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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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Indigenous Engagement Sponsor

 

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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

Cindy Dunham
General Manager Port,
BHP

Jason Crusan
VP Technology,
Woodside Energy Lt

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

Peter Carter
Mayor,
Town of Port Hedland

Dino Otranto
Chief Operating Officer Iron Ore,
Fortescue Metals Group


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

Adam Williams
Chief Executive Officer,
SupplyAus Holdings


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

Francois Langlois
CEO, Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation Brida Pty Ltd

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

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


Chantelle King
Chief Executive,
Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Claire Boyce
CEO,
Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Kahu Raharuhi
Business Development Manager,
Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Dave Batic
CEO,
Port Hedland International Airport


Robert Carruthers
Director of Policy and Advocacy,
The Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia

Glenn Jardine
Managing Director,
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

Dale Henderson
COO,
Pilbara Minerals

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

Eliza Carbines
Director,
Tender Relief


Craig Fitzgerald
Chief Operating Officer,
Aspen Medical

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

Travis McNaught
Project Director,
Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation

Warren Wellbeloved
General Manager Rail,
BHP


Adam Begg
Co-CEO,
Kinetic


AGENDA

DAY ONE | Wednesday 29 June 2022


8:00 Registration & Morning Coffee


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


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 bp

Justin Nash, Head of Integrated Solutions – WA, bp

 

12:10 Fortescue Metals Group

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


12:30 MRL’s Onslow Iron Project – Creating and unlocking value through efficiency and innovation

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


12:45 Networking & Lunch Break

Lunch Sponsored by


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

Maia Schweizer, Director Australia — West, Fortescue Future Industries


2:05 Horizon Power: The Energy Transition and Opportunities in the Pilbara

Stephanie Unwin, CEO, Horizon Power


2:25 Developing two utility-scale solar farms in the Pilbara with Aboriginal ownership share

Dr Geoff James, Director, Pilbara Solar


2:35 The Pilbara Hydrogen Hub

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


2:55 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


3:20
Session to be advised


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


4:45 Providing flexible healthcare solutions in remote and challenging location
Craig Fitzgerald, COO, Aspen Medical


4:55 Childcare – the Infrastructure we all need to prioritise

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


6:45 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, 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
Creating new pathways
Warren Wellbeloved, General Manager Rail, BHP


10:30
Questions


10:40 Transport projects and initiatives in the Pilbara

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

 

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

Nicole Roocke, CEO, Minerals Research Institute of WA

 

11:50 Mardie Salt & Potash Project – construction momentum

Alwyn Vorster, Managing Director, BCI Minerals Limited

 

12:05 Pilbara Minerals – Powering a Renewable Future through Innovation

Dale Henderson, COO, Pilbara Minerals

 

12:20 Questions

 

12:30 Redefining the Pilbara

Glenn Jardine, Managing Director, De Grey Mining

 

12:45 ANL Container Line

Senior Representative, ANL Container Line

 

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 Transforming Agriculture in the Pilbara

 

3:30 Questions

 

3:40 Closing remarks


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 & music.

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
  • Early Bird rate: $1,299 + GST (register before 31 May 2022)
  • Full rate: $1,499 + GST (from 1 June 2022)
  • Pilbara 2022 Dinner $100 + GST

 

SPECIAL PILBARA RATE – SMALL BUSINESS & NOT FOR PROFIT
  • Super Saver rate: $795 + GST (register before 31 March 2022)
  • Early Bird rate: $895 + GST (register before 31 May 2022)
  • Full 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

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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