2019 Forum Program

2019 Forum Program

TimePresentation TitleSpeaker
09:30–10:00Registration and coffee
10:00–10:15Welcome and AusIMM presentationStephen Durkin FAusIMM
Chief Executive Officer
10:15–10:30Keynote: Australian mining – A global perspectiveThe Hon George Brandis QC
High Commissioner to the
United Kingdom
10:30–10:50Mine 2019: Resourcing the future by building on strong fundamentals

Mine is an analysis of trends based on the financial performance and position of the global mining industry as represented by the Top 40 global mining companies by market capitalisation
Jonathan Lee
Director, Natural Resources
10:50 - 11:05The JORC Code: Bringing Australian mining standards to a global industry

The Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (‘the JORC Code’) is a professional Code of Practice that sets minimum standards for Public Reporting of minerals Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves. The JORC Code is used by multiple stock exchanges around the world and regulators are increasingly using the JORC Code as a template for reporting standards. In this presentation, Colin Moorhead will discuss the JORC Code and its importance to capital markets, investment raising and compliance risk.
Colin Moorhead
Executive Director
PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk
11:05–11:20Investment perspectives on the mining sector

Institutional investors and Pension/Superannuation funds have had a variable relationship with the mining sector throughout historic commodity cycles. This session will focus on the macroeconomic outlook for the sector in 2019, outline some of the challenges the sector faces in sustainably attracting favour with large scale institutional investors and share some of the day-to day pressures which a Buy-side/Sell-side analyst might face in analysing the mining sector.
Samuel Catalano
Head of European Metals & Mining Research
Credit Suisse
11:20–11:40The shifting sands of a global industry – A view from within the boardroomsMitch Hooke AM
Partners in Performance
11:40–12:15Panel discussion: Is the recent spate of mergers and acquisition mania good for the mining industry?

This session will look at what is driving M&A and whether it is good for the companies involved and more importantly, the shareholders. Alternatives to M&A will be considered and the discussion will look at how these new mega-miners will change the dynamic of the mining industry. Panellists will be asked to share their views on ‘Where next for gold M&A?'
Presented by IMARC

Pascal Lussier Duquette
Director, Investment & Corporate Banking

Ross Allister
Director, Natural Resources, Corporate
Peel Hunt

Charlie Bendon
Tamesis Partners

Facilitated by
Melinda Moore Commercial Director
12:15–13:15 Networking lunch
13:15–13:50Spotlight discussion: The hidden gems of Australia – Challenges and opportunities for business and investing

Featuring senior government and industry representatives, the session will provide an informed overview of the Australian resources industry and its unique prospects. This session will also look at the impact of the Australian mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector, with an interactive discussion facilitated by Lorraine Meldrum of Swann Global.
Janine Herzig FAusIMM(CP)

Colin Moorhead
Executive Director
PT Merdeka Copper Gold Tbk

Mark Read
Chairman & Director

Facilitated by
Lorraine Meldrum FAusIMM
Chief Executive Officer
Swann Global
13:50–14:15Growth planning for the future smart minerSeamus French
Chief Executive Officer
Bulk Commodities and Other Minerals
Anglo American
14:15–14:40Disruption in mining - The role of digitisation in optimising mine productivity

How is the mining industry going to be potentially disrupted by digital technologies, and how will they change the landscape of mining? This session will focus on understanding the effect digitisation will have in the short, medium and long-term – first to optimise and then transform, raising questions about recapitalisation, leap frogging or steady development. The session will also consider the new skills and abilities the industry will need to increase the rate of change and consolidate the benefits of digitisation.
Michelle Ash
Global Mining Guidelines Group
14:40–15:10Afternoon tea
15:10–15:55Panel discussion: Building community trust and the role of the investors, mining companies and diversity and inclusion

According to recent surveys of extractive sector leaders, the number one risk currently facing our industry is Social ‘License to Operate’. SLTO is arguably the greatest existential issue of the 21st century for the global mining industry. SLTO is inclusive of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), as well as the ever increasing focus and importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I)

A stellar panel of industry experts will discuss this topic from the perspectives of both the mining and finance sectors. The interactive sessions promises to deliver interesting answers to questions such as “Do investors place value in a project proponent and/or Asset operator having a ’social license to operate’?” and “Do you believe ’social license to operate’ is best managed and gained at the Corporate or individual Asset level?”
Giulia Savio AAusIMM
Principal, Diversity & Inclusion
Newcrest Mining

Aaron Ross
Global Head of Resources, Energy and Infrastructure
ANZ Banking Group

Denver Dreyer
Senior Vice President MM&M EMEA

Facilitated by
Gavan Collery
Managing Director ResourcesComms &
Melbourne Mining Club
15:55–16:00Closing remarksJanine Herzig FAusIMM(CP)
16:00–17:00Networking drinks and canapes