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GOLD SPONSORS

Dinner Naming Rights

Evolution Mining - www.evolutionmining.com.au

Evolution Mining is a leading, growth-focused Australian gold company. It owns and operates seven gold mines located in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. Group gold production for FY16 is expected to be approximately 800,000 ounces at an All-in Sustaining Cost of A$1,000 per ounce. Evolution has guided FY17 Group gold production of 800,000 – 860,000 ounces at an All-in Sustaining Cost of A$985 – A$1,045 per ounce. Evolution Mining was created in late 2011 to form a mid-tier Australian gold producer through the merger of Catalpa Resources Ltd and Conquest Mining Ltd and the concurrent acquisition of Newcrest Mining’s interests in the Cracow and Mt Rawdon mines. The Company has continued to grow through acquisition, completing the acquisition of Cowal in July 2015 and Mungari in August 2015. Evolution has a reputation for consistency and reliability. It has a track record of consistently achieving production and cash cost guidance. As a result of our achievements, Evolution has been announced as winner of Best Asia-Pacific Mining Deal at Mines and Money Hong Kong (April 2016) and winner of 8th Annual International M&A awards (April 2016).


CMOC Northparkes - www.northparkes.com


Our vision at Northparkes is for a century of mining together. We’ve been a Central West miner and farmer since 1993. We’re celebrated for our high-quality copper deposits, low cost operations and loyal, committed people. We proudly produce the vital components of our modern quality of life: the miracle of copper, gold and grains. With decades of excellent mineral deposits and an entire mineral field to explore, we’re setting up future generations of Northparkes mines for a century of mining together. Northparkes is a joint venture between CMOC (80%) and the Sumitomo Groups (20%).


Newcrest Mining - www.newcrest.com.au
 
Newcrest is the largest gold producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and one of the world's largest gold mining companies. Newcrest’s mission is to deliver superior returns from finding, developing and operating gold/copper mines, and its vision is to be the Miner of Choice™ for all its stakeholders. Newcrest’s Cadia Valley Operations, located near Orange, New South Wales, is home to Cadia East, Australia’s largest underground mine and one of the world’s most advanced and innovative gold mines. At Cadia, Newcrest is a major employer and economic contributor to the local economy. Newcrest places a high value on working with the community to create a positive long-term impact in the region. 

 

SILVER SPONSORS

Pre-Dinner Drinks

Centennial Coal - www.centennialcoal.com.au

Centennial Coal (Centennial) is one of the largest underground coal producers in NSW and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Banpu Public Company Limited (Banpu); Pan-Asia’s largest independent coal group. Centennial supplies coal to domestic and export markets and fuels approximately 40% of NSW’s coal fired electricity.  Centennial has a large geographic base, operating five mines throughout NSW, in Lake Macquarie and in the western coalfields near Lithgow and employs 1,400. Centennial’s objective is to safely and efficiently mine coal while minimising our environmental footprint and maintaining strong community relations.


Dinner Entertainment

Joy Global - www.joyglobal.com

Joy Global solves mining's toughest challenges by providing advanced equipment, systems and direct services to the global mining industry. We partner directly with our customers, enabling them to achieve zero harm, the highest production and lowest lifecycle cost for their mining operations. Joy Global’s industry-leading product brands include P&H, Joy and Montabert and our integrated technology, services and solutions are a critical component of mining operations in a variety of commodity markets including energy, hard rock and industrial minerals. 


Women in Mining Awards

Mine Wealth + Wellbeing - www.mine.com.au

The Mine Wealth + Wellbeing Superannuation Fund (Mine) is a profit to members, public offer fund dedicated to serving the retirement needs of all Australians. Its enduring purpose is to deliver an exceptional retirement for members which achieves peace of mind along the way.
 
Mine employs over 200 staff and manages $9.75 billion in funds for approximately 66,000 members. Mine has been recognised by SuperRatings with 10 year Platinum performance for its pension product and 7 year Platinum performance for its super product. It has also received Chant West Five Apples rating for super and pension in 2017, and was a finalist for the 2016 Chant West Specialist Fund of the Year.
 

BRONZE SPONSORS

Outstanding Supplier Award

Austmine - www.austmine.com.au

Austmine is the leading industry body in Australia for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector.  We exist to develop the METS sector and provide growth opportunities and value to our members so they can achieve greater success. We now have over 380 members, reflecting the entire spectrum of METS companies, from major OEMs, contractors and EPCMs, through to SME software, equipment manufacturers, consultancies, technology and support services. 
 
Austmine is proud to celebrate over 28 years of advocating for Australia’s METS sector. In that time, the METS sector has become a key economic driver contributing over $90 billion in gross annual revenue to the country’s prosperity. The Australian METS sector exports over $15 billion of products and services to every corner of the globe, and invests $4 billion in R&D. Australia preserves its leading position as the global innovator in the resources industry. 
 
With the current resources upswing, it has been imperative for Austmine to invest every effort to effectively respond to our members’ needs and ensure a competitive and sustainable future for our industry. In the past 12 months, we have invested in new resources, new strategic partnerships and have strengthened our relationship with the mining industry and government. We have also enhanced our service offering to bring our members better networking opportunities, new contacts and greater support around their marketing and branding.


