The New Pilbara Economic Conference
The New Pilbara Economic Summit

Program

TimeTopicSpeaker/Organisation
7.15amREGISTRATIONS OPEN
OPENING - Sponsored by the Pilbara Development Commission
8.00am MC Welcome Hon. Brendon Grylls MLA; Leader of National Party WA; Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming
8.10am Welcome to Country Matthew McGuire, Traditional Owner, Wadjuk
SESSION 1: Liveability and Local Opportunity - SPONSORED BY the City of Karratha and the Pilbara Regional Council
8.20am Premier's Address Hon. Colin Barnett MEC MLA, Premier, Minister for Tourism; Science
8.40am Minister's Address Hon. Terry Redman, MLA; Minister for Regional Development; Land; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development
9.00am Panel: Local Opportunities

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9.40am Morning Tea 
SESSION 2: Tourism & Connectivity - SPONSORED BY Landcorp
10.00am Session Keynote Nathan Harding, Commissioner, Tourism WA
10.20am Cultural Tourism and Activating Murujuga National Park Nisha Keetels, General Manager, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation
10.30am Coastal Assets: The Pilbara's Untapped Potential Marnie Shields, Director, Mackerel Islands Pty Ltd
10.40am Opening the Airways Mitchell Cameron, CEO, Port Hedland International Airport
10.50am Panel: Tourism & Connectivity

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SESSION 3: SMEs & Start ups - SPONSORED BY Pilbara Regional Chambers and Chevron
11.30am Session Introduction  Hon. Brendon Grylls MLA; Leader of National Party WA; Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming
11.35am Session Keynote Hon. Sean K L’Estrange, MLA; Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Finance; Small Business
11.55pm Retail and Franchise Attraction Brie Holland, Economic Development Officer, Town of Port Hedland
12.10pm Indigenous Enterprise Triscilla Holborow, CEO, REFAP
12.20pm Onslow Marine Support Base Project Steve O’Donnell, General Manager-Projects, Agility Project Logistics
12.30pm Panel: SMEs

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1.00pm Lunch
SESSION 4: Agribusiness - SPONSORED BY Pilbara Ports Authority
1.40pm MC Welcome Kitty Prodonovich, CEO, Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry
1.50pm Session Keynote Hon. Mark McGowan, MLA, Shadow Minister for Regional Development; Economic Reform; Public Sector Management; Leader of the Opposition
2.10pm Capitalising on Global Trends and Emerging Markets Tim Morris, Director, Coriolis
2.30pm Pilbara Ports Authority Lyle Banks, General Manager Development and Trade, Pilbara Ports Authority
2.50pm High-Value Horticulture in the North Jim Trandos, Managing Director, Trandos 
3.00pm Panel: Agribusiness 

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3.30pm Afternoon Tea 
SESSION 5: New Energy - SPONSORED BY Horizon Power
3.50pm Session Keynote Darren Hill, General Manager Business Development, Horizon Power
4.10pm Lithium Ken Brinsden, CEO, Pilbara Minerals
4.20pm Hydrogen Energy Andrew Want, Executive Director, Renewable Hydrogen Energy
4.30pm Panel: New Energy

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5.00pm Closing Address John Lally, CEO, Karratha & Districts Chamber of Commerce and Industry
NETWORKING SUNDOWNER - SPONSORED BY Woodside
5.15pm Sundowner Guest Speaker Nelson Woss, Producer, Red Dog: True Blue
5.30pm – 7.00pm Sundowner

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