Sep 23

AusIMM NQ Branch September Tech Talk

AusIMM NQ Branch September Tech Talk

Kinga Galka will be presenting the AusIMM NQ Branch September Tech Talk on Thursday September 23rd at Rydges Townsville, 23 Palmer St at 5.30pm.

The title of Kinga’s talk is “Challenges and Changes to the Osborne Ore Processing Plant. A Story of Osborne, Kulthor and Starra Orebodies”.

Please use the link below to register.  Hope to see you all there.

QLD Branch – September Tech Talk – Challenges and Changes to the Osborne Ore
Processing Plant (ausimm.com)

Location: Rydges Townsville, 23 Palmer St, Townsville
Time: 17:30
Sep 23

Renewable energy forum

Rockhampton renewable energy forum

The Executive Manager of Advance Rockhampton Greg Bowden, would like to personally invite you to attend Advance Rockhampton’s Renewable Energy Forum.

Click here to book

HearThe Executive Manager of Advance Rockhampton Greg Bowden, would like to personally invite you to attend Advance Rockhampton’s Renewable Energy Forum.

Hear from guest speaker Garry Hamilton, Project Development Manager – RES, Central Queensland Power (CQP) as he outlines what is transpiring at Moah Creeks Renewable Energy Project, 30km West of Rockhampton and other projects Central Queensland Power (CQP) are undertaking in CQ.

Central Queensland Power is a 2GW portfolio of integrated solar, wind storage and transmission infrastructure within the Fitzroy Renewable Energy Zone. RES and Energy Estate have joined forces to develop Central Queensland Power to accelerate the renewable energy transition in Central Queensland.

The forum provides an opportunity to connect with industry leaders and hear about what’s happening in the Renewable Energy space in Central Queensland. from guest speaker Garry Hamilton, Project Development Manager – RES, Central Queensland Power (CQP) as he outlines what is transpiring at Moah Creeks Renewable Energy Project, 30km West of Rockhampton and other projects Central Queensland Power (CQP) are undertaking in CQ.

Central Queensland Power is a 2GW portfolio of integrated solar, wind storage and transmission infrastructure within the Fitzroy Renewable Energy Zone.  RES and Energy Estate have joined forces to develop Central Queensland Power to accelerate the renewable energy transition in Central Queensland.

The forum provides an opportunity to connect with industry leaders and hear about what’s happening in the Renewable Energy space in Central Queensland.

This forum follows on 30 minutes after the Bowen Basin Mining Club lunch.

Numbers are limited to 40 guests so please book promptly to secure your seat.

Location: Rockhampton Leagues Club, Cambridge Street,
Time: 15:00
Sep 24

North West Qld Regional Mining Conference

2021 event hosted by AusIMM regional branch in Mount Isa

Organised by the AusIMM North West Queensland Branch

This year’s conference will be held at Buchanan Park Events Complex, Mount Isa on Friday 24th September.

Catering will be provided and the dress code is smart casual.

Register HERE

Location: Buchanan Park Events Complex, Mount Isa
Time: 08:00
Sep 24

North West Queensland Regional Mining Ball

Hosted by AusIMM North West Queensland

Hosted by AusIMM North West Queensland Branch on the night of the annual mining conference.

This year’s ball will be held at Mount Isa Civic Centre, Mount Isa on Friday, September 24.

Price – $100. A three-course meal and drinks will be included and the dress code is black tie.

Register HERE

Location: Mount Isa Civic Centre, West St, Mount Isa
Time: 18:00
Sep 24

WIMARQ/AusIMM Careers Networking Breakfast

Mount Isa event to bring together students, universities, professionals

Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) in collaboration with Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) presents this Careers Networking Breakfast, sponsored by Glencore.

Register HERE

The free event aims to connect students, universities, professionals and the regions over a barbeque breakfast.

The event is open to high school students, attendees of the AusIMM Regional Mining Conference, parents, teachers, university students and professionals within the minerals and energy sectors. The breakfast is free to attend, but registration is essential as places are limited. Please make sure to guarantee your spot by by getting a ticket. The networking breakfast will be followed by the AusIMM Regional Mining Conference. For more information about the conference, click here

Fri., 24 September 2021

7:00 am – 8:30 am AEST

Location: Buchanan Park Entertainment Centre, Mount Isa
Time: 07:00
Oct 06

Townsville Industry Breakfast

Townsville Industry Breakfast

Don’t miss the next Townsville Industry Breakfast!

