2013 Outback Forum - Port Hedland

Event Date: 
04 October 2013
Perth Domestic Airport Terminal 2
Horrie Miller Drive, Perth Airport


The Outback Forum is back!
This year we take you back to the great Pilbara region and showcase the iron ore hub of the North - Port Hedland.
The format for the forum includes site visits and speakers on regional development, BHP Mining and resources,
as well as local perspectives on business in the North and the future of the town.

Only 100 tickets are available for this biannual sell out event so book early to guarantee your spot.

2013 Program

5.30am Registration
6.30am Registrations close
7.00am Depart from Perth (private charter with Alliance Airlines
9.30am Arrive Port Hedland and transfer to coaches
10.00am Visit Port Haven (BHP FIFO accommodation)
10.30am Group A - Coach Tour of Nelson Point (BHP operations)

Group B - Tour around harbour by boat (with BHP)

11.30am Group A and B swap
12.45pm Transfer to IBIS Styles for Lunch
2.00pm Presentations by:

Mayor of Port Hedland - Kelly Howlett GAICD
Director of Pilbara Development Commission - Bill Dzombiak
Small Business Owner success story

2.45pm Depart for South Hedland Urban Development coach tour (via Rio Tinto salt mines)
3.00pm Drinks at the new Wanangkura Sports stadium
4.00pm Transfer back to airport
5.00pm Depart for Perth on private charter - Alliance Airlines
7.30pm Arrive back in Perth

* Please note that the above itinerary is subject to change.
Once registered, you will receive a detailed program a week before the Forum with more information.

About BHP Operations in Port Hedland:

BHP port facilities include two operations located on opposite sides of the Port Hedland harbour.
Finucane Island operations are located on the western side of the harbour and includes Harriet Point.
Production from the new car dumper (CD5) at Finucane Island commenced in Q2 FY2013.

Nelson Point operations are located on the eastern side of the harbour and includes Burgess Point.
Two new berths and shiploaders were commissioned in Q2 FY2013, as part of their Port Hedland
Inner Harbour Project. The construction of these two new berths brings our total number of berths
at Port Hedland to eight. BHP also have a sophisticated conveyor system that runs under the harbour,
through a 1.16 kilometre tunnel that carries ore from Nelson Point to Finucane Island. Port Hedland is
currently considered the world's largest bulk-export port2. In FY2012, BHHP loaded 988 vessels at their
Port Hedland port operations.

Port Haven was estabilised in 2011 and hosts 1,202 accommodation rooms for BHP employees and FIFO
workers. The village includes facilitates such as pool, dining room, pizzeria, tavern and extensive multi
sports facilities (including a running track and golf driving range).


Dress: Casual dress (hot climate) but must be wearing long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed up lace shoes.

Cost AUD $650.00 (members) AUD $850.00 (non-members)

For more information please contact Karen Spencer on 08 9320 1703

Register online

Australian Institute of Company Directors
08 9320 1703
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