AusIMM NZ Branch Conference Dates 2018

17-18 September 2018

Trinity Wharf, Tauranga

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 AusIMM NZ Branch Annual Conference will be held at Trinity Wharf, Tauranga, 17th to 18th September 2018, with pre conference field trips and an exploration forum.

Conference Programme

In 2018 we will be offering a two-day technical programme. The conference will encompass exploration, research, project assessment, mine development, metallurgy, rehabilitation, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The conference programme for 2018 includes:

  • Saturday 15th September – Planned field trips include: South Auckland aggregates, Waihi epithermal gold, Waikato coal and ironsand
  • Sunday 16th September - Epithermal Gold Forum in Waihi
  • Monday 17th September - Conference Day 1 at Trinity Wharf, Tauranga
  • Tuesday 18th September - Conference Day 2 at Trinity Wharf, Tauranga

The 2018 conference will include AusIMM’s 125th anniversary celebrations. Social events will include an opening networking function (Sunday evening) and a conference dinner (Monday). Trade exhibitions will run throughout the conference.

Oral and poster presentations will be sought to cover most topics related to minerals and coal research, exploration and development of mineral resources and in particular, feature:

  • Epithermal gold;
  • Aggregates for infrastructure and construction;
  • Coal developments;
  • West Coast mineral sands;
  • New developments and mineral commodities

Call for Papers

The call for papers will open in March/April 2018. We will keep you informed of future dates. Please register your interest with us if you would like to be added to our database and receive information on the conference. 

Please contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 NZ Branch Annual Conference.


Vivienne Bull
Conference Convenor
AusIMM NZ Branch

AusIMM New Zealand Branch Conference 2017
Rydges Latimer Christchurch, 10–13 September

Dean Conference Convenor

Tēnā koutou katoa

On behalf of the NZ Branch, and the Organising Committee, I'd like to offer a huge thank you to all participants for taking the time to attend and support the AusIMM NZ Branch Conference 2017.

We hope your experience was a productive networking and learning experience. The feedback I received during and after the event was very positive.

As a result of good delegate numbers and the support of our sponsors, a profit is assured.  The surplus will be used to help fund branch activities during the year ahead.

The NZ Branch faces some challenges in terms of our 2018 conference.  However, I'm confident the AusIMM will continue the 51 year tradition of offering a worthy event, albeit the format may change.

Your continued support and input is essential part of ensuring we can adapt and deliver to expectations.

Nga mihi nui

Dean Fergusson

2017 Conference Convenor and 2018 NZ Branch Chair

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