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The Future of Mining sponsored by Fluidmesh is a world-class, free to attend conference taking place at AIMEX in 2017. The program will deliver operational improvements for all mining techniques and bring together industry leaders and mining experts allowing visitors the opportunity to create a personalised program that addresses specific areas related to their job function or site.

With guidance from the industry, the Future of Mining Conference will feature keynote addresses from key mining personnel, case study presentations and white paper discussions.

The Future of Mining Conference focuses on 3 key themes which include: 
 Mining Innovation   Surface Mining  Underground Mining

Day 1: Tuesday 29 August 2017





Opening Welcome

David Moult Non-Executive Chairman and Former Centennial Coal’s CEO

10:35am – 11:30am

Panel Discussion: Setting the scene – Outlook for the Australian Mining Resources Industry

Session Chair:
Alex Tonks, Managing Consultant, CRU

Panellists include:
Stephen Galilee, CEO, NSW Mining
Mick Buffier, Chairman, World Coal Association
Adrian Hart, Senior Economist, Infrastructure & Mining, BIS Oxford Economics

11:35am - 12:20pm

Keynote Session: Case Study Collaboration, Technology and Innovation

 John Richards, Chairman, The Bloomfield Group

12:20pm - 12:40pm

Conference Sponsor: Advantages of Wireless MPLS Networks for Mining Automation in comparison with 802.11 Mesh and Private LTE

Cosimo Malesci, Fluidmesh Networks LLC

12:40pm – 1:20pm

Creating Trust, Commitment and Sustainable Operational and Safety Results

 Paul Moynagh, Co- founder and Growth Director, Fewzion

1:20pm – 2:00pm



2:00pm – 2:45pm

  How the Digital Transformation is Driving to an Increasing Efficiency Mining Operation

 Ian Larsen, Strategic Account Development Manager, General Electric (GE)

2:50pm – 3:50pm

Panel session: Methods and Strategies to Monitor Health, Safety and Wellbeing of Workers

Session Chair:
Julia Cohen, Director, Safety Health and Wellbeing, Human Resources, University of Sydney 

Panelists include:
Natasha Jager, National Manager, Workplace Safety, Alcohol and Drug Foundation
Lucy Flemming, Managing Director/CEO, Coal Services
Dr Trent Watson, CEO and Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Ethos Health

 3:50pm – 4:00pm

 Unearthed Sydney Big Data Hackathon Winners

 Holly Bridgwater, Industry Lead - Crowdsourcing, Unearthed

 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Innovation – Made in Germany

Session Chair:
Klaus Stöckmann, Deputy Managing Director, VDMA Mining

Benjamin Kuenstle, Herrenknecht AG 
Michael Mulcahy, marco Systemanalyse 
Morné Breytenbach, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH 
André Hanke, F. E. Schulte Strathaus GmbH & Co. KG 
Sebastian Stolle, Herzog GmbH 
Carlo Rothschuh, indurad GmbH 
John Keenan, Schwing GmbH

Day 2: 30 August 2017




10:30am – 11:30am

 Panel Discussion: Championing Technology and Innovation in ‘New Normal’ Environment

Session Chair:
Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine

Panelists include:
Dr Ewan Sellers, Research Director for Hard Rock Mining, CSIRO
Professor Paul Lever, CEO, Mining3
Jeannette Mcgill, Head of Telstra Mining Services, Telstra
Steve Burgess, Executive General Manager Operations Excellence, Centennial Coal

11:35am - 12:20pm 



12:20pm – 12:50pm



12:30pm - 1:00pm

Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health at Work – What you need to know!

Natasha Jager, National Manager, Workplace Safety, Alcohol and Drug Foundation

1:20pm - 2:05pm

The Influence of Mine Haul Road Design and Maintenance on Tyre Performance

Ian Campbell, Operations Support Specialist , Kal Tire

2:10pm – 2:55pm

 Challenges in Minerals Processing and Opportunities for The Industry

Kevin Galvin, Laureate Professor, University of Newcastle

3:00pm – 3:45pm

  Innovations in Bulk Materials Handling

Brian Moore, Bulk Materials Handling Lead / Australia – Asia Region, Global Lead: Centre of Excellence in Granular Flow Performance, Hatch

Day 3: 31 August 2017
Time Session Speakers

10:30am – 11:30am

Panel Discussion: Building Bridges for Greater Mining Success

Session Chair:
Dr Vanessa Guthrie, Chair, Minerals Council of Australia

Panelists include:
Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine
Ric Gros, Ceo, Metsignited
Dr Bernd Länger, Manager, Competence Centre for Mining & Resources
German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Alex Lester, GM, Nautitch
Dr Jonathon Ralston, Principal Research Engineer Coal Mining Research Program, CSIRO Energy

 11:35am -12:20pm

 Updates to the Standards and Industry Practice Around Gas Detection

 Tim Wylie, Chief Technology Officer, Ampcontrol

12:25pm - 1:10pm

 Advanced Cloud Based Maintenance Systems and its Application at Mine Sites

 Simon Van Wegan, Product Manager, Maintenance, Modular Mining Systems

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