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Copper experts to gather in Adelaide

Adelaide is again staging Australia’s leading copper conference, with hundreds of global industry representatives gathering next month to share their knowledge about the latest technologies, trends and economic conditions affecting the sector.

Chief Executive of South Australia’s Department for Energy and Mining Dr Paul Heithersay says Copper to the World is an invaluable forum for leading experts to discuss future exploration, targeted drilling, and safe and sustainable mining.

“Copper remains very much in demand around the world to support continued urbanisation trends and the uptake of renewable technologies,” Dr Heithersay said.

“For South Australia, which has 65 per cent of Australia’s 87.5 million tonnes of economically demonstrated copper resources, that’s good news.

“Copper to the World participants will discover that proposed mine expansions, new mines and well-advanced projects continue to attract investment to South Australia that creates jobs and supports regional development.

“Global interest in copper is high, and participants at the 18 June 2019 conference will hear the latest ideas and trends from international experts.”

Speakers and conference participants will focus on themes critical to the development of copper in Australia and around the world. This includes themes such as  how to use boost efficiency of mines and how data, technology and science will determine the path of future exploration and discovery.

“South Australia is committed to expanding its copper sector to increase production to 1 million tonnes a year,” Dr Heithersay said.

“From multi-nationals such as BHP to South Australia’s own OZ Minerals making decades-long investment in South Australia’s copper sector, it’s clear that the commodity will play a critical role in this State’s growth-oriented, low-carbon future.”

Adelaide hosts the Copper to the World Conference on 18 June 2019. This year’s program of speakers and online registration are available at the South Australian Department for Energy and Mining conference website.