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The Future of Quarrying

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The 2019 IQA conference will be held from October 1st– October 3rd at the prestigious GMHBA Stadium Geelong and includes a detailed, fun and informative Programme including an Industry Site Tour of Boral Deer Park and Barro Point Wilson, many Nationally acclaimed Industry speakers and experts that cover a diverse range of subjects pertinent to our extractive industry and for many the highlight of our conferences, the ‘sort after’ Networking & Social Gala Events sponsored by Hitachi, Komatsu & Caterpillar.

The IQA would like to take this opportunity to welcome and acknowledge the many companies involved in sponsoring and bringing this event to you including our event Platinum sponsors , Hitachi, Komatsu & Caterpillar and our Partner sponsor Orica and our many other sponsors who include: Epiroc, Weir Minerals and Liebherr. Along with our many exhibitors: AEG, AVWeld, Carlson, Caterpillar, Epiroc, Hitachi, Kinder, Komatsu, LiebherrLincom, Metso, Minprovise, Orica, Precision Screen, Trimble, Weir Minerals and Wirtgen Group.

The IQA 2019 Conference in Geelong, Australia will support and invigorate the IQA’s Vision of Educating and Connecting Our Extractive Industry. The theme, The Future of Quarrying, will ensure the conference program delivers valuable educational, networking and promotional content to support your business to make the most of the opportunities during the conference. 

New or emerging technology, resource constraints, health and safety, community and regulatory requirements and more, combine to provide opportunity for the quarry industry now and in the future. The key is how do we unlock these opportunities and what is best for my business, people and customers? The 2019 IQA Geelong Conference The Future of Quarrying will provide a great opportunity for your business to better understand the changing customer requirements, network with key decision makers, industry professionals and promote your business products and services.  

The IQA’s 2019 conference retains the successful format from previous conference while implementing new initiatives including:

The conference is starting on the Tuesday and finishing on the Thursday to encourage all delegates to attend during the week so as not to conflict with family considerations and weekend travel arrangements. 

Site visits to new modern crushing and screening plants at Boral Deer Park Quarry and  Barro Point Wilson Quarry near Geelong. 

An exhibition hall situated where all delegates must pass through and attend the opening address, plenary sessions, award presentations and other official conference events. The exhibition display area has been specifically designed to ensure that exhibitors gain maximum exposure during the conference.  

A comprehensive sponsorship package, which provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase your organisation, products and services in various ways through conference presentations, printed material and advertising. 

A three day conference program delivering  a comprehensive program that will cover subjects such as maximising limited natural resources through technology,  utilising the benefits of effectively managing diversity in the workplace, emerging  fixed and mobile plant technology, environmental and economic trends affecting the national Quarry Industry and more. 

A relaxed, fun and enjoyable social program providing wonderful networking opportunities for all conference delegates, exhibitors, sponsors & partners.

We very much look forward to your support, participation and help to deliver an outstanding 61st IQA National Conference in Geelong October 2019.