In attendance - CEDA Mining & Resources Luncheon

The Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA) hosted Wednesday’s Mining & Resources Overview at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Key industry leaders discussed the challenges and opportunities currently facing the sector that today employs 300,000 Australians.

Morton Philips’ Senior Consultant, Katherine Scott, and Associate Consultant, Christopher Hughes, were in attendance to gain insight and understanding into the sector that represents nearly 10 per cent of Australia’s gross domestic product. A broad range of topics from within the mining sector was covered, particularly Australia’s high position in the global economy in regards to minerals.

With CEDA State Director SA/NT, Hamilton Calder as Master of Ceremonies, OZ Minerals Managing Director & CEO, Andrew Cole delivered a keynote address outlining the current state of the national economic landscape for the mining sector. Cole spoke of all competitors potentially working together to create a collectivist outlook, as well as the possibility of perceiving risk as a way to view opportunity.

(L to R) Hamilton Calder, Prof. Stephen Grano, Kyra Reznikov & Andrew Cole during the panel discussion.

(L to R) Hamilton Calder, Prof. Stephen Grano, Kyra Reznikov & Andrew Cole during the panel discussion.

Following Cole’s address, Kyra Reznikov, Head of Environment, Climate Change and Planning at Finlaysons joined Professor Stephen Grano, Executive Director, Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources at The University of Adelaide for a panel discussion focusing on South Australia's mining industry. Topics discussed included diversity within the workplace, and university participation regarding work placements in South Australian organisations.

Mark Dayman, Managing Director of Fyfe delivered the closing address.

Morton Philips were delighted to have been part of an event discussing one of Australia’s largest sectors.