Mining3 2022 Innovation Forum

Celebrating 30 years of delivering industry-changing value …and counting

We are transforming mining worldwide

Together we make mines:

  • safer
  • more productive
  • more sustainable
  • and carbon neutral

We bring together the best thinking of mining companies, researchers, and OEMs to deliver great value for the industry.  In partnership with our members, we rapidly deploy world-class innovations to transform mining.

2022 program

The 2022 Forum program will celebrate 30 years and look forward to the next 30 as we tackle challenges identified in our innovation roadmap:

  • Innovation Panel

    Decarbonisation and Sustainability

    Panel Members
    Jayde Webb, Practise Lead Mining Technology, South32
    Tony Sprague, Group Manager – Directional Studies & Innovation, Newcrest
    Brett Triffett, Transformation Technologist, Oz Minerals
    Lauren Gartlan, Business Planning Manager, Thiess

    Jack Barnes, CEO Mining3

  • Innovation Panel

    Automation and Sensors for the Future of Mining

    Panel Members
    Carl Hendricks, Chief Engineer, Caterpillar
    Tak Ishihara, Supreme Engineer, Komatsu
    Richard Bach, Chief Technology Officer, Bluvein
    Steve Lennard, Head of Technology and Sustainability, Weir ESCO

    Rudie Boshoff, Vice President Hard Rock Mining Business Development, Komatsu

  • Innovation Panel

    Accelerating Transformation in the Mining Industry

    Panel Members
    Dirk van Soelen, Vice President Initiating Systems Technology, Dyno Nobel
    Prof Ross McAree, Head of School, Mechanical and Mining Engineering, The University of Queensland
    Prof Michael Hitch, Head of School, WA School of Mines, Curtin University
    Pieter Kuiper, Managing Director, Elexon

    Leeanne Bond, Chair of the Board, Mining3

Event details
Thursday 24 November 2022

Thiess Headquarters
179 Grey Street
South Bank, Brisbane, QLD

Public transport and parking options are available: click here

South Bank has two train stations, both conveniently located on Grey Street, South Bank. Trains run regularly from the South Bank and South Brisbane Stations.

South Bank is connected to Brisbane’s Busway with buses departing regularly from South Bank and Cultural Centre Stations. South Bank Busway Station provides the closest access to the Parklands, Little Stanley Street, Goodwill Bridge and Queensland Maritime Museum.

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Registration details

Attendance is by invitation only, please contact us to transfer or invite a contact.  You will receive their complimentary link via email prior to the event. If you are yet to receive yours, please contact our Event Managers below.

More information
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Forum Program

1 pm Arrival

1:30-2:15 pm Official Opening

Welcome to Country and safety briefing – Thiess

Official Welcome –  Leeanne Bond, Mining3 Chair of the Board, and Jack Barnes, Mining3 CEO

Session 1

2:15-2:45 pm

Innovation Panel – Mining companies discussing decarbonisation and Sustainability: Energy Transition, Net Zero

(Moderator: Jack Barnes)

2:45-3:30 pm

Innovation Panel – Suppliers and OEMs discussing Safety and Productivity: Automation and Sensors

(Moderator: Rudie Boshoff)

3:30-4:15 pm Afternoon tea and Mining3 technology exhibition

Session 2

4:15-5 pm

Innovation Panel – Accelerating Transformation in the Mining Industry

(Moderator: Leeanne Bond)

5:00-6:30 pm Networking drinks and Mining3 technology exhibition

Session 3

6:30 for 7 pm 30-year Celebration Dinner

Guest speaker: Wayne Gerard, Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and founder of RedEyE. 

Our members are our future

We are re-engaging with existing members and attracting new members to form a stronger collective. During our transition year, we invite members to co-design our future and help us to build deeper relationships across the industry for long-term sustainability. The forum will also include Mining3’s Annual General Meeting for members only on Friday, 25th of November 2022.

Mining members:Suppliers and OEMs:Research Partners: