As global economic uncertainty continues and commodity prices decline the mining industry is facing many new challenges.
Leading companies are investing in technology to “sweat their assets” or get more from the existing operations rather than invest in new greenfields projects.
Building on the success of the China- Australia mining forum held in 2011, Rockwell Automation will host a not-to-be missed, one-day event on 15th July, 2013 at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
According to Geoff Irvine, mining industry manager, South Pacific, “this year’s event will focus on streamlining the supply chain from pit to port together with exploring options for smart, safe and sustainable mining.
The focus is on getting more out of what you have. The case for implementing autonomous mining and remote operations is even more compelling now as miners have seen significant cost reductions via these technologies.”
Attendees will hear about the latest advances in autonomous mining, remote operations, automation, networks, power, and safety. Industry experts will also discuss how companies can reduce inefficiencies and energy costs in mining operations.
Chinese mining end users and OEM’s have much to offer Australia's resources sector to assist in reducing the operating costs of their plants.
As both nations work to increase productivity and reduce environmental impact, there are opportunities for the supply of more efficient mining equipment and processing technologies. The Forum will also provide the opportunity to expand the already strong business relationships between mining companies in China and Australia.
The China – Australia mining forum will offer an invaluable networking opportunity to discuss applications with leading End Users, EPC’s, Consultants, System Integrators and OEM’s involved within the mining industry in China and Australia.
This event will be followed by the Safety Symposium the next day which will focus on safety automation solutions.