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Future of Mining Australia returns to Sydney with the focus on technology, development, sustainability and startups

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Taking place from 25-26 March 2019, The Future of Mining Australia conference addresses the long-term goals of the industry with an agenda that has been created by bringing together an advisory board of select leading mining experts and new talent.  

With over  500 professionals expected to be in attendance at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, it will cover a vast range of content spanning right across the entire mining life cycle with technology, development and sustainability at its core, focusing on areas of development and the challenges ahead as mining begins to look beyond the now and plan for the future.   

Key questions the conference will seek to answer include:

  • Disruption in mining: Which social, geo-political, economic forces and market trends are reshaping the mining industry?
  • Influencing change: How are mining companies re-focussing their efforts on creating a united workforce this is driven by innovation, problem-solving, collaboration and transparency?
  • Value chain optimisation: How is the industry challenging itself to develop new ideas, out-of-the-box strategies and next level optimisation?
  • Game changing equipment:  Which new technologies are and will be being applied across the mining lifecycle to change the future of mining?
  • The human effect:  How can we continue to liberate our workforce through new job creation, training and development?

Speakers delivering on these topic areas include John Welborn, CEO & Managing Director, Resolute; Joanne Farrell, Group Executive, Health, Safety & Environment, Rio Tinto; Ricus Grimbeek, Chief Operating Officer, North Atlantic Operations and Asian Refineries, Vale Base Metals; Jake Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Evolution Mining; Friska Wirya, Change Lead - Digital, Newcrest Mining, Sabina Shugg AM, Hub Director, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mining Innovation Hub – CRC ORE; Allan Trench, Professor of Practice, MBA Director, University of Western Australia; Dr Richard Lilly, National Exploration Under Cover School (NExUS) Program Leader and Economic Geology Research Fellow, University of Adelaide; Timothy Martin, Principal Technology Business Partner, Olympic Dam Technology, BHP; Dr Chris Wijns Group Geophysicist, First Quantum Minerals; Terry Burgess, Chair, Tonsley Innovation District Steering Committee and more.

The conference is well supported by an extensive array of solution providers specialising in mining equipment, engineering, analytics, Internet of Things, digitisation, consulting, advisory and Artificial Intelligence. These include Caterpillar, Komatsu, Epiroc, MMD, Honeywell, Inmarsat, Motion Metrics, Proudfoot, Howden, MST Global, Vega, and Petra Data Science.

For those who are interested in discussing new ideas, concepts and strategies the Future of Mining is a great opportunity to join like-minded peers in sharing your thoughts.

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