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Austmine Webinar Recordings

Austmine host regular webinars that cover a broad range of mining industry topics and provide information on potential export markets for Australian METS. A complete list of upcoming webinars is available on our events page and you must register to tune into these.

Recordings from previous webinars are featured below and available for viewing at your convenience. Please note that some webinars are password blocked and you must contact Sheldon.varcoe@austmine.com.au to receive the passwords for these.

Only Austmine members are eligible to speak on webinars. If you would like to discuss membership, please contact Megan Edwards on megan.edwards@austmine.com.au or (02) 9357 4660. 

 

Webinar Recordings

2017 Webinars:

Winning Work in Major Projects Series: 

  • 1: Assessing Major Project Opportunities - View
  • 2: Effectively Communicating your capability - View
  • 3: Developing Winning Relationships - View
  • 4: Responding to the Opportunity - View
  • 5: Key Account Management - View
  • 6: Taking it Global - View

Integrating Technology into Organisational Culture

In this live webinar, senior experts from the METS sector discussed how leaders can create an organisational culture that embraces technology and utilises existing systems to create step changes in productivity and efficiency. Our expert panel featured speakers that both advise miners & METS on technology implementation or have carried this out themselves in their operations. 

  • Dani Fraillon, Partner, People and Organisation, PwC
  • Graeme Stanway, Founding Partner, VCI
  • Margaret Elkington, Mining Estimator, RUC Cementation Mining 

  • View Recording

     

    The USA Mining Market

    This live webinar featured a panel of experts who have first-hand experience in USA's Mining Market. They covered a range of topics throughout the hour-long discussion and provided a wealth of information on local regulations & laws, market entry & partners, mining industry trends and opportunities for Australian METS to export. 

  • Hal Bradwell, Account Director, North America, RungePincockMinarco
  • Mark Gream, Global Products Manager, Hedweld
  • Richard Peevers, Regional Manager North America, Whittle Consulting
  • Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine

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    Optimising Mining Operations

    We were recently joined by three senior experts from Dingo, RungePincockMinarco and Dassault Systemes for an insightful discussion about optimising mining operations. They discussed a range of initiatives to improve performance throughout the mining value chain, stressing the importance of integrating systems to get the greatest bang for your buck, rather than optimising individual business units or processes. 

  • Luke Vedelago, Business Executive, RungePincockMinarco
  • Paul Fenner, Senior Manager Technical Sales, Dassault Systemes
  • Chuck Tollman, Vice President – Operations, Dingo Mining
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    Small Footprint Mining (Co-Lab 16.4 Review)

    This webinar provided an overview of Austmine's final Co-Lab in Adelaide on Small Footprint Mining. This brought together leading industry experts from miners, METS and researchers to discuss how we can guarantee a sustainable mining industry long into the future through embracing innovations and technologies that will contribute to ensuring a social licence to operate for the sector. 

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    Energy Efficiency in Mining Applications

    Austmine was delighted to be joined by David Bolt, Regional Manager (ANZ) at Delta Energy Systems for this live webinar.  David spoke about how companies can look towards alternative technology infrastructure to promote energy efficiency and substitute traditional large voltage drives which often run at excess capacity, adding to the cost per kW of manufacturing and processing. 

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    The Russian Mining Market

    ustmine hosted a webinar which discussed the must-know information for Australian METS companies seeking to expand their business to the Russian Mining Market. This session covered a range of issues, including key mine sites, major players, the outlook for the sector, opportunities for Australian METS, challenges in the market, exporting advice and more in this one hour session. 

    • Dmitry Pertel, Principal Resource Geologist, CSA Global 
    • Pavel Smirnov, CIS Manager, Gekko Systems 
    • Robert Trzebski, COO, Austmine View Recording

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    Austmine's 2017 Mining Missions

    To kick off the year, Robert Trzebski, COO of Austmine, will lead this half-hour informative webinar that will give a brief overview of each region we plan to visit, including commodities, major players, style of mining and any key products, services or technology that those regions are seeking from Australian METS. 

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    2016 Webinars:

    IMARC 2016 Highlights

    IMARC took place in Melbourne from 7-10 November, bringing together over 2000 miners, METS representatives, researchers and investors for four days of seminars, workshops, exhibitions and networking. This webinar focused on the highlights of the conference, including key themes to come out of presentations from Whitehaven Coal, Shenhua Watermark, Barrick Gold, PanAust and Gold Fields.

