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THIS WEEK: Inaugural MEETING OF THE MINES in Cloncurry attracts powerhouse speakers and industry heavyweights

Cloncurry Shire Council 3 mins read

Inaugural Meeting of the Mines in Cloncurry attracts

powerhouse speakers and industry heavyweights

*September 7-9*


Cloncurry has always been visionary – it’s the little Outback Queensland town that could. And does.


Next up for the town that sits 780 kilometres west of Townsville, 120 kilometres east of Mount Isa and 1700 kilometres north west of Brisbane in the centre of Australia’s resources cache, is the inaugural Meeting of the Mines, a three-day event that offers a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration and innovation within the sector – from September 7 to 9.


The three-day event includes keynotes and panel sessions focused on mining communities, landowners and miners, projects and investment, exploration and discovery, sustainable mining futures, social responsibilities, mining finance and economic development and innovation and technology. Media are invited to attend.


Powerhouse speaker lineup promises visionary conversations, debate, outcomes:


Leading the key note speaker lineup is Evolution Mining CEO and MD, Lawrie Conway, who will detail the $1 billion investment into the Ernest Henry copper-gold mine, the doubling of the mine’s life to at least 2040, why Ernest Henry and North-West Queensland are so important to Evolution and the commitment to sustainable benefits well into the future.


South 32 Chief Operating Officer Jason Economidis will focus on what’s needed to create prosperity for stakeholders for more than 25 years, and Chairman of Metals Acquisition Corporation and Deputy Chair of Strike Energy Ltd, Neville Power, will outline mining investment in the North West. The full speaker and panel lineup is below.


Meeting of the Mines co-creator, Cloncurry Mayor Greg Campbell, said the high calibre of presenters was recognition of the strength of the region’s contribution to the state economy and the ongoing investment in Queensland’s North West.


“We expect that contribution to grow further in coming years in line with the Queensland Government’s Energy & Jobs Plan and are thrilled with the level of keynote presenters we have at this inaugural Meeting of the Mines event. “Our goal is to foster critical discussions between industry and government for the benefit of local people and businesses.”


“Mining is a crucial sector for Cloncurry and the Queensland Outback and this conference enables Cloncurry to lead the conversation, and collectively be able to set visions and goals with the full industry involved.”


Meeting of The Mines – speakers and panellists:


  • Mr Lance McCallum MP,  Assistant Minister for Energy (speaking on behalf of the Premier)
  • Nev Power - Metals Acquisition Limited
  • Lawrie Conway- Evolution Mining
  • Jason Economidis- South 32
  • Ben McInerney - AIC Mines
  • Colin Langton - Copperstring (Powerlink)
  • Fleur Kingham - Queensland Law Reform
  • Maria James - Mining Finance and Economic Development
  • David McJanet - CSIRO Land and Water
  • Nicole McCartney - CSIRO
  • Sarah Watson - Harmony Eva Copper
  • William Weaver - Sunwater
  • Hiti Taluja - Centrex
  • Colin Randall - Korella Fertilizers
  • Dan White - Incitec Pivot
  • Andrew Barger, Policy Director, Qld Resource Council
  • Luke Croton - Critical Minerals Queensland (GeoResources Delivery, Queensland Government)
  • Julian Bodenmann - Preston Law
  • Bradley Jones - Premise
  • Brenden Quabba - APP Group
  • Mayor Danielle Slade - Mt Isa
  • Mayor Greg Campbell - Cloncurry
  • Deputy Mayor Janene Fegan - McKinlay Shire Council


In the tradition of Cloncurry’s legendary outback hospitality, Meeting of the Mines will also include some unique social experiences for delegates including a one-off conference dinner menu created and served up by superchef Miguel Maestro, an invitation to Cloncurry’s Beat the Heat Festival, and a day at the races at the conclusion of the conference.





Contact details:

Kath Rose

0416 291 493

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