There is less than a week to go until the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition begins on Tuesday 24 July.
While the show will highlight the latest equipment and technology that the mining industry has to offer, it will also showcase a number of conferences on top of the already successful themes days.
The theme days, which focus on the frontliners, aim to get out helpful information to those literally at the coal face of mining, while other theme days seek to educate those looking to get a job in mining, as well as highlight the role women play in the mining industry.
A massive two day conference will also be staged in conjunction with the event.
The practical sessions led by Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche will tackle concerns such as skills shortages, social responsibility, technology, infrastructure and sustainability, and taxation matters involving carbon and mining.
“This session will set the scene for the remainder of the conference which will delve into these issues in greater detail to help mine company personnel and other stakeholders operate successfully in these booming yet economically constrained times,” Nina Vidale, event manager with QME and conference organiser Reed Mining Events explained.
Automation will also be explored.
Conference delegates will gain insights into the latest developments being achieved through the wide-ranging R&D investment of the CSIRO and leading mining companies, including a look at the totally autonomous mines now being developed.
Environmental obligations, Indigenous workforce programs, procurement support for local businesses and cost-effective mine productivity will also be discussed by expert speakers.