As the mining and minerals sector look to embrace growth and expansion opportunities, mining support structures in the form of human capital, investment projects and infrastructures become critical requirements. The need to attract, retain and develop people into the mining sector has become a major issue over the last five years, and without addressing this collectively, operators are concerned about its impact on productivity and the long term.
In recognising this, the day one People, Projects & Infrastructure Stream will focus on workforce development, as well as projects that support industry growth and infrastructure needs. Those responsible for human resources, performance, projects and infrastructure development will come together over this first day to review strategies that can further support their organisations, and industry.
Key sessions for 2018 you won’t want to miss include:
- How can we achieve industry growth if we don’t have the people and the skills to support it? Addressing the technical and operational skills shortage in Australia
- STEM advocacy across our business – what are we doing internally and externally to promote STEM?
- What role is diversity having in our organisation, and how are we fulfilling the workforce experience and skills gap?
- Ideas and initiatives for fostering new collaborations across multiple stakeholders
- The consequences of the Belt and Road Initiative: Foresight around the flow on of projects, benefits and other supply chain developments
- Meeting the digital connectivity demand: IT infrastructure requirements, challenges and opportunities for remote mining and mineral processing operations
- Supplying power to the industry: Reviewing what reliable and alternative sources of power are available now, and in the future
- What supply chain, logistical and infrastructure challenges are we still facing, and what is being done to overcome these?
SO WHY ATTEND?
- Hear about the latest major infrastructure project developments impacting mining regions, their implications and investment and project supply chain opportunities
- Learn about best practice advances in transport, logistics and bulk handling
- Stay abreast with cutting edge developments in mine site infrastructure management such as watering, dewatering, energy supply and community infrastructure development
- Meet critical mining infrastructure project stakeholders across the whole value chain and form business relationships
- Mining industry General Managers and CXO level strategic executives
- Infrastructure design, engineering and development firms
- Construction and building firms
- Property developers
- Infrastructure operators in energy, water, transport, modular housing, education and other critical community services
- Transport companies
- Logistics, logistics bulk handling
- Companies involved in any aspect of mining related infrastructure delivery
AUSIMM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Attending the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) will contribute up to 20 hours towards your professional development (PD).
AusIMM members are encouraged to engage in ongoing professional development (PD) throughout their career. Maintaining current knowledge and skills through PD activities is key to ensuring AusIMM members continue to be the leading professionals in the global resources sector.