"GROWING THE REGIONS DIVERSITY"
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SESSION 1 : MINING IN THE IMMEDIATE CAIRNS REGION
Time Session Speaker Presentation
9.00:9.05 Introduction by the Conference Chair
9.05:9.15 Can Cairns become a major mining services centre again? Bill Cummings : Partner, Cummings Economics Slides 937kb
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9.15:9.40 Local Opportunities : Who and where are the local mines now and in the future Brett Duck : Director, Bremar Minerals & Member of Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy Slides 2.5mb
9.40:10.00 Kagara : A Mining Success Story for the Cairns Region Andrew Landon : Acting Chief Operating Officer, Kagara Limited Slides 3mb

Morning Tea : 10.00 to 10.15

SESSION 2 : EMERGING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CAIRNS REGION
Time Session Speaker Presentation
10.15:10.30 The investment climate for mines in North Queensland : How do North Queensland mines find the funds to start or expand? Graham Maunder : Branch Manager : Private Client Advisor, Patersons Securities Slides 600kb
10.30:10.45 Carbine Tungsten: From diversified mineral exploration company to tungsten producer Ian Sheffield-Parker : Managing Director, Carbine Tungsten Slides 1.4mb
10.45:11.00 Consolidated Tin Mines : A new tin and iron ore project in the historic Herberton mining field Ralph De Lacey : Managing Director, Consolidated Tin Mines Slides 3.9mb
11.00:11.15 Mungana Goldmines : Developing a long-life gold & copper mine in the Chillagoe area Pat Scott : Managing Director, Mungana Goldmines Slides 3mb
11.15:11.30 An overview of the Export Opportunities resulting from the Expanding Papua New Guinea Mines and Energy Projects Jeremy Blockey: Queensland Special Trade Representative to Papua New Guinea, Trade & Investment Queensland Slides 1.5mb
11.30:12.00 Panel discussion: How do you do business with a mining company? Panel discussion with speakers from Session 1 & Session 2.

Lunch : 12.00 TO 1.00

SESSION 3 : WHICH DEVELOPS FIRST – THE INFRASTRUCTURE OR THE MINE?
Time Session Speaker Presentation
1.00:1.30 Current infrastructure and the challenges it presents to a growing Far North Queensland mining industry Bill Cummings : Partner, Cummings Economics Slides 2.3mb
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1.30:1.45 Responding to North Queensland’s energy needs: The Innot Hot Springs Geothermal Project Michelle Spooner : Project Manager, Planet Gas Slides 1mb
1.45:2.00 Opening up new market opportunities for Cairns businesses in Papua New Guinea Meyric Slimming : Director, Silentworld Shipping & Logistics Slides 2mb
2.00:2.30 Panel discussion : Developing a transport & energy response for Far North Queensland Panel discussion with speakers from Session 3 & guest panelists.
Guest
Panelists
Michael Barnett, General Manager Operations Ports North
  Charlie Casa, Area Operations Manager Tablelands Ergon Energy
  Michael Lee, Operations Manager Cairns Kuranda Steam
  Tony Potter, Regional Director (Far North) QLD Department of Transport & Main Roads Slides 400kb

Afternoon Tea : 2:30 TO 2.45

SESSION 4 : BRINGING DOLLARS AND JOBS TO THE CAIRNS REGION
Time Session Speaker Presentation
2.45:3.05 The Rewards to the Cairns Regional Economy from our Fly In Fly Out Workforce Sharon Dawson : Chair, Cairns Chamber of Commerce’s Resource & Industrial Taskforce & CEO, Dawsons Group of Companies To be supplied
3.05:3.20 Cairns Airport & Aviation Servicing : The reason Cairns is a continuing FIFO Success Story Anthony Mirotsos : In-House Counsel, Skytrans & President, Cairns Chamber of Commerce Slides 651kb
3.20:3.35 Apply Now if you are an experienced hospitality or construction worker : we need you on a mine site! Scott Morrison : Operations Manager Queensland, Sodexo Remote Sites - Australia Slides 2.4mb
3.35:3.50 Growing the Cairns Regional mining workforce : it’s all about training Robyn VanRooye : Training Manager, Dawsons Training Slides 2.6mb
3.50:4.00 From Local Business to Specialist Contractor to the Local & International Mining Industry Paul Steene : Cairns Manager, Conneq i.Power Solutions Slides 1.3mb
4.00:4.30 Panel discussion : How do we increase the Cairns region's share of the FIFO industry? Panel discussion with speakers from Session 4 & guest panelists
Guest
Panelists
Joann Pyne, Director Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE
  Mark Peters, Partner Peters Bosel Lawyers

SESSION 5 : CAN MINING HELP THE BUSINESSES OF CAIRNS & REGION PROSPER?
Time Session Speaker Presentation
4.30:5.00 Wrap up panel discussion : Can mining help the businesses of Cairns & region prosper? Michael Barnett, Bill Cummings, Brett Duck, Joann Pyne
Guest
Panelist
Dan Hunt, Associate Director-General Department of Employment Economic Development & Innovation (DEEDI)