The Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) will once again see the industry gear up for one of the most significant mining events. Taking place in Sydney from August 29-31, more than 300 exhibitors will showcase their new advances and innovations, products and services on the exhibition floor.
The exhibition will provide visitors with the opportunity to obtain vital technical information and network with industry colleagues in an interactive business environment. Visitors will also have the ability to connect face-to-face with leading industry suppliers showcasing the latest technologies, including:
• Renishaw’s new void scanner designed to produce accurate 3D laser scans of underground voids as well as its Boretrak which enables users to measure the audit borehole deviation from proposed designs;
• TOMRA Sorting Solutions new multi-channel laser sorting technology unlocking opportunities for quartz and gold processing;
• Davies Wear Plate Systems’ new wear side only attachment system;
• Global Pumps’ Verderflex VF Series peristaltic hose pump; and
• Hedweld Engineering’s Trilift range of component handling equipment and Safe-Away range of Ladder and Stair Access Systems.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to hear from the some of the sectors’ most renowned minds as part of the free-to-attend conference, The Future of Mining, sponsored by Fluidmesh. The program features more than 30 world-leading experts across 16 sessions.
World Coal Association Chairman Mick Buffier, Head of Telstra Mining Services Jeannette McGill; CSIRO Research Director for Hard Rock Mining Dr Ewan Sellers; and Coal Services CEO and Managing Director Lucy Flemming are among the key speakers for the conference.
AIMEX Event Director Brandon Ward said the event provided attendees with the opportunity to explore the latest technologies and hear from world leaders across three streams – mining innovation, surface mining and underground mining.
“Event attendees will have the opportunity to draw on key insights on the future of mining, discover what emerging technologies and practices are available and better understand how best their operations can stay competitive and sustainable in an ever-changing sector.
“AIMEX also provides mining industry professionals the chance to meet with one another, exchange ideas, network and generate new business leads,” he said.
AIMEX chairman David Moult said, “It is safe to say that the mining sector has just come through one of the most difficult periods that I have ever witnessed in my 40 year career.
“The pace and diversity of this industry is why I chose to enter the mining sector in the first place. Mining engineering covers more aspects of engineering than any other engineering discipline around.”
In 1998, David Moult first joined Centennial Coal when it was a very small listed company with a market capitalisation of less than $20 million. Around the time of the takeover of Banpu in 2010, he helped grow Centennial Coal into an ASX S&P100 listed company with a market capitalisation of $2.6 billion.
He now holds the position of non-executive director of Centennial Coa and is the chairman of Coal Services, a director (and past chairman) of the NSW Minerals Council, chairman of the Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technologies Board and a member of the University of NSW Education Trust Advisory Committee.
“Recent movements in the coal price has given the sector more confidence, particularly as prices level to a more sustainable position. It is encouraging to hear a more rational debate from the Federal Government in respect to the electricity generation mix, particularly as we move into a more carbon constrained economy,” he said.
As prices level, David Moult argues the industry is looking for opportunities to invest – making events like the Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition 2017 more important than ever.
“AIMEX provides an unparalleled opportunity for companies and industry professionals from across the region to connect face-to-face, discuss industry trends and generate new business leads,” David Moult said.
“For suppliers, it’s an opportunity to showcase their latest innovations. For operators, it’s a platform to see and discuss where mining equipment, technology and services is headed. For delegates, it’s a change to meet with colleagues – new and old.”
Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition is free to attend and will run from August 29-31at the Sydney Showground, Sydney, Australia.