Queensland Premier welcomes mining leaders from 70 countries

World Mining Congress 2023

Plus many industry heads – BHP, Anglo, Fortescue, Orica

Media welcome.

Day 2, Tuesday 27 June at the 26th World Mining Congress, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Opening speeches, 8 am to 9.05

  • Hua Guo, Congress Chair
  • Marek Cala, WMC international organising committee, AGH University
  • Larry Marshall, Chief Executive, CSIRO
  • Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland

Plenaries, 9.10 to 10.20

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion announcement by Rohitesh Dhawan, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), media release available, media briefing at 11.30 in media lounge.
  • Mike Henry, CEO, BHP.

Plenaries, 11 to 12.15

  • Duncan Wanblad, Chief Executive, Anglo American
  • Fiona Hick, CEO, Fortescue Metals Group
  • Sanjeev Gandhi, Managing Director & CEO, Orica
    Followed by media roundtable organised by Orica

Plenaries, 1.30 to 3 pm

  • Professor Deborah Terry AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Queensland, Critical minerals, collaboration and training: The role of universities in mining’s global future.
  • Professor Li Xiaohong, President, Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), pre-record.
  • Tania Constable PSM, Chief Executive Officer, Minerals Council of Australia, followed by panel discussion.

Other stories

  • Apple backs Regeneration, a public benefit restoration and remining company who are Turning Legacy Sites into Environmental & Community Assets. Regeneration is scouting sites in Australia.
  • Making natural resource extraction more precise. Plotlogic presents OreSense, fusing huge amounts of data collected by sensors including hyperspectral cameras working near the infra-red part of the light spectrum, in combination with LiDAR, geo-location, and machine learning.
  • From liability to opportunity: Australian mine transition experts take world stage, CRC for Transitions in Mining Technologies.
  • As mines go deep – over one kilometre – we can’t copy and paste mine designs from current shallow mines to deep mass mines at depths greater than 1000m,” say UQ researchers.

Coming up on Wednesday

  • Between a rock and a hard place – Welcome to the future of mining.
  • Who’s leading from the front on emissions reduction?
  • More storms, fires, and floods: how will extreme weather events affect mining operations?

Plenaries with Sinead Kaufman, Rio Tinto; Martín Pérez de Solay, Allkem; Ailie MacAdam, Bechtel Mining and Metals, Tom Palmer, Newmont Corporation.

About the Congress

The World Mining Congress was first held in 1958 in Poland. It has been held every two to three years ever since. It is UN-affiliated and continues to have a secretariat in Poland.

The 26th World Congress will be held for the first time in Australia, spanning the entire Brisbane Convention Centre from 26 to 29 June 2023. The Congress anticipates over 3000 participants from over 70 countries.

The Congress was brought to Australia with the support of the host, CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency. The Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science and Resources is our Major Sponsor and Queensland is our Host State Sponsor. A large suite of leading global and national companies and research agencies are also major sponsors of the Congress.

Inclusion of Congress speakers in media releases does not imply endorsement by the WMC, its hosts, partners and sponsors.

For more information and accreditation contact
Niall Byrne, media@wmc2023.org,  +61-417-131-977 and visit www.wmc2023.org.