The first edition of the Future of Mining EMEA conference took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue from 4th - 5th September 2019.

The Conference, which was organised in conjunction with Mining Magazine, brought together over 200 senior mining executives to discuss and debate the current and future mining landscape.

The agenda was designed to focus on the themes of Social License, Sustainability, Risk Management, Digital Strategy and Industry Collaboration

We saw Nicky Black, Managing Director of Social & Economic Development at ICMM discuss how the social license to operate issue has transformed in recent years to one of the primary challenges facing the mining industry globally today; Daria Goncharova, Chief Sustainability Officer at Polymetal International PLC shared her expertise on how to limit the mining industries environmental footprint. The audience was also treated to a keynote panel on how Miners can integrate an effective digital strategy into their operations. The panel included top mining experts, Nestor Aleman Esteban, Regional IT Project Manager - West Africa, Kinross Gold; Dr Gargi Misram Principle Consultant, Hatch; Maxelino Nelson, Global Industry Leader, IBM & Dr Declan Vogt, Lecturer - Robotics & Automation, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter.

With its diverse content programme, the conference enabled a wide variety of conversations and connections in all avenues of mining and gave opportunity for the attendees to establish lasting relationships which go beyond the scope of the conference.

Future of Mining EMEA 2019 highlights

Disrupt Consulting: New Solutions, Engagement, and Methodologies - Proudfoot
Jon Wylie, President Global Natural Resources, Proudfoot

Cross-industry Innovation as Source of Paradigm Shifting Ideas for Mining - Ravel AS
Sakalima Sikaneta, Founder & CEO, Ravel AS

Safe Operations as Your Performance Improvement Mantra
Jon Wylie, President Global Natural Resources, Proudfoot

Automating Routine Operational Decisions with Artificial Intelligence - Motion Metrics
Dr Shahram Tafazoli, President & CEO, Motion Metrics

Current Supervisory Competencies and its Impacts Now and for the Future - OIM Group
Arjen de Bruin, CEO, OIM

Risk Management: The Many Faces of Risk
John Mackenzie,CEO: Mining, Audley Capital Advisors LLP, Iain Pickard, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Strategia and Dr Kym Morton, International Mine Water Strategist, KLM Consulting Services Pty Ltd

How Mining can go Green to Keep it Clean - Polymetal
Daria Goncharova, Chief Sustainability Officer, Polymetal International PLC

Capital Projects: Supporting Owners, EPCM, and Contractors to Achieve Your Goals
Jon Wylie, President Global Natural Resources, Proudfoot

Extracting Future Mineral Resources with Cutting Edge Technologies
Samantha Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Argo Natural Resources

How Industry and Governments can Collaborate Moving Forwards
Nils Handler, Research Assistant, Federal Institute of Geosciences & Natural Resources - German Government

Overcoming a Lack of Trust: Securing Social License to Operate - ICMM
Nicky Black, Director of Social & Economic Development, International Council of Mining and Metals

Challenging The Norm - Polymetal
Tania Tchedaeva, Director of Corporate Governance, Polymetal International PLC

Roadmap to the Digital Mine -Resolute Mining
Mathew Allan, Senior Project Engineer, Resolute

Utilising Technology to Eliminate Live Work and Mining Hazards - ICMM
Mark Holmes, Manager, Health & Safety, ICMM

Building an Effective and Sustainable LTE Network in Underground Mines
John Park, General Manager, Metstech Pty Ltd

Get SaaSy - Motion Metrics
Shahram Tafazoli PhD, CEO and Founder, Motion Metrics International

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