2019 AGENDA

 

Dubai, 5 - 6 November 2019

Schedule

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Nov 509:15
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Official welcome address

Keynotes
Ahmed Mohamed Alkaabi, Assistant Undersecretary For Petroleum Gas And Mineral Resources, Ministry Of EducationUnited Arab Emirates
Nov 509:30
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Keynote Embracing digitalisation and predicting disruptors of the future

Keynotes
  • Overcoming the challenges of innovation: embedding technology effectively and overcoming digital disconnect
  • Reconsidering traditional models and harnessing transformational technology strategies: enhancing end-to-end approaches and improving decision making
  • Changing and upgrading operations to remain competitive
  • Discussing futuristic mining strategy across o Lithium for electric vehicles o Mining in space o Battery metals
  • Understanding technology use and mitigating cyber risks
David Scott Taylor, Director Of Innovation And Digitalisation, Ma'adenSaudi Arabia
Nov 509:50
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Keynote Panel Thriving in boom, bust and global growth: sustaining stability and managing risk

Keynotes
  • Analysing the shifting, uncertain social, economic and geo-political forces
  • Adapting to socio-economic challenges and reviewing the principle risks o Marco-economic fluctuation o Regulatory changes o Trade tensions
  • Capitalising on steady global GDP growth and cyclical environments
  • Securing operational optimisation and balance sheet protection
  • Maintaining discipline and transparency when allocating capital
Nov 510:10
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Keynote Battery minerals: driving future sustainable prosperity or fake news?

Keynotes
  • Evaluating the global trends and opportunities and sentiment for the commodities of the future
  • Separating hype from reality: avoiding the ‘supercycle trap’
  • Assessing the opportunities and risk by the battery metals market: facts not sentiment
  • Analysing the ‘big three’ in EV battery technology: lithium, nickel and cobalt
  • Examining how far the battery revolution will effect wider supply and demand dynamics
  • Preempting the next wave of battery innovation
Nov 510:30
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Keynote The technological transformation: the connected mine of 2050

Keynotes
  • Creating a connected mine and keeping up with the rate of innovation and digitalisation
  • Fitting mining operations with the latest, transformative technology for connectivity, productivity and driving operational excellence
  • Leveraging IoT and cloud capabilities in connecting global locations streamlining operations and converging IT and OT systems
  • Collecting real time data from in-pit equipment to secure increased productivity and profits with
  • Reducing machine downtime and inventory costs and aggregating data from individual systems Reserved for sponsor
Nov 511:20
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Panel The mine of the future: digital strategy and innovation

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Integrating smart mining tech to reach the ‘mine of the future’
  • Establishing alignment between digital strategy and business vision
  • Reinventing business models with digital adoption
  • Constructing a strategy for smooth, effective digital use
  • Evaluating the impact of digitalisation on people, operations and business models
David Scott Taylor, Director Of Innovation And Digitalisation, Ma'adenSaudi Arabia
Nov 511:20
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Panel Increased financing opportunities and exploration expenditures

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Evaluating geographical opportunities: sourcing projects and establishing partnerships
  • Where can growth and returns be found in 2020?
  • Striking a balance between short terms demands and long term vision for value
  • Portfolio optimisation for investors: strategies, priorities and maximising returns
  • Reaching the next generation of investor
Marco Roque, Director, Emerging Markets CapitalHong Kong
Alp Malazgirt, Chief Executive Officer, Yılmaden Holding- a Yıldırım Group CompanyTurkey
Nov 511:20
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Panel The mega-drivers shaping the future of quarrying

THE QUARRYING SHOW
  • Discovering the latest trends propelling quarries to futuristic functioning
  • Workforce transformation
  • Infrastructure demands
  • Environmental degradation
  • Sustainability
  • Understanding the next wave of technology and innovation to transform the aggregates industry
  • Maintaining productivity targets in volatile markets
Nov 511:40
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Enhancing, exploiting and experiencing productivity with digital

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Developing operations for mine-wide optimisation
  • Increasing agility with a transformational and digital approach to productivity
  • Working toward digital excellence
  • Boosting productivity and combatting downtime costs
  • Productivity = profitability
David Scott Taylor, Director Of Innovation And Digitalisation, Ma'adenSaudi Arabia
Nov 511:40
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‘PPP-able’: rules, regulations and ROI

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Enabling support and diversification goals for mining projects
  • Identifying areas of greatest opportunity: navigating sweet spots
  • Assessing the regulatory landscape in place to support mining and infrastructure PPP projects
  • Evaluating new PPP models in mining exploration
Nov 511:40
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Strategic productivity: looking to the future in the UAE

THE QUARRYING SHOW
  • Maintaining productivity targets in volatile markets
  • Incorporating world-class quarry innovation into environmental management systems
  • Leading the way with sustainable production
  • Discussing Stevin Rock’s role in achieving UAE’s 2020 and 2030 strategic goals
Nov 512:00
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Sustainable mining and digital technology

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Skill and training for digital integration
  • Productivity improvement of equipment fleet for sustainability with digital
  • High wall stability
  • Case study
Nov 512:00
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Supporting junior mining companies: strategic transactions