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    Water Management in the Mining Industry

    This webinar featured an in-depth look into water management and treatment in the mining industry. A wide range of topics were covered by our expert panel, ranging from problems associated with water scarcity to issues surrounding water pollution and waste treatment at mining operations. 

    Panel:

    • Chris Conway, Principal Process Engineer, Hunter H2O
    • Dr. Jeff Taylor, Director - Senior Principal Environmental Geochemist, Earth Systems
    • Bobak Willis-Jones, Head of Department - Mining, DHI Water & Environment

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    The Iranian Mining Market

    This webinar featured three speakers with first-hand experience in the Iranian market. They covered a broad range of topics in this insightful one hour discussion, including the opportunities for METS companies in the mining sector, financial matters and the transferring of money, trade and investment policy and accessing the market. 

    Panel:

    • Ali Mirmohammad, Sr. Consultant & Business Development Manager, MENASA, Iran, Frost & Sullivan
    • Brett Morgan, General Manager, Customer Relations, Russell Mineral Equipment
    • John Pala, Managing Director, Palaris Australia Pty Ltd 

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    Digital Mining and Advanced Data Analytics 

    This webinar provided insights into the utilisation of digital technologies and data in the mining industry. There was a specific focus on the role of communications throughout the mining value chain, providing an enabling platform to support innovations that can drive productivity and efficiency in operations. 

    Panel:

    • Ashley Bosworth, Director - Analytics & Innovation, Pulse Mining Systems
    • Pravin Bechar, Chief Strategy Officer, OTOC Australia
    • Eric Nettleton, General Manager Mining, Oil & Gas, Telstra

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    Health and Safety in the Mining Sector:

    This webinar looked at the current landscape of mining industry safety and featured discussion about the strategies and technologies that can be implemented to improve outcomes. Other themes included the role of management and supervisors in ensuring an organisational culture that values safety, a comparison with other industries and the impacts of an increasingly challenging mining environment.

    Panel:

    • Mike Lane, Chairman, Remsafe
    • Daniel Bongers, Chief Technology Officer, SmartCap Technologies
    • Cherie Holland, Director for Safety and Risk Engineering, AMOG Consulting
    • Dallas Evans, Senior Project Manager - WA, Milsearch

    View Recording

     

    Performance Improvement Now (Co-Lab 16.2 Review):

    This webinar provides an overview of the second Austmine Co-Lab where miners, METS and researchers came together to discuss what our sector can do differently to make positive change. It features the outcomes of the workshop, key takeaways and learnings and the challenges of our present industry situation.

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    Expanding into Latin America – Tips and Insights for Australian METS:

    Our presenters and panellists drew on their significant experience in Latin American markets to provide viewers with important insights into the opportunities and challenges of exporting or setting up operations in countries such as Chile, Cuba, Peru, Brazil and Argentina.

    Panel:

    • Kim Prior, Founder & CEO, Australia-Cuba Business Council
    • Paul Higgins, CEO, Dingo Mining
    • Jeff Baxter, CEO, APS Lighting and Safety
    • Steve Hall, Director, Australia-Latin America Business Council
    • Carlos Perez, International Partner Manager, Dingo Mining
    • Robert Trzebski, COO, Austmine

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    The Innovation Skills Gap:

    This webinar looks at the impact of disruptive innovations in changing the traditional operations in each stage of the mining value chain and requiring individuals from all disciplines to develop skills and capabilities that were previously irrelevant in mining. With new technologies needing to be implemented effectively, experienced workers leaving the industry without their knowledge being captures and mining engineering graduates falling at many universities, a skills gap in the mining industry could be imminent.

    Panel:

    • Kirby Johnson, Consulting Partner, Wipro
    • Steve Hall, Director, Western Australia School of Mines, Curtin University
    • Jason Nitz, Haulage Superintendent, Newmont
    • Graeme Stanway, Founding Partner, VCI
    • David Cormack, National Consulting Partner Mining, Deloitte
    • Julie Harrison, Partner and Head of Human Capital Division, Deloitte

    View Recording


    The PNG Mining Market:

    This webinar provides crucial information that Australian METS companies need to know when considering accessing the PNG mining market. This includes key projects, commodities, companies, opportunities, risks, laws, labour considerations, supply chains, government assistance and local bodies and associations.

