Programme

QuarryNZ 2024 ConferenceThe Future is Digital: Navigating Shifts in Technology
Focus: Embracing the digital transformation, understanding the impact of AI, IoT, and other technological advances in quarrying, and preparing the workforce for a tech-centric future.

CPD: 4 hours restricted CPD hours and up to 16.5 hours of Unrestricted CPD hours available:

  • For attending the conference (restricted) – 4 hours
  • All plenary sessions including the technical workshop (unrestricted) – actual sessions attending up to 15 hours
  • IOQ AGMs (1hr CPD) and AQA AGMs (30mins CPD)

PLEASE NOTE: Exhibitor draws Friday lunchtime – delegates are only eligible to win one prize, if your name is called out again then a redraw will commence.

Wednesday 17 July 2024

8:00amRegistration opens
12:00pmLunch in exhibition area sponsored by Gallagher Insurance
12:00pmExhibition area opens
1:00 – 1:30pmAQA AGM (1/2 hour CPD) – Energy Events Centre
1:30 – 2:30pmIOQ NZ AGM (1 hour CPD) – Energy Events Centre
2:30 – 4:30pmInteractive Concurrent Sessions in exhibitors area – each of these presentations are repeated at 2:30pm, 3:15pm and 4:00pm.
– ORICA Session: Optimizing Safety in Blasting: Flyrock Hazard Mitigation, Modelling, and Exclusion Zones – presentation will be at the Orica booths 79 & 86
– TDX Ltd Session: Overview and walk around of the Next Generation Volvo 500 Excavator – presentation will be in the outdoor display area.
– Terra Cat Session: Fleet Efficiency and Optimisation Simulation – presentation will be at the Terra Cat booths 74 – 76
– MIMICO Session: Articulated vs. Rigid Dump Trucks: Insights into the strengths & weaknesses of each with a focus on integrating ASTRA rigid off-road dump trucks into New Zealand quarry fleets – presentation will be in the outdoor display area or if wet at the MIMICO booth 72 & 73
2:30 – 4:30pm Technical session M04 (2 hours CPD)
NZTA in consultation with a cross-industry working group have developed four classes of M04 based on road traffic volumes to replace the single M04 specification and a process control spreadsheet has been developed for assessment of the particle size distribution for a set of results.
This workshop will be an opportunity for delegates and others to get a better understanding of the changes and have an open discussion with NZTA technical staff and AQA Technical committee members over what the changes will mean.
This free session is open to anyone including those that may not be attending QuarryNZ. IF you are not a QuarryNZ delegate, please register with the Pavements Technical Session ticket – there is no charge for this.
5:45pmMake your way to the Terra Cat Welcome Dinner
6:00pmCrushing and Mining Supplies Pre-Dinner Drinks
7:00pmTerra Cat Welcome Dinner
11:00pmDinner concludes

Thursday 18th July 2024

7:15amRegistration and Exhibition opens
7:15 – 8:00amBreakfast for delegates and exhibitors served in the Exhibition Area
Sponsored by Fluiconnecto RYCO247
8:00 – 8:15amWelcome by the IOQ President and AQA CEO
8:15 – 9:00amKeynote Address: Justin Flitter – NewZealand.AI
Sponsored by Prime Pump
9:00 – 9:30amInstitute of Quarrying Australia address – Jane Schmitt – CEO & James Rowe – Groundwork
9:30 – 10:00amAdvances in Global Navigation Satellite Systems – Rodney Pilbrow – Pilbrow Surveying
10:00 – 10:30amMorning Tea served in the Exhibition Area Sponsored by Cable Price (NZ) Ltd
10:30 – 11:00am Aggregate potential mapping – Ross Copland – New Zealand Infrastructure Commission (Te Waihanga)
11:00 – 11:30amWashing 4.0 – Harvesting and using process data to maximise productivity, yield and business decisions – Daniel Webb – CDE Group
11:30 – 12:00pmMetso Digitisation – Garth Taylor – MIMICO
12:00 – 1:00pmLunch served in the Exhibition Area Sponsored by Gallagher Insurance
1:00pm – 1:40pmLearnings from Woodstock 99 – Jodi Goodall – Brady Heywood
Sponsored by Komatsu
1:40 – 2:15pmPanel Discussion – Workplace Health and Safety Culture
Jodi Goodall (Brady Heywood), Paul Hunt (WorkSafe), Andre Nair (Redbull Powder Co Ltd), Joe Hunter (Blackhead Quarries)
2:15 – 2:30pmAddress – Simon Court, Undersecretary RM Reform
2:30 – 3:00pmAfternoon tea served in the Exhibition Area Sponsored by Cable Price (NZ) Ltd
3:00 – 3:30pmBlasting Optimisaton through GPS and MWD drilling – Daniel Leemeyer – RedBull Powder Co Ltd
3:30 – 4:00pmTerra Cat presentation
4:00 – 4:30pmInnovations in Fluid Management and Extraction – Ricardo Holt & Charlie Petrie – Prime Pump
4:30 – 6:00pmReal Steel Hard Rock Happy Hour – Energy Events Centre – Exhibition Area
FREE NIGHT

Friday 19th July 2024

7:15amRegistration and Exhibition opens
7:15 – 8:00amBreakfast for delegates and exhibitors served in the Exhibition Area
Sponsored by Fluiconnecto RYCO247
8:00 – 8:30amWashing without water and without dust to produce premium manufactured concrete sand – Bram Smith – Kayasand
8:30 – 9:00am Demystifying electric capital equipment from a customer’s perspective – Colm Hamrogue & Wayne Richardson – TDX Ltd
9:00 – 9:30amManaging Blasting in a Greenfield Construction Project – Ellie Dixon – Orica
9:30 – 10:00am Agnostic Fleet Management Solution for Quarry and Large Construction Projects – Aaron Marsh – Komatsu
10:00 – 10:30am Morning Tea served in the Exhibition Area Sponsored by Cable Price (NZ) Ltd
10:30 – 11:15amFit-for-Future Quarrying Research Project – Dr Paul Sutton
11:15 – 12:30pmPanel DiscussionWorkforce Development issues
Katherine Hall (ConCOVE), Karl Burke (Hanga-aro-rau WDC), Dr Paul Sutton (IOQ), Daniel Le Roux (Rodney Aggregates)
12:30 – 1:30pmLunch served in the Exhibition Area Sponsored by Gallagher Insurance
1:30 – 2:00pm The road to autonomous operation – Steve Franklin – Eltirus Australia
2:00 – 3:15pmPanel Discussion – What are the barriers to uptake of technology in the Quarrying sector and what can we do about it?
Steve Franklin (Eltirus), Wayne Scott (CEO AQA), Paul Miller (SitechNZ), Chris Gray (IOQ)
3:15pmConference concludes
5:45pmMake your way to the TDX Ltd Awards Dinner
6:00pmPirtek NZ Ltd Pre-Dinner Drinks
7:00pmTDX Ltd Awards Dinner
Guest speaker Hon Shane Jones – Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Resources, Associate Minister of Finance, and Associate Minister for Energy
11:00pmDinner Concludes

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