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Women in Quarrying NSW Conference
Primus Hotel, 339 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000 25/08/2017

Price: $0.00

The WIQ initiative promotes networking amongst women in the industry and encourages and creates opportunities for personal and professional development. While the conference program is designed specifically with women in mind, the conference welcomes attendance from all industry colleagues.

The purpose of the Conference is to:

  • Acknowledge and celebrate women’s contribution to the extractive industry
  • Create a platform to further encourage female participation in our industry
  • Provide the opportunity for anyone in the industry to connect,network and share experiences

Date: Friday 25th August 2017

Venue: Primus Hotel Sydney, 339 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000


Time Program + Speaker / Presenter

8.00am Registration

9.00am Welcome and introduction to the WIQ Conference
Video Introduction
Speaker: MC Leanne Parker

9.30am SESSION 1: How do you create a personal brand?
Speaker: Joanne Payne General Manager
Sequel Impact Drill and Blast - IQA Board Director

10.00am SESSION 2: Women in Quarrying – a personal story
Speaker: Anita Wahi - Metso

10:30am Refreshment Break – Trade Exhibition

11:00 am
SESSION 3: NSW Update on Quarry Regulations
Speaker: Anthony Keon - NSW Dept of Planning & Environment
Resources Regulator
A/Chief Compliance Officer

11:30am SESSION 4: Environmental Presentation (case study
Speaker: Lahnie Ward, Groundwork Plus

12:00pm SESSION 5: The future of Quarry Training
Speaker: Maria Floro, Hanson, IRC member
Phillip Le Feuvre PWC Skills for Australia

12:30pm SESSION 6: Technical Presentation – Orica
Speaker: Karen Normanton, Senior Technical Services Engineer,

1:.00pm Lunch

2.00pm SESSION 7: Social Media – how to engage, why and when
Speaker: Linda MacDonald, Business2one

2:30pm SESSION 8: The Long Game – Improving Diversity
Speaker: Sam Toppenberg HOLCIM Executive General
Manager, HR, Safety and Communications

3.00pm SESSION 9: Panel Session
How do we make Extractive industries an employer of choice
for women? How do we retain Women?
Panel: Paul Sutton (IQA), Tegan Smith (Groundwork Plus), Steve
Mossie (Holcim), David Bolton (Boral), David Cilento (Hytec),

3.45pm Conference Wrap-up
Lucky Door Prize Draw

4:00pm Conference Concludes

4.00pm After Conference Networking Drinks
Roof top bar

Accommodation: For those travelling, conference accommodation rates at the Primus Hotel are available. To book, please contact the hotel directly on (02) 8027 8000 or

Who should Attend: Quarry site personnel and associated roles such as human resources, finance, administration, safety, environment, planning, logistics and sales

  • Contractors
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Students and academics
  • Anyone interested in the heavy construction  materials industry

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