    Panel:

    • Scott Roberts, General Manager, Cadden Crowe Pty Ltd
    • Matthew Smith, Managing Director, Creative Plantation
    • Joe Clayton, CEO, SubZero Group

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    Predictive Maintenance and Life of Asset Optimisation:

    This webinar detailed the latest advancements in maintenance practices with a specific focus on new technologies and innovations. Our expert speakers discussed extending component wear life, tying in your fuel management practice to strategic maintenance and improving your condition monitoring capability through smart data analytics.

    Presenters:

    • Wayne Hooper, Director, Laserbond
    • Joao Silveirinha, Group Engineering & Development Manager, Banlaw
    • Paul Higgins, CEO, Dingo

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    Business Improvement for SME METS:

    This webinar featured three excellent speakers who discussed how METS can manage cashflow and implement strategic changes to promote the productivity improvements to remain sustainable during the current downturn.  This webinar is MEMBER ONLY.

    Presenters:

    • Martin Collard, Business Adviser, Austmine
    • Tim McLean, Managing Director, TXM Lean Solutions
    • Said Jahani, Head of Financial Advisory, Grant Thornton

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    The Kazakhstan Mining Market:

    Robert Trzebski, COO at Austmine provided an overview of one of the most exciting mining nations in the world, currently the world's largest producer of uranium and has an abundance of chrome, copper and zinc among other resources.

    Presenter: Robert Trzebski, COO, Austmine

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    Next Generation Mineral Extraction (Co-Lab 16.1 Review):

    This webinar summarised and quantified the information, ideas and strategies that have come from the first co-lab on next generation mineral extraction. It focuses on ideas that have the potential to change the paradigm of how we traditionally operate in the mining industry that will create a step change in operating margins and/or capital intensity.

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    Mine Site Optimisation and Operational Efficiencies:

    Three of Austmine’s most innovative members contemplated how miners could continue to optimise their operations. This covered culture, change management, planning and scheduling and the Internet of Things, but certain key threads ran through their talks, including the importance of data analysis and actions to drive improvements, the existence of much of the technology we need to create step-change and how both miners and METS are responsible for achieving this.

    Presenters:

    • Christina Tubb, Account Executive, RungePincockMinarco
    • Callum McCracken, Managing Director, Minnovare
    • Ryan Norris, CEO and Co-Founder, Vayeron

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    Marketing for SME METS - Getting the Most out of your Marketing Budget:

    This webinar sought to explain the best methods for Australian METS to communicate their offerings to clients and prospects. This was in response to a widely-held observation from that METS have been sluggish in this area and it is a common function that Austmine members often request assistance with. This webinar is MEMBER ONLY.

    Presenters:

    • Megan Edwards, Head of Membership Services, Austmine
    • Peach Robb, Owner & Founder, Make it Peachy

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    The Digital Mine and Advanced Data Analytics pt.1:

    This webinar focused on taking strategic decisions from the data you collect, managing the significant volumes being acquired and the wider concept of operating a digital mine. These technologies have been front and centre of industry discussion, with particular focus on the improvements they have made in mine site productivity and worker safety and their contribution to cost savings for miners at a time where this is a paramount objective. 

    Presenters:

    • Steve Mundell, Director of Product and Stakeholders, acQuire Technology Solutions 
    • Ian Larsen, Regional Leader ANZ, GE Digital
    • Haydn Roberts, CEO, Mine Site Technologies

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    The Indian Mining Market:

    This webinar discussed the current state of play, along with challenges and opportunities for Australian METS in India. India’s mining industry has been a key contributor to the economic development and growth of the nation, but the sector faces challenges that must be overcome before the full potential of their mineral resources can be unlocked. Australian technology can assist here.

    Panel:

    • Pravat Mandal, Head - Strategy & Business Development, Essel Mining & Ind. Ltd.
    • Tim Martin, Trade Commissioner, India, Austrade
    • Partha Sen, Team Leader METS, Austrade Kolkata
    • Peter Baldwin, Regional Director India, Government of Western Australia
    • Bhanu Rahoni, Manager India, Government of Western Australia

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    Improving Mining and Metallurgical Recovery:

    Declining ore grades is just one of the many challenges faced by miners around the world today. This webinar brought together three senior industry experts to talk about embracing technology, or applying new strategies that can help compensate for these declining ore grades, whether in reducing costs, improving efficiency or rate of recovery, or improving productivity.

