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Decarbonising the Mining and Metals Value Chain Through Circularity

The inaugural Mining, Metals and the Circular Economy will provide industry stakeholders to gain a comprehensive understanding of the role, impact and benefits of a circular economy. Taking place alongside International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) on 29 October, the program will feature discussions on the global context of circularity in the mining industry's supply chain.

The program will cover best practices in the mining and metals sectors including the commercialisation of remining waste, whilst mining companies of all sizes and their suppliers and customers will benefit from better understanding the roles they play in a circular value supply stream.

Attendees of the conference will have the opportunity to:
  • Gain insights from international and local experts, providing real-world applications of circularity that can be readily implemented in your business operations.
  • Recognise the commercial potential of repurposing waste materials to create new product lines or generate additional revenue streams.
  • Strengthen ESG and sustainability credentials, fostering trust with investors, partners, suppliers and the wider community.
  • Explore the emerging market opportunity of reprocessing tailings to recover potentially valuable materials.
Mining, Metals and the Circular Economy
Mining, Metals and the Circular Economy
Mining, Metals and the Circular Economy

Conference Themes

Global Context

Policy, Regulation & Finance

Re-Mining Waste (Waste-To-Value)

Program

The program is subject to change. Check the website regularly for updates.

  • 11:30 - 13:00 AEDT
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  • 90 min
Global Context

  

  • 11:30 - 11:35
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  • 5 min
Welcome Remarks
  • 11:35 - 12:00
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  • 25 min
Resource Focused Advice and Recommendations from Australia’s Ministerial Advisory Group on the Circular Economy
  • 12:00 - 13:00
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  • 60 min
Global Keynote Panel Discussion: The Future is Circular; Opportunities for Capturing Value, Reducing Liabilities and Building Partnerships to Future Proof Companies
  • Patience Mpofu
    Facilitator: Patience Mpofu, Chief Executive Officer, Insight Mining Experts & Non-Executive Director, Orion Minerals
  • Petar Ostojic
    Petar Ostojic, Founder, Centre Innovation and Circular Economy
  • Alan Young
    Alan Young, Director, Materials Efficiency Research Group
  • Ashleigh Morris
    Ashleigh Morris, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Coreo
  • 13:45 - 15:15 AEDT
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  • 90 min
Policy, Regulation & Finance
  • 13:45 - 14:15
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  • 30 min
Transitioning from Miners to Materials Providers - Embracing Circularity, Substitution and Thrifting
  • Peter Bryant
    Peter Bryant, Board Chair, Clareo, and Chair, Development Partner Institute
  • 14:15 - 14:45
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  • 30 min
Keynote Interview: Shaping the Future of Mining with Circular Economy Strategies and Metrics
  • Petar Ostojic
    Interviewer: Petar Ostojic, Founder, Centre Innovation and Circular Economy
  • 14:45 - 15:15
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  • 30 min
Finding and Funding Innovative Technologies that Fundamentally Change the Way Metals and Minerals can be Extracted and Processed
  • Julian Treger
    Julian Treger, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director, CoTec
  • 15:45 - 17:30 AEDT
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  • 105 min
Re-Mining Waste (Waste To Value)
  • 15:05 - 15:20
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  • 15 min
Industry Spotlight
  • 15:45 - 16:05
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  • 20 min
Keynote Interview: Mine Waste Transformation through Characterisation- the Key to Unlocking New Opportunities for the Mining Sector
  • Anita Parbhakar-Fox
    Interviewer: Anita Parbhakar-Fox, Group Leader - Mine Waste Transformation through Characterisation, Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Kerry Turnock
    Interviewee: Kerry Turnock, Head of Resource Engineering Excellence, RCoE, BHP
  • 16:05 - 16:25
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  • 20 min
Mining Circularity: How R&D can Unlock Industrial Symbiosis Opportunities through Tailings Reuse
  • Dr. Ana Fernandez-Iglesias
    Dr. Ana Fernandez-Iglesias, Director Sustainable Mining Portfolio, ArcelorMittal Mining R&D
  • 16:25 - 16:45
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  • 20 min
Re-Mining of Sulphide Tailings for Critical Metal Extraction and Improved Environmental Outcomes
  • Dr. Helen Degeling
    Dr. Helen Degeling, Project Acquisition Manager, Cobalt Blue Holdings
  • 16:45 - 17:30
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  • 45 min
Industry Panel Discussion: The Value in Re-mining Mining Waste - Batteries, Solar Panels and Tyres
  • Katharine Hole
    Panellist: Katharine Hole, Chief Executive Officer, Association for the Battery Recycling Industry
  • Megan Jones
    Panellist: Megan Jones, Co-Founder, Circular PV Alliance
  • Lina Goodman
    Panellist: Lina Goodman, Chief Executive Officer, Tyre Stewardship

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ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

Tuesday 29 October

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