Day 1 - Keynote Address

09:00 AM To 09:30 AM

Keynote Address 1 - Future of Autonomous Mines: From Pit to Port

Hon. David Michael MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Ports, Road Safety, Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport

WA Government

Digital Twin Evolution

09:30 AM To 10:00 AM

Digital Twin Evolution: Tactical Use Of Digital Twins In Surface Mining Operations
 
Case Study: How Digital Twins Can Be Used For In-Shift Operational Decision-Making And Drive Automated Actions

Damith Fernando

Engineering Manager APAC West

Rio Tinto

Thomas Albrecht

Research Lead for Digital Integrated Mine

Rio Tinto

AI-Driven Exploration

10:00 AM To 10:30 AM

AI-Driven Exploration: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence To Predict And Locate Mineral Deposits, Significantly Cutting Down The Time And Resources Spent On Exploration.

Case Study: How Newmont Mining Is Revolutionizing Exploration With Machine Learning Algorithms

Dr. Ali Soofastaei

Project Manager for Data Analytics

Newmont Corporation

Networking

10:30 AM To 11:00 AM

Networking And Refreshment

Automated Heavy Machinery

11:00 AM To 11:30 AM

Automated Heavy Machinery: The Rise Of Unmanned Vehicles And Machinery In Mining Operations To Improve Safety And Productivity

Case Study: CORE Innovation Hub’s Fully Autonomous Rail Network

Tamryn Barker

Co-Founder

CORE Innovation Hub

Debate

11:30 AM To 12:00 PM

Can AI And Technologies Help To Solve The Sustainability Issues In Mining?

Brad Stein

Projects and Engineering Director

Zenith Energy

Robotics In Mineral Processing

12:00 PM To 12:30 PM

Robotics In Mineral Processing: Breaking Ground With AI & Robotics - From Discovery To Delivery

Brenda van Rensburg

Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence Governance

Terrene Global

Lunch

12:30 PM To 01:30 PM

Lunch And Networking

AI In Maintenance

01:30 PM To 02:00 PM

AI In Predictive Maintenance: Trying To Utilize AI To Predict When Machinery Will Fail Or Require Maintenance

Prof. Melinda Hodkiewicz

Professor of Engineering

University of Western Australia

Day 1 - Roundtable Discussion

02:00 PM To 03:00 PM
  • Roundtable A: Predictive Maintenance (Prof. Melinda Hodkiewicz)

  • Roundtable B: Drones in Mining (Abhinav Sharma)

  • Roundtable C: Automated Heavy Machinery (Tamryn Barker)

  • Roundtable D: Robotics in Mining (Francisco Albor Consuegra)

Prof. Melinda Hodkiewicz

Professor of Engineering

University of Western Australia

Abhinav Sharma

Chief Mining Engineer

First Quantum Minerals

Tamryn Barker

Co-Founder

CORE Innovation Hub

Francisco Albor Consuegra

Mine Manager

Rio Tinto

Networking

03:00 PM To 03:30 PM

Networking And Refreshment

Smart Wearables For Safety

03:30 PM To 04:00 PM

Smart Wearables For Safety: How To Incorporate Wearables To Monitor Health, Safety, And Improve Workers' Productivity

Case Study: How Rio Tinto's Use Of Wearables Helps To Monitor Workers' Health

Francisco Albor Consuegra

Mine Manager

Rio Tinto

Intelligent Energy Management

04:00 PM To 04:30 PM

Intelligent Energy Management: Harnessing AI To Optimize Energy Consumption, Leading To More Sustainable And Cost-Effective Operations.

Case Study: WA Greenfields' Efforts In Comparing Energy Supply Option And Reducing Carbon Footprint With AI

Dr. Marcin Ziemski

Program Leader - Mine Energy Transformation and Integration

Sustainable Minerals Institute

Drones In Mining Surveillance

04:30 PM To 05:00 PM

Drones In Mining Surveillance: Deploying Drones For Land Surveying, Site Inspections, And Monitoring, Providing Real-Time Data While Ensuring Safety.

