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Keynote Conference & Exhibition Day One - 26 February 2024

07:30 - REGISTRATION 

08:00 - NETWORKING BREAKFAST SUPPORTED BY WISER (WOMEN IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & RESOURCES)

GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION, DECARBONISATION & CRITICAL MINERALS

09:00 - 09:10

ORGANISER’S WELCOME REMARKS & ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO COUNTRY

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Daniel Radziszewski 
Director, Spire Events, Singapore 

09:10 - 09:30

OPENING GOVERNMENT ADDRESS: CRITICAL MINERALS & MINING OUTLOOK IN QUEENSLAND AND AUSTRALIA

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Hon Scott Stewart MP
Minister for Resources and Critical Minerals, Government of Queensland, Australia 

09:30 - 11:00

WISER (WOMEN IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & RESOURCES) PANEL DISCUSSION: THE RISKS, REWARDS & THE FUTURE FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY IN THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION, DECARBONISATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ROLE OF CRITICAL MINERALS

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Leigh Staines (Session Chair)
Industry Professor - Commercialisation, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia

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Steph Byrom
General Manager - Decarbonisation Services, Talisman, Australia

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Caoilin Chestnutt
General Manager East, MEC Mining, Australia

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Helen Degeling
Project Acquisition Manager, Cobalt Blue Holdings, Australia

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Katie-Anne Mulder
CEO, Queensland Renewable Energy Council (QREC), Australia

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Beth Schutz
Director, Sustainability & ESG, Turner & Townsend JukesTodd, Australia

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Tresna Tunbridge
Head of Asia Pacific, Bechtel Enterprises, Australia

11:00 - 11:30

REFRESHMENTS BREAK & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

11:30 - 12:00

PREMIUM PRESENTATION: RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS & FINANCING CRITICAL MINERALS OPPORTUNITIES

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Aaron Borg
Regional Co-Head Mining, Metals & Industries, APAC, Société Générale, Australia

12:00 - 12:30

PREMIUM PRESENTATION: SECURING FUTURE INVESTMENT, KEEPING AUSTRALIA COMPETITIVE

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Senator Susan McDonald LNP 
Senator for Queensland & Shadow Minister for Resources & Northern Australia, Liberal National Party, Australia

12:30 - 14:00

LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK 

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONS

14:00 - 14:20 | SPOTLIGHT - CRITICAL MINERALS GROUP

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Scott Winter
Managing Director & CEO, Critical Minerals Group​, Australia

14:20 - 14:40 | SPOTLIGHT - BAUXITE: THE ORIGINAL “CRITICAL” MINERAL FROM AUSTRALIA TO THE WORLD

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Simon Wensley
Managing Director & CEO, Metro Mining,, Australia

14:40 - 15:00 | SPOTLIGHT - QEM AND QUEENSLAND’S VANADIUM BATTERY POTENTIAL

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Gavin Loyden
Managing Director, QEM Limited, Australia

15:00 - 15:20 | SPOTLIGHT - ENDEAVOR SILVER ZINC MINE, COBAR SUPERBASIN, NSW AUSTRALIA

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Linden Sproule
Corporate Development Officer, Polymetals Resources, Australia

15:20 - 15:50

REFRESHMENTS BREAK & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

FINANCING & INVESTMENT

15:50 - 16:10

PREMIUM PRESENTATION: TURBOCHARGING AUSTRALIA’S CRITICAL MINERALS INDUSTRY

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Alberto Migliucci 
Founder & CEO, Petra Commodities Asia,, Australia

16:10 - 17:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: FROM EXPLORATION TO PRODUCTION, MINING FINANCING & INVESTMENT TRENDS FOR CRITICAL MINERALS PROJECTS IN AUSTRALIA

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Evonne Grosso (Session Chair)
Director, Blue Pearl Consulting, Australia

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Alberto Migliucci 
Founder & CEO, Petra Commodities Asia,, Australia

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Aaron Borg
Regional Co-Head Mining, Metals & Industries, APAC, Société Générale, Australia

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Didier Rault
CEO, World Mining Investment Limited, Hong Kong

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Connie Da Cunha
Executive Chairman, Phoenix Australia Energy Group, Australia

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Nick Rees
Managing Director, Bridgend Capital Advisory​, Australia

17:00 

CLOSING REMARKS & END OF DAY ONE

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