Major Projects, Development, Investment & Building Communities
29-30 June 2022 | Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha
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9:00 Opening remarks from the Chair
Eliza Carbines, Director, Tender Relief9:05 OPENING | Welcome to Country
Len Collard, Whadjuk Nyungar

9:10 MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | Hydrogen Prospects for the Pilbara 2021
Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry, Western Australian Government

Terry Hill, CEO, Pilbara Development Commission

9:45 Investing for impact in the Pilbara
Chris Wade, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility


10:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Growth and investment in the Pilbara
Warren Harris, Project Director Iron Bridge OPF, Fortescue Metals Group

10:40 MRL’s Pilbara Growth Strategy
Josh Thurlow, Executive General Manager of Development, Mineral Resources Limited

11:00 Networking and refreshment break

11:30 Accommodating the Pilbara – Fleetwood’s Residential and Fly In Fly Out Communities
Dominic Letts, Chief Operating Officer, Accommodation Solutions, Fleetwood Australia

11:50 Horizon Power’s Denham Hydrogen Demonstration Project
Stephanie Unwin, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Power

12:15 Redefining The Pilbara Region – Hemi Discovery Mallina Gold Project
Glenn Jardine, Managing Director, De Grey Mining

12:35 Developing the Multi-Generational Mardie Salt & Potash Project
Alwyn Vorster, Managing Director, BCI Minerals

12:55 Butcherbird Project – Developing a battery grade Manganese Project in the Pilbara
Justin Brown, Managing Director, Element 25 Limited

13:15 Lunch and networking break

14:20 Alinta – Renewable energy’s role in powering the Pilbara

  • 60MW solar hybrid power supply
  • Low carbon technologies including the Port Hedland and Newman expansion projects
  • Plans for additional renewables in the Pilbara and the interconnection of the East Pilbara

Gary Bryant, General Manager Asset Strategy, Alinta Energy

14:45 Warrawoona Gold Project
Dave Reeves, Managing Director, Calidus Resources Ltd

15:00 Aboriginal Opportunities in the Renewable Energy Sector

Dr Geoff James, Technology Director, Pilbara Solar

15:20 Large-scale renewables in the Pilbara: making it happen
Luke Blackbourn, Manager, Government & External Relations, Yara Pilbara

15:40 Networking and refreshment break

16:05 The Asian Renewable Energy Hub: Renewable energy at oil and gas scale, for local & export markets
Dr. Raymond Macdonald, Project Management Director, InterContinental Energy


16:25 Regional update
Chris Adams, CEO, City of Karratha

16:40 PANEL DISCUSSION | Empowering regional communities – A hand up not a hand out

  • Supporting the growth of the region and local businesses
  • Indigenous engagement opportunities in the Pilbara
  • Local jobs and training pathways for indigenous people in the region
  • The role of big business in creating opportunities for long-term, economically sustainable businesses
  • Successful indigenous business partnerships in the Pilbara – opportunities
  • Tourism in the Pilbara – onwards and upwards!

Peter Jeffries, CEO, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation
Drew Norrish,CEO, Mackerel Islands Pty Ltd
Adam Williams, CEO, Supply Aus
François Langlois, CEO, Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation Brida Pty Ltd

17:20 Invest and Trade Western Australia and the State Government’s Overseas Offices Network

  • Invest and Trade WA – Overview
  • Services offered
  • WA overseas offices network
  • WA Investment and Trade Commissioners

Kristian Dawson, Executive Director, Invest and Trade Western Australia, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

17:30 Closing remarks from the Chair

17:35 CLOSING | End of Conference Day One & Networking Function

9:00 Opening remarks from the Chair
Eliza Carbines, Director, Tender Relief9:10 Wind development in the Pilbara
Joep Vaessen, Market Leader – Energy, GHD

9:30 REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES SNAPSHOT | Revitalisation, growth & development in the region

  • Creating investment & development opportunities
  • Creating a more balanced economy in the Pilbara & promoting regional development
  • What is being done to prepare for longer-term Pilbara cities as self-sustaining communities?

Chantelle King, CEO, OCCI
Jordan Ralph, Principal, Mountway Finance & Treasurer, Karratha District Chamber of Commerce & Industry

10:00 Scarborough and Pluto Expansion
Paul Baker, Vice President Pluto Expansion, Woodside Energy


10:20 Direct RORO International Service Initiative – Heavy Break-Bulk and Containers
Captain Paul Toussaint-Jackson, General Manager International Business Development, SEASWIFT

10:40 The Pilbara Connection
Haroldo Stival, Deputy Sales Director (Business Development Manager), ANL & CMA CGM

11:00 Building Pilbara Ports capacity
Lyle Banks, General Manager – Development and Trade, Pilbara Ports Authority

11:20 Networking and refreshment break


11:50 Transforming Agriculture in the Pilbara
Chris Schelfhout, Project Manager, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

12:10 Aquaculture in the Pilbara
Dr Michel Bermudes, Principal Research Scientist, Shellfish Aquaculture, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA

12:30 Bush Mechanics: Country + Co-Production
Kieran Wong, Partner, TheFulcrum.Agency
Anne Mitchell, Director, Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation: WDLAC


12:50 Port Hedland: A National Treasure
Kirsty Danby, Chief Executive Officer, Port Hedland Industries Council

1:10 PANEL DISCUSSION | Skilling for the future

  • Creating opportunities and changing mindset & skills to meet new industry opportunities
  • Evolving education models and training programs to build skill sets in the region
  • Building vibrant lasting communities and maintain a strong pipeline of talent and entrepreneurial skills in the region?

Susan Grylls, CEO, Pilbara Universities Centre
Susan Cull, State Manager, Regional WA, The Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia
Donna Curnow, Manager Industry Engagement, North Regional TAFE WA

1:40 Closing remarks from the Chair & End of Conference

Lunch and networking break



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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

Pilbara 2022 Speakers and Agenda coming soon.


Terry Hill
Pilbara Development Commission

Simon Trott
Chief Executive, Iron Ore,
Rio Tinto

Stephanie Unwin
Horizon Power

Maia Schweizer
Director Australia — West,
Fortescue Future Industries

Francois Langlois
CEO, Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation Brida Pty Ltd

Tony Rovira
Managing Director,
Azure Minerals

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

Dale Henderson
Pilbara Minerals

Guy Boggs
Chief Executive Officer,

Glenn Jardine
Managing Director,
De Grey Mining

Senior Representative,
Pilbara Ports Authority

Dave Batic
Port Hedland International Airport

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

Alwyn Vorster
Managing Director,
BCI Minerals


General Pricing
  • Super Saver rate: $1,100 + GST (register before 31 March 2022)
  • Early Bird rate: $1,299 + GST (register before 31 May 2022)
  • Full rate: $1,499 + GST (from 1 June 2022)


Special Pilbara Small Business Rate
  • 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 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


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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
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M: 0421 048 191


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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.


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


The event will be held in a COVID-safe format. There are limited places for face to face conference passes so register now to avoid disappointment.

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