Oct 21

The Race for Rare Earths – presented by The American Chamber of Commerce

The explorer, The Investor, The Miner - The Race for Rare Earths

Australia along with other nations is dependent on a range of critical minerals that form the building blocks of products used every day by people around the world. Rare earths are essential to the manufacture of everything from the smallest semi-conductor to the largest aeroplane ever built, the Globe Master.

Every high technology device needs rare earths within the manufacturing process – smart phones, digital cameras, computer hard disks, fluorescent and LED lights, flat screen televisions, computer monitors, and electronic displays.

With the world’s energy supply transitioning to renewables and a desire to eliminate net carbon emissions by 2050, the demand for rare earths is set to explode. Global demand for lithium and graphite, used for the manufacture of electric vehicles, is set to increase by 4000 per cent over the next two decades. Every business is reliant on a secure, sustainable supply chain of this immensely important resource.

Australia has an opportunity right now to contribute to the growth, sustainability and security of global supply chains and Queensland, rich in rare earths, is well positioned to not only lead the mining of these critical minerals but build advanced manufacturing capability and capacity enabling greater economic diversity and prosperity.

With the Queensland now Australia’s fastest growing tech hub and boasting Australia’s largest defence manufacturing footprint – Are rare earths the “Gold Rush” of the 21st Century?

Location: Hilton Brisbane, 190, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City, Queensland, 4000, Australia
Time: 11:45
Oct 22

JKMRC Friday Seminar – Using Technoeconomic Modelling to make Investment Decisions

Using Technoeconomic Modelling to make Investment Decisions

The goal of mining is to increase metal production while simultaneously reducing operating expenses and inventory.  However, siloed thinking typically reduces the goal to increasing throughput, increasing recovery or reducing energy.  This presentation will highlight case studies where we have used technoeconomic modelling to show the benefit of new technologies such as bulk ore sorting and coarse particle flotation to achieve the real goal of mining.

Speaker Bio:

Grant Ballantyne is a Director of Technical Solutions at Ausenco with experience in design, optimisation, operation, research and development. In 2019 he won the CEEC medal and in 2017 he was awarded the Minerals Engineering Young person of the year award. He worked many years at the JKMRC after completing his PhD and at Ausenco, Grant co-ordinates the international comminution group and provides critical input at the front-end of engineering design projects, particularly focussed on new technologies such as coarse particle flotation and bulk ore sorting.

Click here to register

Location: Indooroopilly Mine Site Lecture Theatre
Time: 09:00
Oct 25

International Mining and Resources Conference

The showcase of best practices from across the global mining and resources industry through C-level insights, case study presentations from operators, and thought leadership showcases from innovators.

Over three jam-packed days you will hear from more than 250 mining leaders and resource experts with a conference program that covers all aspects of the mining supply chain.

From exploration, to investment, production to optimisation through to new technologies and global opportunities.

Alongside discussions on health and safety, renewable energy, critical minerals, and sustainability.

More detail here.

Location: Melbourne Showgrounds
Nov 04

4th Annual Dust and Respiratory Health Forum

The Sustainable Minerals Institute's Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Dust and Respiratory Health Forum

This event will feature the advancements and latest trends in the management of dust and mine dust lung diseases in the mining industry.

Attendance will be in person at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus or via Zoom.

More details coming soon – please register to receive further information.

Click here to register your interest. Contacts – Nikky LaBranche n.labranche@uq.edu.au

Location: University of Queensland St Lucia campus or Zoom
Time: 09:00
Nov 11

Connecting Coal Conference Queensland

Connecting Coal Conference Queensland :: 7 projects + $3b procurements opportunities in the Bowen Basin

Thousands of jobs and more than $3 billion of procurement opportunities throughout Central Queensland are set to be highlighted in an online industry conference in November.

The Connecting Coal Conference Queensland will see decision-makers from seven major metallurgical coal and torbanite projects present their plans for construction and development.

Related: Conference registration here

Organiser, Connecting Industry managing director Kieran Moran said the event was designed to assist the resource, construction, engineering, manufacturing, logistics and services sector on the latest project and procurement information.

Related: PIMS scores $425m contract for Millennium coal site

“The Connecting Coal Conference Queensland aims to stimulate procurement, business development, and solution-based opportunities by presenting latest supply chain opportunities,” Mr Moran said.

“The strategic focus of the conference is to highlight metallurgical and torbanite coal mining projects and their potential procurement opportunities over the next three years to assist industry and the supply chain in their planning for future work opportunities.”

The projects being presented at the Connecting Coal Conference Queensland include:

  • Broadmeadow East;
  • Cook Colliery mine;
  • Mavis and Millennium Downs metallurgical coal operations restart;
  • Issac River coking coal project;
  • Gregory Crinum underground mine; and the
  • Alpha torbanite project.

