Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, an IHG Hotel, 430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale NSW 2325, Australia

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Event Date Mon Mar 7 AEDT - Tue Mar 8 AEDT (3 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Mar 6 8:00am - Mon Mar 7 8:00am
Location Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, an IHG Hotel
430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale NSW 2325, Australia
Region APAC

Join us for the 20th Anniversary Australian Mining Conference in 2022 for a return to the Nation’s only gathering for elite underground coal miners. This conference will aim for a return to the face-to-face networking and shared learning that has come to define the event – alongside in-depth case studies, learnings through the COVID crisis, and technical insights.

Topics will include:

• The latest safety initiatives in the industry and key learnings
• Automation, remote operations, and data science to deliver further safety in longwall operations
• Productivity improvements to enhance tonnage
• Best practice longwall moves
• Gas drainage advancements
• Ventilation
• New technology and its application
• Skilled labour shortages, and strategies to overcome this
• Attracting a new generation of longwall miners to the industry


2022 Speakers

Matthew Wakeford
Underground Coal Automation Specialist, Anglo American

Shane McDowall
Principal Automation and Technology, Anglo American

Ernest Gosk
Underground Mine Manager, Fitzroy Australia Resources

Bernie Lambley
Underground Mine Manager, Kestrel Coal Resources

Joel Langham Williams
Longwall Superintendent, South32

Dane Vogel
Longwall Automation Engineer, South32

Jarod Chadwick
Electrical Engineer, Glencore Coal

Samuel Zerner

Mojtaba Ghaderi
Engineering Manager, Nautitech®

Mark Shepherd
Chairman, Order Compliance and Industry Support Manager, Coal Services

Erin Lee
Regional Manager for Southern Mines Rescue, Coal Services

David Sykes
Executive General Manager, Growth and Strategy, Mastermyne

Yong Sun
Senior Research Engineer, CSIRO

Ian Wilkinson
Automation Specialist, Anglo American

Patrick Tait
Technology Specialist, Anglo American

Leigh Nicholls
Chief Inspector, NSW Mines Inspectorate

Nathan Power
Automation Specialist, Anglo American

Ben Lewis
Managing Director, One Key Resources

Chris Woodfull
Corporate Consultant (Geology), Chairman for SRK Australasia, SRK Consulting

Andy Rutherford
Mining Consultant, Andrew Rutherford Pty Ltd

Ben Smith
Director Business Development / Founder, Conveyor Manufacturers Australia (CMA)

Lou Caruana
Editor, International Coal News, Aspermont Limited

Jason Gough
Business Manager, Control & Automation, Komatsu

Richard Livingstone-Blevins
Director, Talisman Partners

James Yates
Automation Sales Lead, Caterpillar Inc.

Chris Bird
R&D Product Development Manager, Ampcontrol

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors & Partners

• Komatsu

• Caterpillar

• Waterline

• Nautitech
• SRK Consulting
• Ampcontrol

• Resources Review
• Hunter Valley Coal Report