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Gunnedah basin coal conference

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THE Gunnedah basin has been label "the new coal frontier", with an estimated recoverable coal reserve of 1,290 million tones. For those with coal a vital part of their business, this comprehensive briefing on the next coal exporting region in NSW will prove invaluable, says Informa Australia Pty Ltd .

The booming global coal market has incited coal exploration and development across the eastern seaboard, and in particular in the Gunnedah Basin where the low ash content makes its coal a premium in the market.

This conference will give insights on:

* The outlook for coal

* The opportunities and challenges of exploration and development in the Gunnedah Basin

* Sustainable mining and community engagement

* The requirements and issues for transport and infrastructure developments

* Mine and planned project updates

* The Ashford area - a project update

The event also includes an optional site visit to the Whitehaven Truck and Shovel Operation and a separately bookable conference dinner which expands the attendee’s networking opportunities.

Speakers will include:

* Dr Nikki Williams, Chief Executive, NSW Minerals Council

* Keith Ross, Managing Director, Whitehaven Mining

* Dr Philip Clark, Director of New Projects, BHP Billiton

* Richard Fortune, Consultant - Mining & Engineering, Downing Teal Pty Ltd

* Col Randall, Chairman, Curlewis Coal & Coke

* Doug Peters, Construction Manager, Idemitsu Boggabri Coal

* Keith Barker, Managing Director, Northern Energy Corporation

* Peter Winder, General Manager -Coal, Pacific National

* Derek Harris, Manager, Planning & Development, Australian Rail Track Corporation

* Tony Jones, Chairman, Association of Mining Related Councils

* Derek Eamus, Professor, Environmental Sciences Associate Dean of Research, University of Technology Sydney

* Councillor Gae Swain, Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Council

For more information, or to receive a free brochure, please call our customer service department on +61(0)2 9080 4307, email registration@informa.com.au or visit our website on www.informa.com.au/gunnedahcoal.

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