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QME Decarbonisation Accelerated Program


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Decarbonisation Accelerated project is partnering with the award-winning QME program in 2024 and facilitating a one-day program, as part of their 3-day event, on Wednesday, July 24th, 2024. 

We are bringing together industry leaders to explore the decarbonisation challenges and opportunities in the mining industry and its supply chains with the goal of facilitating positively charged discussions that prepare our region for change and encourage the mining supply chain to embrace decarbonisation as an opportunity to transform, innovate, and remain competitive.

One of the key messages of the QME Decarbonisation Program is the unquestionable embedding of decarbonisation into mining and its supply chain. Decarbonisation is high on the agenda of mining companies and government priorities/strategies, which means mining supply chain businesses will be presented with questions about their own decarbonisation agenda.

We are offering a "Recharge and Reimagine" event where delegates can learn about operational decarbonisation in mining while enjoying a delicious morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments.

This one-day program is one not to be missed if your business is serious about remaining competitive in the mining supply chain.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

DR PETE WHITBREAD-ABRUTAT
Pete is a Chartered Environmentalist, Churchill Fellow and IEMA Lead Environmental Auditor with more than 30 years’ international experience in mining ESG and sustainability, mine closure and international development in developing and conflict-affected countries. He earned a PhD from the UK’s Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter) in revegetating mine wastes and a Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge University. For the past 30 years, Peter has been exploring, researching and tackling the issues around sustainable mine site transformation. He brings unique international experience of many hundreds of successful innovative post-mining projects to Queensland. Peter is also a key advisor to enviroMETS whose goal is to change the narrative around post mining land use, so that language like mine site ‘economic transformation’ is used instead of ‘mine closure’.

GRAHAM WINKELMAN
Graham Winkelman is Vice President Climate at BHP. In his role, Graham has oversight of BHP's public commitments to decarbonization across both BHP’s operations and BHP’s broader value chain, BHP's Group-level response to the physical risks of climate change and the incorporation of climate risk into BHP's internal systems. Graham's role also extends to understanding the external environment in relation to climate change, and particularly the role of government, where BHP advocates for long term and effective policy settings to support the transition to a lower-emissions economy. Graham have been with BHP for almost 10 years.

ASHLEIGH MORRIS
A systems strategist on a mission to catalyse the global transition to a circular economy. Ashleigh has been recognised as a Top 100 Global Corporate Social Responsibility Influential Leader, an Australian ASEAN Emerging Leader, as Brisbane’s Young Business Person of the Year 2020, and most recently as one of Queensland’s Outstanding Young Leaders in the inaugural 40 Under 40 Awards. Ashleigh was an invitee to the 73rd United Nations General Assembly and a guest speaker at the World Circular Economy Forums in 2019, 2021 and 2023. She is a founding Board Member of the Australian Circular Economy Hub, and holds advisory roles with industry bodies for mining, textiles and renewable fuels. In 2022 Ashleigh was appointed to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy Committee. Ashleigh harnesses her fiery belief in a better world to spark change where its impact matters most.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT

10:15AM - WELCOME MORNING TEA & NETWORKING


10:55AM - SESSION ONE

Leadership in Action: Embedding Decarbonisation across the Resources Value Chain

Keynote address: BHP Vice President Climate - Graham Winkelman

Panellists

> BHP Head of Local and Indigenous Procurement - Jessica Simpson
> ThinkZero Founder and Managing Director - Cle-Anne Gabriel


12:15PM - LUNCH AND NETWORKING


12:45PM - SESSION TWO

Beyond Extraction: Innovations in Post-Mining Land Revival

Keynote address: Dr Peter Whitbread-Abrutat - Chargered Environmentalist, Churchill Fellow and IEMA Lead Environmental Auditor

Showcase presentation: TBC


1:40PM - AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING


2:00PM - SESSION THREE

Circular Horizons: Redefining Value Chains for Sustainable Mining

Keynote address: Ashleigh Morris - CEO at COREO

Showcase presentation 1: Dominique Kesler - Manager ESG at Kaltire Mining

Showcase presentation 2: Associate Professor Steven Micklethwaite - Sustainable Minerals Institute

*Program subject to change.

Please note: By registering for this event you also understand you must register for QME prior to the start of the event to be able to attend. You can register for QME here:

https://www.queenslandminingex...

This event is in partnership with QME, along with project partners Greater Whitsunday Alliance, Resources Centre of Excellence, funding partner Local Buying Foundation, and is supported by the Queensland Government.


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