2019 Orana Mining Energy Transport Industry Forum

A unique opportunity to hear from some of the region's largest mining and project companies.

The Orana Region's Mining, Energy & Transport Industry Forum is the Orana Region's first Mining and Resources Conference.

The Forum will be a showcase of the $7.9 billion project pipeline coming up in the region highlighting major projects and opportunities that your business can be a part of.

Project updates will include information on subcontracting, supply chain, labour workforce opportunities as well as presentations on renewable resource projects.


Mining Updates

Hear the latest project updates from mine operators as well as opportunities available for subcontracting, supply chain, labour workforce and FIFO

Future Energy Projects

Hear the latest updates from businesses operating in the renewable energy sector and/ or planning future projects in the region

Transport Industry

Both the State and Federal Governments have approved a wealth of Transport projects in the region over the next 5 years including Inland Rail, the Dubbo Rail Maintenance Facility, and the XPT Fleet replacement and maintenance

Upcoming Opportunities

Take advantage of upcoming projects, trends and opportunities in the region

Business Support Session

We are pleased to be able to add this new session to the agenda!

Learn from Austmine the leading industry body for the Australian Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector.

Discover how MET Ignited an industry-led, government-funded, Growth Centre for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector can help you improve competitiveness and productivity for the Australian METS sector.

Hear from EFIC, Australia’s export credit agency and provider to Australian exporters with a range of specialist finance solutions to help you take on the world.

Uncover how the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub is supporting strong links between industry, research organisations and government to drive innovation and growth for Australia’s energy and resources sector.

Finally RDA Orana Director Megan Dixon will be discussing the NEW Orana Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA), the first of its kind in NSW.

Speakers include:


A flagship Institute of the University of Newcastle, NIER is a national leader in industry-engaged research delivering sustainable solutions to real world problems in the energy and resources sector through a platform of multidisciplinary collaborations and partnerships.

Former Chief Executive of leading resource sector company Ampcontrol, Professor Broadfoot also currently leads a number of other initiatives including the University’s commercial arm, Newcastle Innovation, Global Impact Cluster for Energy, Resources, Food & Water, and NIER-hosted NSW Energy & Resources Knowledge Hub. He is a member of the NSW Innovation and Productivity Council, which advises government on policies and strategies for innovation-led economic development that supports business and education and stimulates productivity.

Clare Sykes- General Manager International Markets- METS IGNITED

Clare is a mining industry professional with more than 20 years experience in operational and management roles across the public and private sectors. Clare’s career has encompassed the areas of industry development, strategy and planning, supply chain optimisation, research and analysis, technical engineering and project management across varied domestic and international industry segments.

METS Ignited is an industry-led, government-funded, Growth Centre for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector. METS Ignited works with Australian suppliers to the mining, industry, global miners, research organisations and capital providers to improve the competitiveness and productivity of the Australian METS sector.

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