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Webinar: Papua New Guinea Mining Market Update
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Webinar: Papua New Guinea Mining Market Update

Join Austmine and our key partners to discover the latest project information and operational updates from the Papua New Guinea mining industry.

Papua New Guinea is a key export market for Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) companies. Mining dominates the local industry, with various operations and development projects across the country in commodities such as gold, copper, silver, nickel and cobalt.

Across 2020 the operating environment has changed considerably in Papua New Guinea, including alterations to mining legislation, updates on development projects and disruption from COVID-19.

Austmine's webinar will feature presentations from senior leaders of major mining companies in Papua New Guinea who will provide insights on operational priorities, current opportunities and the future roadmap for their projects. They will also be joined by market experts for a panel discussion on market climate, expansion plans, the impact of COVID-19 and advice for prospective exporters.


K92 Mining - Stage 3 Expansion Update
John Lewins, Chief Executive Officer, K92 Mining

Harmony Hidden Valley Gold Mine Project Update
Chris Dippenaar, Commercial Manager, Harmony Gold

PNG Resources Update
John Chambers, General Manager, Santos Papua New Guinea

Panel Discussion - Opportunities and Challenges in Papua New Guinea

Audience Q&A

Speaker Information

John Lewins, Chief Executive Officer, K92 Mining
Mr Lewins is a qualified Mineral Engineer with over 40 years experience in the mining industry who has worked in Africa, Australasia, Asia, North America and the Former Soviet Union. He has extensive experience in managing the development of resource projects from Feasibility Studies through to successful operations.

Mr Lewins has been working for K92 Mining since June 2015 on the restart and expansion of the Kainantu Gold Mine. This has involved extensive time in Papua New Guinea on a monthly basis. He was appointed the Chief Executive Officer for the company in August 2017, having previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Over the last 20 years Mr Lewins has held numerous senior corporate positions with ASX and TSX listed resource companies. He has been involved in numerous Industry and Government organisations in Australia, Papua New Guinea, South Africa and Armenia.

Chris Dippenaar, Commercial Manager, Harmony Gold
Currently the Head of Commercial Services at the Harmony Hidden Valley Gold mine in Papua New Guinea, Chris’ experience in the mining industry spans a career of more than 20 years in senior Financial and Commercial roles. This includes working at remote residential and Fly in Fly out sites of BHP, Anglo American and Harmony Gold.

During this time, he managed the full supply chain from Procurement to delivery on site, as well as warehousing and inventory for many of these operations. The roles included managing the Commercial and Financial Services of a variety of underground and open cut mines, producing various metals and minerals, with an explicit focus on Safety.

Chris is a professionally qualified accountant with extensive International experience and degrees in Commerce and Business up to Masters Level.

John Chambers, General Manager, Santos Papua New Guinea

John Chambers is Santos’ General Manager in Papua New Guinea responsible for Santos’ assets including the PNG LNG Project. Since joining Santos in 2003 John has variously held roles in Santos as Asia Pacific Exploration Manager, President Santos Bangladesh, Country Manager Santos Vietnam, Country Manager Santos India and Exploration Manager Onshore Australia. 

Prior to joining Santos John worked extensively throughout Western Australia, Southeast Asia and South America for Woodside, LASMO and Venture Production. John has a BSC (Hons) Degree with a Geology major from University of Melbourne and a combined UNISA/UCL MBA with an energy focus and is a Graduate of AICD. 

Webinar Details

Wednesday 2 September 2020
12.30 - 1.30pm AEST / 10.30 - 11.30am AWST


Register via the button at the top of the page. 

Please note, this webinar is exclusive for Austmine members and mining associates only.

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Export event Date: 2 Sep 2020, 12:30 PM - 2 Sep 2020, 1:30 PM

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