Everything you need to know about Austmine 2015: Transforming Mining
This summer’s must-attend mining event is the Austmine 2015: Transforming Mining conference in Queensland, Australia. The landmark forum will bring together the most innovative products in the market with the most pressing challenges in the mining sector around the globe today.
Date and Venue Info:
Tuesday, May 19th – Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Royal International Convention Centre Brisbane
Click here to register for the event.
Contact: Megan Edwards, Membership and Communications Manager
P: +61 2 8310 0601
Australia has been a cornerstone for innovation in global mining efforts for many years, championing incredible progress across technology, capability and business opportunity. With the mining industry currently coming out of an extended growth cycle, and coming into a state of balance, innovation and technology are key focus areas. The conference will discuss a wide range of topics including:
• Productivity, Automation and Robotics
• Bringing Innovations to Mining: Collaborating, Commercializing and Adopting
• Mining New Frontiers: Deep, Remote, Offshore and Space
• Data and the Arrival of the IT/OT Convergence
• Operational Excellence: Delivering Real Value to the Business
• Energy Management Across the Entire Operation
• Leadership, Safety and Training
• Break-out Sessions on the themes of: Underground Mining, Open Cut Mining, Coal, Hard Rock.
View the full agenda here.
The international conference and exhibition will feature over 40 senior level speakers from the leading mining, engineering and service provider firms around the world. Attendees will experience a range of new technical and strategic contacts, solutions, and ideas for the future. The event will include speakers such as:
• Phil Edmands, Managing Director, Rio Tinto Australia
• John McGagh, Head of Innovation, Rio Tinto
• Barry Fitzgerald, CEO, Roy Hill
• Peter Stamp, CIO and Director, Information & Process Systems, Alcoa
• David Moult, CEO and MD, Centennial Coal
• Paul Lucey, Head of Projects and Engineering, Gold Fields
• Dr. Joe Cronin, LHD Project Manager, Northparkes
• Greg Hall, MD and CEO, Hillgrove Resources
• Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Chair, Austmine
• Rob Hattingh, General Manager Innovation, Technology and Sustainability, Iluka Resources
• Andrew Scott, Senior Director Mining Information Technology and Automation, Barrick
• Dr. Fred Hess, CEO and Managing Director, PanAust
• Kevin Cain, Vice President Projects, Nautilus Minerals
• Brendan Pearson, Chief Executive, Minerals Council of Australia
• Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine
• Joe Pease, CEEC Chair and AMIRA International Director
• Matt Brown, Senior Surveyor, Peabody Energy
• Dr. Paul Lever, CEO, CRC Mining
For more information about Austmine 2015: Transforming Mining click here.
Axora launches global challenge for digital technology
Axora is launching the world’s first international competition to discover new cost-saving digital technology for industrial companies, which can produce rapid benefits within a year.
The Metals & Mining and Oil & Gas sectors have recently experienced budget cuts of 20% on average, driven by a variety of factors including the global pandemic, slump in demand and price wars. The Axora Cost-Saving Technology Challenge aims to transform these industries by discovering innovative, digital solutions that reduce cost fast and pay for themselves, whilst achieving the same or improved productivity, health and safety and sustainability standards.
“While digital solutions can help to get work done quicker and more cost-effectively, they typically require a three-year ROI, and if there’s no flexibility in the budget, a full budget planning cycle is needed to get things moving”, said Dr. Nick Mayhew, Chief Commercial Officer, Axora.
“Yet, extra financial cost is often incurred in delaying digital projects, so customers have asked us to highlight solutions that can have an ‘in year payback’ whereby the cost spent on the solution and deployment will be more than recovered within the budget year - this accelerates the timeline and drives positive business impact, quickly.”
The Axora Cost-Saving Technology Challenge
Axora is keen to learn of any digital cost-saving innovation which: meets the 12-month payback timeframe; can be deployed in any part of the value chain including upstream, downstream or midstream oil and gas, metals processing or mining; and is ready for market. The Axora Cost-Saving Technology Challenge is open to entrepreneurs, start-ups, academics and sector leaders across the world. The competition will be judged by a panel of leading industry experts.
“We’re passionate about supporting our industries and customers through all forms of digital transformation and the cost-saving solutions we are searching for could also provide a lifeline to many mining and metals and oil and gas companies in the current economic climate,” added Dr. Mayhew.
Improving productivity, safety and sustainability
Up to ten finalists will be chosen to pitch their solutions at a digital pitch day later this year, after which Axora will validate the ROI models and vet the solutions. The winner will receive the ‘Axora Market Accelerator’ sales and marketing package worth £10,000. This includes a two-hour workshop, promotion through Axora’s thought leadership content and inclusion into its digital demand engines, providing the opportunity for the winning solution to benefit thousands of industrial companies. Entries are open until May 31. Full details of the competition including terms and conditions can be found here.
To learn more about the Axora B2B digital solutions marketplace read our feature in the latest issue of Mining Global magazine.