You’re invited to attend the Townsville Industry Breakfast, proudly presented by the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, the Defence Industry Hub – Townsville, and AusIndustry.

Join us for breakfast and hear about the regional supply chain opportunities from key decision makers. Gain insight into local and regional projects and connect with fellow North Queensland businesses.

Presenters include:

  • QBuild – Current and upcoming opportunities
  • ARK Energy – SunHQ Hydrogen Hub
  • QPM – Queensland Pacific Metals TECH Project
  • NBN Local – The advantages available for businesses

Additional speaker to be confirmed …


Places are strictly limited. Register before 5 pm Wednesday 29 September to secure your spot.

To ensure COVID Safe requirements can be met and are strictly adhered to, requests for tickets after the closing time may unfortunately be refused.

COVID Safe event requirements

This event will be staged in compliance with a COVID Safe Event Checklist.

All attendees will be required to check in via a COVID Safe app on arrival at the event and maintain social distancing.

Do not attend this event if you:

  • are a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath
  • have arrived from overseas in the last 14 days
  • have been in close contact with a person confirmed as having COVID-19.

For more information about the event contact the North Queensland Regional Office.

Location: Townsville RSL Club, Charters Towers Road, Hyde Park, Townsville, Townsville City, Queensland, 4812, Australia
Time: 06:30
Oct 07

Gladstone 2021 Major Industry Conference

Key GEA industry forum

The Gladstone 2021 Major Industry Conference offers a key forum for current and future work opportunities.

There were 12 projects discussed on last year’s conference and more project partnerships will be presented this year.

Details HERE

Contact GEA on 07 4972 9060 or email info@gea.asn.au for more details.

Location: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56, Goondoon Street, Gladstone Central, Gladstone, Gladstone Regional, Queensland, 4680, Australia
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oct 08

2021 Gladstone Engineering Alliance Industry Awards.

Nominate an employee, colleague or business for the 2021 Gladstone Engineering Alliance Industry Awards.

The Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) Industry Awards celebrates the spirit of innovation, excellence and collaboration that is fostered within the industry supply chain.

This year the awards will be presented at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre on Friday, 8 October.

Entries for this year’s awards are now open. The entry form is an editable PDF document which can be downloaded from the GEA website. Completed forms need to be returned to Gladstone Engineering Alliance via email by 5pm on 31 August 2021.

A brochure providing more information about each of the awards and how to complete the entry form can be found here.

GEA looks forward to viewing all the amazing nominations and sharing the nominees successes at the awards night.

For further information contact GEA’s Communication Coordinator Cameron McCrohon on (07) 4972 9060 or communications@gea.asn.au

Location: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 56, Goondoon Street, Gladstone Central, Gladstone, Gladstone Regional, Queensland, 4680, Australia
Time: 18:30
Oct 12

Drill 2021 industry event

Join the Australian Drilling Institute Association in Adelaide for DRILL 2021 'Gearing for Growth'

Delegate Registration

Delegate registrations for DRILL 2021 are available through our online portal!

Full inclusions and pricing can be found in our DRILL 2021 Delegate Prospectus.

Please note that early bird pricing is only available until July 31.

For those unfamiliar with the new portal, we have created a how-to guidefor completing your regsitration.

Accommodation cannot be booked through our site. Book your accommodation here.

Concerned about COVID cancellations? Read our Delegate cancellation policy.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Thanks to all our sponsors and exhibitors so far! We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!

Only a few exhibition booths are left! Also, there’s only one remaining sponsorship opportunity – our conference app!

Have a read of our Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus for full details.

If you would like to sponsor or exhibit, please fill out the form in the above prospectus and return it to Jamie Wade at Wade Business Media.

DRILL 2021 Presenters

We already have a fantastic lineup of expert industry speakers with a range of presentations covering the latest updates across the industry.
Come along to hear from:

  • Drillman
  • PwC Australia
  • Epiroc
  • Imdex
  • MinEx CRC
  • 4PS Software
  • Western Air
  • Assent Engineering
  • Australasian Drilling Institute
  • Drilltechniques
  • Schramm
  • RITC
  • SA Government
  • Intertech
  • AMK Law
  • Unicorn Risk Solutions
  • and more!


