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PILBARA 2018

Economic Growth, Investment, Development, Productivity & Innovation Across the Region
21-22 August 2018 | Pan Pacific Perth
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Pilbara 2018 will be looking at the economic growth, investment, development, productivity & innovation across the region. This event further builds on the highly successful 8th Mining the Pilbara event, and will be an important networking and information forum for senior industry, investors, businesses, community and government representatives within the Pilbara region.

Key topics to be discussed at Pilbara 2018 include:

> The return of confidence in the Pilbara
> WA Economy – The importance of new development & economic growth in the Pilbara
> Pilbara development & investment opportunities > Strategic development plans for the future
> Significant opportunities in the Pilbara – Taking advantage of the growth
> Emerging industries driving economic growth and creating a more balanced economy in the Pilbara
> Stimulating job growth, innovative infrastructure and creating thriving communities
> Future of energy and the role of renewables
> The mining powerhouse of WA – growth, expansion and new developments
> Industrial developments supporting new businesses growth
> The opportunity for new industry and port expansions
> Innovation – Technology, communications and automation
> The growing importance and opportunities in tourism, agriculture and aquaculture

SPEAKERS

Michael Bailey,
General Manager Rail, BHP

Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

Andrew Miller,
General Manager Operations Readiness,
Koodaideri, Rio Tinto

Mike Price,
Woodside’s Pluto Asset Manager,
Woodside Energy

Rick Newnham,
Chief Economist
Chamber of Commerce & Industry
of Western Australia

Anthony Kirke,
General Manager Iron Ore Projects,
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

Chris Adams,
Chief Executive Officer,
City of Karratha

Stuart Nahjaski,
General Manager Regional,
LandCorp

Ken Brinsden,
Managing Director & CEO,
Pilbara Minerals Limited

Justin Fromm,
Director, Economic Development
Land and Infrastructure,
Pilbara Development Commission

Rob Paull,
Chief Executive Officer,
Shire of Ashburton

Raelene Cooper,
Chairperson,
Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation

Brett Hazelden,
Managing Director,
Kalium Lakes

Evette Smeathers,
Manager Retail & Generation,
Horizon Power

Andy Beckwith,

Technical Director & Operations
Manager, De Grey Mining Ltd

Andrew Dickson,
Business Development manager,
CWP Renewables

Paul Jagger,
CEO,
Business Centre Pilbara

Jane McNamara,
Manager,
WA nbn™ local

John Hutton,
Managing Director,
Maxima Opportunity

Kylah Morrison,
Chief Executive Officer,
Karratha & Districts Chamber
of Commerce & Industry

Paul Lucey,
CEO,
Project 412

Chris Evans,
Chief Operating Officer,
Altura Mining

Steve McCartney,
W.A. State Secretary,
Australian Manufacturing
Workers’ Union

Prof Ross Dowling OAM,
Foundation Professor of Tourism,
School of Business & Law,
Edith Cowan University

Chandra Sundareswaran,
Impact Manager,
Spacecubed

Edward Mead,
Executive Director,
Artemis Resources

Paul Everingham,
CEO,
Chamber of Minerals and Energy,
WA

Shaun Triner,
General Manager,
EcoMag

Gary Bryant,
General Manager,
Power Development,
Alinta Energy

James Jarvis,
CEO,
The Nintirri Centre

Ryan Del Casale,
Manager Development Services – Planning, Economic Development
& Tourism, Shire of East Pilbara

Wynand Grobler,
Director of Product Delivery,
Airobotics

Eliza Carbines,
Local Content Adviser – Pilbara,
Department of Primary
Industries and Regional
Development


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AGENDA

9:00 Opening remarks from the Chair
Eliza Carbines, Local Content Adviser – Pilbara, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development


9:10 MINISTERIAL ADDRESS |
Hon Alannah MacTiernan, MLC Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade


9:25 Economic outlook for the Pilbara and WA
Rick Newnham, Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia


