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PILBARA SUMMIT 2019

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

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
  • Aviation in the Pilbara – Challenges and change
  • Future of energy, decarbonization, the role of renewables & hydrogen
  • The growing importance and opportunities in tourism, agriculture and aquaculture
  • Innovation – Technology, communications and automation

SUPPORTED BY


AGENDA

8:15 Registration & Morning Coffee

9:00 Event Opening

9:05 Opening remarks from the Chair

Eliza Carbines, Founder Tender Relief

9:15 MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

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

9:35 Building the Pilbara/Indonesian relationship – Benefits for all

Dewi Gustina Tobing, Consul General, Republic of Indonesia

10:00 A regional economic status report

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

10:35 Investment in the Pilbara – What role can China play?

Philip Kirchlechner, Chair, ACBC WA Investment Committee / Director, Iron Ore Research Pty Ltd

11:00 Morning tea & networking

MINING & RESOURCES

11:30 Development and investment in the Pilbara – Fortescue’s Iron Bridge Magnetite Project and Eliwana Mine and Rail Project

Michael Sutton, GM Contracts & Controls, Iron Ore Projects, Fortescue Metals Group

12:00 Woodside growth plans in the Pilbara

Niall Myles, Senior Vice President, North West Shelf and Burrup, Woodside Energy

12:25 Development of the Mardie Salt and Potash Project

Alwyn Vorster, Managing Director, BCI Minerals

12:45 The value of Port Hedland to the State of the Nation – a social and economic analysis

Kirsty Danby, Chief Executive Officer, Port Hedland Industries Council (PHIC)

1:10 Lunch & networking

ENERGY

2:10 Pilbara Solar: a model for indigenous ownership of renewable energy projects

  • Indigenous equity models for renewable energy projects
  • Corporate aggregated Power Purchase models
  • HVDC vs Hydrogen export

Dr Geoff James, Founder & Director, Pilbara Solar / Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures

2:40 PANEL DISCUSSION | Renewables and clean energy’s role in resources and industrial growth in the Pilbara

  • Renewables role in slashing energy cost and making projects and operations viable
  • Growth opportunities – Encouraging new development & industry opportunities
  • Creating new jobs and building a strong pipeline of talent and entrepreneurial skills in the region
  • Australia is fast becoming a global centre for renewables for mines – What does this mean for the Pilbara region?
  • The role of green hydrogen

Dr Gary Bryant, General Manager Asset Strategy, Alinta Energy
Dr Geoff James, Founder & Director, Pilbara Solar / Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures
Luke Blackbourn, Manager, Government & External Relations, Yara Pilbara

3:10 Pilbara as a tech hub

  • What is required to turn the Pilbara into a tech hub
  • Pilbara compared to other tech hubs
  • The need to develop a talent pipeline

Paul Lucey, CEO, Project 412

3:30 Afternoon tea & networking

SKILLING, EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY

4:00 PANEL DISCUSSION | Skilling for the future

  • Changing mindset & skills to meet new industry opportunities
  • Evolving tertiary education models
  • Creating opportunities in the region
  • Training programs to build skill sets in the region
  • Building lasting communities by increasing youth employment options
  • How do we build and maintain a strong pipeline of talent and entrepreneurial skills in the region?

Susan Grylls, Director, Pilbara Universities Centre
Mitch Hardy, Director Regional Services, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Brett Ellacott, Director / Principal, Tan Ninety

AGRICULTURE & CONSTRUCTION

4:30 Transforming agriculture in the Pilbara

Chris Schelfhout, Project Manager, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

4:50 Shaping the Pilbara

Stuart Nahajski, General Manager Regional, DevelopmentWA

5:10 Karratha prepares for construction boom, and lays plans for future beyond FIFO workforce

Cr Peter Long, Mayor, City of Karratha

5:30 Networking drinks and end of day one

 

9.00 Opening remarks from the Chair

9:05 KEYNOTE | Member for Pilbara

Kevin Michel MLA, Member for Pilbara

TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PILBARA

9:25 KEYNOTE | Regional travel developments

Darren Best, Regional Manager Relationship Sales WA/NT, Virgin Australia

9:50 Pilbara Ports Authority

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

10:10 Transport infrastructure priorities and issues in the Pilbara region

  • Traffic mix and safety issues that we need to address in the Pilbara Region
  • Some of the challenges we have to consider in our region
  • Planned works, both funded and unfunded
  • Some recent success stories
  • We have been and will continue to be…‘open for WA business’

Andrew Pyke, Regional Manager, Main Roads WA in the Pilbara Region

10:30 Regional airport evolution

Honorable Cheryl Edwardes AM, Chairman PHIA Group (Port Hedland International Airport)

AIR TRAVEL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PILBARA

10:50 State Government response to parliamentary inquiry into regional airfares

Peter Ryan, Director Aviation, Freight, Ports, Aviation and Reform, Department of Transport

11:10 Morning tea & networking in the exhibition

11:40 Aviair – Intra-Regional Flights

Michael McConachy, Managing Director, Aviair

12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION | Aviation in the Pilbara