    Presenters:

    • Scott Dunham, Program Coordinator - Program 1 Define, CRC ORE
    • Steve Sullivan, State Manager, Sales & Services, Maptek
    • Brian Hall, Principal Mining Engineer, AMC Consultants

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    The Canadian Mining Market:

    Austmine held a webinar to highlight the opportunities we see in this region for Australian METS. This webinar featured an expert panel of speakers, experienced in the Canadian Mining Market, who discussed the current market sector, provided a detailed insight into the Ontario region and its particular opportunities, along with challenges and opportunities for Australian METS.

    Panel:

    • Greg Rasmussen, Vice President - Sales and Operations - North America, Gekko Systems
    • George McCullough, Consulting Partner, Mining, Wipro
    • Paul Bradette, Trade and Investment Specialist, METS, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
    • Marc Leroux, Trade and Investment Manager, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

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    The Mongolian Mining Market:

    Mongolia is one of the most mineral rich countries in the world and continues to remain an export market of key interest for many Australian METS. The webinar features a presentation from Austrade on the current state of play in the Mongolian economy and mining market, followed by a presentation from Oyu Tolgoi revealing the latest on their underground expansion developments.

    Panel:

    • Andrew Arnett, Manager Contracts & Procurement, Oyu Tolgoi Expansion Project
    • Brendan Coyne, Consul General and Trade Commissioner, Mongolia, Austrade
    • Robert Trzebski, Chief Operating Officer, Austmine

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    Commercialising R&D – Partnerships and Opportunities for METS and Research:

    Much innovation in the mining and METS sector either comes directly from, or with involvement from, universities and research institutes. However, many opportunities are also missed. This webinar featured a panel of experts from universities, research institutes and research cooperatives around the country, to share insights into how industry can work better with them to drive innovation, and snapshots of projects they are currently working on that METS companies can be involved in.

    Panel:

    • Mark Woffenden, CEO, Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA)
    • Dr. Alan Broadfoot, Director, Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER)
    • Dr. Steve Walters, Chief Technologist, CRC ORE
    • Rohan McDougall, Director, IP Commercialisation, Curtin University
    • Dr. Michael Tuck, Associate Professor of Mining Engineering, Federation University

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    2015 Webinars:

    Driving your SME METS Business to Higher Profitability in Tough Times:

    Many SME METS companies are struggling in these challenging times and getting your costs under control is a critical first step to maintaining profitability. In this webinar, Dale Thompson provided insights and strategic advice based on experience with hundreds of clients. This webinar is MEMBER ONLY.

    Presenter: Dale Thompson, Business Adviser – Entrepreneurs’ Programme, Austmine

    View Recording

     

    IMARC 2015 Highlights:

    IMARC 2015 took place on 10 - 12 November 2015 in Melbourne. Featuring a packed three days of presentations from companies including Anglo American, Rio Tinto, MMG, Fortescue Metals Group, Newcrest Mining and many more, over 2500 people gathered over the time to learn, network and share ideas. Austmine compiled hours of presentations and discussions into this short, half hour webinar that provides you with insights into the key themes, takeaways and strategies presented by miners and METS alike.

    Presenter: Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine

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    Zinc Mining Market - Opportunities for METS in Zinc Projects:

    This webinar discussed the zinc market moving into 2016 and the opportunities that a multitude of projects may have for Australian METS companies. Key themes included technologies that could bring about efficiency and productivity improvements and discussion about the long-term future of zinc.

    Panel:

    • Mel Palancian, Managing Director, Red River Resources
    • Ric Gros, Managing Director, Metsol
    • Tim Hatherley, Partner - Valuation & Business Modelling, Ernst & Young
    • Geoff Irvine, Mining Industry Leader, Rockwell Automation

    View Recording

     

    Collaboration in METS:

    This webinar featured powerful industry advocates who talked about the need for collaboration and partnerships within the METS sector. They touched on a range of topics, including what to look for in a partner, examples of successful partnerships, IP issues, the role of research and platforms and support networks.