Case Study: South32 Implementation Of Drone Technology For Efficient Surveillance

Greg Thompson

Senior Drone Pilot

South32

Champagne Networking

05:00 PM To 05:30 PM

We would like to invite you to the champagne networking session at the end of the first day of our conference. During this event, you will have the opportunity to network with a wide range of industry leaders and business partners, as well as broaden your business networks.

This powerful networking session will give you access to key influencers and our partners in the industry who have a wealth of experience and knowledge through the sessions they deliver at the main conference.

Day 2 - Keynote Address

09:00 AM To 09:30 AM

Keynote Address 2 - Autonomous Mines: A Green & Sustainable Revolution

Kevin West

Innovation Facilitation Lead

Austmine

AI For Supply Chain Integrity

09:30 AM To 10:00 AM

AI For Supply Chain Integrity: Using AI In Modelling Supply Chain Networks To Ensures Transparency And Traceability From The Mine To The End Consumer

Case Study: Roy Hill's Supply Chain Solutions With AI Integration

Oliver Chikumbo

AI Solution Specialist

Roy Hill

3D Printing In Mining

10:00 AM To 10:30 AM

3D Printing In Mining: Utilizing 3D Printing For Rapid Prototyping, Equipment Parts Production, And Innovative Solutions To Common Mining Challenges.

Case Study: How Peabody Energy Incorporates 3D Printing For On-Demand Equipment Manufacturing

Networking

10:30 AM To 11:00 AM

Networking And Refreshment

Autonomous Exploration Robots

11:00 AM To 11:30 AM

Autonomous Exploration Robots: Employing Robots For Mineral Exploration Tasks, Increasing Precision And Reducing Human Exposure To Hazards.

Case Study: How BHP Implement Autonomous Haulage System To Enhance Safety & Productivity

Daniel Sargent

Principal Strategic Planning – Rail

BHP

Day 2 - Roundtable Discussion

11:30 AM To 12:30 PM
  • Roundtable A: Mining Automation (Aaron Nash)

  • Roundtable B: IoT in Mining (Prof. Chris Aldrich)

  • Roundtable C: Digital Twin (Sameera Bandara)

  • Roundtable D: AI in Mining (Daniel Goldstein)

Aaron Nash

Operations Manager

South32

Prof. Chris Aldrich

Chair of Process Systems Engineering, WASM, Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering

Curtin University

Sameera Bandara

Head of Information Technology

St Barbara Limited

Daniel Goldstein

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Rio Tinto

Lunch

12:30 PM To 01:30 PM

Lunch And Networking

Autonomous Mining Trucks (AMT)

01:30 PM To 02:00 PM

Autonomous Mining Trucks (AMT): The Integration Of Self-Driving Trucks To Enhance Material Transport Within Mines, Reducing Labor Costs And Increasing Efficiency

Case Study: How BHP Implements AMT To Boost On Efficiency And Safety Improvements

Tomasz Ambrozkiewicz

Operations Interface Manager

BHP

Panel

02:00 PM To 02:30 PM

Panel Address: "Autonomous Mines From Pit to Port: Have We Seen The Peak Of Autonomous Mining? What Are The New Emerging Technologies That Are Untapped And Will Bring Autonomous Mining Potential To New Heights?"

Prof. Chris Aldrich

Chair of Process Systems Engineering, WASM, Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering

Curtin University

Sevi Rich

General Manager Business Readiness & Integration

Rio Tinto

Tony Tang

Vice Chair - AusIMM

AusIMM Perth

Don Smith

Managing Director

Tempest Minerals Ltd

Aaron Nash

Operations Manager

South32

Augmented Reality (AR) For On-Site Assistance

02:30 PM To 03:00 PM

Augmented Reality (AR) For On-Site Assistance: Mine Visualisation: Leveraging Digital Twins To Visualise Mine Operations In Real-Time

Simon Anderson

Principal Advisor - Visualisation

Rio Tinto

Networking

03:00 PM To 03:30 PM

Networking And Refreshment

Real-Time Data Analysis

03:30 PM To 04:00 PM

Real-Time Data Analysis: Leveraging Big Data And Analytics For Instant Decision-Making And Improved Operational Efficiency

