Mining events for 2008

A LIST of mining conferences, seminars and workshops.

The 5th Australian Zinc Briefing 2008

19 & 20 Feb 2008

Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney

Will supply overwhelm the market? – The outlook for 2008 & beyond. Dramatic price increases in recent years have seen the global zinc price climb to record highs, making the metal one of the hottest commodities around. However with 15 new zinc mines coming online in 2007, many analysts are predicting supply will outstrip demand from the second half of 2008 onwards.

Informa Australia

02 9080 4300

Singleton Mining and Industry Expo

19 to 21 Feb 2008

Singleton Showgrounds

The event incorporates the Hunter Valley field day and the Hunter Valley Coal Conference. On display will be the latest products for the mining industry.

1300 887 321

Mining Export Infrastructure: Reducing the Bottlenecks

20 to 21 Feb 2008

Rydges Southbank, Brisbane, Qld

The Mining Export Infrastructure conference will examine the global commodity prices and its impacts on Australia’s mining export infrastructure.


02 9223 2600

3rd Annual Mine Tailings Conference – Maximising Mine Tailings Management

21 to 22 Feb 2008

Stamford Plaza Hotel, Brisbane

Maximising Mine Tailings Management

Informa Australia

02 9080 4300

3rd Annual Coal-to-Liquids and Gas-to-Liquids 2008

26 and 27 Feb 2008

Novotel Brisbane

Exploring new opportunities in the context of high energy prices

Informa Australia

02 9080 4300

Mining the South West

27 & 28 Feb 2008

Abbey Beach Resort, Busselton

Mining the South West will focus on all the hot topics affecting the mining industry in this booming region including key topics such as transport, infrastructure and resources. Mining the South West will also address skill shortages and accommodation concerns with all the key stakeholders and mining executives present to debate and strategise at the event.

IIR Pty Ltd

02 9080 4000

The NSW State Energy Outlook

27 & 28 Feb 2008

L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney NSW

This event is the 4th in a series of state energy outlooks specifically focusing on the opportunities surrounding the proposed reform, restructuring & privatisation of state owned energy assets.

Informa Australia

02 9080 4307

Negotiating Native Title

28 & 29 Feb 2008

Novotel Brisbane

The Negotiating Native Title Forum takes heed of the domestic and international landscape, concerning the economic and cultural determination of Australian traditional land owners.

Informa Australia

02 9080 4300

Mine Machine Productivity

4 to 5 Mar 2008

This event will highlight improvements in operational capacity by creating a strategic asset management system. It will explore best practice in strategic asset management systems; managing alliance contracting relationships; automation technology; maintenance; tyre performance and maintenance; and minimising machinery failure.

Esther Wong

Marcus Evans

+603 2723 6736

2008 Safety & Health Conference

10 to 11 Mar 2008

Sheraton Perth

This event run by the Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia is aimed at developing risk management competencies.

Conference Secretariat

EECW Pty Ltd

08 9389 1488

Practical Belt Conveying Course

13 to 15 Mar 2008

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane

A four-day training course for mechanical engineers involved with the design or maintenance of belt conveyor systems particularly in the mining or allied industries. This Course is recognised by Engineers Australia for CDP purposes.

Ann O’Donovan

Tech Training

07 3831 1050

Indonesian Mining Procurement Forum

1 to 2 Apr

Sky City Hotel Casino, Darwin

Run by the Chief Minister’s Department of the Northern Territory this second annual forum will showcase Darwin as a regional distribution and supply centre for mining and petroleum operations, as well as an emerging bulk mineral export port.

John McCue

Senior Project Officer

Department of the Chief Minister

Northern Territory Government of Australia

08 8946 9553

2008 AMMA National Conference

2 to 3 Apr 2008

Flemington Events Centre, Flemington Racecourse Melbourne, Victoria

The conference will bring together experts and international case studies on topics, including: how good people management does make ‘a world of difference’ to your business; how cultural diversity issues affect workforce management; what the increasing global mobility of skilled workers means for your business; how Australia’s workplace relations system compares with other countries’ systems; the role of HR in mergers and acquisitions and effective management of international recruitment and expatriate assignments.


03 9614 4777

6th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage

15 to 18 Apr 2008

Burnie, Tasmania Australia

This event will be of benefit to mine planners and geologists working in the extractive industries, environmental managers and officers, council engineers, consultants, regulators, researchers and students.

Leigh Goss

ACMER Administrative Officer

Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)

The University of Queensland

07 3346 4502

Mining Tasmania Conference

29 & 30 Apr 2008 Strahan Village, Strahan

The inaugural Mining Tasmania Conference will bring together key industry leaders and experts to deliver delegates up to date information on the current exploration and investment opportunities in the Tasmanian Mining industry.

