AUSTRALIA’S most extensive mining exhibition, AIMEX, will be at Sydney Showground from August 29 to 31. Apart from the large exhibition, visitors will have access to leading industry minds via a free-to-attend conference program.

The Future of Mining Conference will be held alongside the exhibition and is the first time that AIMEX will feature a conference component.

It will showcase the latest developments and advances in technology across the mining value chain that extend the life of mine and ensure the highest level of safety and reliability. The program will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, case study and white paper discussions covering:

  • Economic and political outlook for mining;
  • Technology and innovation, and what this means for businesses;
  • Automation and digital advancements to improve operational efficiency and maintenance;
  • Advancements in drilling and blasting, processing and bulk materials handling;
  • Fleet performance and tyre management; and
  • Occupational health and safety.

Presenters include World Coal Association chairman Mick Buffier, NSW Mining chief executive Stephen Galilee, The Bloomfield Group chairman John Richards, General Electric strategic account development manager Ian Larsen, Centennial Coal executive general manager Operations Excellence Steve Burgess and Mining3 chief executive Professor Paul Lever.

The conference is free to attend but you need to register for AIMEX by visiting

Key to its development has been organisers’ close consultation with the mining industry, spearheaded by newly appointed AIMEX non-executive chairman David Moult, who brings decades of global coal mining experience to the role, including his most recent position as managing director and CEO for Centennial Coal.

“The ability to connect face-to-face is still so vital to business development and events like AIMEX enable you to do this in a time efficient manner. Being able to connect and interact with companies and their products is invaluable,” said David Moult.

AIMEX will also feature ‘The Breakthrough’ - a new platform showcasing emerging technologies that have the ability to provide significant benefit to the mining sector. This new-to-market technology has only been released in the last 18 months and this feature will see these technologies launch on mass to the sector.

AIMEX event director Brandon Ward said AIMEX was the leading event for the mining sector, with its scale offering an unparalleled opportunity for the industry to upskill, network and generate new business leads and opportunities.

“No other event in the region has the same offering for visitors to network, collaborate and learn from one another, interact with over 300 exhibitors and discover some of the latest products from leading suppliers.”

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