Delivered via live video streaming, Mr Moran said the event would be facilitated by a dedicated conference platform allowing all attendees to connect, engage, network, and have private face-to-face meetings with presenting project speakers, exhibitors, and all attendees.

Related: Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

“Like face-to-face events, the main objective is to learn about the latest opportunities available and to network with all delegates,” he said.

“The conference platform allows attendees to receive the correct information and ask questions about project procurement opportunities as well as have live face-to-face meetings with all presenting project speakers and other attendees via private rooms, exhibition booths, and networking tables.”

Location: Online
Time: 07:30
Nov 24

BBUGS Suppliers Technical Day QLD

As supporters of BBUGS and BOHOGS and suppliers to the industry, this is your opportunity (current 2021 sponsorship a requirement) to present your company and its services

The BBUGS Suppliers Technical Day will be held on Wednesday November 24th, 2021 at the Moranbah Community Centre QLD.
As supporters of BBUGS and BOHOGS and suppliers to the industry, this is your opportunity (current 2021 sponsorship a requirement) to present your company and its services. Based on feedback from previous years, we are asking you to focus on technical presentations, case studies and or operational experience on the use of your people, systems or products.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to show what you have done and what you can do for the industry. Focus on the learnings from the application, the technical advantages and the operational advantages.
When you register to present, please provide the title of your presentation and the presenter. This information is invaluable to us for promoting the event to site operational and technical personnel; the people you want to present to.

For more, click here.

Location: Moranbha Community Centre
Jan 31

International Mining and Resources Conference

The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is where global mining leaders connect with technology, finance, and the future.

Australia’s largest mining event reschedules to January 2022

Due to ongoing travel and gathering restrictions, and the rise of COVID-19 infections around Australia, Beacon Events, the organisers of the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) have today announced their decision to reschedule the 2021 edition.

IMARC 2021 will move to the new dates of January 31 – February 2, 2022, with the hybrid event taking place in-person at the Melbourne Showgrounds, and online for those that cannot attend in-person.

IMARC Managing Director, Anita Richards, said that while it is disappointing that this important industry event has had to be postponed from 2021, this is the responsible action to take under the circumstances as the health and safety of IMARC’s participants is our number one priority.

“The rescheduling comes after much deliberation with our founding partners, and in consultation with our sponsors, exhibitors, supporters and various Victorian Government agencies who have been very supportive of the decision” she said.

“IMARC is a home-grown industry event that has become a major international resources conference. There is significant interest in IMARC 2021 and it’s clear that industry is keen to see it go ahead” stated Victorian Government’s Head of Resources, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, John Krbaleski.

Austmine CEO Christine Gibbs Stewart said “considering the health and safety of our members, delegates, and staff members, we support postponing IMARC 2021 until January 2022. We know how important this event is to our members who are exhibiting and attending, as well as the METS sector overall, and we encourage everyone to consider this as an opportunity to refocus your efforts and support the event in 2022”.

BHP, MMG, Newcrest, Mitsui, OceanaGold and Kirkland Lake Gold have all confirmed their continued support for IMARC in January 2022, with their executive leadership teams confirmed to speak within the conference program.

In addition to the Federal Minister for Resources, the Hon Keith Pitt, and major sponsors METS Ignited, Caterpillar, ABB and World Gold Council who have also confirmed their support and participation.

IMARC 2021’s new dates are aligned with the expected easing of restrictions from all states across Australia, allowing for strong domestic representation.

“Holding IMARC at the start of 2022 helps create a unique opportunity for the industry to kick off the year with new conversations, develop existing relationships and create business opportunities for the coming year. With better weather opens opportunities for outdoor events and networking, alongside some major events at that time of year here in Melbourne” stated Ms Richards.

There is an expectation that when IMARC returns in 2022, from October 17-19, there will be greater international travel freedoms, allowing for the conference to attract a large domestic and international audience in-person once again.

The co-located Mines and Money Online Connect @ IMARC virtual event, will go ahead as planned from October 19-21.

“We look forward to being able to provide two distinctly different opportunities for mining companies and investors to connect – virtually in October with our international attendees, and then in-person in January” Mines and Money’s Global Head of Mining, Mike Hill stated.

In the lead up to January 2022, attendees will be invited to participate in the brand-new Talk It Forward Dialogue, a three-part virtual interview series of events.

Discussing big issues such as indigenous and community partnerships, environmental and sustainable principles, and attracting the next generation of STEM leaders; the series will feature specialists in these fields, providing an outsider’s perspective that will help take the mining industry forward.

We look forward to bringing industry together to Melbourne from January 31 – February 2, 2022.

Location: Melbourne Showgrounds

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