The Future of Mining set to be discussed in Sydney this May.

At this event for the mining industry, speakers will address the key strategic and operational questions from project and operations level management through to the boardroom, allowing attendees will be able to discover the latest innovations and technologies driving mine productivity, mine development, mine efficiency.

Key topics to be discussed:

• Miners are leaner and meaner, with balance sheets cleaner, but are they more agile and ready to deliver better capital returns over the next decade? What are the critical areas of operational excellence, and what does excellence look like? 

• How are miners adapting to an era of rapid technological, social and geopolitical change?

• How well are miners equipped to deal with the automation of mines and what impact will this have on current and future mine development?

• How should companies think about upskilling the workforce for digitisation- recruiting, retaining and training new and current talent

Other topics will include: blockchain, AI, visualisation, 3D mine mapping, fast data management, real time analysis, social licence to operate and energy efficiency.

On 14-15 May  senior executives, heads and managers of mine operations, and top mining equipment, technology and services sector players from around the globe to discuss, come up with answers and define the current and future mining landscape.

Over 50 speakers already confirmed for the event include: Theophile Yameogo, Vice President, Digital Innovation, Dundee Precious Metals, Andrew Scott, Senior Director, Innovation, Barrick Gold, Stephen McIntosh, Group Executive, Growth and Innovation, Rio Tinto, Gustavo Vieira, Chief Information Officer, Vale and Evan Elstein, Company Secretary and Vice President for Information Technology and Community Relations, Evolution Mining.

Solution providers SAP, Caterpillar, FLSmidth Huawei and Komatsu are already confirmed as platinum sponsors. View the full list of sponsors