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PILBARA 2022

Major Projects, Development, Investment & Building Communities
29-30 June 2022 | Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha
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Event now SOLD OUT – to join the Priority Waitlist please email info@informa.com.au
Can’t attend in person – Virtual Pass now available for Pilbara 2022

 

Just because you can’t attend in person doesn’t mean you can’t watch all the presentation and keep on top of the very latest developments and opportunities in the region.

Register today to take advantage of the Special Virtual Pass:

  • Access to hear from industry-leading speakers and panellists
  • Dedicated live stream page & unique stream login pass
  • Access to the event networking tool allowing you to contact & network with the attendees
  • On-Demand access for 30 days
  • Full access to live Q&A

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Platinum & Water Bottle Sponsor


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Gold Sponsors

 

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Lunch Sponsor

 



Innovation Sponsor

 

Indigenous Engagement Sponsor

 

Showcase Session Sponsors

 

Supporting Sponsors

 

2022 Exhibitors

OVERVIEW

Pilbara 2022 supported by the Pilbara Development Commission will be looking at the economic growth, investment, development, productivity & innovation across the region.

This event further builds on 3 highly successful Pilbara Summits providing the perfect opportunity for the Pilbara regions senior industry, investors, businesses, community, and government representatives to re-join and reconnect for this unique networking and shared learning opportunity.

This year’s event will be held in the Pilbara region at the Red Earth Arts Precinct in Karratha.

Key topics to be discussed at Pilbara 2022 include:

• WA Economy – The importance of new development & economic growth in the Pilbara
• Strategic development, investment opportunities and emerging industries driving economic growth
• The future of energy and decarbonisation – Renewables, hydrogen and gas
• The resources powerhouse of WA – growth, new developments and decarbonisation in mines, ports, shipping, and green steel
• Managing and stimulating growth, innovative infrastructure, transport, primary industries and creating thriving and diverse communities

SPEAKERS

Terry Hill
Acting Director-General,
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development


Simon Trott
Chief Executive, Iron Ore,
Rio Tinto

Chris Cottier
WA Manager Communities,
BHP

Gemma Lynch
Head of Power Opportunities,
Woodside Energy

Hon Don Punch MLA
Minister for Disability Services; Small Business; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing


Lyle Banks
General Manager – Development and Trade,
Pilbara Ports Authority

Justin Nash
Head of Integrated Solutions – WA, bp

Peter Long
Mayor,
City of Karratha

Maia Schweizer
Director Australia — West,
Fortescue Future Industries


Stephanie Unwin
CEO,
Horizon Power

Alwyn Vorster
Managing Director,
BCI Minerals

Craig Watts
Director of Regulatory Services,
Town of Port Hedland

Dino Otranto
Chief Operating Officer Iron Ore,
Fortescue Metals Group


Leigh Holder
Business Development Director,
Yara Clean Ammonia – Australia

Claire Boyd
Energy + Resources Partner,
Gilbert + Tobin

Mark Phillips
Corporate Sales Manager,
Europcar WA

Sarah Dearman
Manager Operational Readiness Rail,
BHP


Anthony Sutton
Executive Director of Hydrogen and New Energies, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science & Innovation, Western Australia


Dr Geoff James
Director,
Pilbara Solar

Tina Holtom
CEO,
Child Australia

Anne Stunzner
Chief Executive Officer, Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA)


Richard Cohen
Managing Director Rail,
Port & Core Services, Rio Tinto

Francois Langlois
CEO, Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation Brida Pty Ltd

Andrew Pyke
Regional Manager,
Main Roads WA

Tanya Dodd
CEO,
Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Chantelle King
CEO,
Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Claire Boyce
CEO,
Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Adam Begg
Co-CEO,
Kinetic

Dave Batic
CEO,
Port Hedland International Airport


Robert Carruthers
Acting Chief Executive,
The Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia

Bronwyn Campbell
GM – Community Relations,
De Grey Mining

Nicole Roocke
CEO, Minerals Research Institute of WA (MRIWA)

Michael Tonkin
General Manager, Onslow Iron,
Mineral Resources Limited


Tony Rovira
Managing Director,
Azure Minerals

Guy Boggs
Chief Executive Officer,
CRC TiME

Barry Harrison
Chairman,
Pilbara Tourism Association

D. John Carlson
Non-Executive Chairman
Australian Producers Consortium


Samantha Buchanan
General Manager, Energy Development WA, Rio Tinto

Linda Gimondo
Manager Corporate Affairs,
Pilbara Minerals

Travis McNaught
Project Director,
Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation

