Hedland Economic & Resources Forum
Working Together for a Brighter Future

Program

Letters of invitation have been issued to several speakers pertinent to each themed session as listed below. On acceptance of their invitation, they will be confirmed on the program with the photo and bio published to the speakers page.

Please check back closer to the event date to see an updated program.

Sponsored by Event Partner BHP
TIMETOPICSPEAKER/ORGANISATION
7:30AM REGISTRATIONS & EXHIBITION BOOTHS OPEN
OPENING
8.05am-8.15am MC Welcome Kitty Prodonovich, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry WA
8.15am-8.25am Welcome to Country Alfred Barker
SESSION 1: OPENING SESSION - Sponsored by Town of Port Hedland & Roy Hill
8.30am-8.50am Opening Address Hon Stephen Dawson MLCMinister for Environment; Disability Services
8.55am-9.15am Hon Melissa Price MP, Assistant Minster for the Environment; Federal Member for Durack
9.20am-9.40am Future Direction of Hedland Cr Camilo Blanco, Mayor, Town of Port Hedland
9.45am-10.15am Economic Overview John Nicolaou, Executive Director, WA & NT, ACIL Allen Consulting
10:20am - 10:45AMMORNING TEA - Sponsored by The Landing
SESSION 2: RESOURCES AND MINING - LOOKING FORWARD - sPONSORED BY PILBARA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION & Charter Hall
10.50am-11.10am Chris Dark, General Manager - Port, BHP
11.15am-12.00pm Panel: The future mining landscape Panelists: 
Chris Dark, General Manager - Port, BHP
Roger Johnston, Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Ports Authority
Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO, Pilbara Minerals Limited
Stuart Harrison, Head of Rail Operations, Roy Hill
Maryanne Kelly, General Manager Cloudbreak, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd
12:05pm - 12:50PMLUNCH - Sponsored by The Landing
AFTERNOON SESSION OPENING - Sponsored by the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce INC
12.55pm-1.05pm Kevin Michel MLA, Member for Pilbara
1.10pm-1.55pm No Excuses Brant Garvey, Elite Athlete & Professional Speaker
SESSION 3: LAND AND AIR ACCESS - OPENING THE PILBARA FOR NEW BUSINESS - Sponsored by the Port Hedland International Airport
2.00pm-2.20pm Hon Cheryl Edwardes AM, Group Chairman, Port Hedland International Airport
2.25pm-2.45pm Preparing the Pilbara for Business Frank Marra, Chief Executive Officer, LandCorp
2:50pm - 3:15PMAFTERNOON TEA - Sponsored by The Landing
SESSION 4: SOCIAL ENTERPRISE - PILBARA FUTURES - Sponsored by Compass Group (Gateway Village) & Horizon Power
3.20pm-3.40pm Developing a regional business incubator Angie West, Pollinators Spaces + Collaboration Lead / Meshpoints Practitioner, Pollinators Inc
3.45pm-3.55pm Angela Rooney, Coordinator, Hedland Collective
4.00pm-4.10pm John O'Hare, Executive Director Industry Development, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
4.15pm-5.00pm Panel: The future local business landscape Panelists:
Terry Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Development Commission
Vicki-Tree Stephens, Chief Executive Officer, YIC Social Enterprise
Karen Munro, Community Engagement,Goodline
June Councillor, Chief Executive Officer, Wirraka Maya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation
John Van Der Ende, General Manager, Njamal People's Trust
CLOSING
5.05pm-5.15pm Closing remarks and acknowledgements Peter Carter, President, Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce Inc.

5:30pm - 6:30pm

NETWORKING SUNDOWNER - Sponsored by Njamal People's Trust

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