Economic Growth, Investment, Development, Productivity & Innovation Across the Region
6-7 November 2019 | Hyatt Regency Perth


2018 Supporter

2018 Supporting Sponsor


Pilbara 2019 will be looking at the economic growth, investment, development, productivity & innovation across the region. This event further builds on the highly successful Pilbara 2018 event, and will be an important networking and information forum for senior industry, investors, businesses, community and government representatives within the Pilbara region.

Key topics to be discussed at Pilbara 2019 include:

> WA Economy – The importance of new development & economic growth in the Pilbara
> Pilbara development & investment opportunities
> Strategic development plans for the future
> Significant opportunities and emerging industries driving economic growth in the Pilbara
> Stimulating job growth, innovative infrastructure and creating thriving communities
> The mining powerhouse of WA – growth, expansion and new developments in mines & ports
> Future of energy, decarbonization, the role of renewables & hydrogen
> The growing importance and opportunities in tourism, agriculture and aquaculture
> Innovation – Technology, communications and automation


Michael Bailey,
General Manager Rail, BHP

Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

Andrew Miller,
General Manager Operations Readiness,
Koodaideri, Rio Tinto

Mike Price,
Woodside’s Pluto Asset Manager,
Woodside Energy

Rick Newnham,
Chief Economist
Chamber of Commerce & Industry
of Western Australia

Anthony Kirke,
General Manager Iron Ore Projects,
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

Chris Adams,
Chief Executive Officer,
City of Karratha

Stuart Nahjaski,
General Manager Regional,

Ken Brinsden,
Managing Director & CEO,
Pilbara Minerals Limited

Justin Fromm,
Director, Economic Development
Land and Infrastructure,
Pilbara Development Commission

Rob Paull,
Chief Executive Officer,
Shire of Ashburton

Raelene Cooper,
Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation

Brett Hazelden,
Managing Director,
Kalium Lakes

Evette Smeathers,
Manager Retail & Generation,
Horizon Power

Andy Beckwith,

Technical Director & Operations
Manager, De Grey Mining Ltd

Andrew Dickson,
Business Development manager,
CWP Renewables

Paul Jagger,
Business Centre Pilbara

Jane McNamara,
WA nbn™ local

John Hutton,
Managing Director,
Maxima Opportunity

Kylah Morrison,
Chief Executive Officer,
Karratha & Districts Chamber
of Commerce & Industry

Paul Lucey,
Project 412

Chris Evans,
Chief Operating Officer,
Altura Mining

Steve McCartney,
W.A. State Secretary,
Australian Manufacturing
Workers’ Union

Prof Ross Dowling OAM,
Foundation Professor of Tourism,
School of Business & Law,
Edith Cowan University

Chandra Sundareswaran,
Impact Manager,

Edward Mead,
Executive Director,
Artemis Resources

Paul Everingham,
Chamber of Minerals and Energy,

Shaun Triner,
General Manager,

Gary Bryant,
General Manager,
Power Development,
Alinta Energy

James Jarvis,
The Nintirri Centre

Ryan Del Casale,
Manager Development Services – Planning, Economic Development
& Tourism, Shire of East Pilbara

Wynand Grobler,
Director of Product Delivery,

Eliza Carbines,
Local Content Adviser – Pilbara,
Department of Primary
Industries and Regional


Early Bird - Book & pay by 07 October 2019

AU$ 900 + GST

Standard Rate - From 08 October 2019

AU$ 1,100 + GST

Special Pilbara Small Business Rate

AU$ 695 + GST
  • 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



The KDCCI is a not-for-profit organisation that represents the unique needs and aspirations of the local business community within the City of Karratha. It provides a strong, active and independent voice for its growing membership base. The KDCCI provides high-quality support and advocacy services to its 400-strong membership who include multi-national mining and resource companies, government and community service organisations and small-to-medium sized enterprise. At the KDCCI we believe a robust local economy that provides outstanding education and training, employment and investment opportunities builds better communities with a brighter future. Focused on delivering sustainable economic growth and diversification throughout the region, the KDCCI delivers a diverse range of projects, events and services to benefit its members. The KDCCI is affiliated with CCIWA and is a founding member of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA.


About NCCI

The Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry is representing businesses in the East Pilbara region, the Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s role is to influence and inspire business vitality in the region. We strive to positively influence the environment in which businesses operate by providing a range of business support services.

Incorporated in 1995, the Newman Chamber of Commerce understands the needs of businesses and is the established voice of business on a range of issues.

Our core mission is to provide fair and active representation of all members with commitment, honesty and ethics. We achieve this for members by lobbying on behalf of business interests. Business, government and professional organisations know that working with a proactive Chamber brings a range of positive outcomes. In the fight for a better business environment, the Newman Chamber does collectively for business, what individual businesses cannot achieve.



The Pilbara Inland Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PICCI) represents the interests of businesses operating in the region. Our mission is to create a professional and prosperous business community that instils confidence and pride in buying locally. We aim to be supportive, motivational, inclusive, forward thinking, professional, and representative, independent and to promote transparency and trust.



The Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Incorporated is an active independent not for profit organisation that works hard to deliver high quality services, events and initiatives that make doing business better in Hedland. It is focused on developing strategies for economic growth, development and business investment which creates opportunities and possibilities for future generation.

The PHCCI is committed to insuring small to medium sized businesses remain an important contributor to the local economy.

Its busy annual events calendar includes the monthly business after hours, networking events, the business of the year awards, the biannual economic forum and the popular monthly business breakfast series.

WEB Business Hub is an initiative of the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Inc in partnership with BHP & the Pilbara Development Commission (PDC) through Royalties for Regions. The WEB Business Hub a state of the art facility increasing Business activation through co-working, training and growing a community of entrepreneurs.


About OCCI

The Onslow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) was incorporated in May 2004. As a locally based organisation with a significant presence in the community the OCCI membership believe they are ideally positioned to have a positive influence in the current and future impacts of Onslow.

Demonstration of the belief in the OCCI as an effective, appropriate and capable influence is the significant growth in membership from 18 in May 2012 to approximately 120 at present. The OCCI Board acknowledged the need for a consultative and strategic future approach to business that now positions the OCCI to respond to the needs of its members most effectively.

These needs include training and professional development, knowledge creation and awareness (in relation to the procurement process) and access to resources required to be competitive – including utilities (power and water), transport and affordable housing and business premises.

From an economic, social and environmental perspective, the membership of the OCCI contribute to the sustainable and functional growth of the Onslow community. This contribution comes through creation of local employment, investment in the development of the town and through access to affordable goods, services, accommodation and utilities.

In some circumstances, the role of the OCCI is to represent the community regarding future development – especially in relation to further increasing the uptake of local content and promoting buy local, diversification of the local economy, key infrastructure development and care and maintenance of the local environment.



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Sponsoring and exhibiting at the Pilbara 2019 event will be your gateway to hearing first- hand what the Pilbara region’s future looks like. Gaining access to key decision makers, and being able to showcase your expertise will assist in securing a piece of the pie for the many developments currently ramping up again in this region.

Major sponsorship includes a speaking position along with a number of delegate passes to attend the event to network, and/or invite your key clients. The speaking position is the perfect way to communicate your products/services through a relevant case study, in front of an audience of the region’s most senior decision makers.

Contact Megan Rogulski to find out what promotional packages are available. Pilbara 2019 will feature an exhibition area alongside the 2 day conference.

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
T: 02 9080 4030

2018 Supporting Sponsor

2018 Exhibitor


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