Small Business Achievement Award

Peabody - www.peabodyenergy.com

Peabody Energy is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a Fortune 500 company. Our production is located in the best mining regions in the United States and Australia and we serve customers in some 25 countries on six continents. We are global leaders in sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal solutions.

 

Young Achiever Award

Evolution Mining - www.evolutionmining.com.au

Evolution Mining is a leading, growth-focussed Australian gold miner. Evolution operate six wholly-owned mines – Cowal in New South Wales; Mt Carlton, Mt Rawdon, and Cracow, in Queensland; and Mungari and Edna May in Western Australia. In addition Evolution holds an economic interest in Ernest Henry, in Queensland, that will deliver 100% of future gold and 30% of future copper and silver produced from an agreed life of mine area. Outside of the life of mine area Evolution will have a 49% interest in future copper, gold and silver production from Ernest Henry.  

In FY16 Evolution produced 803,476 ounces of gold at an AISC of A$1,014 per ounce. Evolution has guided FY17 Group gold production guidance to 800,000 – 860,000 ounces at an AISC of A$900 – A$960 per ounce.  Evolution Mining was created in late 2011 to form a mid-tier Australian gold producer through the merger of Catalpa Resources Ltd and Conquest Mining Ltd and the concurrent acquisition of Newcrest Mining’s interests in the Cracow and Mt Rawdon mines.

The Company has continued to grow through acquisition, completing the acquisition of Cowal in July 2015 and Mungari in August 2015.  Evolution has a reputation for consistency and reliability. It has a track record of consistently achieving production and cash cost guidance.  As a result of our achievements, Evolution has been announced as winner of the Craig Oliver Award, RIU Explorers Conference (February 2017), 2016 Miner of the Year, Australian Gold Mining Journal (February 2017), 2016 Dealer Award at Diggers and Dealers (August 2016), Best Asia-Pacific Mining Deal at Mines and Money Hong Kong (April 2016) and winner of 8th Annual International M&A awards (April 2016).


Outstanding Contribution to Mining Award

Whitehaven - www.whitehavennews.com.au

Whitehaven is the emerging force in the Australian coal mining industry. We are the leading coal producer in NSW’s Gunnedah Basin. Our vision is to be Australia’s leading independent coal company. We are delivering on plans to double 2014 production to achieve sales of 23Mtpa on a 100% basis by FY2018. The principal activities of the Group are exploration, project evaluation, project development and coal mining activities in New South Wales’ Gunnedah Basin. Whitehaven Coal owns four open cut mines (Maules Creek, Werris Creek, Tarrawonga and Rocglen), one large underground mine (Narrabri) and operates a Coal Handling and Processing Plant at Gunnedah.

Our coal travels from the Gunnedah Basin by rail to the Port of Newcastle before being shipped to our customers mostly in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India. Whitehaven Coal’s principal products are high quality, high energy, low ash and low sulphur thermal coal and metallurgical coals used in the production of steel. High margin metallurgical coal production could exceed 40% of total production when Maules Creek is fully ramped post FY2018. As the single largest employer in the Gunnedah Basin, Whitehaven makes a significant contribution to the local community.


Mining Operation of the Year Award

Quarry Mining - www.quarrymining.com

Quarry Mining is an Australian manufacturer providing a full range of drilling consumables, expert advice and on site support to the underground coal mining, tunnelling, and construction industries. We are continually improving existing products, as well as developing new ones. Our aim is to make the drilling process safer, while also increasing productivity and cost efficiency.  Our CNC multi-tasking machining centre is one of the most modern in Australia, giving us unmatched flexibility to adapt and respond quickly to changes in demand. This manufacturing flexibility, backed up by our commitment to providing service which is second to none, ensures our customers have what they need, when they need it.


SUPPORT SPONSORS

MACH Energy - www.machenergyaustralia.com.au

MACH Energy is a recently-formed company with a commitment to building a world-class energy business in Australia by acquiring and developing tier-one assets. It acquired the Mount Pleasant Operation in the Hunter Valley from Rio Tinto in 2016. The Operation is approved to produce up to 10.5 million tonnes of run of mine thermal coal. Commencing construction in late November 2016, MACH Energy expects first production of coal in early 2018. Due to its high quality and low impurities, the Mount Pleasant Operation is targeting clean energy coal that will be used in some of the world’s most advanced and highly efficient power plants, enabling lower global emissions and facilitating the transition to a low emissions economy.

McCullough Robertson - www.mccullough.com.au

McCullough Robertson is one of Australia’s leading independent law firms with one of the largest energy and resources practices in NSW and nationally.  It is the firm delivers for you for the long haul.  With a strong focus on resources and infrastructure delivery for coal, metals and oil and gas projects, and with offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne coupled with the on the ground strength of its Newcastle office, it has an industry based service offering that sets it apart.
 
The firm’s lawyers operate around a whole of business approach ensuring seamless legal services are on hand from the project development phase through to operation and expansion.  They travel regularly to the regions and have formed deep and long-lasting relationships with their clients, including some of the world’s largest and most active resource companies.
 
The firm was the 2016 recipient of the NSW Mining Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance Award.

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