Future of Mining Americas 2019

The Future of Mining Americas conference takes place at the Sheraton Denver from October 21-22 and builds upon the existing Future of Mining event series across the globe with a strategic level commercial and operational agenda connecting the industry across the Americas to discuss the latest mining innovations and technologies.

The second edition of this conference will cover a vast range of content spanning right across the entire mining life cycle with automation, technology, development and sustainability at its core, focusing on the challenges ahead as mining begins to look beyond the now and plan for the future.

Expected Number of Attendees: 300

Confirmed Sponsors Include: Komatsu, MMD, Proudfoot, Scania, Chemours, VEGA, IsoMetrix, thyssenkrupp, BAS Mining Trucks, Commit Works and White Dog International

Confirmed speakers include:

• Gordana Slepcev, Chief Operating Officer, Anaconda Mining
• Randy Weimer, Environmental Manager, Sibanye-Stillwater
• Joshua Serfass, Director, Corporate Communication, Integra Resources
• Ricardo Valls, President, Valls GeoConsultants
• Jon Wylie, President, Global Natural Resources, Proudfoot
• George Hemingway (Chairman), Partner Innovation Practice, Stratalis Group

Key topics include:

• Analyze, Adapt and Overcome: How Miners can Build and Integrate an Effective Digital Strategy into their Operations? How do you manage digitization when parts of a mining organization are so different? How do you a) take that strategy and operationalize it? And b) what does that look like on the ground?

• The Future of Mine Autonomy – Creating Tomorrow’s Mine, Today: The industry has recently had its watershed moment with the world’s first automated mine in Mali. Automation programs are being developed and supported with further resources in mining companies across the globe and a head of a mine automation program will discuss how their company plans to make automated mining a reality.

• All for One and One for All – Industry Collaboration in the Data World: How can the industry open up its data to enable better peer-to-peer comparison and benchmarking? What steps can we as an industry take towards breaking down barriers and being more open to real collaboration and sharing information?

• A Double Edged Sword – How Innovation Will Impact our Social Licence to Operate: How can innovation drive mining’s position within communities? Is it possible for mining companies to innovate without drastically impacting their workforces?

• Your Future Workforce – Millennials aren’t the Problem, They’re the Solution: How real is the risk of falling short in the quest for new industry talent? Does this present an opportunity for mining to rebrand as an industry?

• Building a Modern Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) – Mitigating the Risk for both Communities and Miners: How can the risk of TSF failure be managed from the outset? Where is the management and review of existing TSFs falling short?

• Equality in Innovation: Is Innovation Unaffordable Outside of Majors? Is innovation viable for mid-tiers and juniors? Are these smaller mining companies being priced out of being able to compete?

Visitor Profile:
Mining Companies: Presidents, Vice Presidents, Engineers, Mine Managers, Operations, Data, Analytics, Risk, Business Intelligence, Health, Safety, Environment, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Automation, Underground Mining, Information Technology

Product and Service Providers to the Mining Industry: Heads of Mining, Business Development, Technology, Engineering, Marketing, Data, Analytics, Supply Chain, Mining Equipment, Automation, Construction

Banking, Finance and Investment specialists connected to Mining / Natural Resources / commodities

Government / Not for Profit / Academic organisations with a specific interest in the mining industry

Product and Service Providers expected to exhibit include: Consultants, Mining Equipment Providers, Data / Analytics / Automation / Drones Technology / Construction / Satellite Connectivity / Telecommunications / Machinery / Mineral Processing Solutions / Drilling / Excavation / Artificial Intelligence / Conveyor Technology / Load Haul Optimisation / Internet of Things / Blockchain / Security

Future of Mining EMEA 2019

The Future of Mining EMEA conference builds upon the existing Future of Mining event series across the globe and has been created to connect C-suite, Heads and Managers of Mine Operations and Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) providers to to debate and define the future mining landscape across Europe Middle East and Africa.

The agenda provides attendees strategic level content focusing on six key pillars; Exploration & Development, Sustainability & Optimisation, Innovation & Technology, Strategy & Planning, Connectivity & Digitisation and People & Leadership.

Confirmed speakers include:
• Daria Goncharova, Chief Sustainability Officer, Polymetal
• Mark Dawe, Managing Director – Namibia, B2Gold
• Alastaire Dick, Director – Sunshine for Mines, Rocky Mountain Institute
• Mark Rachovides, President, Euromines

Key topics include:

– Overcoming a Lack of Trust: Securing Social License to Operate:
What events drive society’s views of mining? How do these translate into a company’s strategy and what steps can be taken to show people the importance of mining?
– Panel: From Minecraft to Mineshaft: Engaging with the Next Generation of Talent
How real is the risk of falling short in the quest for new industry talent? Does this present an opportunity for mining to rebrand as an industry and what steps can mining companies take to change their approach to recruiting new talent?
– Case Study: Roadmap to the Digital Mine – An insight into the Strategy, Implementation and Delivery of Syama Gold Mine Automation Project
What are the core drivers for automation? What technology has been deployed and why? What key considerations must be taken before undertaking full automation?
– Adapting to Survive: How can Miners Integrate an Effective Digital Strategy into their Operations?
How do you manage digitisation when parts of a mining organisation are so different? How does your operating model change and adapt as a result of digital?
Stronger Together: The Need for industry collaboration: Why do European miners take a more open approach to collaboration than miners in other regions?

Future of Mining Americas 2018

The Future of Mining Americas takes place from 29-30 October in Denver and has been created to connect C-suite, Heads and Managers of Mine Operations and Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) providers from top enterprises around the globe to debate and define the future mining landscape on a strategic level across the Americas, allowing attendees to discover the latest innovations and technologies which are driving mine productivity, mine efficiency and mine safety.

Hot topics include:
– How will mining be disrupted in the next decade?: How will autonomy and technology change our view of the average “miner?” and How will this transformation actually happen?
– How is the mining industry raising the bar using Business Ecosystems to accelerate the pace of innovation?
– How can you leverage your relationships with governments and communities to reduce risk, drive growth and improve current and future outcomes?
– What are the key strategies for building and maintaining relationships with governments and communities as well as the impact of stricter regulations, tightening stakeholder engagement and regional rights for the indigenous population?
– How are miners creating a new positive brand image, free of past industry stigmas? How can transparency and communication be used as an image builder rather than a destroyer?

Confirmed speakers Include:

– Afzal Jessa, Chief Digital Officer, Vale
– Gordana Slepcev, Chief Operating Officer, Anaconda Mining
– John Mullally, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Energy, Goldcorp
– Ricardo Adame, Group Executive, Global Communications, Newmont Mining
– Mohammad Babaei, Digital Mining Innovation Lead, Teck Resources
– Arun Narayanan, Group Head Data Analytics, Anglo American

How to use technology to make integrated planning and short interval control sustainable with Paul Moynagh, Commit.Works

Free webinar and open panel discussion hosted by Derek Polano, VP, Mining at PACE with Paul Moynagh, CEO Commit.Work and special guests:

Rob Evans, former Mine Manager at Western Mining, has been a consultant for the last 20 years or so implementing frontline planning and scheduling in underground and open cut mines, belives he is the father of the 7/21 planning spreadsheets many people use today.

Ray Standing, led the very successful MOS project at BHP’s Olympic Dam 10 years ago, since then he has done many MOS projects as a consultant in metals and coal.

Mahene Benzane, Business Improvement at Zibulu mine in South Africa, has been responsible for implementing Fewzion, underground WiFi and telephony in their mine and getting people to plan, do check and act with Fewzion each week, day and shift.

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