Mining and METS Industry Awards
The mining and METS sectors have a wide range of awards throughout each year that recognise the contributions of companies and individuals to the success of the industry. For organisations, being a finalist or winning an award can assist in gaining more traction with potential clients as there is recognition of the success of products and services or other business initiatives. For individuals, awards can help enhance career prospects and cement your place as a leader in your industry. However, there are numerous other benefits of awards as well, including reinforcing company direction and strategy, attracting and retaining talent, gaining a sales advantage and boosting employee morale.
With this being said, Austmine would like to encourage our members to apply for relevant awards in the mining and METS sector. A list of industry awards and details can be found below. However, there are more awards available to nominate for, so keep an eye out!
2016 Australian Mining Prospect Awards
When: Friday 21 October, 2016
Where: Doltone House, Piers 19-21 Upper Deck, 26-32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont Point NSW
Time: 6:30pm (for a 7:00pm start)
The Mining Prospects awards are coordinated by Australian Mining and occur annually in Sydney. They recognise and reward the operations, team, or individuals who are making a difference in the mining industry. Nominations are currently open.
Categories include: Community Interaction, Contract Miner of the Year, Contribution to Mining, Excellence in Mine Safety, Minerals Processing of the Year and Innovative Mining Solution.
Austmine 2017 Awards and Industry Leaders’ Dinner
When: Tuesday 23 May 2017
Where: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Austmine’s Awards and Industry Leaders’ Dinner evening is always the social highlight of the mining technology calendar and takes place during the Austmine 2017 International Mining Innovation Conference & Exhibition. Celebrating innovation at a company and individual level, from miners and METS alike, this event is a must-attend function for anyone involved in mining technology and innovation.
Categories include: The Champion of Innovation, Austmine Innovation Award for METS, Austmine Innovation Award for Miners and The Craig Senger Excellence in Export Award.
Dingo was the winner of the 2015 Innovation Award for METS for their Trakka Field Inspection App. Paul Higgins, CEO of Dingo had this to say about their win – “We developed this product in response to the growing market need to use smart devices and images to improve maintenance decisions. Winning the METS Innovation Award is a true testament to the creative spirit of our company. I am thrilled that Dingo has won this prestigious award.”
NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards
When: May 2017
The Industry & Suppliers Awards recognise excellence in the sector and emphasise the continued importance of the supply chain to the NSW mining industry. They are a celebration of the people and businesses that make NSW mining strong amidst the current backdrop of low commodity prices and challenging economic conditions.
Categories Include: Small Business Achievement, Outstanding Supplier, Young Achiever, Outstanding Contribution to Mining and Exceptional Woman in Mining.
RungePincockMinarco took out the 2016 Outstanding Supplier of the Year award. Speaking of this achievement, Philippe Baudry, Executive General Manager – Advisory said “We could not be prouder of the achievements of our entire Australian Advisory team. They pride themselves on being active members of the industry and an example of how innovative operating practices can ensure resilience in such a tough market.”
Women in Industry Awards
The Women in Industry Awards recognises and rewards the achievements of women working in the nation’s industrial, logistics, and engineering sectors, and aims to raise the profile of women within industry, as well as promote and encourage excellence.
Categories include: Industry Advocacy, Marketing/Communications, Social Leader of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, Excellence in Mining and Mentor of the Year.
Austmine CEO, Chris Gibbs Stewart took out the Industry Advocacy Award in 2016. Chris stated that the award: “It is easy advocating on behalf of such an exciting sector who has so much to offer now and for our economy of the future. Nothing is ever accomplished without a great team and so this award is really for Austmine, its staff and board.”
Queensland Mining Contractor Awards
When: July 2017
The QLD Mining Contractor Awards are organised by the Bowen Basin Mining Club and take place during QME each year. The awards have been designed to recognise project excellence and achievements unique to the highly competitive work environment of mining industry contractors. Awards winners will be recognised for the quality outcomes they provide to mining, exploration and production companies as well as for their commitment to innovation and the delivery of projects that are safer, smarter, faster and more efficient.
Categories include: Cost Savings Initiative, Time Saving Imitative, Project Innovation Award, Community or Staff Engagement, Best Product Launch and of course, the Mining Contractor of the Year Award.
COR Cooling were a finalist in the Peabody Energy Cost Saving Initiative Award for their work on reducing corrosion and extending engine life on the CAT793D truck fleets. Scott Sach, QLD State Manager, COR Cooling said “This cost saving focus has of course come to the fore in recent times, but COR Cooling has always been heavily involved in this process. The reduction of invoice costs from all vendors has realistically gone as far as it can, so now we must all concentrate on creating better value, reducing maintenance and fuel usage, whilst ensuring when we fix a piece of equipment, that it will cost less to repair next time around.”