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7-9th August 2020

Welcome

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Minister for Tourism Industry Development, The Hon Kate Jones MP

Welcome to the 2019 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo, the biggest and richest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere.

This year the event celebrates its Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years since its inception in 1959 and 60 years of non-stop rodeo action that has grown to attract nearly 40,000 total attendees to the outback mining town.

Events are vital to the Queensland economy. They promote our beautiful destinations, attract visitors which supports local jobs. This event is part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, worth $800 million to the state’s economy.

Congratulations to the event organisers and all involved in delivering another successful event. The success of this event bears testament to the rodeo once again winning the Gold Award for best Festivals and Events at the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

If you’re visiting Mount Isa for the event, I encourage you to get out and explore Queensland’s diverse outback region and take an adventure of a lifetime.

The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for Tourism Industry Development

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Glencore Copper Assets Australia CEO, Mike Westerman And Glencore Zinc Assets Australia CEO, Greg Ashe

Mount Isa Mines returns in 2019 as a founding partner, naming rights and gold sponsor of the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo. We’ve been on board as a sponsor since the first rodeo in 1959.

To celebrate 60 years of rodeo this year, Mount Isa Mines is also sponsoring the International Rodeo Challenge where Australia’s best cowboys and cowgirls compete against the best North America has to offer.

So why does Mount Isa Mines support the Isa Rodeo each year? The answer is simple. The iconic, Australian Tourism

Award-winning event attracts nearly 40,000 spectators and participants to the region every year, and injects more than $10 million to the local and $15 million to the state economies respectively.

This weekend, thousands of rodeo fans will converge on our city to watch more than 600 national and international riders compete for their share of $230,000 in cash and prizes. Good luck to all the competitors and spectators. Hold onto your hats, and welcome to the 2019 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo.

Mike Westerman
Chief Operating Officer - Glencore Copper Assets Australia

Greg Ashe
Chief Operating Officer - Glencore Zinc Assets Australia

Mayor of Mount Isa, Joyce McCulloch

Mayor of Mount Isa, Joyce McCulloch

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Mount Isa, the City of Opportunity, and to the 2019 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo, which is this year celebrating its diamond anniversary. Mount Isa City Council is proud to support this iconic and legendary event, which, from its humble beginnings 60 years ago, is today the biggest and richest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere and has won multiple tourism awards.

Our Council is ambitious and forward-thinking, and has a vision that supports the future growth and prosperity of Mount Isa. Thank you to the many local residents, Rotarians, businesses and volunteers who do so much every year to ensure every Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is such a spectacular and unforgettable event.

Joyce McCulloch
Mayor of Mount Isa

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Mount Isa Mines Rodeo CEO, Natalie Flecker

Welcome to all our past champions, competitors, visitors and volunteers who have made their way back to Mount Isa to celebrate with us for 60 Years of Rodeo.

We were so proud to see the Rodeo achieving gold at the Queensland Tourism Awards and Australian Tourism Awards. On a personal level, I would like to particularly thank the volunteers, our local community, board members, strategic partners and sponsors, many of whom have been partnering with us for over a decade and some since 1959!

Enjoy this most special Mount Isa Mines Rodeo, our 60th Diamond Jubilee.

Natalie Flecker
Chief Executive Officer - Mount Isa Mines Rodeo