Queensland Mining Awards shape as biggest yet

With a record number of entries across all categories as submissions close, the 2018 Queensland Mining Awards are shaping up to be the biggest yet.

Hosted by the Bowen Basin Mining Club and the Queensland Resources Council, the Awards will be judged by industry leaders in management, procurement, innovation, planning and production.

Bowen Basin Mining Club Director Jodie Currie said including this year’s Collaboration category led to a higher amount of corporate entries from high-profile mining companies, as well as a high calibre of entries from suppliers looking to showcase their innovative thinking.

“We have received entries from a number of mining companies including BHP, Curragh, New Hope and Anglo American – it’s fantastic to see the collaboration between suppliers and producers recognised in this way,” said Currie.

“We’ve known for some time that this kind of collaboration is what has come out of tougher economic times in the Bowen Basin and in the mining industry at large. We can’t wait to hear some of the stories told through Awards submissions of time and cost saved, plus long-term innovations that are essentially changing the face of our industry.”

The Queensland Mining Awards form part of the evening program for the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME), held in Mackay in July. QME organisers Reed Mining Events are a key sponsor of this year’s Awards, and a supporter of recognising excellence in the mining industry.

The increased level of entries will mean a bigger Gala Presentation Dinner, which will be attended by finalists, industry suppliers, government and mining company representatives.

Tickets to the Gala Presentation Dinner, sponsored by Stanwell Energy, are on sale now at www.bbminingclub.com/awards, for $175 per person or $1700 for a table of 10.

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