There has been a renewed focus on the Victorian mining industry recently – with excellent heavy mineral endowment, rising gold and mineral prices and the support of state government initiatives there is a push to develop Victoria as a mining state.
While Victoria’s performance in attracting mineral exploration is overshadowed by South Australia, the state is working hard to turn that around with a mix of initiatives to promote minerals exploration in the region. Victoria will have the world’s most liberal mining policy once it passes the Minerals Resources (Sustainable Development) Act.
With these trends and developments in mind, the inaugural Mining Victoria conference will have a focus on:
- The future of Victoria’s resources industry
- Challenges and opportunities facing miners and explorers in the region
- Commodity and investment outlooks
- Supporting government policies and initiatives including the accessibility of world-class geosciences data
- Case studies of the operations, projects and exploration opportunities in the region
The event will bring together the mining industry from areas of gold, mineral sands, base metals and coal; government bodies; industry analysts and a myriad of other players associated with the advancement of this mining region.
The excellent speaker faculty includes:
- Lindsay Ward, Managing Director, Dart Mining
- Charlie Speirs, Director, Clean Coal Victoria, Earth Resources Development Division, Department of Primary Industries
- John Cahill, Resource Director, GBM Gold Ltd
- Geoff Hill, Manager Economic Development, and Julia Agostino, Manager Regional Partnerships, Latrobe City Council
- Roland Davies, Manager Business Development, Loy Yang Power
- Megan Davison, Assistant Director – Victorian Division, Minerals Council of Australia
- Geoff Turner, Director Exploration, Nagambie Mining Ltd.
- Geoff McDermott, Managing Director, Navarre Minerals Limited
- Anthony Gray, Managing Director, Octagonal Resources Limited
- Caryn Anderson, Executive General Manager Business and Planning, Port of Melbourne
- Dr Michael Tuck, Associate Professor of Mining Engineering, School of Science,Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ballarat
For detailed information on conference program and all confirmed speakers, please visit: www.informa.com.au/miningvictoria