9:50 The Pilbara economy and the opportunities for economic diversification

—— Driven by mining and energy sector investment, the Pilbara has experienced rapid growth in the last 10-15 years
—— At the same time, considerable Government and Private money has been spent to improve social infrastructure and amenity
—— There are range of emerging economic diversification opportunities that are set to capitalise on these foundations
—— These include: intensive and extensive irrigated agriculture, aquaculture, tourism, creative industries, renewable energy, hydrogen as well as new resources – lithium, gold, potash

Justin Fromm, Director, Economic, Development, Land and Infrastructure, Pilbara Development Commission


10:20 KEYNOTE | BHP
Michael Bailey, General Manager Rail, BHP


WA’s big iron ore miners are gearing up to spend $25.5 billion to extend the life of their Pilbara iron ore operations….the mini-iron ore boom promising jobs, growth and a new wave of construction work
The West Australian, 16 June 2018


10:50 Morning tea & networking in the exhibition


11:20 PANEL DISCUSSION | Revitalisation, growth & development in the region

—— Anticipated growth
—— Creating a more balanced economy in the Pilbara
—— Creating development & investment opportunities
—— It’s time to be relocating to and investing in the Pilbara
—— What needs to be done to prepare for longer-term Pilbara cities as self-sustaining communities?

Chris Adams, Chief Executive Officer, City of Karratha
Rob Paull, Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Ashburton
Ryan Del Casale, Manager Development Services – Planning, Economic Development & Tourism, Shire of East Pilbara
Kylah Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Karratha & Districts Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Paul Everingham, CEO, Chamber of Minerals and Energy, WA


12:20 KEYNOTE | The Pilbara’s first intelligent mine

Andrew Miller, General Manager Operations Readiness, Koodaideri, Rio Tinto


12:40 The Asian Renewable Energy Hub: a 9GW / $20 billion renewable energy project in the east Pilbara

—— The Export Phase: 6GW of generation for export to Jakarta and Singapore via subsea cables
—— The Pilbara Phase: 3GW of generation to help power the Pilbara
—— Unlocking the Pilbara’s next growth phase through cheap clean energy: mines, downstream mineral processing and hydrogen

Andrew Dickson, Business Development Manager, CWP Renewables


1:00 Lunch & networking in the exhibition


2:00 From Powerhouse to Place

—— Accommodating population and business growth
—— Planning for economic diversity
—— Celebrating the different demographics

Stuart Nahjaski, General Manager Regional, LandCorp


2:20 An update from Artemis Resources on activities in the Pilbara
Edward Mead, Executive Director, Artemis Resources


Sharp expansion in lithium production, which has more than $3 billion worth of projects in the pipeline
The West Australian, 16 June 2018


2:40 Altura Mining – Lithium in the Pilbara
Chris Evans, Chief Operating Officer, Altura Mining


3:00 Afternoon tea & networking in the exhibition


3:30 Evolving education models to meet industry changes
Professor Steve Hall, Director, Mining Education Australia


3:50 PANEL DISCUSSION | Innovation and a new digital era for the Pilbara

—— Creating opportunities in the region
—— Changing mindset & skills to meet new industry opportunities
—— Working together to create potential social and economic return to the region
—— How do we build and maintain a strong pipeline of talent and entrepreneurial skills in the region?
—— NBN roll out – expanding prospects
—— Its time to relocate and invest in the Pilbara

Paul Jagger, CEO, Business Centre Pilbara
Jane McNamara, Manager WA, nbn™ local
Shaun Triner, General Manager, EcoMag
Paul Lucey, CEO, Project 412
Chandra Sundareswaran, Impact Manager, Spacecubed


4:40 The rise of digital mining – Drones & automation
Wynand Grobler, Director of Product Delivery, Airobotics


5:00 Woodside growth plans in the Pilbara
Mike Price, Woodside’s Pluto Asset Manager, Woodside Energy


5:20 Networking drinks and end of day one

9.00 Opening remarks from the Chair
Eliza Carbines, Local Content Adviser – Pilbara, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development


