The Official NT Resources Week Welcome Reception, hosted by the newly elected Northern Territory Chief Minister Terry Mills, took place on 18 September at the Parliament House Garden. This proved a great way to begin the week’s proceedings, and Welcome Reception Supporter ConocoPhillips had its President Australia West, Todd Creeger, also present, to welcome the attendees.
The conferences and exhibition commenced on 19 September, with SEAAOC hosting a number of key sessions. Federal Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism Head of Resources Division Tania Constable chaired Day One, which saw morning presentations from Mr Mills; Commonwealth Bank Chief Economist Michael Blythe; ConocoPhillips President Australia West Todd Creeger, INPEX President Director Australia Seiya Ito; MEO Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) Jurgen Hendrich; and eni Australia MD Antonio Baldassarre.
In a first for the conference, the afternoon sessions featured a panel discussion with Tri-Zen International Singapore Principal Consultant Tony Regan chairing. The session allowed speakers to be more interactive with the audience.