Eliza Carbines
Director,
Tender Relief


Craig Fitzgerald
Chief Operating Officer,
Aspen Medical

Jane Tittums
Nagaju Nanda Cultural Group, Managing Director, Naanda Australia

Cali Calitz
Vice President, Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Vlad Jotic
Director of Project Development,
ANL & CMA CGM



AGENDA

DAY ONE | Wednesday 29 June 2022


8:00 Registration & Morning Coffee


8:50 OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair
Eliza Carbines, Director, Tender Relief


8:55 OPENING | Welcome to Country


9:00 MINISTERIAL ADDRESS |

Hon Don Punch MLA, Minister for Disability Services; Small Business; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing


9:10 Welcome to the region – Overview of the Pilbara right now and what’s possible

Peter Long, Mayor, City of Karratha


9:20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS | A regional economic status report

Terry Hill, Acting Director-General, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development


9:35 KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Iron ore for the future

Simon Trott, Chief Executive, Iron Ore, Rio Tinto


10:05 KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Bringing people and resources together to build a better world

Chris Cottier, WA Manager Communities, BHP


10:35 Networking & Refreshment Break


11:15
KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Thriving through the energy transition

Gemma Lynch, Head of Power Opportunities, Woodside Energy


11:45 Clean Energy for a Changing World

Justin Nash, Head of Integrated Solutions – WA, bp


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2:05 Fortescue Metals Group

Dino Otranto, Chief Operating Officer Iron Ore, Fortescue Metals Group

 

12:25 Challenges and opportunities for the establishment of large scale renewable export supply chains in the Pilbara

Leigh Holder, Business Development Director, Yara Clean Ammonia – Australia


12:40 MRL’s Onslow Iron Project – Creating and unlocking value through efficiency and innovation

Michael Tonkin, General Manager, Onslow Iron, Mineral Resources Limited


12:55 Mark Phillips, Corporate Sales Manager, Europcar WA


1:00 Networking Lunch Sponsored by:


1:55 Green Pilbara – A net zero future for our economic powerhouse

Maia Schweizer, Director Australia — West, Fortescue Future Industries


2:15 Horizon Power: The Energy Transition and Opportunities in the Pilbara

Stephanie Unwin, CEO, Horizon Power


2:35 Developing two utility-scale solar farms in the Pilbara with Aboriginal ownership share

Dr Geoff James, Director, Pilbara Solar


2:45 The Pilbara Hydrogen Hub

Anthony Sutton, Executive Director of Hydrogen and New Energies, WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science & Innovation


3:05 PANEL DISCUSSION | Decarbonisation and renewable energy

  • Creating opportunities for the region
  • Embracing the shift from a challenge to opportunity mindset
  • What will it take to make the Pilbara a global centre of hydrogen production, use and export at scale?
  • Renewable energy in the Pilbara – issues and advantages – the best way forward?

Peter Long, Mayor, City of Karratha
Samantha Buchanan, General Manager, Energy Development WA, Rio Tinto
Adam Begg, Co-CEO, Kinetic


3:35 Networking & Refreshment Break


4:05 Current Land Access Issues for Project Development

Claire Boyd, Energy + Resources Partner, Gilbert + Tobin


4:20 PANEL DISCUSSION | Creating opportunities, Innovative solutions and empowering communities

  • Indigenous engagement opportunities in the Pilbara
  • Opportunities and the road to success for partnerships and joint ventures
  • Inclusive Development and the role of big business creating opportunities
  • Keeping it local – It’s a win win

Francois Langlois, CEO, Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation Brida Pty Ltd
Jane Tittums, Nagaju Nanda Cultural Group, Managing Director, Naanda Australia
Chris Cottier, WA Manager Communities, BHP


4:50 Closing the healthcare gap in rural and regional communities
Craig Fitzgerald, COO, Aspen Medical


5:00 Childcare – the Infrastructure we all need to prioritise

Tina Holtom, CEO, Child Australia


5:15 PANEL DISCUSSION | Managing growth in the region

  • Community engagement – essential to success
  • The role of big business supporting local communities and the next generation
  • Infrastructure, livability, affordability & workforce
  • Housing and property – challenges & opportunities
  • Changing mindsets & skills to meet new industry opportunities

