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Posted on May 8th, 2019 in LATEST NEWS

Earth shattering technologies, digital efficiency, and the human element of mining are some of the forward-looking themes to be covered at Austmine 2019: Mining Innovation – The Next Horizon conference set for Brisbane next month.

To be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 21 to 23 May, Austmine 2019 is the world’s leading mining innovation conference.

Top thought leaders from around the globe will decipher the challenges facing the sector’s Next Horizon, with a variety of key topics encompassing forthcoming issues from both equipment and methodology perspectives.

“Austmine 2019 is really about identifying, unpacking and evaluating the future trends in the mining industry that are related to innovation,” said Christine Gibbs Stewart, Austmine Chief Executive Officer.

“We are really looking at the strategic issues facing the industry, looking at that through the challenges that are happening and what we need to do to respond, and what is available to respond to those challenges.

“We’re looking at across operations and processing, for both underground and open pit mining.”

Included in the roll call of senior mining industry guest speakers will be representatives from global players such as Orica, BHP, Codelco, Newmont, Woodside Energy and Anglo American, to name a few.

These thought-provoking presentations will explore a multitude of progressive themes currently on the cards for the industry.

Featured topics to be explored at Austmine 2019 include a deep dive into Intelligent Equipment: Earth Shattering Technologies, with a focus on new machinery and techniques, including autonomous heavy vehicles, sensors, drilling and AI.

The Human Element of Technology: The Embers that Light Innovation will cover how companies are enabling their workforce to embrace new solution thinking, by creating a culture of ideas and efficient processes.

Focus will be placed on the field of Analytics, Data and Security: The Changing Winds, with the latest developments in digital efficiencies, analytics, and data systems that are leading the transformation of the mining industry.

Austmine 2019 will also unearth the latest in digital innovations, with a theme of Integration and Connectivity: A Breath of Fresh Air, which will challenge the status quo of the industry, with the push towards fully connected mining.

Finally, Striving Towards Sustainability: A Sea Change is Coming, will examine how the industry is moving towards sustainability with the adoption of new technologies, renewable energy sources, and world-class processes for water and waste management.

Austmine 2019 will consist of the core conference itself and a series of interactive workshops, plus a multi-day interactive exhibition showcasing the very latest in innovation and technology from over 90 world leading companies, and finally a series of networking opportunities highlighted by the Austmine Industry Leaders’ Dinner and Awards evening on 22nd May.