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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

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 Welcome Reception will be held cocktail style in The Civic Centre Foyer 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 Kriuff

8:45am to 9:30am


9:30am to 10:15am

Harmony - Eva Copper Mine

Johannes Van Heerden

10:45am to 11:00am

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

To be Confirmed

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

Marty Costello

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 Kirtlan

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lunch in the exhibition


Field trip

Janelle Kerr

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

From 1:00pm

Expo open to the public


Public Sessions

Suzanne Shipp


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.

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