Australia, a nation renowned for its rich mineral resources, is set to embark on a thrilling year of mining events. As the mining industry continues to thrive and evolve, these mining events serve as invaluable platforms for industry professionals, stakeholders, and enthusiasts to gather, exchange knowledge, and explore the latest advancements in the sector.
Over the next 6 months, a series of exciting mining events are scheduled across the country for the second half of 2023, offering a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and shape the future of Australia’s mining landscape.
In this article, we delve into the comprehensive lineup of upcoming mining events, showcasing the prominent conferences, exhibitions, and gatherings that will set the stage for innovation, collaboration, and growth in the Australian mining industry.
August Mining Events:
Mining Industry Summit: Driving Respect
Tuesday 1 August, 2023
Optus Stadium, Perth, WA
The Mining Industry Summit aims to educate, inspire and empower leaders to drive respect and take meaningful action towards preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment.
The Summit will bring together leaders from across the WA mining sector who can contribute to driving and influencing lasting cultural change.
This includes board members, site senior executives, operational, HSE and HR leaders, as well as elected health and safety representatives.
The program features keynote speakers, panel discussions, and case studies from respected experts across government, industry, and academia. Keynote speakers include Professor Sharon Parker, Dr Dean Laplonge and Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins AO.
There will also be a one hour mining industry networking event following the conclusion of presentations.
Life of Mine Conference 2023
2 – 4 August, 2023
Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane, QLD
AusIMM in collaboration with The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute’s Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (CWiMI) are pleased to welcome you back to the highly successful Life of Mine Conference 2023.
In 2021, the Conference welcomed a record number of attendees from over 15 countries and is set to bring a wider, global audience in 2023. Join professionals, researchers, government and academia from a diverse range of sectors as we explore the full life cycle of a mine, from exploration to rehabilitation.
This outstanding technical conference will address current and future challenges impacting the mining value chain and will present leading examples of sustainability in mining, and showcase the latest innovations from leading exhibitors.
Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum
7 – 9 August, 2023
Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie, WA
Diggers & Dealers is Australia’s leading mining forum, combining 66 corporate presentations by listed mining and exploration companies alongside a large exhibition area housing over 159 exhibitors from the sector. Delegates include miners, explorers, brokers, bankers, investors, financiers and mining service industries from around the world. A 20 strong media contingent ensures that the proceedings of the Forum are widely reported.
The event provides a unique opportunity for industry professionals to meet and network, visit regional mine sites, engage with media, raise finance, invest in projects and generally engage with the resources sector at an executive level in a mining community setting, Kalgoorlie, the unofficial gold mining capital of Australia.
Advancing Net Zero Mining WA Conference 2023
29 – 30 August, 2023
Optus Stadium, Perth, WA
MRIWA is back in August 2023 to bring you into the latest discussions on net zero mining.
Returning in a new venue this year is all about accelerating innovation, broadening the net zero discussions to finding critical resources, mining responsibly and creating transparent supply chains to build trust and accountability.
With plenary discussions highlighting cross cutting issues such as funding and financing, market and investment outlooks, policy and infrastructure considerations, concurrent session streams will explore the net zero journey across the mining value chain focusing on: Critical Minerals, Net Zero Emission Mining, Low Carbon Processing and Circular Economy.
Student and Researcher offer: A small quantity of special rate tickets are available for WA based students and academic researchers engaged in minerals research. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for eligibility and availability.
September Mining Events:
4 – 6 September, 2023
Minerals Week 2023 will open with the Australian Minerals Industry Parliamentary Dinner in the Great Hall, Parliament House on Monday 4 September 2023.
The BHP 2023 Women in Resources National Awards will be held at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday 5 September 2023.
Minerals Week 2023 conference sessions will be held at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 September 2023.
AIMEX – Asia Pacifics International Mining Exhibition
5-7 September, 2023
Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW
After four long years, Australia’s longest-running mining exhibition will return to Sydney Showground to bring together the largest community of mining suppliers and professionals all under one roof to drive innovation and collaboration.
The Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) is the key event on the mining calendar. It is an internationally renowned platform which showcases the latest mining technology, equipment and services, offering a unique opportunity for leading suppliers and buyers to conduct face-to-face business, learn about the latest trends and network in an interactive forum.
Mining The Territory Conference
13 – 14 September, 2023
Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT
The key themes for this ears Northern Australia’s leading Mining Industry Conference program include:
Operational and development insights from our existing and near-term mines
Updates from the Territory’s prospective explorers and geological experts
Government commentary on sector development, growth strategies and ongoing initiatives
Opportunities for critical minerals in the NT
A look at how the NT minerals sector is engaging with its locals, supporting its communities and ensuring local content
The outlook for skills shortages in the NT
The impact of equipment shortages
A look at how mining operations can be decarbonised
Iron Ore Conference 2023
18 – 20 September, 2023
Iron Ore Conference 2023 welcomes delegates from around the globe to Perth, Australia to explore the latest developments and address challenges impacting the technical and management aspects of the iron ore industry.
