The 63rd IQA National Conference in Newcastle, Australia supported and strengthened the IQA’s Vision of Educating and Connecting our Extractive and Associated Industries. The theme, Re-think, Re-source, Re-engage, ensured the conference program delivered valuable educational, networking and promotional content to support organisations to maximise the opportunities available both in the lead up to and during the Conference.

The IQA works with the leading suppliers and consultants to the extractive and associated industries. Our sponsors support Branch events, education and training and are vital to the ongoing success of the IQA and the industry. 

For many years the IQA has been supported by three Platinum Sponsors who were on board with us again at this year's conference.

For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2018 sales and revenues of $54.722 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. 

Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) is a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd (Japan) and part of the global and diversified Hitachi Ltd group. HCA is the exclusive distributor of Hitachi and Bell products in Australia. Committed to delivering machinery sales and support to Australian customers across the mining, construction, quarry, forestry, material handling and recycling industries through a wholly-owned national branch network.

Technology and innovation is built into Komatsu’s DNA – Whether it’s ICT based machine management, autonomous haulage mining trucks or fuel-efficient hybrid excavators – Komatsu has been at the forefront of innovation and is why Komatsu is recognised as a technology leader in all sectors of the earthmoving industry. Our commitment to innovation is ongoing, seen through our new SMARTCONSTRUCTION concept and the next generation of Komatsu machines which increase productivity, reduce costs and eliminate rework.

We also acknowledge the support of Destination NSW through the Regional Business Event Development Fund and the City of Newcastle as our host city partner.


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