6-8 AUGUST 2024, DUBBO

RESOURCES, ENERGY & INDUSTRY INNOVATION FORUM (REIIF)

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6-8 AUGUST 2024, DUBBO

RESOURCES, ENERGY & INDUSTRY INNOVATION FORUM (REIIF)

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6-8 AUGUST 2024, DUBBO

RESOURCES, ENERGY & INDUSTRY INNOVATION FORUM (REIIF)

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Day 1

AUGUST 6, 2024

DAY 2

AUGUST 7, 2024

DAY 3

AUGUST 8, 2024

2024 Resources, Energy & Industry Innovation Forum (REIIF)

If you are looking to find out about the outlook for the resources and energy sector in NSW, make sure to attend the Resources, Energy & Industry Innovation Forum (REIIF) on 6-8 August 2024 in Dubbo, NSW.

Brought to you by the Association of Mining and Energy Related Councils (MERC) NSW and the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES / PARTNER WITH US

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PROGRAM / DAY 1 - DAY 3

MERC Meeting

Observers are welcome free of charge!

Councils impacted by mining and energy issues in NSW need a voice: one that understands the issues and is heard. The Association of Mining & Energy Related Councils (MERC) is that voice.

Join the MERC meeting on the morning of REIIF Day 1 to witness how MERC council members collaborate to address the impacts of mining and energy activities and support affected communities in NSW. Observers are welcome free of charge. Be part of the MERC voice to make a difference!

Membership enquiries to info@miningrelatedcouncils.asn.au or 0407937636

2024 REIIF Official Launch

REGISTRATION: 10.30 AM

WELCOME TO COUNTRY: 11.00 AM

OFFICIAL WELCOME
Justine Campbell, CEO, RDA Orana

WELCOME
Michael Askew, Executive Officer, the Association of Mining & Energy Related Councils (MERC)

ADDRESS:
Ash Albury, Executive Director Planning & Communities, EnergyCo

Brad Cam

Chair, RDA Orana
General Manager, Mid-Western Regional Council

Enablers for Impact

RESEARCH IMPACT TO BUILD RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Alan Broadfoot
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Executive Director - NIER, University of Newcastle

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES: DRIVING SOCIAL IMPACT ACROSS REGIONS

UNVEILING KEY ENABLERS FOR IMPACTFUL CHANGE

Formal Dinner & Keynote Speaker

INGA - RESOURCES AND ENERGY ZONE COLLABORATION
Justine Campbell, CEO, RDA Orana
Josh Gordon, Director, RDA Central West
Michael Williams, Director, RDA Far West

Simon Kuestenmacher, Director & Co-Founder, The Demographics Group

Resources

The resources industry underpins the development of new sustainable energy technologies - this session will delve into how the resources industry is reducing its energy footprint while at the same time providing the necessary alloys to build a better, cleaner future and building relationships with the communities they work and live in. You will also hear about the future of mining, exploration and geoscience with new opportunities arising from the growing demand for critical minerals along with a state of the region update for the mining, energy, technology and services sector.

  • Renee Pettit, Advisor, Community & External Relations, Evolution Mining Cowal Gold Operations
  • Peter Day, Executive Director Resources Regulator Mining, Exploration & Geoscience (MEG)
  • Ross Carter, Membership Manager NSW, Austmine
  • Session host: Clare Sykes, Founder and Managing Director, LarkinSykes Advisory

Energy

Energy is the pulse of our day-to-day life and how we create and use it is changing rapidly. What the future will look like is not certain, but what is clear is that we’re well on our way to a new energy future. Imagine the possibilities . . . a world where energy is sustainable and abundant. Session speakers will highlight this goal speaking about the decarbonisation of global economies and the emergence of carbon offsets through land use trade offs in agriculture, we will hear about community benefits from the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone, how reducing carbon emissions can be achieved while creating jobs and economic growth, and hear how one local government is building legacies for the community from the energy transition

Industry

Opening the door to new opportunities for industry and the community through partnerships, collaboration and new ideas will be the key focus of session three. Speakers will discuss innovations in the recycling and rejuvenation of PV panels through an indigenous corporation servicing the renewable energy circular economy market, how access to a qualified workforce is a universal constraint for all industries and a model that could be a game changer for the new energy industry, a better way to support communities in negotiating with government and industry to get the best possible local outcomes from the energy transition and hear from the brightest minds from the University of Newcastle who will pitch their thesis ideas which will change the way we look at the future of new energy and how we overcome challenges.

  • Alex Frail and Joe Williams, Co-founders, Yurruga
  • Megan Callinan, Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Health
  • Jack Archer, Founder, ProjectsJSA - Regional Advisory

Innovation

Innovation in a new energy climate is how we look long-term at building the future for the region including ideas to help with research, employment, skills and problem solving. It involves think tanks and innovation hubs that can combine knowledge to develop dynamic innovation systems that match new and emerging research to real-world scenarios. In this session you will hear about the INGA Innovation Hub, which aims to complement the significant activity and opportunity in the region for renewable energy, critical minerals, copper, circular economy and infrastructure, as well as initiatives from the CSU Innovation Hub and their AgriPark project, which is unlocking new opportunities in the agricultural sector along with problem solving solutions in the energy sector employment industry.

  • Clare Sykes, Founder and Managing Director LarkinSykes Advisory
  • Jo Palmer, Director, Innovation Programs, Charles Sturt University
  • Session host: Julia Spicer OAM, Founder, Engage & Create Consulting / The Goondiwindi Business Hub

2024 REIIF SPEAKERS

Cathleen Waters
Head of Science, GreenCollar
Simon Kuestenmacher
Director & Co-founder, the Demographics Group
Julia Spicer OAM
Founder, Engage & Create Consulting/ The Goondiwindi Business Hub
Sandeep Kirpalani
Academic Lead, Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy, UNSW

TESTIMONIALS

Diverse range of speakers providing excellent insight the energy and mining industry in Australia and NSW.

2023 REIIF attendee

I thoroughly enjoyed getting out into the field to see these major projects in action. It was also great to hear from people working on the projects.

2023 REIIF attendee

The speakers were well informed and all spoke extremely well.

2023 REIIF attendee

EARLY BIRD SALES END 5 JULY 2024

Early Bird Package

$450*
  • DAY 1 - OFFICIAL LAUNCH
  • DAY 1 - FORMAL DINNER @ LAZY RIVER ESTATE
  • DAY 2 - FORUM
  • DAY 2 - NETWORKING DRINKS @ THE EXCHANGE
  • DUBBO RSL MEMORIAL CLUB

General Package

$520*
  • DAY 1 - OFFICIAL LAUNCH
  • DAY 1 - FORMAL DINNER @ LAZY RIVER ESTATE
  • DAY 2 - FORUM
  • DAY 2 - NETWORKING DRINKS @ THE EXCHANGE
  • DUBBO RSL MEMORIAL CLUB

DAY 1 - MERC MEETING

FREE
  • NON-MEMBERS WELCOME
  • DUBBO RSL MEMORIAL CLUB

DAY 1 - 2024 REIIF OFFICIAL LAUNCH

$150*
  • DUBBO RSL MEMORIAL CLUB

DAY 1 - FORMAL DINNER

$150*
  • LAZY RIVER ESTATE

DAY 2 - FORUM

$200*
  • DUBBO RSL MEMORIAL CLUB

DAY 2 - NETWORKING DRINKS

$40*
  • THE EXCHANGE DUBBO
SITE TOUR

DAY 3 - Site Tour

$40*
  • LOCATIONS TBC

EVENT LOCATION

Dubbo RSL Memorial Club
178 Brisbane St, Dubbo, NSW, 2830

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