The New Pilbara Economic Conference
The New Pilbara Economic Summit


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For each session you attended, enter 1-10 (1 for poor and 10 for excellent) to indicate your assessment. Please assess the topics and the speakers for relevance, interest and quality.

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Opening (Sponsored BY Rio Tinto & Pilbara Development Commission)

Rating 1 to 10 - Master of Ceremonies, Kitty Prodonovich, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry of WA
Rating 1 to 10 – Welcome to Country - Matthew McGuire, Traditional Owner, Wadjuk Boodja

Session 1 – Pulse Check: Economic Overview (Sponsored by City of Karratha & Town of Port Hedland)

Rating 1 to 10 – Opening Address - Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food
Rating 1 to 10 – Panel: Game-changers for the region
Rating 1 to 10 – Economic Overview: A spotlight on the Pilbara - Rick Newnham, Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia

Session 2 – New Innovation and Investment in the Resources Industry (Sponsored by Woodside Energy Ltd)

Rating 1 to 10 – Human creativity and innovation driving opportunity - Kellie Parker, Managing Director, Planning, Integration & Assets, Rio Tinto Iron Ore
Rating 1 to 10 – Opportunity for LNG as a transport fuel - Michael Utsler, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Woodside Energy
Rating 1 to 10 – New innovation and technology in mining - Nicole Roocke, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA
Rating 1 to 10 – Project Update - Edward Mead, Executive Director, Artemis Resources

Afternoon Session Opening

Rating 1 to 10 – Federal Government Support for the development of the North West - Melissa Price MP, Federal Member for Durack

Session 3 – Unlocking Potential in New Energy (Sponsored by Horizon Power)

Rating 1 to 10 – Innovating to meet future energy needs - Evette Smeathers, Manager Pilbara Retail and Generation, Horizon Power
Rating 1 to 10 – The Pilbara Powerhouse – The North West’s Renewable Energy Export Potential - Dr Matthew Stocks, Australian National University, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Rating 1 to 10 – Developing Industries to Support New Uses for Materials - Shaun Triner, General Manager - Western Australia, ECOMAG

Session 4 - Opportunities in Agriculture & Aquaculture (Sponsored by Pilbara Ports Authority)

Rating 1 to 10 – Rejuvenating livestock exports from the Pilbara - Jon Giles, Landside Operations, Manager Port Hedland, Pilbara Ports Authority
Rating 1 to 10 – Project Update: Edible Oyster Pilot Project - John Hutton, Managing Director, Maxima; andRaelene Cooper, Chairperson, Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation
Rating 1 to 10 – Tony McRae, Chief Executive Officer, IBN Corporation and Chairperson, Pilbara Aboriginal Corporations and Enterprises Inc

Session 5 – Destination Development & Marketing of the New Pilbara (Sponsored By Pilbara Regional Council)

Rating 1 to 10 – Panel: Leveraging the arts, attractions and cultural heritage of the Pilbara

Session 6 – Building a Vibrant Business Community (Sponsored By Pilbara Regional Chambers)

Rating 1 to 10 – Nigel Oakey, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dome Cafe Group
Rating 1 to 10 – Panel: Outlook 2030 - Building better business in the Pilbara

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