Institute for International Research Conferences

02 9080 4108

Safety In Action

29 Apr to 1 May 2008

Melbourne Exhition Centre

Safety In Action is a workplace health and safety trade show held annually in Melbourne. The show has more than 350 companies displaying workplace health and safety products and services.

03 9654 7773

Rostering, Shiftwork & Fatigue Management Conference 2008

12 to 14 May Brisbane

19 to 21 May Perth

This conference discusses how to get more out of your staff by implementing the latest rostering, shiftwork and fatigue management techniques. The annual conference teaches mine operators how to optimise working conditions.

International Quality and Productivity Centre

International Crisis and Emergency Management Conference and Exhibition

21 to 22 May 2008

Novotel Langley Hotel Perth

The theme for the conference will be “strategies for the future” and it will discuss the four stages of emergency management: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. The speakers will draw on real experiences from past disasters and discuss their own emergency management plans for the future.


08 9430 6611

HSE Safety Forum Australia

28 May 2008

The Legends Room, The Gabba; Brisbane

The topic of this event is ‘Leadership in Safety’. This forum is structured specifically for senior management and industry executives from leading oil and gas, energy, power and resource companies. The presentations will focus on the safety challenges facing the resource industry today.

Forum Secretariat

07 3899 1473

Mine Ventilation Symposium

9 to 11 June 2008

John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada

The symposium offers the opportunity for mine ventilation experts, professionals and students to gather and exchange information on professional development.

Dr. Pierre Mousset-Jones

University of Nevada, Reno

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering

Department of Mining Engineering

+775 784-6959

Queensland Coal Conference

16 & 17 June 2008

Mercure Hotel, Brisbane

Tonkin’s 2008 Queensland Coal conference features five case studies that provide insight into the state of the Queensland coal industry.


02 9224 6060

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Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum

14 to 16 Aug 2008

The Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie

This annual mining conference combines presentations by listed mining and exploration companies with a large exhibition area housing exhibitors from the mining, exploration and service sectors.

Suzanne Christie

08 9481 6440

Workplace safety show for WA in 2008

12 to 14 Aug 2008

Perth Convention Exhibition Centre

The WA Safety Show will be similar in format to its eastern seaboard counterparts, spanning asbestos removal and automation safety through to waste management and workplace wellness.

Australian Exhibitions & Conferences

03 9654 7773

Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety

17 to 20 Aug 2008

Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre

Robert Seaman

Conference Organiser

ACCLAIM Special Events and Meeting Management

07 3254 0522

World Mining Congress 2008

7 to 11 Sep 2008

Krakow, Poland

New challenges and visions for mining; new underground mining methods and technologies; new opencast mining methods and technologies; legal aspects of mining activities; the risks in mining; practice for educating mining engineers; mining hazards and risk prevention; work safety in mining Information; technology in mining; sustainable development, mining – environment; he mine as a witness to history and a monument of technology Coal – its role as an energy source; future for the coal mining industry; mine closure.

(48 12) 617 46 04

Excellence in Mining & Exploration 2008

14 to 16 Sep 2008

Hilton Hotel Sydney

The conference profiles the exploration and mining industry in an investment context. The event will also provide presentations for the mining community in the area of capital raisings, listing issues, infrastructure and on and offshore opportunities. The three day conference also includes an industry exhibition, the Legends in Mining Awards breakfast and the National Mining Awards ceremony and gala dinner.

Resourceful Events

02 9279 2222

Sustainable Development conference

15 to 19 Sep 2008

Darwin City Convention Centre NT

The Mineral Council of Australia’s (MCA) Sustainable Development Conference is recognised internationally as the leading minerals industry forum for communicating sustainable development and its practical implementation through cooperative partnerships with industry, government and community.

Minerals Council of Australia

02 6233 0643

Drilling for Geology 2008

8 to 10 Oct 2008

Royal on the Park, Brisbane

The Drilling for Geology 2008 Conference is this year’s only conference aimed at geologists and geotechnical engineers who analyse and interpret information collected from drilling. The conference is organised by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and will last for two days, covering Drilling logistics, from planning and approvals to execution; drilling techniques; drill hole sampling and logging methods and applications; borehole geophysics and measurement/logging whilst drilling; and geotechnical and metallurgical applications and methods.

Mark Berry

Conference Chairman

07 3230 9028

The Safety Show Sydney

28 to 30 Oct 2008

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

NSW’s only dedicated Workplace Health and Safety Trade Show.

03 9654 7773

Goldfield’s Mining Expo (GME) 2008

28 to 30 Oct 2008

Kalgoorlie Racecourse

The Goldfield Mining Expo (GME) has delivered outstanding results for suppliers to the mining, engineering & construction sectors in Western Australia’s regions and along with the strong growth of the industry, Reed Exhibitions is predicting another strong and successful show ahead of us.

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