Friday, 3 July 2020
Export event Date: 14 Aug 2019, 8:00 AM - 15 Aug 2019, 4:00 PM

Location: Novotel Perth Langley, Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA, Australia



Join Austmine, Global Mining Guidelines Group and METS Ignited on August 14-15 at the GMG Perth Forum to discuss the future of mining and technologies driving productivity in the mining industry. Critical topics will include artificial intelligence, autonomous mining, interoperability, digital transformation, IIoT and more. 

Mineral commodities account for 77% of Western Australia’s total sales value.* As a large and sparsely populated region with many fly-in/fly-out operations, Western Australia faces challenges with skill shortages. In response, the region has become a front-runner for innovation in remote operations centres, advanced autonomous technologies, underground innovation and test facilities. Rio Tinto, Roy Hill and BHP Billiton all have innovative remote operation centres right in Perth that are leading the way. The region’s experience will be invaluable in discussions of the future of mining that will happen at this forum.


  • Hume Saunders Manager of Automation Platforms, Rio Tinto
  • Dale Harris, Geoscience Information Manager, AngloGold Ashanti
  • Sharna Glover, Co-Chair for the Field Robotics Cluster, Field Robotics and Remote Operations Asset Management (ROAM) Cluster
  • Andrew Scott, Vice-Chair Working Groups, GMG
  • Jean Ferreira Co-Founder, RaptorTech
  • Andrew Hall Manager Strategy, Planning & Governance, Roy Hill
  • Jon Sciortino, NovaSystems
  • Joe Cronin, Operations Manager, Australian Droid + Robot
  • Gareth Topman Principal Functional Safety, Rio Tinto
  • Vanessa Torres, Chief Technology Officer, South32
  • Tim Skinner President, SMART Systems Group
  • Peter Clarke General Manager Industry Engagement, METS Ignited
  • Heather Ednie, Managing Director, GMG
  • Mark O'Brien, Manager - Digital Transformation, CITIC Pacific Mining 
  • Michelle Ash, Chair, GMG
  • Melinda Hodkiewicz Fellow for Engineering for Remote Operations, BHP
  • Aaron Schier General Manager, CORE Innovation Hub
  • Kalev Ruberg VP Digital Systems & CIM, Teck Resources
  • Pieter Lottering, Team Leader, Process Control & Automation, Global IO
  • David Scott Taylor Director - Innovation and Digitalisation, Ma'aden
  • George Long, Digital Mining Lead, Accenture
  • Jeff Stirling Founder and Managing Director, Universal Field Robotics

This event will be packed with presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking. Learn from the trials and errors of experts from inside and outside mining so you can avoid unnecessary pitfalls. Register now to help shape the future of mining at this two-day forum and networking event built on open collaboration. 

A current program for the event can be found HERE 

Austmine and GMG Members receive discounted tickets. If you would like to register for thsi event, please email

  • Austmine Members: $250 incl. GST

  • GMG Members: $250 incl. GST 

  • Non Members: $350 incl. GST 


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Export event Date: 14 Aug 2019, 8:00 AM - 15 Aug 2019, 4:00 PM

Location: Novotel Perth Langley, Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA, Australia


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