Case Study: Rio Tinto’s Data-Driven Approach To Mine Management

Daniel Goldstein

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Rio Tinto

IoT In Mine Monitoring

04:00 PM To 04:30 PM

IoT In Mine Monitoring: Using Internet Of Things (IoT) Devices To Collect Data From Various Sources For Comprehensive Mine Monitoring

Case Study: How St Barbara's Integrated Mine Control System Improves Its Operations With Real-Time Data Collection

Sameera Bandara

Head of Information Technology

St Barbara Limited

Collaborative Robots (Cobots) In Mining

04:30 PM To 05:00 PM

Collaborative Robots (Cobots) In Mining: Integrating Human-Robot Collaboration In Mining Processes To Increase Efficiency While Ensuring Worker Safety

Case Study: How CITIC Pacific Mining Is Pioneering The Use Of Cobots In Mining Operations

Mark O'Brien

General Manager - Digital Technology & Innovation (CIO)

CITIC Pacific Mining

Site Tour 1: Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct (AARP)

10:00 AM To 12:00 PM

Highlights: Embark on a tour to Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct (AARP) in Perth, where cutting-edge technologies like automation, robotics, and other remote operations are reshaping one of the largest testing and research facilities in the world. Experience the state-of-the-art test laboratories, virtual laboratories and design co-labs, providing a deep dive into the latest developments in mining technology. Witness firsthand how AARP is contributing in the mining sector by leveraging these innovations to enhance operational efficiency, increase safety, and drive sustainability. 


  

 

Site Tour 2: Intertek Minerals Global Centre of Excellence

02:00 PM To 04:00 PM

Highlights: Explore Intertek Minerals Global Centre of Excellence in Perth, where the centre inspires innovation and sustainability across the minerals supply chain, with advanced technology, automation and robotics. The tour will showcase state-of-the-art laboratory that enable mining industry with faster, safer, higher quality, and more efficient analytical solutions. Experience firsthand how Intertek's innovative application of artificial intelligence is enhancing efficiency, safety, and sustainability within the mining industry.



 

 

 

17 April 2024: Champagne Networking Session

We would like to invite you to the champagne networking session at the end of the first day of our conference. During this event, you will have the opportunity to network with a wide range of industry leaders and business partners, as well as broaden your business networks.

This powerful networking session will give you access to key influencers and our partners in the industry who have a wealth of experience and knowledge through the sessions they deliver at the main conference.

19 April 2024: Site Tour to Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct (AARP)

The Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct (AARP) is a prominent hub for mining technology, with a strong focus on leveraging digital innovations such as automation, robotics, and other remote operations solutions to reshape the global mining industry. Renowned for its collaborative partnerships with industry leaders and top-tier technological institutions, the facility drives innovative solutions that enhance operational efficiency, increase safety, and drive sustainability. Upon visiting the center, you will become fully immersed in the sphere of state-of-the-art mining technologies, acquiring a thorough understanding of the most recent trends and the revolutionary influence of automation on industry standards. Moreover, you will have the invaluable opportunity to network with esteemed experts, fostering discussions on potential avenues for future synergies and collaborations.

19 April 2024: Site Tour to Intertek Minerals Global Centre of Excellence

The latest Intertek Minerals Global Centre of Excellence in Perth is a pioneering facility, focusing on optimizing mining operations with cutting-edge innovation and sustainability across the minerals supply chain, with advanced technology, automation and robotics. The Intertek Minerals Global Centre of Excellence stands as a testament to Intertek's dedication to integrating innovative application such as artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and mining automation tools that seamlessly weave intelligent decision-making across the complete mining value chain. You will witness firsthand how Intertek's trailblazing application of advanced technologies such as AI and robotics are pushing the boundaries in terms of efficiency, safety, and sustainability within the mining sector. By stepping into the facility, you will gain a deep understanding of the transformative role of advanced mining technologies in modern mining, while also having the chance to engage with leading experts in the industry and discover opportunities for future partnerships.