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The Future of Mining 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

Panellists include: Stephen Galilee, CEO, NSW Mining
Mick Buffier, Chairman, World Coal Association

11:35am - 12:20pm

Keynote Session: Case Study Collaboration, technology and innovation

 John Richards, Chairman, The Bloomfield Group

12:50pm – 1:20pm

Creating Trust, Commitment and Sustainable Operational and Safety Results

 Paul Moynagh, Co- founder and Growth Director, Fewzion
Glen Brittain, Qld UG Operations Mgr Anglo American Australia (TBA)

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

 Panelists include:
Natasha Jager, National Manager, Workplace Safety, Alcohol and Drug Foundation
Lucy Flemming, Managing Director/CEO, Coal Services

 3:50pm – 4:00pm

 Unearthed Sydney Big Data Hackathon Winners

 Zane Prickett, Director, Unearthed

Day 2: 30 August 2017




10:30am – 11:30am

 Panel Discussion: Championing technology and innovation in ‘new normal’ environment

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 

 Meeting the Challenge of Innovation

 Larry Lopez, Director of Accelerating Commercialisation, Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

12:20pm – 1:20pm



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

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 Mark Dunn, 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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