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Inaugural IQA SA Women in Quarrying Conference 2017

Date: Friday 15th September

Venue: Adelaide Pavilion, Cnr. Peacock Road and South Terrace

The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) invites you to register for the inaugural SA Branch Women in Quarrying (WIQ) Conference, to be held on Friday 15th September at the Adelaide Pavilion.

The IQA's 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 women’s involvement in and contribution to the extractive industry
  • Provide the opportunity for anyone in the industry to connect, network and share experiences

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


  • Attendance at conference sessions
  • Refreshments, lunch, networking drinks, as per the conference program


9:00am Welcome and introduction to the IQA's SA Branch WIQ Conference Speaker: MC Cathy Giblin
9.30am SESSION 1: Keynote Address
Speaker: Leanne Parker, Manager Employee Relations, Hanson
10:00am SESSION 2: Women in Quarrying – A Personal Story
Speaker: Anna Bartel, Senior Pavement Materials Engineer, Pavements Engineering Unit, Technical Services Section, Safety and Service Division, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
10:30am   MORNING TEA
11:00am SESSION 3: An Industry Perspective – Applications and Processes
Speaker: Kristy Lopes, Environmental Consultant, Groundwork Plus 
11:30am SESSION 4: A Mining Regulators Perspective
Speaker: Sarah Pennington, Mining Assessment Officer, Mining Regulations Branch, Department of the Premier and Cabinet
12:00pm SESSION 5: People + Planet = Connecting with your Community 
Speaker: Michelle Connelly, Director, CPR Group
12:30pm SESSION 6: How do you Create a Personal Brand?
Speaker: Joanne Payne, General Manager Sequel Impact Drill and Blast, IQA Board Director
1:.00pm LUNCH
2.00pm SESSION 7: The Image of Industry
Speaker: Jen Dainer, Photographer and Video Producer, Industrial Arc Photography and Video Production
2:30pm SESSION 8: What I have Learnt
Speaker: Paul Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, IQA
3.00pm SESSION 9: Panel Session
Panel: Tegan Smith (Groundwork Plus/ National WIQ Coordinator),
Brett Brown (General Manager, Adelaide Brighton Concrete and Aggregates SA/NT),
Kane Salisbury (CEO – Mining & Construction Materials – MSP Group),
Sarah Bellman (Area Manager – Hanson Construction Materials)
Rodney Kazem (Boral Operations Manager) 
3.45pm Conference Wrap-up – IQA SA Branch WIQ Moving Forward
Lucky Door Prize Draw, Speaker: Andrew Wilson, Territory Sales Manager – Hanson, IQA SA Branch Chair
4.00pm Conference Concludes
4.00pm After Conference Networking Drinks

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