2023 Queensland Exploration Council Annual Breakfast
Jack Steenekamp (Managing Director - Australia) and Adrian Buck (Principal Geologist) attended the Queensland Exploration Council’s (QEC) annual breakfast on Wednesday (22/11) morning. It also featured the launch of the QEC’s 13th annual Exploration Scorecard, shedding light on some of the challenges impacting confidence in the mining sector right now. Concerns about state and federal government policy changes, along with the introduction of new royalty taxes have reportedly led to a notable decline in industry confidence over 2022-23. The report highlighted the need for a more collaborative approach between industry and Government to build a stronger future for Queensland. Resources Minister for Queensland, Scott Stewart gave the keynote address, and was also part of a panel discussing current topics of relevance in the industry. With 130 in attendance, it provided a good opportunity to see old faces and catch up on time lost, and with great other networking prospects.
2023 SME/PCMIA Annual Joint Meeting
BOYD would like to thank the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) and Pittsburgh Coal Mining Institute of America (PCMIA) for inviting John Boyd II, President & CEO, to deliver the Keynote Presentation at their recent 2023 Annual Joint Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2023 Queensland Resources Council Annual Forum
The John T. Boyd team attended the Queensland Resources Council's (QRC) Annual Forum, titled the 'State of the Sector', followed by its Annual Lunch, hosted in South Brisbane on the 9th of November. The Forum featured a panel discussion on the topic, ‘Funding the Future – Should the finance and insurance sector be picking winners for Australia’s resources-rich future?’. This proved to be very informative with a well-balanced and highly experienced panel, addressing the current problematic state of securing sufficient insurance for the mining industry and related projects.
China Mining Conference and Exhibition 2023
China Mining Conference and Exhibition 2023 was held from October 26th - 28th at Tianjin Meijiang Convention Center, with over 200 Chinese and international enterprises/organizations attending the event. Exhibitors included mining companies, equipment manufacturers, mine design institutes, mine contractors and service providers, mining consultants, law firms, financial institutions, government authorities, etc.
BOYD's Visit w/ Collective Mining
Special thanks to Collective Mining and its management team for hosting Carlos Felipe Barrera, BOYD's Managing Director - South America, on a great site visit to the Guayabales exploration project.