COVID-19 Coronavirus | Important Update

Austmine regret to advise that the Mining Innovation Roadshow has been postponed and will not proceed on the scheduled date of Thursday 19th March in Perth. 

Effective immediately, registrations for this event have been suspended, and we are currently determining potential new dates to reschedule, and we will advise you accordingly once a new date has been confirmed. 

Our main priority is the health and safety of our members, guest attendees and speakers, and we are accordingly following the advice of the Australian Government to not jeopardise this in any way.

Further information regarding the next course of action will be communicated as soon as possible and we appreciate your understanding in this situation. 

Morning Session (8.30am - 12.40pm)

Registration & Networking

Opening Address
Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine

Opening Keynote: Next-Gen Mining and the Automated Future
Carlos Zapata, Greater Brockman Operations Superintendent, Rio Tinto

Mining the Value from Operations Data
Kevin Cole, Industry Sales Manager, Rockwell Automation

METS TechTalk
GPA Engineering

Innovation in Mining - Securing the Renewable Energy Future
James Koerting, Unit Manager: Electrical Operations, Gold Fields Australia

METS TechTalk
DHI Water & Environment

Morning Tea & Coffee Networking Session

Collaborative Exchange – During this session, each group will discuss strategies, concepts, technologies and ideas on their chosen challenge. The aim for this session is to be a strategic conversation about what might be possible in the future for growth in our industry.
Facilitators: acQuire, Rockwell Automation, METS Ignited, Downer and Roy Hill.


How can we evaluate and ensure the quality and consistency of data compiled and stored in central databases to ensure it is fit for purpose for modelling?

With increases in decarbonisation strategies across mining as a focus on reporting in Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) to shareholders; how can METS suppliers and miners work collaboratively to invest in carbon reduction and report on ESG?

METS Ignited

Thinking about automation in mining, what could we have done better that would have improved our current position?

Rockwell Automation

With IIoT and new emerging technologies in Mining, how do we take learnings from pilot projects into production?

Roy Hill

With standard interfaces and open platforms, small to medium size suppliers have an opportunity to work in partnership with larger manufactures to deliver more holistic solutions to the customer. How can industry support this partnership?

Afternoon Sessions (12.40 - 6.30pm)

Networking Lunch

The Significance of Cyber Security on the Journey to Zero Harm
Ray Griffiths, ANZ OT Cyber Security Senior Manager – Resources, Accenture

METS TechTalk: Fusable - An AI Platform That Makes Unseen Safety Risks More Visible
Darren Phillips, Co-Founder, Fusable

METS TechTalk
Grant Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, Credenxia

Partnering for Success
Peter Barrenger, Principal Local Buying, Supply Innovation, Marketing and Supply, BHP

METS TechTalk
ET Partners

METS TechTalk: Refactoring Technology to Meet Tailings Dam Disclosure Requirements
Anthony Walker, CEO, Decipher

Afternoon Tea & Coffee Networking Session

METS TechTalk

METS TechTalk: Integrating Discrete Data, Systems and People
Pieter Strobos, Business Director, Process IQ

Wireless Solutions for Mining: How to Enable FMS and Autonomous Vehicles

Global Digital Transformation – Technology Future
Mark O'Brien, General Manager, Digital Technology and Innovation, CITIC Pacific Mining

Leadership in a Challenging Climate Panel
Kathryn Horlin, Principal – Innovation, Sustainable Operations, BHP
Virginie Hannah, Group Manager Innovation & Project Delivery, Bis
Celine Mangan, Practice Manager Environment and Mine Rehabilitation, Decipher
Sarah Coleman, Director, Sandpit Innovation

Closing Remarks
Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine

Networking Drinks