John T. Boyd Company Updates

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.

His presentation, entitled Opportunities and Challenges to the U.S. Coal Market, focused on the continuing disruption to international energy markets caused by the Russia/Ukraine war and associated economic sanctions; U.S. coal, natural gas and renewable energy markets; projected coal plant retirements; and how the combination of coal plant retirements and the wave of new renewable generation is affecting the reliability of the U.S. power grid.

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.

Thereafter, the BOYD team hosted a table with some of our valuable clients, and enjoyed a superb lunch while having a sit-down opportunity to catch up and interact on a more personal basis. With a room of 1,000 people at the lunch, it no doubt provided a good opportunity to also catch up with other clients and contacts in the industry.

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 Beijing Representative Office personnel exhibited at the event and met many new friends engaged in various business categories of the mining industry, as well as reconnected with some of our old friends. During the three-day event, BOYD Beijing Office personnel received hundreds of visitors, introducing BOYD global experiences and sharing our knowledge and insights into the international mining industry.

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.