Mining IQ in partnership with Austmine, Australia’s peak industry body representing the Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) industry, has announced the biennial Austmine 2013 International Conference and Exhibition – Australia’s premier mining innovation and technology event.The event is taking place in Perth, Australia, between 20-23 May 2013 at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, showcasing the most innovative technologies and services which provide solutions to challenges faced by the mining industry around the globe.
“With the theme of Australian Technology: Inspiring Global Mining Innovation, we believe the Austmine 2013 will provide a unique opportunity for the international mining community to come together to discuss the future direction of the industry and look at such issues as productivity and cost containment.
Austmine is looking forward to partnering with Mining IQ to further position Australia as a leader in mining technology and innovation,” said Alan Broome AM, Chairman, Austmine.
The event is set to focus on some of the most prosperous mining regions around the world, including the Pilbara, Western Australia; West Africa; Russia; Brazil and Mongolia. It will also address how Australia will remain competitive in the current market through advanced technology and innovation.
Megan Edwards, General Manager of Mining IQ, a mining learning portal and an online community focusing on providing mining professionals around the world with industry know-how, believes Australia’s advanced technology in mining will become vital in a challenging economy.
“With all the uncertainty and fluctuations in the market right now, there has never been a more critical time for this kind of event. Australian mining is known around the globe for its innovation and forward thinking in technology, which will be all the more important in a more challenging economy – to all nations. This is an event that all those involved in the industry must attend,” said Megan Edwards, General Manager of Mining IQ.
Speakers already confirmed include David Peever, Managing Director, and John McGagh, Head of Innovation, at Rio Tinto Australia. Rio Tinto has also jumped on as principal sponsor of the event.
Key themes to be explored at the event include:
• Western Australia as a global mining opportunities hub
• Mining’s technology future
• Supply chain effectiveness
• Environmental management and engaging local communities
• Improving operational performance and cost efficiencies
• Progressive workforce safety
• Globalisation of the industry
Specialist focused workshops will also be included in the conference, as well as organised field trips.
For more information, visit www.austmine2013.com.