The Race for Rare Earths

The Race for Rare Earths
The Explorer – The Investor – The Miner  The Race for Rare Earths Australia along with other nations is dependent on a range of critical minerals that form the building blocks of products used every day by people around the world.  Rare earths are essential to the manufacture of everything from the smallest semi-conductor to the largest aeroplane ever built, the Globe Master.

Industry Luncheon

The Investor - The Explorer - The Miner

Please sign in or create an account to register for this event before 12:00 PM on Monday 18 October. If online registrations are closed, please email [email protected] with your Full Name, Job Title, Company Name, State and Email Address to confirm availability.

Australia along with other nations is dependent on a range of critical minerals that form the building blocks of products used every day by people around the world. Rare earths are essential to the manufacture of everything from the smallest semi-conductor to the largest aeroplane ever built, the Globe Master.

Every high technology device needs rare earths within the manufacturing process - smart phones, digital cameras, computer hard disks, fluorescent and LED lights, flat screen televisions, computer monitors, and electronic displays.

With the world’s energy supply transitioning to renewables and a desire to eliminate net carbon emissions by 2050, the demand for rare earths is set to explode. Global demand for lithium and graphite, used for the manufacture of electric vehicles, is set to increase by 4000 per cent over the next two decades. Every business reliant on secure, sustainable supply chains of this immensely important resource.

Australia has an opportunity right now to contribute to the growth, sustainability and security of global supply chains and Queensland, rich in rare earths, is well positioned to not only lead the mining of these critical minerals but build advanced manufacturing capability and capacity enabling greater economic diversity and prosperity.

With Queensland now Australia’s fastest growing tech hub and boasting Australia’s largest defence manufacturing footprint – Are rare earths the “Gold Rush” of the 21st Century?              
 


Minister Scott Stewart MP
Minister for Resources
  Amanda Lacaze
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Lynas Rare Earths
  Tony Knight
Chief Government Geologist 
Department of Resources Queensland
Shaun McCarthy
Chief Executive Officer
Multicom Resources
  Kim Wainwright
Chair
Queensland Exploration Council

 


Event Partners

                                                    



          



        

      
Charity Partner



Event Sponsor



Partnership opportunities available - please contact Libby Marshall to enquire 
[email protected]

Event Details

Date Thursday 21 October 2021
Time 11:45AM - 2:00PM
Location HILTON BRISBANE
190 Elizabeth Street,
BRISBANE 4000

Pricing

  Member   Non - Member
Individual (1) $169  $209
Table (10) $1,690  $2,090


Speaker Biographies

Minister Scott Stewart MP, Minister for Resources


Minister Scott James Stewart is an Australian politician. He has been the Labor member for Townsville in the Queensland Legislative Assembly since February 2015. Minister Stewart was a high school principal and educator in the Townsville region. He was the principal of Pimlico State High School when he contested the seat of Townsville. During his time in education Minister Stewart established a boxing program, aimed at helping under-achieving indigenous students re-engage with schooling through sport. Minister Stewart and his wife Jackie moved to Townsville in 1999 to raise their three children. He is a volunteer with Townsville Rotary and sits on several committees including the North Queensland Stadium Activation Group, Community Aviation Consultation Group, CBD Taskforce, Regional Economic Development Sub-Committee, Palm Island Economic Development and Palm Island Liveability Project. Minister Stewart holds a Bachelor of Education and a master's degree from the Queensland University of Technology. On 12 November 2020 he was appointed Minister for Resources.


Amanda Lacaze, CEO and Managing Director, Lynas Rare Earths


Amanda Lacaze is CEO and Managing Director of Lynas Rare Earths. Lynas was established as an environmentally responsible producer of Rare Earth materials which are essential to future facing and green technologies, including electric vehicles, wind turbines and electronics. Appointed in June 2014, Amanda successfully led the company through a challenging turnaround and Lynas is now the world’s 2nd largest producer of separated Rare Earth materials and the only scale producer of these materials outside of China. Lynas is uniquely positioned with its high-grade long life Mt Weld resource near Laverton, WA, a proven processing facility in Kuantan, Malaysia, and a well progressed growth plan including a Rare Earth Processing Facility project in Kalgoorlie, WA, and a proposed facility in the USA. Amanda is a board member of the Minerals Council of Australia. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women and the AICD.

Tony Knight, Chief Government Geologist, Department of Resources Queensland


Tony Knight brings extensive breadth and depth of experience from across the Queensland mineral and energy resources sector to his current role as Queensland’s Chief Government Geologist. In his role he leads the Geological Survey of Queensland whose purpose is to help enable industry success in discovery and development of resources and attract new investment to the resources sector. Tony’s focus is to the future, working to help the Queensland resources sector navigate and find opportunity in the global and sector shifts underway ranging across energy, industry and sustainability.

Shaun McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer, Multicom Resources


Shaun is an accomplished Civil Engineer with over 15 years of experience across the mining and construction sectors. Having held senior positions in private and public mining companies over the past seven years, Shaun successfully helped guide QCoal’s Byerwen Coal Project through a rapid development to first coal, and before that, OZ Minerals Prominent Hill Project through a large-scale expansion, more than doubling the size of the open pit operation. Experience across full Project life-cycle from feasibility and approvals through to construction, commissioning and operations.              


Invitation Transferable

Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone within your organisation or networks who you think might be interested in this event.

COVID PRECAUTIONS: The safety and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is our utmost priority. AmCham will work with the venue to ensure hygiene procedures and government guidelines are followed with social distancing measures in place, visible sanitiser stations and Covid-19 marshals. We respectfully ask you do not attend on the day if you are experiencing any flu like symptoms.

UPDATE to Terms & Conditions
If Government Health Orders change and in-person events are suspended, the AmCham program will go virtual and links will be sent to all attendees. A 50% refund will be paid to ticket holders. (Please see Terms and Conditions for specific details).

AmCham Australia is committed to data privacy and protecting your personal information. By registering for this event, you agree that AmCham and its event partners may send you relevant information.
When
21/10/2021 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Where
HILTON BRISBANE 190 Elizabeth Street BRISBANE, QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA

Program


Thursday, 21 October 2021

 
Australia along with other nations is dependent on a range of critical minerals that form the building blocks of products used every day by people around the world.  Rare earths are essential to the manufacture of everything from the smallest semi-conductor to the largest aeroplane ever built, the Globe Master.
Time
11:45 AM - 2:30 PM
21/10/2021 11:45 AM

Sign in to book

Register Now / Update Registration