THE new century marks the 23rd year of the annual Global Iron Ore and Steel Forecast Conference, to be held in March 18-19 at the Westin in Perth, WA.
This year’s event will focus on industry growth and developments, optimising value, managing and improving iron ore quality, developments in innovation and automation, and process improvements.
It will also look at the role of renewable energy in reducing carbon footprints of businesses while also lowering energy costs and improving their bottom line.
The event looks set to continue its role as the premier event for the global iron ore and steel industry.
Join hundreds of iron ore executives, project directors, analysts, engineering firms, industry suppliers and many more under the one roof for two days of presentations, discussions, networking functions and private meetings.
Key issues to be addressed at the 2020 event include:
• Iron ore and steel market outlook and updates
• Project updates and expansions
• Optimising value – technology developments
• Revolutionary decarbonising technologies – opportunities to reduce reliance on costly fossil fuels and their carbon footprint
• Renewables’ increasing important role in attracting project investment and maintaining a “social licence” to operate
• Innovation and automation – the future of growth, IOT, remote operation centres, new productivity developments
The impressive range of speakers include Simon Thomas, South Flank, BHP; Paul McTaggart, Citi Research; Peter Kerr, Mount Gibson Iron Limited; Mark Eames, Magnetite Mines; Craig Jennings, Woodside Energy; Quentin Hill, Carpentaria Resources; Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; and Xiaoxuan Sun (David),
Sinosteel Australia.
This year’s Conference will also be run concurrently with the 21st Mineral Sands Conference.
Global trade tensions and international economic uncertainty have impacted zircon producers and the difficult market conditions expected for at least the next six months create a challenging environment for the mineral sands industry.
However, a strong demand for high-grade titanium products has put a more positive slant for the outlook beyond the next six months.
Once again this well-established event will deliver a comprehensive analysis and insight of the latest industry updates from industry players.