Location: Adelaise Convention Centre
Oct 13

CQ dinner meeting: future of transport for Central Queensland

The Central Qld Sub Branch - Institute of Quarrying invites you to a Dinner Meeting in Rockhampton.

This IQA Central Qld Sub Branch event includes presentations from Transport and Main Roads covering topics specific to the Central Qld area.  What better way to reconnect with your industry colleagues and peers than at this networking dinner?  Register HERE 


 6.00pm  Arrival & Registration
 6.30pm  Welcome
 6.45pm  Presentation by Dinner Sponsor | DTE Training & Safety
 6.55pm  Dinner
 7.30pm  Guest Presenter | Lex Vanderstaay, Project Manager | TMR – Update on TMR’s Quarry Registration System and on Technical Specification MRTS05 changes, especially with respect to Modified C and Glassy Basal requirements.
 7.50pm  Dessert
 8.10pm  Guest Presenter | Gavin Hill, Project Manager TMR | Rockhampton Ring Road Project
Update on the Rockhampton Ring Road Bypass project.
 8.30pm  Networking
 9.00pm  Event concludes




Lex Vanderstaay, Project Manager | TMR
Lex has been with TMR (or MRD) for almost 55 years.  He started with the department in Herston (Brisbane) for a couple of years and was then transferred to Rockhampton as Regional Geologist.  During his time in Rockhampton, Lex undertook about 600 geotechnical investigations (mainly for Bridges) and he also undertook the first systematic Quarry Assessment of Central Regions Quarries located in the Rockhampton, Emerald, Barcaldine and Mackay Districts.  In 2005, he was trasferred to Brisbane as Director Structural Materials where he led the Concrete and Steel group within Structures. In 2016, he was transferred to Pavements, Materials and Geotechnical where he led the Quarry Group.  He is expected to retire in 2022.Lex has degrees in Science (Geology) and Economics; Engineering and Environmental Management, and a post Graduate Diploma in Aerial Survey and Earth Sciences.

Members: $65.00
Non-Members: $80.00

More detail here.

Location: The Regent Hotel, 192 Bolsover St, Rockhampton Qld 4700
Time: 18:00
Oct 25

International Mining and Resources Conference

The showcase of best practices from across the global mining and resources industry through C-level insights, case study presentations from operators, and thought leadership showcases from innovators.

Over three jam-packed days you will hear from more than 250 mining leaders and resource experts with a conference program that covers all aspects of the mining supply chain.

From exploration, to investment, production to optimisation through to new technologies and global opportunities.

Alongside discussions on health and safety, renewable energy, critical minerals, and sustainability.

More detail here.

Location: Melbourne Showgrounds
Nov 04

4th Annual Dust and Respiratory Health Forum

The Sustainable Minerals Institute's Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Dust and Respiratory Health Forum

This event will feature the advancements and latest trends in the management of dust and mine dust lung diseases in the mining industry.

Attendance will be in person at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus or via Zoom.

More details coming soon – please register to receive further information.

Click here to register your interest. Contacts – Nikky LaBranche n.labranche@uq.edu.au

Location: University of Queensland St Lucia campus or Zoom
Time: 09:00
Nov 11

Connecting Coal Conference Queensland

Connecting Coal Conference Queensland :: 7 projects + $3b procurements opportunities in the Bowen Basin

Thousands of jobs and more than $3 billion of procurement opportunities throughout Central Queensland are set to be highlighted in an online industry conference in November.

The Connecting Coal Conference Queensland will see decision-makers from seven major metallurgical coal and torbanite projects present their plans for construction and development.

Related: Conference registration here

Organiser, Connecting Industry managing director Kieran Moran said the event was designed to assist the resource, construction, engineering, manufacturing, logistics and services sector on the latest project and procurement information.

Related: PIMS scores $425m contract for Millennium coal site

“The Connecting Coal Conference Queensland aims to stimulate procurement, business development, and solution-based opportunities by presenting latest supply chain opportunities,” Mr Moran said.