Robert Carruthers, Acting Chief Executive, The Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia
Anne Stunzner, Chief Executive Officer, Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA)
Brendon Grylls, More than Mining Project


5:45 CLOSING | End of Conference Day One

Networking Drinks Sponsored by


7:00 PILBARA 2022 MEET & GREET FUNCTION

DAY Two | Thursday 30 June 2022


9
:00 OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair
Eliza Carbines, Director, Tender Relief

 

9:05 PANEL DISCUSSION | What are we doing as Chambers to support local businesses?

Tanya Dodd, CEO, Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Claire Boyce, CEO, Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Chantelle King, CEO, Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Cali Calitz, Vice President, Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

9:30 Building Pilbara Ports capacity

Lyle Banks, General Manager – Development and Trade, Pilbara Ports Authority

 

9:50 Placemaking in South Hedland – Opportunities and Challenges

Craig Watts, Director of Regulatory Services, Town of Port Hedland

 

10:10 Celebrating Pilbara Communities

Richard Cohen, Managing Director Rail, Port & Core Services, Rio Tinto


10:20
Creating New Pathways

Sarah Dearman, Manager Operational Readiness Rail, BHP


10:30
Questions


10:40 Transport projects and initiatives in the Pilbara

Andrew Pyke, Regional Manager, Main Roads WA

 

10:50 Regional Airports of the Future and their Economic Contribution

Dave Batic, CEO, Port Hedland International Airport

 

11:00 Questions

 

11:05 Networking & Refreshment Break

 

11:35 Mardie Salt & Potash Project – construction momentum

Alwyn Vorster, Managing Director, BCI Minerals Limited

 

11:50 Green Steel – the question is not ‘is it possible’, but rather ‘how to make it possible’

Nicole Roocke, CEO, Minerals Research Institute of WA

 

12:05 Pilbara Minerals – Powering a sustainable energy future

Linda Gimondo, Manager Corporate Affairs , Pilbara Minerals

 

12:20 Questions

 

12:30 Redefining the Pilbara

Bronwyn Campbell, GM – Community Relations, De Grey Mining

 

12:45 Advantages of Direct Shipping in the Pilbara Region

Vlad Jotic, Director of Project Development, ANL & CMA CGM

 

12:55 Developing Andover: Australia’s Newest Nickel-Copper Sulphide Project

Tony Rovira, Managing Director, Azure Minerals

 

1:05 Questions

 

1:15 Networking & Lunch

Lunch Sponsored by


2:15
PANEL DISCUSSION | Making the Pilbara a destination for tourists to come to and explore

  • Plans for growth
  • Operation updates
  • Vision for the future

Barry Harrison, Chairman, Pilbara Tourism Association
Travis McNaught, Project Director, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation

 

2:40 Carbon farming – the 21st century opportunity for WAs north

D. John Carlson, Non-Executive Chairman, Australian Producers Consortium

 

2:50 Futures beyond the Mine

Guy Boggs, Chief Executive Officer, CRC TiME

 

3:05 Questions

 

3:10 Closing remarks

 

3:15 Close of Pilbara 2022


Pilbara 2022 Meet & Greet Function
29th June 2022
When: 7:00pm
Where: The Shelf, Red Earths Arts Precinct

Join us on the top terrace at the Red Earth Art Precinct for this informal networking opportunity, giving you the unrivalled opportunity to move around, mingle and meet new contacts whilst enjoying a food & drinks reception.

Note this function is capped at 350 people. Book NOW to reserve your place and avoid disappointment.

*Meet & Greet price per ticket: $100 + GST.

Available for sponsorship – Contact Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

* Networking & Social Functions must be purchased as part of a conference, sponsorship, or exhibition package.