Discussion across the three days will focus on genesis, geology, exploration, mining and processing of iron ores, bringing solutions to address the carbon footprint of iron and steel mining.
Future of Mining Perth:
18 – 19 September, 2023
Pan Pacific Perth, Perth, WA
The mining industry is facing pressure: pressure to be more efficient, pressure to deliver more minerals for the energy transition, and pressure to do that in a more sustainable way. How are you making sure that your business is keeping up? Join us at the Future of Mining Perth to learn, challenge and debate with region’s pioneering innovators to address new solutions and shape a bullet-proof strategy that hits your operational goals.
The latest showcases of innovative products and solutions take centre stage at Future of Mining. The event aims at bringing together decision makers, solution providers, mining executives, and key stakeholders from across the resource value chain on one platform in order to network, learn, and do business with one another.
Main stage presentation sponsor is Government of Western Australia, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Panel Sponsors are Partners in Performance and South Pole, Gold Sponsors are BCG, and CR Digital, Technology Partner is INX Software and Innovation Partner is ABB.
New Leaders Summit 2023
26 – 27 September, 2023
AusIMM’s New Leader Summit is a signature leadership event in AusIMM’s annual calendar, designed specifically for students and young mining professionals.
The Summit provides and exclusive opportunity to learn from and engage with renowned mining leaders, hear enlightening presentations and discuss topics impacting young professionals careers in the resources industry.
Over a comprehensive two-day program, over 200 attendees will explore topics including career pathways, career growth, strategies, future of mining, diversity and inclusion and much more.
Key highlights of the 2023 program include high profile key note speakers, industry panel sessions, case studies presented by industry experts, abstracts delivered by students and new professionals and an exciting industry mixer event.
October Mining Events:
WA Mining Conference and Exhibition:
11 – 12 October, 2023
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, Perth, WA
WA Mining Conference & Exhibition will integrate the innovation and research ecosystem while addressing the social and environmental standards driving a more sustainably conscious industry.
The largely expanded exhibition will showcase the technical and digital innovation across the entire mining value chain, while the highly targeted conference will illustrate the economic importance of Western Australia and its contribution the resource technology sector, its innovation capability, its job creation, and the attraction of capital to the state.
The Event Partner is AWS and Event Sponsors and Supporters include Adobe, Business NBN, Epiroc, Nozomi Networks, Schaeffler, Business Events Perth, Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA, International Copper Association Australia and Australian Automation & Robotics Precinct
IMARC – International Mining and Resources Conference and Expo:
31 October – 2 November, 2023
ICC Sydney, Sydney NSW
The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is where the most influential people in the mining industry come together, delivering ideas, inspiration and serving as a meeting ground for industry leaders.
Learn from more than 500+ mining leaders and resource experts throughout seven concurrent conferences with a program covering the entire mining value chain. Attend one of the many networking events or simply catch up with industry colleagues on the 18,500m2 expo show floor featuring 470+ leading companies.
There are thousands of opportunities to network, brainstorm, and knowledge share across the three days.
Host Partner is NSW Government, and Lead and Platinum Sponsors include Hexagon Mining, IMDEX, Perenti, The Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia, Metso, Murray Engineering, Pulse Mining Systems, Shell and Thiess.
4th Annual Digitalisation in Mining Australia Conference
21 – 22 November, 2023
Pan Pacific Perth, Perth, WA
Digitalisation and innovation are set to continue to be a top priority for the mining industry globally. Pushed by various factors such as stricter safety requirements, higher production efficiency and cost-saving targets, cybersecurity, supply, and value chain disruptions, decarbonisation targets, and much more.
Across the dedicated tracks, Artificial Intelligence & Data in Mining, Robotics & Automation in Mining, and ESG Tech in Mining, attendees will gain access to key sessions addressing Machine Learning, AI, and Data, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Connectivity, Automation and Remote Mining Operations, Robotics and Machinery Innovation, Efficiency Across the Mining Value Chain, Electrification of Mine Equipment, ESG and Decarbonisation Technologies, Mine Design and Predictive Maintenance and much more.
Gold sponsors are Conundrum, Howden and Solace and Silver sponsor is Government of South Australia, Department of Energy and Mining.
As we conclude our exploration of the upcoming mining events in Australia over the rest of the calendar year, it becomes evident that this dynamic industry is brimming with opportunities for growth and innovation.
These mining events serve as catalysts, bringing together industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to share insights, discuss emerging trends, and forge meaningful collaborations. From conferences highlighting the latest technological advancements to exhibitions showcasing cutting-edge equipment and solutions, these events provide a platform for networking and knowledge exchange.
By actively participating in these gatherings, professionals in the mining sector can stay at the forefront of industry developments, leverage new opportunities, and contribute to the sustainable growth of Australia’s mining landscape. As the countdown begins, mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in a busy few months ahead filled with exciting mining events that will shape the future of this vital industry.
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