QLD WIQ 4th Annual Conference

In 2020, thanks to COVID-19, the Insitute of Quarrying (IQA), like many businesses, had to become agile and adaptable to cope with the changing landscape.  This meant that work we had planned may have been adapted or put on hold until it is appropriate and safe to deliver.  We are pleased to be able to reschedule the Annual Women In Quarrying (WIQ) Queensland Conference for 2020.



The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) is pleased to invite you to the QLD Women In Quarrying (WIQ) 4th Annual Conference being held Thursday 19th November 2020.

The QLD WIQ Annual Conference has a long and successful history having successfully engaged hundreds of people to participate in networking/education events for the first time, provided leadership opportunities and profiled amazing career opportunities and leaders in the industry.

The IQA will continue to work with the WIQ network to look at the overall diversity of our industry, encourage younger people to engage and look at ways of promoting the wonderful career paths within the industry as a whole.

We look forward to welcoming you to the QLD WIQ 4th Annual Conference 2020.

Untapped Resources – A conference hosted by IQA Women in Quarrying

The theme, “Untapped Resources” recognises not only the diversity in our industry, but the growing need to approach workforce development in different ways as businesses continue to face a number of challenges when attracting and retaining talent.

Do you wonder about the future of our industry? How we keep up with changes in recycling and technology? You’ll find these answers and more. Our people pioneer radical R&D and left-of-centre thinking, embracing technology advancements to optimise how we do business every single day. We’ll discuss the untapped resources in our industry – our minds, new technologies, or advancements in recycled products and environmental management.

We aim to build on this success and specifically address how to harness one of the industry’s untapped resource – people.

We recognise untapped resources will be varied among quarry businesses and associated industries; it may involve:

  • encouraging both men and women into non-traditional roles
  • improving recruitment practices that support attracting a diverse workforce
  • growing women in leadership roles, and
  • recognising what skill sets will be needed in the future

We’re passionate about developing the careers and personal potential of women and men in the extractive and associated industries. The Qld WIQ Conference 2020 event provides the opportunity for career boosting learning and networking.


  Click on the following link to view the program brochure > Qld WIQ Conference Brochure

Who will attend?

The program is designed to motivate and inspire frontline staff, provide real examples and case studies for managers who want to broaden the engagement of staff, showcase achievements of leaders to inspire the next generation. WIQ welcomes men and women at all levels within the quarrying and extractive industries.

Registration Now Open!

Registration for the IQA Qld WIQ 4th Annual Conference is now open.  Get in early and secure your place as numbers are limited to ensure the venue is within government COVID-19 event guidelines.  Registrations close Monday 16th November 2020, unless sold out prior.

Members: $80.00 (inc GST)

Non-Members: $100.00 (inc GST)

  • Attendance at conference sessions as per the conference program
  • Refreshments, lunch, networking drinks, as per the conference program


For those travelling, conference accommodation rates at the Glen Hotel are available. To book, please contact the hotel directly on (07) 3270 6666.

Thanks to our WIQ Conference Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge our Sponsors and Supporters, whose invaluable support make this event possible.







19/11/2020 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
The Glen Hotel 24 Gaskell St Eight Mile Plains Brisbane, QLD 4113 AUSTRALIA
Registration has closed. Please contact [email protected]

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To register another person without their log-in details, please call the IQA team on 02 9484 0577.


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