PRICING

General Pricing
  • Standard Rate: $1,499 + GST (from 1 June 2022)
  • Pilbara 2022 Meet & Greet Function: $100 + GST
  • Virtual Access (2 Day Pass) $995 + GST

Event now SOLD OUT – to join the Priority Waitlist please email info@informa.com.au

 

SPECIAL PILBARA RATE – SMALL BUSINESS & NOT FOR PROFIT
  • Standard rate: $995 + GST (from 1 June 2022)

There is a special discount on conference attendance for all not for profit organisations & small businesses (less than 10 people) that have originated in the Pilbara and are not a branch office of a national or international company. To see if you qualify for the discounted rate, please email Richard.Beattie@informa.com.au


REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

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SPONSORSHIP + EXHIBITION

Sponsoring Pilbara 2022 will be your gateway to the Pilbara regions senior industry, investors, businesses, community, and government representatives to re-join and reconnect for this unique networking and shared learning opportunity.

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
M: 0421 048 191

Platinum, Lanyards and Networking Drinks Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

SUPPORTED BY


Pilbara Development Commission
www.pdc.wa.gov.au Tel: (08) 6551 7500

The Pilbara Development Commission is working to make the Pilbara a great place to do business, build a career, raise a family and invest long into the future.

Established under the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993, the Commission is responsible to the Minister for Regional Development. We provide the regional link between State Government policy and planning and regional aspirations and needs.

Our mission is to be the catalyst for development and growth in the Pilbara by:

  • Attracting and advancing new industries to diversify the Pilbara economy;
  • Ensuring communities in the Pilbara have a high level of amenity and access to services; and
  • By collaborating with other agencies, organisations and individuals to form transformational partnerships.
  • Our vision for the Pilbara region is vibrant and sustainable communities underpinned by a strong, diverse economy.

Our projects range from supporting new tourism ventures to working with Aboriginal organisations to develop cultural, economic and creative strategies, proving the viability of commercial rock oyster cultivation on the Pilbara coast and supporting transformative agriculture in the inland Pilbara. We also provide a ‘knowledge hub’ on trends in the region, and work closely with government at all levels, industry, small and medium enterprise and the not-for-profit sector to make the Pilbara an even better place to be.

We are thrilled to support Pilbara Summit 2022.

VENUE


Red Earth Arts Precinct
27 Welcome Road
Karratha
Western Australia
(08) 9186 8600

ACCOMMODATION


Local accommodation options close to the Red Earth Arts Precinct include:

Karratha International Hotel
(08) 9187 3333

Ibis Styles Karratha
(08) 9159 1000

Karratha Central Apartments
(08) 9143 9888

Aspen Karratha Village
(08) 9185 2726

For further accommodation options please contact:
Karratha Tourism and Visitor Centre
(08) 9186 8055
visitkarratha@karratha.wa.gov.au


SUSTAINABILITY

Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.





8:00 Registration & Morning Coffee


9:00 OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair


9:10 OPENING | Welcome to Country


9:15 Welcome to the region – Overview of the Pilbara right now and what’s possible

Peter Long, Mayor, City of Karratha


9:25 KEYNOTE ADDRESS | A regional economic status report

Terry Hill, Acting Director-General, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development


9:40 Session to be advised


9:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Iron ore for the future

Simon Trott, Chief Executive, Iron Ore, Rio Tinto


10:20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Bringing people and resources together to build a better world

Cindy Dunham, General Manager Port, BHP


10:50 Networking & Refreshment Break


11:20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Thriving through the energy transition

Jason Crusan, VP Technology, Woodside Energy


11:50 Fortescue Metals Group

Dino Otranto, Chief Operating Officer Iron Ore, Fortescue Metals Group


12:10 MRL’s Onslow Iron Project – Creating and unlocking value through efficiency and innovation

Michael Tonkin, General Manager, Onslow Iron, Mineral Resources Limited


12:20 Session to be advised


12:45 Networking & Lunch Break


1:45 Green Pilbara – A net zero future for our economic powerhouse

Maia Schweizer, Director Australia – West, Fortescue Future Industries


2:05 Session to be advised


2:25 Horizon Power

Stephanie Unwin, CEO, Horizon Power


2:45 Developing two utility-scale solar farms in the Pilbara with Aboriginal ownership share

Dr Geoff James, Director, Pilbara Solar


2:55 The Pilbara Hydrogen Hub

Anthony Sutton, Executive Director of Hydrogen and New Energies, WA Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science & Innovation


3:15 PANEL DISCUSSION | Decarbonisation and renewable energy

  • Creating opportunities for the region
  • Embracing the shift from a challenge to opportunity mindset
  • What will it take to make the Pilbara a global centre of hydrogen production, use and export at scale?
  • Renewable energy in the Pilbara – issues and advantages – the best way forward?

