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Thank you

Thank you to everyone who made the The Hunter Valley Coal Chain Conference 2013 a great success

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Conference 2013 we thank you for your attendance and participation at the event. We have received very positive feedback and would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, exhibitors, authors, presenters and reviewers for ensuring the standard of the event delivered was to the highest degree.

The conference attracted over 130 participants and the technical program covered issues and developments in the areas of exploration, mine design and approvals, construction, operations, services, customer engagement and mine closure.

For information on the next event in the series please email event management at who will advise you when information is available.

Conference Tours

We would like to also extend our gratitude to Rio Tinto, Hunter Valley Operations who provided 33 attendees with a very insightful tour of their site following the conference.

Organising Committee

Conference Chair
John Dwyer, FAusIMM(CP)
Principal, John Dwyer & Associates

Organising Committee
Geoff Pitkin, MAusIMM(CP), Principal Consultant, GPPH & Associates
Geoff Sharrock, FAusIMM, Principal, Geoff Sharrock & Associates
John Lea, MAusIMM(CP), Managing Director, Groundsearch Australia
Peter Hayes, FAusIMM(CP), Principal Consultant, GPPH & Associates

Event Management: The AusIMM

Alison McKenzie, Senior Manager, Events
Belinda Martin, Manager, Events Operations
Sienna Deano, Coordinator, Events
Claire Lockyer, Publications Assistant

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Click here to download Technical Program


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