The third Future of Mining Australia conference, taking place at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth on March 23-24, will build on the content of previous years, promising a strategic agenda delivering a wide range of content spanning the entire mining life cycle.
The key speakers on the agenda so far include Jake Klein, executive chairman, Evolution Mining; Gerard Barron, CEO & chairman, DeepGreen Metals Inc; Nneoma Nwogu, senior counsel, the World Bank Group; Matthew Johnson, partner, global head of mining, Hogan Lovells; Lesley A Warren, Claudette Mackay-Lassonde Chair in Mineral Engineering, director, Lassonde Institute of Mining University of Toronto; Ben Adair, CEO, CRC ORE; and Thomas Schröder, head of climate action, South Pole.
The agenda is shaped around opportunities, challenges and new developments within exploration, mine development, processing, sustainability, connectivity/digitisation and leadership.
Topics that will be discussed include:
- Changing with the times: Where is mining lagging and leading the 21st century industry charge to be relevant, responsive, sustainable and valuable?;
- Defining industry's climate change action through the lens of the circular economy: How is the industry reducing greenhouse gas emissions by using more energy-efficient technology, improving waste management and becoming a bigger part of solutions rather than being a perceived problem?;
- Empowering women in mining: Achieving the right mix of skills, ethnicity, gender and generations offering a plethora of benefits to help deal with the rapidly evolving challenges facing the industry; and
- Achieving mining operational excellence with artificial intelligence: Exploring the use of machine learning and deep learning in mine development.
The conference is supported by partnering solution providers, including MMD, Motion Metrics, VEGA, AspenTech, Conveyor Manufacturers Australia, Honeywell, iVolve, LASE, Uptake, Petra and Unearthed.
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