9:10 KEYNOTE
Fortescue Metals Group business update
Anthony Kirke, General Manager Iron Ore Projects, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd


WA’s iron ore miners gear up for big spend as boom returns to the Pilbara
The West Australian, 16 June 2018


9:40 The future of energy in the Pilbara
Evette Smeathers, Manager Retail & Generation, Horizon Power


10:00 WA’s biggest battery – A crucial part of the electricity grid

——A game changer for islanded grids
——Grid stability and improved efficiency
——Fast frequency response to support gas turbine dispatch

Gary Bryant, General Manager Asset Strategy, Alinta Energy


10:20 Pilbara Solar: a model for indigenous ownership of renewable energy projects
Dr Richard Finlay-Jones, Director, Pilbara Solar


10:40 Morning tea & networking in the exhibition


11:10 Pilbara Coral Oyster research and development project

—— Successful breeding of the Coral Oyster (Saccostrea scyphophilla) in Hatchery
—— Flying Foam Passage Growth trials underway
—— Our Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan
—— Networking and technology transfer – Observations from East Coast Oyster industry
—— Applying learnings from the existing oyster industry to local conditions
—— Where to from here?

John Hutton, Managing Director, Maxima Opportunity
Raelene Cooper, Chairperson, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation


Activity around the Pilbara conglomerate gold story is again hotting up
25/6/18 Stockhead


11:30 De Grey’s Advanced 1.2Moz Pilbara Gold Project

——Development Pre-feasibility study currently underway
——Exploration ramp up
——1.2Moz shear hosted gold
——New Conglomerate Gold Potential

Andy Beckwith, Technical Director & Operations Manager, De Grey Mining Ltd


Tourism plays a significant role in enhancing Western Australia’s economy and creating new jobs. In 2016 it contributed $10 billion in visitor spend to the State and currently generates around 109,000 jobs. The Pilbara boasts some of the world’s most ancient and extraordinary natural landscapes, and with the easing of construction for mining, this presents opportunities to further grow tourism in the region.
Nathan Harding, Chairman, Tourism WA


11:50 Pilbara Minerals – Pilgangoora Lithium / Tantalum Project Update

—— Pilgangoora Lithium / Tantalum Project, a world class lithium raw materials project
—— The Nth Pilbara, a key global supply base for lithium raw materials.
—— Pilgangoora Stage 2 development

Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO, Pilbara Minerals Limited


12:10 Lunch & networking in the exhibition


1:10 Potash in the Pilbara
Brett Hazelden, Managing Director, Kalium Lakes


1:30 PANEL DISCUSSION | Tourism & the changing perception of the Pilbara

—— The importance of packaging tourism experiences & making the Pilbara an affordable holiday destination
—— Tourisms role in Pilbara’s diversification
—— Tourism Development Opportunities in the Pilbara – Cruise, Eco and Geo Tourism
—— How can regions develop as premier tourism destinations?
—— The role of a local tourism organisations

Professor Ross Dowling OAM, Foundation Professor of Tourism, School of Business & Law, Edith Cowan University
James Jarvis, CEO, The Nintirri Centre


2:10 Outlook for the future


2:25 Close of conference & afternoon tea


SUPPORTERS

About KDCCI

The KDCCI is a not-for-profit organisation that represents the unique needs and aspirations of the local business community within the City of Karratha. It provides a strong, active and independent voice for its growing membership base. The KDCCI provides high-quality support and advocacy services to its 400-strong membership who include multi-national mining and resource companies, government and community service organisations and small-to-medium sized enterprise. At the KDCCI we believe a robust local economy that provides outstanding education and training, employment and investment opportunities builds better communities with a brighter future. Focused on delivering sustainable economic growth and diversification throughout the region, the KDCCI delivers a diverse range of projects, events and services to benefit its members. The KDCCI is affiliated with CCIWA and is a founding member of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA.

www.kdcci.asn.au

About NCCI

The Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry is representing businesses in the East Pilbara region, the Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s role is to influence and inspire business vitality in the region. We strive to positively influence the environment in which businesses operate by providing a range of business support services.

