Enabling and cultivating our future miners

Growth continues in mining as new or mothballed operations are given the green light, and existing mines expand, but how will the industry cope as labour demand exceeds supply?

It is this very topic that will be discussed by an esteemed panel on day two of the AIMEX conference at 11:30am.

You will hear insights on how the mining community can reinvent their approach to talent acquisition and retention for today’s agile, digital, mobile, analytical, and technologically-driven workforce in the mining sector.

During this panel discussion you will hear from Jamie Frankcombe, chief operating officer Whitehaven Coal, who has extensive senior experience in mine operations and development.

Sharon Smith, chief executive officer HVTC, who provides a range of customised workforce solutions that meet the changing needs of the mining industry. Geoff Crittenden, chief executive officer Weld Australia, who is a chartered engineer with over 30 years of experience who will share his insights from his varied career. Christine Gibbs-Stewart, chief executive officer Austmine, will provide workforce insights from the METS sector and how companies a dealing with the challenges of skilled labour.

The panel will be chaired by Rosemary Howard from mining leaders group who has over 30 years’ experience in executive leadership roles with a focus on technology, business and government.  She will lead this panel on what the industry is doing to prepare for tomorrows demands, presenting topics such as recruitment, education, upskilling and employment diversity.

AIMEX will run from the August 27-29 at Sydney Olympic Park and will feature a comprehensive conference program alongside an exhibition that will host more than 500 suppliers from around the work.

Attendance to AIMEX is free register online at www.aimex.com.au

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