Sep 30, 2016

The best tweets from Minexpo 2016

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Minexpo 2016 in full swing
Minexpo 2016 has come to an end. Even though we weren’t there to experience it first hand, Mining Global has been keeping a close eye...

Minexpo 2016 has come to an end.

Even though we weren’t there to experience it first hand, Mining Global has been keeping a close eye on social media to look at some of the best images, tweets, videos and just about everything and anything to come out of the biggest mining event worldwide.

So without further ado. Here are some of our favourite bits.

Komatsu – and people try and tell you that Minexpo isn’t something special. Then a wedding takes place. No seriously.

The Las Vegas convention and visitors centre – with what looks like a model village image. That it as actual mine truck. The sheer scope of the technology involved is just breath-taking.

Dassault Systemes – brings it virtual reality technology to the mining industry

Cat mining – it's not all technology on display, CEO Doug Oberhelman talks customer expectations and, well, technological innovation, looking back to a previous Minexpo appearence in 2008 where some of the tech on display from Caterpillar was only .

AirwareFresh off the news that the company has acquired Redbird, providers of drone data analytics platform for mining, aggregates and construction industries, Airware go the extra mile to prove their drone analysis will get the best views of mine data possible.


Joy Global – a joyous occasion – Komatsu and Joy Global in July announced an agreement in which Komatsu will acquire Joy Global. CEOs Ohashi and Doheny turned up at Minecxpo2016 to talk all things new innovations driving customer when the acquition is complete in 2017, and post for a lovely photo.


We’ll be looking to profile more of the big talking points coming out of Minexpo 2016 in an upcoming issue of Mining Global, so stay tuned.

But we will leave you with the last tweet:

Minexpo bringing the curtain down on a fantastic event and reminding you all to pencil the next event in your diaries.

Four years from now.

Basically just pencil it in each new diary you get until then.


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Jan 30, 2019

Deloitte predicts industry transformation - Tracking the Trends 2019 report

Daniel Brightmore
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Deloitte reveals top ten trends transforming mining in annual Tracking the Trends report
Deloitte has published the eleventh edition of its an...

Deloitte has published the eleventh edition of its annual report on the mining industry. Tracking the Trends identifies the top ten trends transforming the future of mining in 2019

The Deloitte report endeavours to provide the mining industry with insights it can leverage to support its continued quest for productivity, capital discipline, strategic development and sustainable growth.

Philip Hopwood, Deloitte’s Global Leader - Mining & Metals, commented: “It appears that the mining industry is poised for greater growth than it’s seen in a decade, but today’s market realities are very different than those of the past. We’re now dealing with geopolitical tensions in the form of trade wars and tariff concerns, as well as looming asset shortages. Rising commodity prices should fuel expansion, but could also result in a return of inflation and the costs that go with it, eventually eating into margins. 

Disruption and volatility has become the new normal and the pace of change is outpacing our ability to adapt. This makes it imperative for mining companies to clarify how they plan to drive value into the future and how they intend to respond when prices inevitably drop again.” 

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Here are the key messages provided by the 2019 report:

  • Disruption and volatilitymake it imperative for mining companies to clarify how they plan to drive value into the future and how they intend to respond when prices inevitably drop again. To thrive into the future, mining companies will need to challenge the status quo by soliciting a diversity of opinions and taking the risk to do things differently. 


  • Technology and artificial intelligence (AI) will play akey role, not only in helping companies envision future scenarios, but in identifying risks at an enterprise level and transforming the supply chain. Moreover, advances in finance platforms, sensor technology, autonomous vehicles, cloud- based solutions, and analytics are paving the way for the design of a digital mine. 


  • Understanding the needsand perceptions of people both inside and outside the organization will be critical. Companies must build amore diverse workplace and address succession planning, while fostering loyalty and retention among existing employees. At the same time companies must do more outreach to local communities, governments, and consumers so they can be more transparent and receptive. 


Top Ten Trends Transforming the Future of Mining:

  1. Rethinking mining strategy - Embedding the discipline to deliver measurable value across the cycle 
  2. The frontier of analytics and artifcial intelligenceMoving up the maturity curve 
  3. Managing risk in the digital era - Exploring a new approach to controls and risk management 
  4. Digitizing the supply chain - Why innovation requires integration 
  5. Driving sustainable shared social outcomes - Finding value beyond compliance 
  6. Exploring the water-energy nexus - Making the case for a systematic approach 
  7. Decoding capital projects - Learning from past mistakes
  8. Reimagining work, workers, and the workplace - A blueprint for the future 
  9. Operationalising diversity and inclusion programs - From theory to practice 
  10. Demanding provenanceEVs and battery minerals provoke the desire for provenance 

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