MineX highlights future of mining in Queensland’s North West

A stand out line-up of speakers has been announced for the Mining the North West information session on day one of MineX 2017 in Mount Isa.

Free of charge to registered guests and exhibitors of the Mining Expo’s Trade and Industry Only day on Tuesday May 16, the Mining the North West information session will feature three key speakers touching on pivotal up-and-coming regional projects and developing technologies.

Stemming from the Mining the North West Conference, the information session will commence at midday in the centre court of the Mount Isa Mines Entertainment Centre.

Aiming to add to the benefits of MineX, one of Queensland largest biennial mining exhibitions, the program will “provide an information and question and answer-based platform not otherwise readily available to suppliers and the public,” said Travis Crowther, president of event host, Commerce North West.

Feature presentations for the hour-long session will include Sam Rodda – operations manager / SSE of MMG’s Dugald River mine, touching on the mine’s development and future operations, including community engagement and procurement; Martin Edwards – local industry participation coordinator, Jemena, providing an overview on the much talked about Northern Gas Pipeline; and Jonathan Loraine – Core Group executive director, outlining where technology can assist the development of future projects in the North West minerals province.

The session will be followed by an open Q&A opportunity with Loraine, who provided an insight into his presentation: “The North West minerals province has been one of the great sources of innovation in the world mining industry, with technologies such as Isa Smelt developed here. Where might innovation enable the next generation of minerals projects in the region?” he said.

Registrations for the MineX Trade and Industry Only Day are available from the MineX website: www.minex.qld.com.

MineX 2017 kicks off on Tuesday May 16 at 10am and runs until Thursday May 18.

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