  • Regional Aviation strategy – Consultation with the region
  • A revolution in Intra-Pilbara travel
  • Regional airport developments
  • Its role in growing regional tourism & businesses
  • What does the future hold? Opportunities for growth and change

Peter Ryan, Director Aviation, Freight, Ports, Aviation and Reform, Department of Transport
Rod Evans, General Manager, Airport Operations, Port Hedland International Airport
Michael McConachy, Managing Director, Aviair

TOURISM & COMMUNITY & INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT

12:30 PANEL DISCUSSION | Indigenous engagement opportunities in the Pilbara

  • Delivering positive economic, cultural and community benefits
  • Paving the way for 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
  • The key to successful indigenous business partnerships in the Pilbara
  • Sustainability and long-term viability
  • Costs of living and doing business in Pilbara vs commerciality and competitiveness (other benefits)

Susan Shirtliff, Chief Executive Officer, Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation
Steven Dhu, Founder & Director, Aboriginal United Services (AUS)

12:50 Tourism in the Pilbara – onwards and upwards!

Peter Jeffries, Chief Executive Officer, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation

1:10 Lunch & networking

2:10 Karijini Eco Retreat – Into the future

Tim Larkin, Chief Executive Officer, Gumala Enterprises

MANUFACTURING

2:30 Marnda project – Manufacturing opportunities for the region

Jared Fitzclarence, Managing Director, KAW Engineering

2:50 PANEL DISCUSSION | The future, growth & development in the region

  • Creating investment & development opportunities
  • What is being done to create a more balanced economy in the region & prepare Pilbara cities as self-sustaining communities?
  • Promoting regional development, attracting businesses and people to the region – What more can be done?
  • The role of collaboration, alliances and clear communication to achieve goals

Rob Paull, Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Ashburton
Jeremy Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Shire of East Pilbara
Anthony Miller, Manager Pilbara, The Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia
Kitty Prodonovich, CEO, Regional Chambers of Commerce & Industry of WA

3:30 Afternoon tea & close of conference

SPEAKERS

HON Alannah MacTiernan
MLC Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

Michael Sutton
GM Contracts & Controls,
Iron Ore Projects,
Fortescue Metals Group

Niall Myles
Senior Vice President,
North West Shelf and Burrup, Woodside Energy

Darren Best
Regional Manager Relationship Sales WA/NT,
Virgin Australia

Dewi Gustina Tobing
Consul General,
Republic of Indonesia

Peter Ryan
Director Aviation, Freight, Ports, Aviation and Reform,
Department of Transport

Mitch Hardy
Director Regional Services,
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Brett Ellacott
Director / Principal,
Tan Ninety

Kevin Michel MLA
Member for Pilbara

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

Don Hyma
Project Director Iron Bridge,
Fortescue Metals Group

Cr Peter Long
Mayor, City of Karratha

Eliza Carbines
Founder Tender Relief

Jared Fitzclarence
Managing Director,
KAW Engineering

Kitty Prodonovich
CEO,
Regional Chambers of Commerce & Industry of WA

Michael McConachy
Managing Director,
Aviair

Rob Paull
Chief Executive Officer,
Shire of Ashburton

Rod Evans
General Manager, Airport Operations,
Port Hedland International Airport

Paul Lucey
CEO,
Project 412

Dr Geoff James
Founder & Director, Pilbara Solar Research Principal,
Institute for Sustainable Futures

Susan Grylls
Director,
Pilbara Universities Centre

Philip Kirchlechner
Chair, ACBC WA Investment Committee
Director,
Iron Ore Research Pty Ltd

Susan Shirtliff
Chief Executive Officer,
Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation

Lyle Banks
General Manager Development and Trade,
Pilbara Ports Authority

Tim Larkin
Chief Executive Officer,
Gumala Enterprises

Dr Chris Schelfhout
Project Manager,
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Jeremy Edwards
Chief Executive Officer,
Shire of East Pilbara

Dr Gary Bryant
General Manager Asset Strategy,
Alinta Energy

Stuart Nahajski
General Manager Regional,
DevelopmentWA

Anthony Miller
Manager Pilbara,
The Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia

Andrew Pyke
Regional Manager – Pilbara Region,
Main Roads WA

Peter Jeffries
Chief Executive,
Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation

Alwyn Vorster
Managing Director,
BCI Minerals

Honorable Cheryl Edwardes AM
Chairman,
PHIA Group (Port Hedland International Airport)

Kirsty Danby
Chief Executive Officer,
Port Hedland Industries Council

Luke Blackbourn
Manager, Government & External Relations,
Yara Pilbara

Steven Dhu
Founder & Director,
Aboriginal United Services (AUS)

PRICING

Standard Rate - From 08 October 2019

AU$ 1,100 + GST
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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

SUPPORTERS

About KDCCI
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. www.kdcci.asn.au
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. www.newmanchamber.com.au

About PICCI

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. www.facebook.com/TPPBA

About PHCCI

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. www.phcci.com.au

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. www.onslowcci.com.au

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SPONSORSHIP + EXHIBITION

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

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 a catalyst for regional development and growth 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 work 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 2019.

VENUE & ACCOMMODATION


Hyatt Regency Perth 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000 +61 (08) 9080 4030 Book Accommodation with Lido Group For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call on 02 8585 0808.