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Tuesday 4 April, 2023

The world's most advanced technology in mining, resources, defence and space. Hear first-hand from influential leaders of industry as they gather to unveil how technology and innovation is impacting our future.

About the conference

Innovation. Technology. Sustainability.

Every industry is faced with navigating through the unpredictability of what the future holds. Book your place at the 2023 RTS Conference to hear from industry leaders who are paving the way through the use of innovation and technology to shape the future of business and the next generation’s workforce.
Throughout the day, enjoy fresh coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and walk away with your own RTS gift bag.

This is one function you won’t want to miss!
Tickets will sell out, so purchase your ticket or table of 8 now!
Please note: tickets are non-transferable.


7:00 am - 8:00 am

Registrations Open

8:00 am - 8:03 am

MC Welcome

Tim McMillan, 7News

8:03 am - 8:15 am

Welcome to Country

WA's Bindjareb Middars led by Theo Kearing

8:15 am

Hon Mark McGowan MLA

8:45 am

Hon Madeleine King MP

9:15 am

Simon Trott

9:35 am

Panel Discussion: The future of the resources workforce


David Koch

Sunrise Host

Seven Network


  • Hon Mark McGowan MLA

    Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal - State Relations

    Government of Western Australia

  • Gerhard Veldsman

    CEO Group Operations

    Hancock Prospecting

  • Jessica Farrell

    Nickel West Asset President


  • Simon Trott

    Chief Executive Iron Ore

    Rio Tinto

10:25 am - 11:00 am

Morning Tea

11:00 am

Brandon Craig

11:30 am

Panel Discussion: The next frontier


Jessica Page

Political Reporter



  • Hon Roger Cook MLA

    Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development; Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; Science

    Government of Western Australia

  • Dr Elyse Allender

    Assistant Director of Space Technology

    Australian Space Agency

  • Dr Susmita Thomson

    Technical Centre Manager


  • Professor Peter Klinken AC

    Chief Scientist of WA

    Government of Western Australia

  • Hon Ken Wyatt AM

    Former Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs

12:15 am

In conversation with Richard Goyder AO

Moderator Sarah-Jane Tasker, Business Editor, The West Australian

12:50 pm

Morning insights and industry outlook

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

Networking lunch

1:55 pm

Carl Hendricks

2:25 pm

In conversation with Chris Ellison

Moderator Anthony De Ceglie, Editor-In-Chief, The West Australian

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm

Afternoon Tea

3:20 pm

Panel Discussion: Our energy transition


Gemma Acton

Finance Editor



  • Sam Bartholomaeus

    Vice President Renewables and Power

    Woodside Energy

  • Jarvas Croome



  • Justin Nash

    Business Development Director, Hydrogen


  • Tania Constable PSM


    Minerals Council of Australia

  • Clinton Wolf

    Managing Director

    National Indigenous Times

4:00 pm

In conversation with Ryan Stokes

Moderator Anthony De Ceglie, Editor-In-Chief, The West Australian

4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

City of Perth Networking Evening

Close the day out at the PCEC Summer Garden, where our speakers and delegates will come together and finish with a bang with a performance from Australian music royalty, Daryl Braithwaite.

Conference Partners

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