Austmine is delighted to announce its world-leading mining innovation conference will be held in Perth from 25-27 May 2021, with BHP as the Principal Sponsor.

Austmine CEO, Christine Gibbs Stewart, said the conference theme, ‘Harnessing Intelligence’, will explore the importance of optimising the interaction between people, processes and technology, further positioning Australia as the global hub for mining innovation.

“Given its importance to the Australian economy and continuing global demand, the mining industry has been able to weather the global pandemic relatively well. While the pathway forward might be uncertain, the need for innovation and technology in areas such as automation, remote monitoring and advanced communications, has been accelerated,” Ms Gibbs Stewart said.

“The Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector has always been a leader in the creation and adoption of new technologies. We have a unique opportunity to continue to lead in this area, particularly as other mining nations look to us for guidance in the new COVID world.

Austmine 2021 will bring together executive-level leaders and thinkers to showcase how they are utilising innovation to lead change in a more competitive, sustainable and efficient way, into the future.

Ms Gibbs Stewart said the 2021 conference might be one of the first major opportunities for the industry to come together since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place.

“As a community, we will be hungry to collaborate to build a resilient, future-focused industry. There are many brilliant, innovative minds in mining and METS, and when we work together, we can only move our industry forward,” Ms Gibbs Stewart said.

“I’m thrilled to welcome BHP as our principal sponsor. This event is part of BHP and Austmine’s strategic partnership to advance the interests of the METS sector and fast-track technology adoption in mining. Through this partnership, Austmine 2021 will deliver an exciting and cutting-edge event, with a high calibre conference program and valuable networking opportunities for delegates and exhibitors alike,” Ms Gibbs Stewart said.

The Austmine Conference is the leading, global mining innovation event. Held every two years, the event features more than 50 mining innovation and technology experts across a two-day conference program and interactive pre-conference workshops. The event is underpinned by a series of standout educational and networking opportunities, including a trade exhibition featuring live demonstrations, the collaborative Ideas Exchange, Meet the Miners and the social highlight, the Austmine Industry Leaders’ Dinner and Awards.

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