IQA National Conference: Re-Think, Re-Source, Re-Engage

March 2022 brings the premier conference for the extractive and associated industries: the 63rd IQA National Conference


Update: The conference has been rescheduled from October and will now take place in Newcastle, over the revised dates of 29 – 31 March 2022.

We are determined to run the National conference Re-Think, ReSource, ReEngage as a face-to-face event and are optimistic that the current travel restrictions will have eased by March 2022 to allow us to deliver a comprehensive and informative program in an environment which enables delegates and stakeholders to network, build relationships and share knowledge.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors, exhibitors and registered delegates for your support of the IQA’s 63rd National Conference. We have been overwhelmed by the level of support from our industry, particularly in such unprecedented times. All existing bookings will be transferred to the new dates, however for those who have committed to IQA2021 and are unable to join us in March 2022, any fees paid will be refunded. For those yet to register, early bird pricing has been extended through until January 2022.

We certainly look forward to joining you in Newcastle in 2022. In the meantime, the Conference Organising Committee will continue to work behind the scenes to make this the best conference yet.

Event Information:

The IQA Organising Committee is currently working on an outstanding conference that will showcase the city of Newcastle, and provide opportunities to re-connect through an innovative and engaging program.

The conference theme: Re-Think, Re-Source, Re-Engage is designed to incorporate the significant learnings the extractive and associated industries can take from successfully operating during the COVID-19 pandemic period and the growth opportunities that lie ahead as economic recovery strategies are put in place. The program will focus on the future and what 'the new norm' might mean for our industry moving forward:

  • Re-think new technology, sustainability, change management, regulation, innovation and re-thinking our approaches to business and operations
  • Re-source – access to materials, economic development and our social licence to operate underpin how the industry will move forward. Areas such as innovation in recycling and waste management will be the focus here
  • Re-engage realising the importance of people and workforce in future. How do we manage the human aspects of business with our people, customers, suppliers and community?

The IQA National Conference will provide the platform to support and mobilise the extractive and associated industries over the next two years, and to discuss growth strategies to maximise opportunities as post COVID-19 recovery strategies are put in place.

The conference will support business networks and promote new and innovative technologies to improve the efficiency of the extractive industry and develop long term sustainability. Through an engaging and informative program, delegates will hear from a range of insightful speakers and industry practitioners - exploring the key changes that impact the extractive and associated industries.

To register your interest for the Conference, please click here.

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