    Panel:

    • James Balzary, Director Software Business Development, Schneider Electric
    • Alex Lester, General Manager, Nautitech Mining Systems
    • David Brim, CEO and Co-Founder, Tomcar
    • Ryan Norris, Co-Founder and CEO, Vayeron
    • Mark Ostwald, Mining Development Manager, Puma Energy
    • Scott Kelly, BDM - Northern Australia and Pacific, Banlaw
    • Charles Berman, Partner, FB Rice
    • Ian Dover, Industry Development (Energy & Resources), Brisbane Marketing

    View Recording

     

    The USA Mining Market:

    With its abundance of resources and operating mines, it's clear why the USA would be an obvious choice for many Australian METS. Our hour long webinar included a short introduction to the sector, plus an interactive panel discussion featuring experts from METS companies who have already established a presence in the USA

    Panel:

    • Mark Read, Market Leader – Energy & Resources, GHD
    • Michael Howard, Industry Solutions Director, Mining, AUS/NAM, Bentley Systems
    • Don Pridmore, CEO, HiSeis
    • Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine

    View Recording

     

    Zambia Mining Market:

    Zambia is Africa’s second largest copper producer and its volumes of copper have caused it to hit global headlines several times recently, with its plans to ramp up production over the coming years. This webinar sought to detail the opportunities and challenges in the Zambian market and featured an informative panel discussion on accessing suppliers and partners.

    Panel:

    • Robert Trzebski, COO, Austmine
    • Mark Jones, Partner, Whittle Consulting
    • Rob Hall, Chairman, Worldpoly
    • Pablo Rossi, Regional Manager Australia West and Southern Africa, Duratray
    • John Slade, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Lockforce
    • John Madew, Senior Trade Commissioner, Austrade

    View Recording

     

    Indonesian Mining Market:

    Indonesia has long been a country of significant interest and export opportunity for Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Service providers. The webinar included a short presentation on the mining sector in Indonesia, followed by an interactive panel discussion featuring experts working in the industry.

    Panel:

    • Peter Oliver, General Manager Resources Asia Pacific (Mining Oil and Gas), SMEC
    • Andy Coles, Executive Manager Business Development & Estimating, Thiess Indonesia
    • Michael Helleman, Counsellor (Commercial) and Trade Commissioner, Jakarta, Austrade
    • Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine

    View Recording

     

    New Caledonia Nickel Market:

    This webinar provided an opportunity for experts to share some industry insights into the New Caledonia market, opportunities for METS and expert knowledge from executives already doing business in the country.

    Panel:

    • Brent Hill, Regional Sales Manager - Pacific, FLSmidth
    • Gerald Whittle, Managing Director, Whittle Consulting
    • Tim Swain, Chief Marketing Officer, iSolutions International
    • Robert Trzebski, COO, Austmine

    View Recording

     

    Acceleration Innovation Webinar Panel:

    One of the key themes that came out of the Austmine 2015: Transforming Mining conference in May 2015 was the urgent need for increased innovation in the mining sector. This webinar detailed the rate of innovation adoption and communication with research, start-ups and industry.

    Panel:

    • Steve Durkin, Director, Safescape
    • Mark Gream, Global Product Manager, Hedweld
    • Kirby Johnson, Consulting Partner, Wipro
    • Ian Dover, Industry Development (Energy & Resources), Brisbane Marketing
    • Dallas Wilkinson, General Manager Innovation and Development Explosives and Mining Chemicals, Orica
    • David Smulders, Business Manager: Advanced Solutions, Honeywell Performance Materials and Technology

    View Recording

     

    Content Marketing for METS:

    This one hour webinar provides an introduction to content marketing for the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services industry and is available only for Austmine members. The webinar is relevant for small, medium and large METS looking to utilise content as a method for improving brand awareness, sharing thought leadership, generating leads or improving customer retention.

    Presenter: Megan Edwards, Head of Membership Services, Austmine

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    The Russian Mining Market:

    The Russia mining market has frequently proved a lucrative one for Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services companies (METS) over the past years. In this recorded Austmine webinar, we were joined by expert panellists who provided insights into the current state of the market.

    Panel:

    • Philippe Baudry, Executive General Manager - Advisory Services, RungePincockMinarco
    • Duncan Cole, Senior Trade Commissioner - Moscow, Austrade
    • Brett Morgan, Group Manager Global Business Development, Russell Mineral Equipment
    • Robert Trzebski, COO, Austmine

    View Recording

     

    Austmine 2015 – Post Event Webinar Summary:

    On 19 - 20 May in Brisbane, Queensland, Austmine held our flagship biennial conference. It attracted around 600 senior level mining and METS attendees, and was recognised as the mining innovation and technology event in the 2015 calendar.  This webinar was held in order to recap on and summarise the major themes, opportunities and challenges raised over the two days.

    Presenters:

    • Chris Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine
    • Paul Higgins, CEO, Dingo
    • Geoff Irvine, Mining Industry Manager, Rockwell Automation
    • Alan Broome AM, Chairman Emeritus, Austmine

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