AIMEX's free-to-attend conference is an essential platform for the industry to keep up-to-date with best practices and have an open and transparent dialogue that will drive the sector forward. With decarbonisation and technological evolution being more important than ever before, it’s vital that we come together and stay part of the conversation. 

In 2019, the conference featured over 30 industry leading experts presenting over 15 hours of case studies and targeted presentations to visitors.


AIMEX 2023 hosted a robust free-to-attend conference for the mining sector addressing the issues most pressing and offering real-time solutions. 

Decarbonisation in Mining

  • Australia's critical mineral strategy and the future generation for Mining
  • Electrification of a mining fleet: How to select the correct powertrain architecture for your vehicle
  • Harnessing Hydrogen – Transforming the mining industry

Technical Innovation

  • Collaborative R&D for technical innovation in Mining
  • Using advanced, real-time data and AI to create efficient load and haul circuits
  • The Transformative Impacts of Technology on Mining Infrastructure

Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG)

  • Renewable Integration – Opportunities and Challenges
  • Value from the Circular Economy in Mining
  • Leveraging technology to advance ESG practices in mining


Adrian Beer
METS Ignited

Bjorn Everts
Partnerships Manager - Mining,
Resources and Energy, Tasman Environmental Markets (TEM)

Brendan Tapley
Managing Director,

Chris Beal
Founding CEO,

Clare Sykes
Managing Director,
Larkin Sykes Advisory

Craig Rapson
Global Business Development Director Industry - Mining, Minerals, Cement Danfoss Power Electronics and Drives

Daniel Cariola
ANZ XR Lead, Accenture

Darren Burrows
Senior Geophysicist,
Fleet Space Technologies

David Polkinghorne
Mining Analytics Manager,
CR Powered by Epiroc

Dr Fiona Simon
Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC)

Gregory Fyffe
General Manager - APAC, 5B

Gregory Piper
Principal Engineer - Hybrid & Renewable Systems, Yurika

Prof. Ismet Canbulat
Professor & Head of School at Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering, UNSW Sydney

Ivan Fernandez
Vice President,
Australian & New Zealand,
Frost & Sullivan

James McGuire
Health, Safety, Environmental, Social and Governance Lead,

John Fennell
International Copper
Association Australia

Jon McNish
Chief of Strategy & Sustainability, Margosa Graphite

Karen Sanders
Director and Co-founder,
Real Serious Games

Assoc. Prof. Liza Forbes
Group Leader Flotation Chemistry,
University of Queensland

Dr Nathan G.E. Kirchner
Executive Chair & CSO, Director Robotics Australia Group, Venture Partner Melt Ventures & Special Advisor, Laing O’Rourke

Peter Craig
National Manager – Coal, Jennmar Australia

Prof. Ravi Naidu
CEO, CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment

Prof. Ross McAree
Head of the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, University of Queensland

Ryan Rodriguez
ESG Team Lead, ISN

Assoc. Prof. Steven Micklethwaite
Program Leader - Resourcing Decarbonisation Program, University of Queensland

Thomas Holdstock
Infinite System Design Pty Ltd

Tim Taylor
Business Development Manager, Zenith Energy

Valentina Petrone
Associate Director,
Circular Economy Lead - Waste Management & Resource Recovery WSP Australia