Global Mining Leaders Set to Discuss Innovation in Perth

Posted: 04/30/2013
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International mining leaders will be speaking about the latest innovation and technology shaping the mining sector at the Austmine 2013 International Conference & Exhibition, which is being held in Perth, Australia, on the 20-23 May 2013 at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Key speakers at Austmine 2013 will include industry leaders from: Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Newcrest, Gold Fields, Anglogold Ashanti, Barrick Gold , and National ICT Australia.
In a recent interview ahead of his presentation at Austmine 2013, John McGagh, Head of Innovation for Rio Tinto discussed the importance of utilising new technology and innovation to improve productivity.

"Without technology and without new ways of doing things, we will not do what we need to do to stay in front of that productivity curve, and the mining industry has to react to the demands of the emerging nations, and in particular, Australia has to survive and thrive as an international miner in the global context" said McGagh.

Austmine 2013 is set to focus on some of the most prosperous mining regions around the world, including Australia, Africa, Russia, Latin America, Mongolia and greater China. It will also address how Australia will remain competitive in the current market through advanced technology and innovation.

"With the theme of Australian Technology: Inspiring Global Mining Innovation, we believe the Austmine 2013 will provide a unique opportunity for the international mining community to come together to discuss the future direction of the industry and look at such issues as productivity and cost containment" said Alan Broome AM, Chairman, Austmine. Key themes at the Austmine 2013 event include:

  • Western Australia as a global mining opportunities hub
  • Mining’s technology future
  • Mining technology partnerships: taking the supply chain global
  • Improving operation performance through automation
  • Business improvement and operational excellence in a tightening economy
  • Ensuring workforce safety, training and environmental security

There will also be specialist focused workshops available, as well as organised field trips. For more information, visit For more content specific to Austmine please click here to view.


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