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Hunter Business Mining is a special quarterly forum for mining and mining related business which will feature high profile industry speakers who will provide insights into the Australian and global resources sector.

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Upcoming Hunter Business Mining Events: TBA

Recent Hunter Business Mining Events listed below:

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DATE: Friday 6 November 2020
Speaker: John Richards, Chairman, Bloomfield Group

DATE: Friday 6 March 2020
Sarah Withell, Exceptional Woman in Mining 2019 & Head of Health, Safety and Environment for BHP

Friday 29 November 2019
SPEAKER: Stephen Galilee, CEO of NSW Minerals Council

Friday 27 September 2019
SPEAKER: Darren Oliver, Group Manager - Procurement at Glencore Coal Assets Australia

Friday 26 July 2019
SPEAKER: Noel Cornish - Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator

Friday 10 May 2019
SPEAKER: Anthony Gabb - Peabody

Friday 22 March 2019
SPEAKER: Deidre Tindale - BHP Billiton

Friday 2nd November 2018
SPEAKERS: Meryl Swanson MP, Member for Paterson
Professor Alan Broadfoot, Executive Director, Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources at the University of Newcastle

Friday 24 August 2018 
Speaker: Kate Coates, General Manager - AGL

Wednesday 9 May 2018 
Speaker: Reinhold Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer – Yancoal Australia Ltd 

Friday 23 February 2018
Topic: The international outlook for Australian coal and its role in underpinning domestic electricity generation
Guest Speaker: Greg Evans, Executive Director of Coal - Minerals Council of Australia

Friday 10 November 2017
Topic: Outlook for Global Coal and low carbon solutions
Guest Speaker: Mick Buffier, Chairman of WCA / Glencore Coal (Group Executive)

Friday 29 September 2017
Guest Speaker: Scott Winter, Managing Director, MACH Energy 

Friday 19 May 2017
Guest Speaker: The Hon. Don Harwin MLC

Friday 24 February 2017
Guest Speaker: James Palmer, Asset President, BMC & NSWEC Coal at BHP Billiton

Tuesday 25 October 2016
Guest Speaker: The Hon Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy and Leader of the House

Friday 19 August 2016
Guest Speaker: Steve Galilee, CEO NSW Minerals Council

Friday 13 May 2016
Guest Speaker: 
Mr Paul Flynn, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Whitehaven Coal

Friday 5 February 2016
Guest Speakers:

Mr Jez Smith, Vice President Technology, Analytics and Automation, Orica
Dr Alan Broadfoot, Director, Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources
Mr Tony Lobb, Managing Director - Australia, Strata Worldwide
Ms Kari Armitage, Managing Director, Quarry Mining

Wednesday 7 October 2015
Mr Peter Freyberg, Head of Global Coal Assets Glencore

Monday 27 July 2015
The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, Minister for Planning, Member for Pittwater

Friday 29 May 2015
Don Voelte AO, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Seven Group Holdings LTD and Chairman of Coates Hire

Friday 13 February 2015
The Hon Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Resources and Energy
The Hon Steve Whan MLC, Shadow Minister for Resources and Primary Industries

Friday 14 November 2014
The Hon Martin Ferguson AM, Group Executive of natural Resources, Seven Group Holdings

Friday 5 September 2014
The Hon Anthony Roberts, MP, Minister for Resources and Energy Special Minister of State

Friday 30 May 2014
Tony Mason, Director of Finance, Glencore Coal Assets Australia

Friday 28 February 2014
Katie Brassil of Centennial Coal facilitated a discussion amongst guest panellists Alec MacKenzie of ARTC, Andrew MacDonald of Aurizon, Kirsten Molloy of HVCCC, Aaron Johansen of NCIG, David Irwin of Pacific National Coal and Hennie du Plooy of PWCS in relation to the market and logistics of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain.

Friday 15 November 2013
Paul Flynn, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Whitehaven Coal spoke about the Gunnedah Basin.
Friday 30 August 2013
The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Federal Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources.
Friday 31 May 2013
David Moult, Chair of the NSW Minerals Council and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Centennial Coal spoke about the environmental impacts on the mining industry and future challenges on local operators.
Friday 22 February 2013
The Hon Chris Hartcher MP, Minister for Energy and Resources discussed the future of the mining and energy industries.
Thursday 22 November 2012

Stephen Galilee, CEO of NSW Minerals Council presented new research on the economic reach of mining and outlined the challenges and opportunities for the Hunter’s mining economy in 2013 and beyond.
Thursday 23 August 2012
Mick Buffier, Group Executive - Corporate Affairs, Government and Industry Relations and Sustainable Development, Xstrata Coal and Chairperson, NSW Minerals Council spoke about the challenges facing mining companies and how Xstrata Coal is addressing them in the Hunter region and globally.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Hennie du Plooy, CEO of Port Waratah Coal Services spoke about the $5 billion Terminal 4 project proposed for Kooragang Island.
Thursday 16 February 2012

Discussion of Hunter mining skills facilitated by MC Katie Brassil with panellists Robert Fuller, CEO of Hunter Valley Training Company, Phil Cox, Institute Director of TAFE NSW – Hunter Institute & Luke Simpson, Shift Electrician at Mount Thorley Warkworth, Coal & Allied.
Thursday 24 November 2011
How the Hunter business community should lead the way through a challenging new era was discussed, a panel of experts was facilitated by Mr Ross Greenwood, Finance Editor - 2GB and Nine Network - Dr Nikki Williams, CEO of Australian Coal Association, Mr Allan Davies, Executive Director of Whitehaven Coal & Dr Alan Broadfoot, Director of Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources.
Thursday 25 August 2011
The response to Carbon Tax from Industry was discussed, a panel of experts was facilitated by MC Katie Brassil - John Lemberg, Chief Executive Officer of Tomago Aluminium, Rod Henderson, Chief Operating Officer of Ampcontrol & Sue-Ern Tan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NSW Minerals Council.
Friday 20 May 2011
Speaking on Carbon Tax - The Hon Greg Combet AM MP, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency & Federal Member for Charlton.  
Thursday 24 February 2011
Graham Davidson, General Manager of Port Waratah Coal Services & Tony Maher, National President, CFMEU

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