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This annual minerals industry event with a West Coast focus has been growing in popularity in recent years.

The Minerals West Coast Forum is the annual calendar event which brings the minerals sector together to focus on the challenges and triumphs of mining in our geologically challenging and pristine West Coast environment. The forum provides opportunities to share knowledge and connect with suppliers, government, industry, colleagues and friends.

Minerals West Coast (MWC) held its first forum in 2005 when a small group of West Coast-focused minerals companies came together for a day to discuss the issues affecting the future of the mining industry in New Zealand. By 2013 the forum had grown to 200+ delegates attending from the majority of New Zealand’s leading minerals sector companies and organisations.  Straterra now partners with the MWC to run this standout event.

Each year’s event is built around a theme, e.g., innovation, people. Exhibition space is available for equipment suppliers and service providers. The programme includes industry topics, government speakers including the Minister of Energy and Resources, and other sessions, eg WiMNZ.