experience in the management of engineering and construction projects throughout Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and South-East Asia. He possesses broad skills in planning; project; contract and commercial management in engineering, mining and project development.
Over his career he has worked on a wide range of projects predominantly in the resource industry. His mining and refining expertise includes base and precious metals mining and processing and includes experience in petrochemical, coal and alumina processing.
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours), University of Western Australia, 1979
Kevin Byrne had a seventeen year army officer career where he saw service in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Singapore and South Vietnam where he was decorated for bravery as a platoon commander. His final appointment was as Senior Instructor at the Royal Military College, Canberra in 1987.
Following his military career, he was recruited to the Queensland Government where he headed the office of Northern and Regional Development based in Cairns. He later managed the Cairns office of the Queensland Confederation of Industry, the State’s largest private sector employer organisation before becoming Mayor of Cairns in 1992. He served a total of eleven years as Mayor of Cairns making him the second longest serving Mayor in the city’s history. He was elected on four occasions to head a city of 160,000 with a budget of some $300M and a council workforce of some 1400 people. It was during this time that the city enjoyed unprecedented growth and development ranking it now as one of the nation’s most liveable and desirable regional cities. Between periods on the Council he also worked in the Komi Republic of Northern Russia on an eight month assignment as the Administrative Director of a giant oil spill and environmental remediation project funded by the World Bank and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.
Kevin Byrne has also served for four years as the Chief Executive of the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority where he was responsible for the design and implementation of the country’s Tourism Development Policy launched in 1996. During this time he also served as Acting Chairman of the National Airline Commission, Deputy Chairman of Air Niugini, a delegate to the APEC working groups on Tourism and Trade as well as a member of the National Negotiating Team on International Air Service Agreements. He has served on numerous Boards of Management and has served as patron to dozens of community organisations over many years, many of which remain current. He was awarded the Papua New Guinea Independence Medal (25th Anniversary) in 2000 for services to Aviation and Tourism and in 2003 the Australian Centenary Medal for services to Local Government and the City of Cairns.
In February 2010 he was appointed the Queensland Government Special Trade Representative to Papua New Guinea before joining the Bechtel Corporation as LANCO Program Manager on the ExxonMobil led PNG LNG project. This contact concluded on 30 June 2011. He was immediately recruited to the Interoil Group as Corporate Affairs Manager in July 2011 where he divides his time between the two InterOil offices of Port Moresby and Cairns.
Kevin Byrne is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in his spare time he is Managing Director of Pacific Asia Solutions P/L, a management consulting practice he founded in 2008 as well as currently chairing the Board of the Cairns Regional Gallery Foundation.
Together with his wife Amanda and daughter Isabel, he lives in the suburb of Whitfield in Cairns.
Kevin Brown joined North Queensland Airports as Chief Executive Officer in October 2011. North Queensland Airports currently operates and develops Cairns and Mackay Airports.
Kevin’s extensive airport management experience includes senior positions at BAA’s Heathrow, Aberdeen, Southampton and Edinburgh Airports. His most recent previous position was as Managing Director of Edinburgh Airport, which services over nine million passengers each year, travelling on around 40 different airlines to over 100 international and domestic destinations.
Kevin has achieved notable success in aviation route development by fostering strong airline partnerships and also by working closely with many relevant tourism bodies to grow travel. Both are key areas of focus for North Queensland Airports’ businesses.
Kevin’s overarching aim in his role is to achieve continued passenger growth and encourage new airlines and routes for both airports to provide a sound return on these significant investments and support economic growth for each region by building on the achievements already realised since the privatisation of Cairns and Mackay Airports in early 2009.
He strives to maintain the focus on working with existing and potential international and domestic airline partners and the key industry sectors of tourism and resources to ensure that Cairns and Mackay Airports continue to make a robust contribution to the North Queensland economy.
Kevin sits on the Board of regional tourism organisation, Tourism Tropical North Queensland.
Rob Macalister has worked extensively around the Pacific as a manager of international development assistance programmes and as a consultant/ trainer in the areas of enterprise development and community development. In early 2007 Rob took up the position of CEO with Gulf Savannah Development, based in Cairns. Gulf Savannah Development is the regional development agency for Queensland’s Gulf region, based on membership of five local governments and key industry stakeholders.
Just two block from the Cairns Convention Centre, the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is the most prestigious accommodation and entertainment complex in Cairns, offering guests the choice of four restaurants, four bars, the Wildlife Dome, nightclub and boutique casino - all the elements necessary to check in and chill out. Accommodation rooms feature décor in a range of whites and beige with plantation shutters and light timbers accentuating the feel and lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland. All 128 rooms are complete with a Jacuzzi style spa bath, private garden balcony and city or water views.
We are pleased to offer the following special accommodation rates to delegates attending the Cairns & Mining Conference – 12 June 2013.
Superior Room - $179 per night
Superior Room including a full buffet breakfast - $199 per night
Superior Room including 2 full buffet breakfasts - $219 per night
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