Incorporated in 1995, the Newman Chamber of Commerce understands the needs of businesses and is the established voice of business on a range of issues.

Our core mission is to provide fair and active representation of all members with commitment, honesty and ethics. We achieve this for members by lobbying on behalf of business interests. Business, government and professional organisations know that working with a proactive Chamber brings a range of positive outcomes. In the fight for a better business environment, the Newman Chamber does collectively for business, what individual businesses cannot achieve.

www.newmanchamber.com.au

About PICCI

The Pilbara Inland Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PICCI) represents the interests of businesses operating in the region. Our mission is to create a professional and prosperous business community that instils confidence and pride in buying locally. We aim to be supportive, motivational, inclusive, forward thinking, professional, and representative, independent and to promote transparency and trust.

www.facebook.com/TPPBA

About PHCCI

The Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Incorporated is an active independent not for profit organisation that works hard to deliver high quality services, events and initiatives that make doing business better in Hedland. It is focused on developing strategies for economic growth, development and business investment which creates opportunities and possibilities for future generation.

The PHCCI is committed to insuring small to medium sized businesses remain an important contributor to the local economy.

Its busy annual events calendar includes the monthly business after hours, networking events, the business of the year awards, the biannual economic forum and the popular monthly business breakfast series.

WEB Business Hub is an initiative of the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Inc in partnership with BHP & the Pilbara Development Commission (PDC) through Royalties for Regions. The WEB Business Hub a state of the art facility increasing Business activation through co-working, training and growing a community of entrepreneurs.

www.phcci.com.au

About OCCI

The Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) was incorporated in May 2004. As a locally based organisation with a significant presence in the community the OCCI membership believe they are ideally positioned to have a positive influence in the current and future impacts of Onslow.

Demonstration of the belief in the OCCI as an effective, appropriate and capable influence is the significant growth in membership from 18 in May 2012 to approximately 120 at present. The OCCI Board acknowledged the need for a consultative and strategic future approach to business that now positions the OCCI to respond to the needs of its members most effectively.

These needs include training and professional development, knowledge creation and awareness (in relation to the procurement process) and access to resources required to be competitive – including utilities (power and water), transport and affordable housing and business premises.

From an economic, social and environmental perspective, the membership of the OCCI contribute to the sustainable and functional growth of the Onslow community. This contribution comes through creation of local employment, investment in the development of the town and through access to affordable goods, services, accommodation and utilities.

In some circumstances, the role of the OCCI is to represent the community regarding future development – especially in relation to further increasing the uptake of local content and promoting buy local, diversification of the local economy, key infrastructure development and care and maintenance of the local environment.

www.onslowcci.com.au

About PDC

The Pilbara Development Commission is the State Government’s leading regional development authority working to make the Pilbara a great place to do business, build a career, raise a family and invest long into the future.

The Commission’s role is to be the catalyst for regional development by coordinating and promoting economic opportunities in the Pilbara to maximise jobs creation and prosperity for the region, and for Western Australia.

By providing the regional link between government planning and regional aspirations, the Commission works to meet the region’s vision of vibrant and sustainable communities underpinned by a strong and diverse economy.

www.pdc.wa.gov.au


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SPONSORSHIP + EXHIBITION

Sponsoring and exhibiting at the Pilbara 2018 event will be your gateway to hearing first- hand what the Pilbara region’s future looks like. Gaining access to key decision makers, and being able to showcase your expertise will assist in securing a piece of the pie for the many developments currently ramping up again in this region.

Major sponsorship includes a speaking position along with a number of delegate passes to attend the event to network, and/or invite your key clients. The speaking position is the perfect way to communicate your products/services through a relevant case study, in front of an audience of the region’s most senior decision makers.

Contact Megan Rogulski to find out what promotional packages are available. Pilbara 2018 will feature an exhibition area alongside the 2 day conference.

If you are interested in finding out about the various sponsorship and exhibition options available, please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship + Exhibition Manager
E: Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au
T: 02 9080 4030

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