“The North West Minerals Province - where good news stories keep coming.”

7th to 9th May 2024

Mount Isa Civic Centre,
23 West St Mount Isa. Queensland Australia

The 2024 Glencore North West MPX is the original combined conference and expo for the mining and resources sector, located right in the heart of the North West Minerals Province of Queensland.

Welcome to North West MPX

Building on years of mining exhibitions and conferences, the 2024 Glencore North West MPX offers an opportunity for the minds and technology of business to meet with the mining and resources sector over a two-day conference and exhibition in the heart of the North West Minerals Province of Queensland.

This year, the focus of the conference will be on the pipeline projects in the near vicinity of Mount Isa. The conversation will be led by the esteemed Steve de Kruijff OAM, former COO of Copper Assets Australia for Glencore, and president QRC. He has had a four decade long mining career in the region and will bring a depth of knowledge and understanding to the conversations.

The pipeline projects cover a range of commodities and all offer the potential for the region to grow in strength and economic diversification. Some projects are closer to production than others but all are invited to participate in the conference. Following the announcement by Glencore to close their copper mine in 2025, the Queensland Government have made a commitment to Mount Isa to work with stakeholders to ensure that the city remains the thriving and robust hub of the North West Minerals presence. The 2024 North West MPX offers the opportunity for all these stakeholders to meet with one another to exchange news and ideas.

Exhibitors showcasing their products and services will benefit from opportunities to engage the mining industry through displays, simulations and discussion. The provision of a catered morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on the exhibition floor will increase the networking benefits to exhibitors by providing delegates the opportunity to seek out information and build relationships with both exhibitors and each other. Additionally, the exhibition will be open to the public on Thursday 9th May 2024.

Host city Mount Isa is both the gateway to the North West Minerals Province and an outback city rich in heritage and culture, offering delegates an ideal base to explore the region’s mining and natural history, enjoy the adventures of a 4WD tour, jet skiing and fishing on Lake Moondarra or relaxing under a magnificent outback sunset.

We look forward to your participation and involvement in a successful 2024 North West MPX.

The 3 days of the 2024 North West MPX


May 7

7:00am to 3:00pm

Exhibition hall closed to all for the exhibition build

9:00am to 6.00pm

Delegate registration

3:00pm to 5:30pm

Exhibition bump in

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Mount Isa City Council Welcome Reception

Naming rights to the Welcome Reception are a key benefit of the

Gold Sponsorship package.

Open to sponsors, exhibitors and registered conference delegates, the Mount Isa City Council Welcome Reception will be held cocktail style providing an informal opportunity for exhibitors to network and connect with delegates and sponsors.

Tickets to the Welcome Reception are included in all sponsorship levels and delegate registrations, with a limited number of guest tickets available for sale via the website.

Venue – Outdoors at the Mount Isa Civic Centre.


May 8

8:00am to 8.30am

Delegate registration

8:30am to 8:45am

Introduction and Setting the Scene

Steve De Kruijff

8:45am to 9:30am


Trevor Shaw

North West Queensland - an Exploration Update.

9:30am to 10:00am

Harmony - Eva Copper Mine

Johannes Van Heerden

10:00am to 10:15am

Maronan Metals

Andrew Barker

The Maronan Deposit – Australia’s next big base metal mine?

10:15am to 11:00am

Morning tea outdoors in the exhibition

11:00am to 11:45am

The Hon Scott Stewart

Scott Stewart MP

11:45am to 12:00pm

AMEC (Association of Mining and Exploration Companies)

Sarah Gooley

12:00pm to 12:30pm


Gavin Loyden

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lunch in the exhibition

1:30pm to 2:10pm

Incitec Pivot

Elliott YorkPeter Ware

“Why collaboration is the key in the North West: A Phosphate Hill perspective”

2:10pm to 2:45pm

True North Copper

Peter Brown

2:45pm to 3:30pm

Afternoon tea in the exhibition

3:30pm to 4:05pm

Mount Isa Minerals

Nick Huffels

4:05pm to 4:45pm

North West Phosphate

John Cotter

"Phosphate, is it food, batteries or magnets? Why Phosphate is the new critical mineral."

4:45pm to 6:30pm

Networking Drinks


May 9

8:00am to 8.30am

Delegate registration

8:30am to 9:15am

Red Metal

Kim Grey

9:15am to 10:15am


Fran BurgessGrant Ballantyne

Fran Burgess - “Unlocking the Treasure Within: The Bright Future of Mine Tailings and Waste Rock Dumps in Northwest QLD”

Grant Ballantyne - "Mount Isa's transition from an exporter to an importer of processing technologies."

10:15am to 11:00am

Morning tea outdoors in the exhibition

11:00am to 11:45am

Mount Isa City Council

Tim Rose

The Mount Isa City Council response to the Glencore announcement and plans to diversify the local economy

11:45am to 12:30pm

Renegade Exploration

Rob KirtlanEdward Fry

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lunch in the exhibition


Field trip

Janelle KerrCourteney Dhnaram

Come join us as we explore the rocks of the Mount Isa region at the John Campbell Miles Drill Core Facility

1:00pm to 4:30pm

Expo open to the public

Head on down to see the exhibits and maybe catch the public sessions.


Public Sessions

Suzanne ShippJustine Cole

1:00pm to 1:45pm "Careers in Industry" a panel discussion led by Suzanne Shipp from APA Group.

1:45pm to 2:15pm "Pathways Through TAFE" presented by Justine Cole.


Exhibition bump-out

NEW to the 2024 North West MPX

From March 2024 we'll be opening our exclusive North West MPX Online Networking Hub - A bonus layer of networking capabilities and opportunities, exclusive to North West MPX Sponsors and Registered attendees.

2024 is the first year we'll be offering something innovative and special for our attendees and sponsors.

Before & After the Expo

Not unlike a social media platform, the hub will provide options to upload a profile photo, business details, networking statement, links and contact information.  

While You're at the Expo

As sponsors and attendees arrive at the North West MPX, they'll be issued with a lanyard featuring a unique QR code which will be linked up to their profile on the hub.

Discover Mount Isa

An oasis in the outback and a city rich in history and culture, Mount Isa is the gateway to your North West Minerals Province adventure.
Travel back in time to ancient past in the Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre or enjoy spectacular outback sunsets from one of the many lookouts.
Those keen for a little more active adventure can visit Lake Moondarra for boating, fishing or water-skiing, or if you prefer to stay on terra firms, join a guided bus tour or head out for 4WD adventure.