Coming Event


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Lunch with the MCA & APPEA

Brendan and Damian will talk about the current issues and challenges facing the minerals and petroleum sectors nationally and how these relate to South Australia. Presenters will also include an outline of policy priorities into 2015.

DATE Friday 19 September 2014
TIME 11:45am until 2:00pm
VENUE Adelaide Convention Centre
COST: Members $118.00 per person
Non Members $188.00 per person


  • Brendan Pearson, Chief Executive,Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)
  • Damian Dwyer, Director - Economics, Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

*Online registrations have closed, but you can still register by contacting Events Officer Melissa Becirevic at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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