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Net Zero Emission Mining in Western Australia:

Decarbonisation across the mining value chain

13 October 2021, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre + ONLINE

Our conference program has been carefully curated to tackle key issues to achieving net zero emission mining, and to maximise opportunities for attendees to engage and interact with industry thought leaders and innovation specialists.

The day is designed with a strong focus on discussion and the interactive program has been developed to inspire and provide opportunities for delegate participation.

Conference program

Conference program is still in development. Times may be subject to change

Plenary sessions will be livestreamed for registered participants who are unable to travel to Perth to attend the in-person event.

Registration and Coffee

Conference Opening and Keynote

Plenary Session: 8.45am – 9.55am

Welcome and housekeeping

Nicole Roocke

CEO, Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA)

Welcome to Country

Aunty Marie Taylor

Whadjuk Elder

Conference Opening – Ministerial address and panel discussion

Hear from members of Western Australia’s Ministerial Taskforce on Climate Action about key issues and available government support to help industry achieve net zero emission mining.

Session chaired by Professor Peter Klinken AC, Chief Scientist of Western Australia

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA

Minister for Environment; Climate Action; Commerce

Energy Utilisation

Plenary Session: 9.55am – 11.15am

Session hosted by:

Darren Hill

General Manager for Commercial & Business Development, Horizon Power

The Agnew Story: the ambitions, realities and next steps

Graeme Ovens

VP Operations Australia, Gold Fields

Decarbonisation efforts in an on grid environment

Ray Chatfield

Global Technical Manager, Alcoa

Energy policy to support the mining sector’s decarbonisation ambitions

Jai Thomas

Assistant Coordinator, Strategic and Consumer Policy, Energy Policy WA

Interactive delegate session and Panel discussion with Graeme Ovens, Ray Chatfield, Jai Thomas and Mike Houlahan.

Morning Tea

Transformative Technology Solutions

Plenary Session: 11.40am – 1.15pm

Session hosted by:

Kylah Morrison

General Manager – Western Australia & South Australia, METS Ignited

Positioning Western Australia for net zero emissions

Nicholas Berry

Manager Government Relations, Fortescue Future Industries 

Accelerating the transition to sustainable energy

Shane Bannister

APAC Business Development Manager, Tesla

Carbon neutral metals production challenges

Dr John Clout

Professor of Practice in Pyrometallurgy, Kalgoorlie Metals Research Lab, WA School of Mines, Curtin University

Pilbara Minerals at the “coalface” of transformative technology for lithium

Dale Henderson

Chief Operating Officer, Pilbara Minerals

Interactive delegate session and Panel discussion with Nick Berry, Shane Bannister, John Clout and Dale Henderson.


Masterclass workshops

Concurrent  sessions: 2.05pm – 3.05pm

As delegates you will have the opportunity to participate in one of three conference ‘masterclasses’, engaging with expert facilitators and collaborating with others to develop strategies that can bring your innovative solutions to fruition.

Quantifying net zero: scopes 1 to 3

Supporting you to make data driven decisions, gain valuable insights that you can apply to:

  • target setting: types of targets, inclusions and requirements
  • baselining: identifying and measuring greenhouse gas emissions across the mining value chain
  • forecasting: understanding your pre-decarbonisation emissions trajectory
  • tracking: developing processes and tools to map and monitor emissions, and metrics or KPIs

Megan Born

Head of Analytics and Reporting, Energetics

Solutions prioritisation and obtaining senior leadership approvals

Enabling you to apply these tools to your own innovative solutions, develop skills in how to:

  • agree baselines and main areas of opportunity
  • quantify and prioritise energy/emissions reduction ideas
  • obtain agreement from senior leadership and board to sign off on energy transition and emissions reduction initiatives

Peter Mann

Consultant, Partners in Performance

Business case development for the energy transition

Supporting you to take your energy solutions forward, hear insights from business case development across the sector and develop a practical understanding of:

  • how a business case for renewable energy projects differs to other solutions
  • understand if it is purely a financial proposition or if there are other benefits which should be quantified
  • the criteria used to evaluate a renewable energy project

Mark Zwitser

Director, Latitude Partners

Afternoon tea

Funding and Financing

Plenary session: 3.25pm – 4.40pm

How ESG considerations are transforming investment

Kaylene Gulich PSM

Chief Executive Officer, Western Australian Treasury Corporation

ARENA’s low emissions investment priorities

Zoe von Batenburg

Director Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Accelerating the energy transition in resources

Rob Wilson

Executive Director – Resources and WA, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

IGO’s strategy on climate change

Joanne McDonald

Company Secretary and Head of Corporate Affairs, IGO Limited

Panel discussion with Kaylene Gulich, Zoe von Batenburg, Rob Wilson and Joanne McDonald.

Conference close

Plenary session: 4.40pm – 4.50pm

Miriam Stanborough

Chair, MRIWA Board

Sundowner and Networking

4.50pm – 7.00pm

Page was last reviewed 13 October 2021

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