Join us from 21 – 23 May 2019 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, for the world’s leading gathering of mining innovation champions.

Austmine Award finalists have been announced for the most prestigious awards for miners and METS, recognising excellence in innovation and export. See finalists here.

With this year’s theme Mining Innovation: The Next Horizon, our thought provoking conference will once again bring you a panel of exciting industry leaders who are driving conversations around the future of the industry. You’ll hear from BHP, Anglo American, Evolution Mining, Teck Resources, Newmont Mining, Roy Hill, CMOC Northparkes Mines, Iluka Resources, Codelco, OceanaGold and many more.

In addition to the conference program, Austmine 2019 is underpinned by a series of standout interactive elements including live technology demonstrations on a SOLD-OUT exhibition floor and unparalleled opportunities to connect with the world’s leading mining and METS companies, across our pre-conference workshops, Innovation Ideas Exchange, Meet the Miners, networking drinks, speed networking sessions and the fantastic Austmine Industry Leaders’ Dinner and Awards.

attend the AUSTMINE 2019 conference

Austmine 2019

The comprehensive program features a high calibre selection of international and Australian speakers, from mining companies, METS, academia and government to explore cutting-edge mining technology, present case studies on innovative partnerships, and share insights into how collaboration and the adoption of innovation are critical to our sustainable future.

Over the course of three days, there will be workshops, presentations, case studies, networking, industry awards and much more!


Austmine 2019

After sell-out dinners in 2015 and 2017, the mining industry social event of the year returns in 2019! The prestigious Austmine Awards recognise and celebrate the most innovative and successful METS and miners of the year. 

Awards will be presented in the following categories;

  • Austmine Champion of Innovation
  • Austmine Innovation for METS 
  • Austmine Innovation for Miners 
  • Craig Senger Excellence in Export 


Austmine 2019 App

Along with more networking functions, speaker and exhibitors than ever before, your Austmine 2019 registration also includes access to an exclusive conference app. Register now to gain exclusive access to the official Austmine 2019 app and communicate directly with hundreds of miners and METS from around the globe


Austmine 2019 speakers will uncover new ways of working and explore what is needed to drive step change in the next frontier.

Here is a sneak peek. 

See full speaker line-up.

Mike Wundenberg

Vice President Operational Technology and Innovation, Newmont

Andrew Cole

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, OZ Minerals

Natascha viljoen

Group Head Processing, Anglo American

Rafael Estrada

CIO & Manager of Technology, Antamina Mining

Rag Udd

Vice President, Global Transformation, BHP

frans knox

Head of Production, BMA Coal, BHP

Mark Boon

General Manager Transformation & Effectiveness, Evolution Mining

Michelle Ash

Chairman, Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG)

Geoffrey allen

Specialist: Business Improvement, Technology & Innovation, Gold Fields Australia - St Ives Gold Mine


Senior Vice President Mining and Infrastructure, EPIROC

Professor Matthew Barnett

Director, ARC training Centre, mineAlloy

David Moult

Independent Non-Executive Director, Yancoal Australia


  • INTELLIGENT EQUIPMENT: EARTH SHATTERING TECHNOLOGIES - Gain insight into how intelligent equipment can take us to the next frontier, including autonomous heavy vehicles, sensors, drilling and AI.
  • THE HUMAN ELEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY: THE EMBERS THAT LIGHT INNOVATION - Understand how companies are enabling their workforce to create a culture of ideas and processes in order to embrace new solution thinking.
  • ANALYTICS, DATA AND SECURITY: THE CHANGING WINDS - Discover how the latest developments in digital efficiencies, analytics and data systems are leading the change to the industry.
  • INTEGRATION AND CONNECTIVITY: A BREATH OF FRESH AIR - Unearth the latest in digital innovations challenging the status quo of the industry and taking us to a fully connected mine.
  • STRIVING TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY: SEA CHANGE IS COMING - Learn how the industry is striving towards sustainability with the adoption of new technologies, renewable energy sources and world-class processes for water and waste management.

Queensland Government: Letter of Support

Connectivity: Enabling Mining’s Digital Transformation

Implementing Innovation and Fostering New Solution Thinking

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