SAEMC is an annual collaborative event that brings together both the exploration and mining industries in South Australia.




2024 (to be allocated)


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2023 Conference Sessions


8:30 am – Welcome and Opening Addresses — Chair Convenor, Nicole Galloway Warland (AIG)
9:10 am – Session 1: Early stage exploration — Chair Convenor, Jaime Livesey (AIG)
11:00 am – Session 2: Advanced exploration — Chair Convenor, Marc Twining (AusIMM)
1:30 pm – Session 3: Feasibility stage — Chair Convenor, TBA (ASEG)
3:30 pm – Session 4: Mines — Chair Convenor, Adrienne Brotodewo (GSA)

Information will be added as it becomes available. Presentation orders are subject to change.


Program 2023 (Download)


Floor Plan 2023 (Download)


Program 2023



Welcome Nicole Galloway Warland Chair – SAEMC Organising Committee Australian Institute of Geoscientists
Welcome To Country Cliffy Wilson, Kuma Kaaru
SA Exploration & Mining Review Bronwyn Camac A/Director Geological Survey of South Australia

Session 1 – Early stage exploration projects


Chaired by: Jaime Livesey (AIG)
Sponsored by: Australian Laboratory Services (ALS)
  Nicole Galloway Warland Managing Director Thor Mining
  Peter Reid Managing Director Petratherm
  Duncan Chessell Chief Executive Officer Copper Search
  Prof Carol Kulik Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX)
 Q&A All session speakers    
Morning Tea Sponsored by: Australian Rare Earths    
Session 2 – Advanced exploration
Chaired by: Marc Twining (AusIMM)
Sponsored by: UniSA Centre for Workplace Excellence
  Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP Minister Department of Mining & Energy
  Ian Garsed Geologist Barton Gold
  Rupert Verco CEO & Director Cobra Resources
  Matt Weber Manager – Economics & Geology Coda Minerals
  Ian Gandel Alliance Resources
 Q&A All session speakers    
Lunch Sponsored by: AMC Consultants    
Session 3 – Feasibility stage
Chaired by: Matt Zengerer (ASEG)
Sponsored by: AMETS
  Marcel Menicheli Superintendent Geology BHP
  Travis Beinke
Chief Executive Officer Australian Rare Earths
  Lindsay Lawler Development Manager Peak Iron Mines
  David Christensen Managing Director Renascor Resources
  Matthew Peacock Superintendent Exploration Geology SIMEC Mining
Poster Prize Presentation Chair Judging Panel:
Peter Hill
Sponsored by: (AusIMM)
 Q&A All session speakers    
Afternoon Tea Sponsored by:  Titeline Drilling    
Session 4 – Mines Chaired by:
Adrienne Brotodewo (GSA)
Sponsored by: Intertek Genalysis
  James Davidson General Manager Operations Boss Energy
  Lachlan Wallace CEO & Managing Director Hillgrove Resources
  Kathy Ehrig Superintendent Geometallurgist – Olympic Dam Minerals Australia — Planning & Technical BHP
Q&A All session speakers    
Closing Drinks Sponsored by: Veracio    
Online parallel video streaming Sponsored by:    




2024 Major sponsors