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Copper to the World Conference 2020

Conference update

Due to current worldwide events involving COVID-19, the Department for Energy and Mining regrets to advise that we have made the decision to postpone the Copper to the World Conference 2020.

Our primary focus is on ensuring the health of our staff, suppliers and delegates, and we feel that this is the best course of action for this.

We are working hard to find an alternate date later in the year, and will make an announcement when one has been confirmed. In addition, we are investigating an industry update webinar to be held in the coming months.

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Fourth annual Copper to the World Conference

A major networking and knowledge-sharing event with forward-looking thinkers and international leaders:

  • Copper market analysts
  • International agencies
  • Explorers and miners
  • Mining, Engineering, Technology Services (METS)

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The conference will be of interest to:

  • National and international copper exploration, mining and METS companies
  • Investors in the resources industry
  • State and national government resources departments
  • Resources focused academic and research institutions

The conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre:

Conference registration

Register for Copper to the World Conference 2019

Conference - Tuesday 23 June Adelaide Convention Centre
8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Earlybird fee (until Monday 4 May 2020)   $210
Full fee (from Tuesday 5 May 2020) $265
Student fee $100
Masterclass session - Monday 22 June
(optional, spaces limited)
Adelaide Convention Centre
1.30 pm to 5.00 pm (to be confirmed)
Attendance fee $100
Welcome reception - Monday 22 June
(optional, spaces limited)
Hotel Richmond, Adelaide
6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Attendance fee $60

Sponsorship packages are also available for Copper to the World 2020. Contact for more information.

Presentations and videos from previous conferences

C2TW 2020 conference program

Preliminary program. Subject to change.
Information about the speakers

Session 1: International perspectives
Alex Blood
Executive Director, Mineral Resources, Department for Energy and Mining
Session overview
Craig Lang
Principal Analyst, CRU Group, Singapore
Trends in refined copper supply, demand and prices
Paul White
Secretary General, International Copper Study Group (ISCG); International Lead and and Zinc Study Group; International Nickel Study Group, Portugal
The outlook for global copper mine supply
Alexandre Vidigal 
Secretary of Geology, Mining and Mineral Transformation, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil
Copper – a Brazilian perspective
Dr Paul Heithersay
Chief Executive, Department for Energy and Mining
South Australia on the world stage
Session 2: Applying technology and innovation
John Fennell 
Chief Executive, International Copper Association (Australia)
Session overview
Presentations and panel discussion with senior representatives from
  • BHP
  • OZ Minerals
  • Anglo American
Session 3: Low impact mining and engagement
Presentations to include the following:  
Georgina Hallett
Chief of Staff, London Metals Exchange (LME) Group
Sustainable copper – LME perspective
Christine Charles
Chief Executive, Design 4 Growth
Shared copper mining futures
Janenie Mohgan
Host and Producer, Right to the Future
Workforce for future mines
Session 4: Finding the next copper resource
Presentations to include the following:  
Rohan Cobcroft
Director, Geological Survey of South Australia, Department for Energy and Mining
Session overview
Andrew Harris 
Mining Analytics Consultant, Consilium
Exploration and Artifical Intelligence
Charles Moore 
Director, Resource Information, Department for Energy and Mining
Closing remarks


New technologies for clean concentrates from complex copper deposits

  • Led by Nigel Cook, Institute of Mineral and Energy Resources, University of Adelaide
  • Monday 22 June, Adelaide Convention Centre