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AusIMM showcases Australian resources industry on the world stage in London

As a show of strength for the sector, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has yesterday held the inaugural Australian Mining Leaders Forum, bringing together industry leaders, investors and government officials at the Royal Society in London.

The one-day event, which saw over 120 professionals in attendance, discussed opportunities, trends and latest learnings within the Australian resources sector with a combination of keynote addresses and interactive panel discussions, including from The Honourable George Brandis QC, Australian High Commissioner to the UK, and Seamus French, CEO at Anglo American.

Michelle Ash, Chair of the Global Mining Guidelines Group, addressed participants on disruption in the mining sector outlining the changes brought about by digitisation.

“Our job is to prepare for an accelerating rate of change in the world,” said Ms Ash.

‘When we integrate the technologies, we can redesign mining completely.”

AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin said the Forum was an outstanding event that showcased the Australian industry on the global stage.

“Australia is a world leader when it comes to so many aspects of the global resources sector, and AusIMM is committed to being a contemporary organisation, promoting our nation’s success story on an international scale,” said Mr Durkin.

“Much of this success has been brought about by not just the richness of our natural resources, but our robust codes and standards in the industry, and the calibre and expertise of our professionals, all of which are being given a platform in London today.”

Topics during the Forum varied from mergers and acquisition and social licence to operate, to digitalisation and the JORC Code, providing an overview of the critical elements of the modern Australian industry.

With the success of the inaugural forum, the event is due to be held again in June 2020.

More information and the full list of speakers can be found at


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