Meet the miners

Austmine is excited to again host the highly popular Meet the Miners session on Day 1 of Austmine 2021 Conference.

Meet the miner

Meet the Miners will foster closer collaboration between miners and METS, opening up dialogue around current operational issues, key initiatives and project requirements. Through direct engagement with senior management, Austmine members will better understand the business fundamentals and operational factors driving decision-making on projects around the world. This session provides an avenue to gain insights into the supply needs and requirements of major miners and their current priorities for implementation of innovative procedures and solutions on site, potentially saving time in the future procurement process. This is an unparalleled opportunity for Austmine members to establish and develop relationships with mining companies attending the conference.

For mining companies, it is an opportunity to help current and potential suppliers in understanding their needs and challenges, to assist in building capabilities in line with these. It is also an opportunity for miners to discover new METS companies, major innovations and smart solutions, to help in identifying and achieving productivity, safety, environmental and efficiency goals. 

Meet the Miners will bring together 16 miners representing local and international mining companies. The format will consist of 3 groups of 4 mining companies, each sitting at a table with a facilitator. Each Austmine member will be separated into 1 of the 3 groups and will have 15 minutes at each of the 4 tables, meeting all 4 miners over the course of the hour. These groups will run simultaneously.

We encourage you to maximise the value by asking key questions to companies in attendance.

Confirmed Miners
John O’Callaghan, Head of Metallurgy, Newcrest
John Lewins, CEO, K92
Debbie Erasmus, Practice Lead Processing Technology, South32
Cornelius Tarai, Mine Planning Engineer, Gold Fields
Chris Schmid, Innovation Manager, Iluka


Wednesday, 26 May 2021

1.00pm – 2.00pm


Meeting Room 7, Level 2, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre


This event is open to Austmine members who have registered for the Austmine 2021 Conference only. If you would like to attend, please email to confirm your registration.