This is an urgent reminder that your IQA membership fees were due to be paid on 30 June 2019. It is important that your membership is paid so you can remain a member of the IQA.

Membership to the IQA is about demonstrating your professionalism and commitment to the minerals extractives industry.


Educational opportunities. No matter how experienced you are- everyone can learn.  The Key note speakers at this year’s conference are all experts in their fields, topics covered will include "The outlook for Construction to 2024",  "Inclusion and Diversity" , "New trends in Managing Mining" and "Improving the regulatory environment" to name a few.

Networking with peers.  Industry conferences provide a great opportunity to network.  Often competitors from other regions of the country can become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices. 

Encounter new vendors and suppliers.  Too often people shy away from the trade show exhibit hall at conferences.  They fear that they will have to talk to salespeople, but these industry suppliers are some of the best people for you to get to know if you want to learn more about the current business climate. 

Position yourself as an expert.  When you are active in your industry, you can develop a reputation as an expert to your peers and your clients.  Those who are engaged over the long term are often asked to speak at the events and to write articles for their industry publications. 

Have fun.  Being in business should be rewarding and fun.  All work and no play can get old fast.  Industry conferences can add a layer of enjoyment to managing your career growth by mixing a social aspect into your learning and industry branding efforts. 

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2019 Conference Key note speakers

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Our 2019 Conference will feature nationally acclaimed industry speakers and experts that cover a diverse range of subjects pertinent to our extractive industry and for many the highlight of our conference.

Sean Taylor, Komatsu’s CEO & Managing Director

With  over 30 years in the earthmoving industry and commenced with Komatsu Australia in 2004 as General Manager of the Construction business. Sean will be discussing ‘Inclusion & Diversity’, he has a clear focus where individual differences are recognised, respected and embraced as an opportunity to learn and enhance capability; Komatsu Australia is a place that fosters collaboration and inclusion. Sean is a Male Champion of Change.

Robert Mellor, Executive Chairman of BIS Oxford Economics

Will be speaking to ‘The Outlook for Construction to 2024’ with 40 years experience in forecasting building activity and is a regular commentator on prospects for the residential property market.
Robert is regarded as Australia's leading forecaster on the building and residential markets. His views and comments are regularly sought by the national media. Many of Australia's leading builders and building material manufacturers consult with Robert in preparing their annual budget plans.
Roberts presentation will focus on:
• Economic overview of the Australian economy out to 2024
• Demographic drivers of construction activity with projections for Net Overseas Migration & Net Interstate Migration and the underlying demand for dwellings
• Forecasts for residential; building to 2024 by State and activity split between detached Houses, Medium and High Density Dwellings
• Forecasts for Non- Residential Building to 2024 by Sectors- Offices, Retail, Hotels, Education, health, etc. and by State
• Forecasts for Engineering Construction to 2024 with a focus on Roads and an outlook by State.

Anna Cronin , Commissioner for Better Regulation, Red Tape Commissioner – State Government of Victoria

Anna Cronin is Victoria’s first Commissioner for Better Regulation, appointed by the Victorian Government in 2015. In June 2018, the Victorian Government appointed her as Red Tape Commissioner as well.

Anna has considerable experience in regulatory issues across many policy areas, including in agricultural and mining regulatory and approvals frameworks. She will be discussing improving the regulator environment for the extractive industries in Victoria.

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