Why is this relevant to the industry right now?
Rising climate change concerns, human rights, and land access are adding further pressure on the mining industry and the way it operates. Meanwhile, the industry’s broader image, coupled with the often negative attitude of younger generations towards mining, is having a significant impact on public perceptions of the industry. Key industry players are increasingly choosing to work exclusively with companies who share their own Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) vision, mining companies must understand and embrace these considerations lest they risk being left behind.
In this new world, knowledge sharing and discussing best practices with the wider industry is critical to industry success. It is now more important than ever for the industry to come together and work as a cohesive unit to address these concerns.
What will this conference theme cover?
Collaboration & Engagement is an overarching theme and will be covered throughout all sessions during the conference. Dedicated sessions will look at how we can engage with indigenous and local communities, how we can reshape industry reputation across society, how researchers, government, Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) companies can collaborate with miners for better social outcomes, and what cooperation looks like in our industry.
What will they leave having learnt/achieved?
You will walk away from these sessions having gained practical ways of how collaboration and engagement can be successfully developed in the industry, a strong understanding of the challenges that must be addressed to achieve desired outcomes, and different perspectives of key stakeholders involved.