“The strategic focus of the conference is to highlight metallurgical and torbanite coal mining projects and their potential procurement opportunities over the next three years to assist industry and the supply chain in their planning for future work opportunities.”

The projects being presented at the Connecting Coal Conference Queensland include:

  • Broadmeadow East;
  • Cook Colliery mine;
  • Mavis and Millennium Downs metallurgical coal operations restart;
  • Issac River coking coal project;
  • Gregory Crinum underground mine; and the
  • Alpha torbanite project.

Delivered via live video streaming, Mr Moran said the event would be facilitated by a dedicated conference platform allowing all attendees to connect, engage, network, and have private face-to-face meetings with presenting project speakers, exhibitors, and all attendees.

Related: Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

“Like face-to-face events, the main objective is to learn about the latest opportunities available and to network with all delegates,” he said.

“The conference platform allows attendees to receive the correct information and ask questions about project procurement opportunities as well as have live face-to-face meetings with all presenting project speakers and other attendees via private rooms, exhibition booths, and networking tables.”

Location: Online
Time: 07:30
Jan 31

International Mining and Resources Conference

The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is where global mining leaders connect with technology, finance, and the future.

Australia’s largest mining event reschedules to January 2022

Due to ongoing travel and gathering restrictions, and the rise of COVID-19 infections around Australia, Beacon Events, the organisers of the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) have today announced their decision to reschedule the 2021 edition.

IMARC 2021 will move to the new dates of January 31 – February 2, 2022, with the hybrid event taking place in-person at the Melbourne Showgrounds, and online for those that cannot attend in-person.

IMARC Managing Director, Anita Richards, said that while it is disappointing that this important industry event has had to be postponed from 2021, this is the responsible action to take under the circumstances as the health and safety of IMARC’s participants is our number one priority.

“The rescheduling comes after much deliberation with our founding partners, and in consultation with our sponsors, exhibitors, supporters and various Victorian Government agencies who have been very supportive of the decision” she said.

“IMARC is a home-grown industry event that has become a major international resources conference. There is significant interest in IMARC 2021 and it’s clear that industry is keen to see it go ahead” stated Victorian Government’s Head of Resources, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, John Krbaleski.

Austmine CEO Christine Gibbs Stewart said “considering the health and safety of our members, delegates, and staff members, we support postponing IMARC 2021 until January 2022. We know how important this event is to our members who are exhibiting and attending, as well as the METS sector overall, and we encourage everyone to consider this as an opportunity to refocus your efforts and support the event in 2022”.

BHP, MMG, Newcrest, Mitsui, OceanaGold and Kirkland Lake Gold have all confirmed their continued support for IMARC in January 2022, with their executive leadership teams confirmed to speak within the conference program.

In addition to the Federal Minister for Resources, the Hon Keith Pitt, and major sponsors METS Ignited, Caterpillar, ABB and World Gold Council who have also confirmed their support and participation.

IMARC 2021’s new dates are aligned with the expected easing of restrictions from all states across Australia, allowing for strong domestic representation.

“Holding IMARC at the start of 2022 helps create a unique opportunity for the industry to kick off the year with new conversations, develop existing relationships and create business opportunities for the coming year. With better weather opens opportunities for outdoor events and networking, alongside some major events at that time of year here in Melbourne” stated Ms Richards.

There is an expectation that when IMARC returns in 2022, from October 17-19, there will be greater international travel freedoms, allowing for the conference to attract a large domestic and international audience in-person once again.

The co-located Mines and Money Online Connect @ IMARC virtual event, will go ahead as planned from October 19-21.

“We look forward to being able to provide two distinctly different opportunities for mining companies and investors to connect – virtually in October with our international attendees, and then in-person in January” Mines and Money’s Global Head of Mining, Mike Hill stated.

In the lead up to January 2022, attendees will be invited to participate in the brand-new Talk It Forward Dialogue, a three-part virtual interview series of events.

Discussing big issues such as indigenous and community partnerships, environmental and sustainable principles, and attracting the next generation of STEM leaders; the series will feature specialists in these fields, providing an outsider’s perspective that will help take the mining industry forward.

We look forward to bringing industry together to Melbourne from January 31 – February 2, 2022.

Location: Melbourne Showgrounds

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