AusIMM has been delivering large-scale industry conferences for nearly 50 years. Australian Mining takes a look at what to expect in 2024.
With a reputation for world-class technical conferences for the global mining industry, AusIMM is looking forward to hosting a number of conferences, including its increasingly well-supported International Women’s Day Event Series, in 2024.
AusIMM’s 2024 program draws on the expertise of its members and stakeholders to cover the topics that are important to resources professionals today and into the future.
Those looking to attend an AusIMM conference in the new year can be assured of a bumper line up.
International Women’s Day Event Series
Held across five capital cities from February 29 – March 8, AusIMM’s International Women’s Day (IWD) Event Series will bring together mining companies, governments, academics and women in mining groups.
The series is a national forum to celebrate women’s achievements in mining and champion for a more diverse and inclusive resources sector.
“We’re incredibly proud to see the continued growth in our IWD Event Series,” AusIMM chief executive officer Stephen Durkin said. “Through this platform, our collective voice has become stronger and more influential in helping drive meaningful change.”
International Mine Health and Safety Conference 2024
Formerly known as MineSafe, this conference will serve as a platform to discuss the latest developments in a topic that affects all professionals: health and safety.
“The resources industry plays a vital role in supplying the world with the minerals and metals needed for a sustainable future,” Durkin said.
“It’s critical that our sector is made up of highly-skilled practitioners committed to the highest health and safety standards to ensure we can meet the growing demand responsibly.”
Held in Perth from April 15–17, this is one event not to be missed.
International Mining Geology Conference 2024
The 13th annual International Mining Geology Conference will be held in Perth from May 7–8.
Industry experts will some together to explore advancements in mining geology and discuss solutions to shared challenges, sustainable practices and techniques to drive productivity.
“With thought-provoking keynote presentations, a high-quality technical program and bustling exhibition floor, this conference offers an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate and expand professional networks,” conference chair Daniel Howe said.
A quadrennial conference that has been around for over 40 years, Molten 2024 will be held in Brisbane from June 17–19.
What sets this conference apart is its scientific focus and support of the transition to sustainable technologies.
“The majority of metals undergo some form of high-temperature processing whether in production, refining or recycling,” conference co-chair Peter Hayes said.
“This conference aims to make a positive contribution to the exchange and dissemination of knowledge on this important class of processing systems, and thereby enhance the rate of progress to more sustainable industrial processing systems.”
International Mine Ventilation Congress
Dubbed “the heartbeat of mining”, the 12th annual International Mine Ventilation Congress (IMVC) will bring the mine ventilation community together in Sydney from August 12–15.
The long-running Congress will share the latest technology and improvements in mine ventilation engineering and related aspects of safety and health.
As the only global gathering of this community, IMVC presents a unique chance to share knowledge and grow a professional network.
Critical Minerals Conference 2024
This new offering in AusIMM’s calendar, taking place in Brisbane from August 26–28, follows the inaugural Critical Minerals Conference held in Perth in November 2023.
The new conference provides a national platform for those in the sector to explore and discuss the latest knowledge, technologies and innovations across the entire critical minerals supply chain.
The conference showcases the expertise and know-how of professionals providing the thought leadership needed to deliver a stable supply of critical minerals that will underpin the global energy transition.
International Future Mining Conference 2024
The sixth International Future Mining Conference, held in Sydney from September 2–4, will explore transformative technologies, champion innovation and push the boundaries of possibility.
A not-to-be-missed event, the program for the conference has already been revealed and attendees can expect to discuss topics such as digital transformation, energy innovations, green mining future and future skills requirements.
“The Future Mining Conference Series stands out … as a beacon of innovation and transformative dialogue within the mining sector,” conference chair Serkan Saydam said. “This is exemplified not just by its historical commitment to leading-edge topics, but its interdisciplinary approach.”
Mill Operators Conference 2024
Perth will play host to the 2024 iteration of the Mill Operators Conference, an acclaimed industry event that brings together metallurgists, geometallurgists, engineers, leaders, executives, and other industry professionals, from October 21–23.
Attendees will discuss topics such as advancing best practice, emerging technologies and global factors impacting mill operations.
“We have received a remarkable number of high-quality abstracts, guaranteeing that our 2024 program will be one of the best to date,” AusIMM head of events Julie Allen said.
With a jam-packed schedule of events for 2024, the mining industry can be assured that, regardless of the event they attend, they are assured of a world-class experience.
Visit the AusIMM website to check out the full event calendar for 2024.
This feature appeared in the December 2023 issue of Australian Mining.