Discovery, characterisation and processing of critical minerals

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Registration closes Wednesday 17th May

When: 22-26 May 2023
Where: National Wine Centre, Adelaide

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Critical minerals such as rare earths, graphite, lithium, cobalt, nickel, platinum group elements, indium, tungsten and gallium, are essential to modern technology and the clean energy transition.

Australia, with its rich mineral endowment, globally-leading mining industry, and world-class research institutions, is in the box seat to be a global powerhouse in critical minerals exploration, mining and processing.

This conference will bring together industry, government and academia to showcase the latest projects, research and developments in critical minerals from across Australia and beyond. The conference will feature a three-day technical program of keynote, oral and poster presentations (23rd to 25th May), preceded by a workshop (22nd) and followed by a field trip (26th) to showcase South Australia's critical minerals potential.

Our Keynote Speakers:

Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport & Minister for Energy and Mining, Government of South Australia

Dr Anouk Borst, Royal Museum for Central Africa & KU Leuven (Belgium)

Kathy Ehrig, BHP Olympic Dam

Prof Kevin Galvin, University of Newcastle