Back to the future in Denver

The second Future of Mining Americas conference, which takes place in Denver, Colorado, US, on October 21-22, will focus on digitalisation, innovation and the future workforce
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With more than 250 professionals expected to be in attendance, the event will cover a range of content spanning right across the entire mining life cycle with technology, development and sustainability at its core. The agenda focuses on areas of development and the challenges ahead as mining begins to look beyond the now and plan for the future.  

Some fo the questions the conference will seek to answer include:

  • How can the risk of a tailings storage facility (TSF) failure be managed from the outset?
  • How can miners build and integrate an effective digital strategy into their operations?
  • What steps can the industry take towards breaking down barriers and being more open to real collaboration and sharing information?
  • How real is the risk of falling short in the quest for new industry talent?

Key speakers on the agenda include: Bert Odinet, VP and chief innovation officer, Freeport McMoRan; Gordana Slepcev, chief operating officer, Anaconda Mining; Randy Weimer, environmental manager, Sibanye-Stillwater; Joshua Serfass, director, corporate communication, Integra Resources; Lesley Warren, director, Lassonde Institute of Mining, University of Toronto; Thomas Kirk, senior associate, Rocky Mountain Institute; and Jon Wylie, president, Global Natural Resources, Proudfoot.

The conference is also supported by partnering solution providers Komatsu, MMD, Proudfoot, Isometrix, Scania, thyssenkrupp, Uptake, Amcast and VEGA.

The Future of Mining conference series now has a foothold around the globe with the Future of Mining Australia (third edition taking place in Sydney on March 23-24, 2020) and the recent successful launch of the Future of Mining EMEA (September 4-5) in London, UK.

For more information on the Denver show visit the event website.