Peter Long, Mayor, City of Karratha
Samantha Buchanan, General Manager, Energy Development WA, Rio Tinto


3:40 Networking & Refreshment Break


4:10 MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Hon Don Punch MLA, Minister for Disability Services; Small Business; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing


4:20 PANEL DISCUSSION | Creating opportunities, Innovative solutions and empowering communities

  • Indigenous engagement opportunities in the Pilbara
  • Opportunities and the road to success for partnerships and joint ventures
  • Inclusive Development and the role of big business creating opportunities
  • Keeping it local – It’s a win win

Francois Langlois, CEO, Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation Brida Pty Ltd
Adam Williams, Chief Executive Officer, SupplyAus Holdings


4:45 Session to be advised


4:55 Addressing childcare shortage in the region and creating career pathways

Tina Holtom, CEO, Child Australia


5:05 PANEL DISCUSSION | Managing growth in the region

  • Community engagement – essential to success
  • The role of big business supporting local communities and the next generation
  • Infrastructure, livability, affordability & workforce
  • Housing and property – challenges & opportunities
  • Changing mindsets & skills to meet new industry opportunities

Robert Carruthers, Director of Policy and Advocacy, The Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia
Anne Stunzner, Chief Executive Officer, Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA)


5:30 CLOSING | End of Conference Day One

Networking Drinks Sponsored by Rio Tinto


7:00 PILBARA 2022 MEET & GREET INFORMAL DINNER


9:00 Opening remarks from the Chair

 

9:00 OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

 

9:05 PANEL DISCUSSION | What are we doing as Chambers to support local businesses?

Tanya Dodd, CEO, Karratha and Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc
Claire Boyce, CEO, Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Inc
Chantelle King, Chief Executive, Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kahu Raharuhi, Business Development Manager, Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

 

9:30 Building Pilbara Ports capacity

Lyle Banks, General Manager – Development and Trade, Pilbara Ports Authority

 

9:50 Placemaking in South Hedland – Opportunities and Challenges

Peter Carter, Mayor, Town of Port Hedland

 

10:10 Celebrating Pilbara Communities

Richard Cohen, Managing Director Rail, Port & Core Services, Rio Tinto

 

10:20 Questions

 

10:25 Manuwarra-Red Dog Highway Project Update

Peter Woronzow, Director General, Department of Transport, Commissioner of Main Roads WA, Chief Executive Officer, Public Transport Authority

 

10:35 Regional Airports of the Future and their Economic Contribution

Dave Batic, CEO, Port Hedland International Airport

 

10:45 Questions

 

10:50 Networking & Refreshment Break

 

11:20 Green Steel – the question is not ‘is it possible’, but rather ‘how to make it possible’

Nicole Roocke, CEO, Minerals Research Institute of WA

 

11:35 Mardie Salt & Potash Project – construction momentum

Alwyn Vorster, Managing Director, BCI Minerals Limited

 

11:50 Pilbara Minerals – Powering a Renewable Future through Innovation

Dale Henderson, COO, Pilbara Minerals

 

12:05 Questions

 

12:15 Redefining the Pilbara

Glenn Jardine, Managing Director, De Grey Mining

 

12:30  Session to be advised

 

12:50 Developing Andover: Australia’s Newest Nickel-Copper Sulphide Project

Tony Rovira, Managing Director, Azure Minerals

 

1:00 Questions

 

1:10 Networking & Lunch

 

2:10 PANEL DISCUSSION | Making the Pilbara a destination for tourists to come to and explore

  • Plans for growth
  • Operation updates
  • Vision for the future

Barry Harrison, Chairman, Pilbara Tourism Association
Travis McNaught, Project Director, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation

 

2:35 Session to be advised

 

2:45 Futures beyond the Mine

Guy Boggs, Chief Executive Officer, CRC TiME

 

3:00 Questions

 

3:05 Transforming Agriculture in the Pilbara

 

3:20 Opportunities for growth in Agriculture – Using natural advantages to expand, diversify and grow

 

3:30 Aquaculture – Game changing opportunities

 

3:40  Carbon farming – the 21st century opportunity for WAs north

John Carlson, Non-Executive Chairman, Australian Producers Consortium

 

3:50 Questions

 

4:00 Closing remarks

 

4:10 Closing Function Sponsored by:  Europcar