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Harnessing strategies, trends and opportunities for junior mining companies
  • Exploring the benefits of strategic investment: raising additional capital and key market positioning
  • Comparing joint ventures or outright purchases
  • Leveraging markets with limited financing alternatives
  • Providing digital resources to the junior company for seamless operations and maximum productivity
  • Selecting the right business and management
Nov 512:00
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Predicting the industry of tomorrow: modernising processes with automation

THE QUARRYING SHOW
  • Preparing for a fully autonomous industry
  • Understanding the benefits of employing autonomous machinery and workers
  • Reducing operation costs and enabling greater productivity with autonomous tech
  • Reviewing the benefits and preparing for cost implication
Nov 512:10
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Digital by default: cyber security for the supply chain and connected assets

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Securing digital environments and identifying risks in the ‘connected mining’ market
  • Preventing cyber-attacks and data breaches with enhanced cyber security
  • Protecting increasingly digitalised and connected operations
  • Providing greater control of integrated systems

    Reserved for sponsor
Nov 512:10
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New financing opportunities for the metals and mineral industries

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Considering mineral financing from a global perspective
  • Noting effect of fluctuating capital flows and liquidity
  • Investigating both traditional and new financing strategies and trends
  • M&As
  • Restructuring
  • Alternative capital sources
  • Where, how and who is raising capital? Accessing new markets
  • Evaluating recent opportunities, deals and transactions

    Reserved for sponsor
Michael Barton, Portfolio Manager, Orion Resource PartnersUnited Kingdom
Nov 512:10
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Envisioning the future quarry: ‘crushology’ and the production needs of the future

THE QUARRYING SHOW
  • Planning and designing the industry needs of the future
  • Embedding world-class quarrying innovation into systems, management and operations
  • Becoming carbon and water neutral
  • Releasing zero emissions and producing zero waste
  • Reviewing the evolving trends in supply and demand
Christian Drewes, Technical Manager, Quarry Mining LLCUnited Arab Emirates
Nov 512:30
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Roundtables

Keynotes
1. 3D printing and mine modeling
10. Research for innovation: innovation for research
2. Fool’s gold: are predicted outcomes digitalisation too good to be true?
3. Managing shareholder expectations
4. Digital twinning: intelligent pit-to-port operations
6. Mineral financing options for entering late stage projects
7. Expectations of the investor and the investee
8. War on talent: competing in a digital age
Alp Malazgirt, Chief Executive Officer, Yılmaden Holding- a Yıldırım Group CompanyTurkey
9. Operating with a reliable back office
Nov 514:20
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The digitalisation of short interval control and daily production scheduling in mine operations

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Connect activities, workforce and equipment in real time
  • Integrate auto-scheduling with existing manual planning
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) performing predictive production scheduling
  • Optimise resource usage and follow the production plan more effectively
Nov 514:20
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Panel Emerging markets: reacceleration and growth

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Discovering the most notable geographies for opportunity as global economic growth continues
  • Harnessing opportunities in emerging economies: Brazil, India, South Africa and Russia
  • What global growth means for mental and consumer driven demand. What can the world expect?
  • Looking to emerging market bonds
  • Considering the global production percentages of key commodities – where are the out performers?
Nov 514:20
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Panel Responsible, sustainable operations

THE QUARRYING SHOW
  • Driving down overall costs with environmentally aware investment
  • Reducing the impact of operations and machinery on the landscape and surrounding environments
  • Exploring technology for blasting alternatives
  • Introducing innovative technology to improve rock splitting in quarries
Nov 514:40
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The technological change: accelerating asset management to situation awareness

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Disruptive innovation in the mining industry
  • Use of artificial intelligence (AI) and high-tech monitoring systems in the future
  • Predictive maintenance 2.0
Michael Labbé, Chief Executive Officer, REMA TIP TOP Middle East and Member of the Board – CBDO, REMA TIP TOP AGGermany
Nov 514:40
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Transitioning to technical maintenance systems

THE QUARRYING SHOW
  • Prolonging operating life of assets with new and emerging tech
  • Using data to preempt breakdowns, prepare for required maintenance and reduce unscheduled down time
  • Keeping up with demand and improving production capabilities
Nov 515:00
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Drone technology: advantages of aerial

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Improving safety with aerial surveillance and effective mine exploration
  • Analysing blasts and preparation, inspecting overhead cranes, towers and monitoring traffic and road conditions
  • Storing and securing data and findings
  • Reducing costs with less energy-intensive drone devices
  • Balancing value over cost
Nov 515:00
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Futuristic frontiers and investment innovation

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Combatting depreciating global need for key commodities: looking to new markets and opportunities
  • Reaching untapped mineral opportunities and raising capital
  • Adopting less intensive exploration procedures to protect delicate landscapes
  • Classing deep sea mining, space mining and the Antarctic as the ‘final frontiers’
Nov 515:00
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Increasing supply chain efficiencies with blockchain

THE QUARRYING SHOW
  • Integrating blockchain technology to enhance authentication and traceability in supply chains
  • Allowing for smart contracts to be utilised industry-wide
  • Tracking movements with blockchain
  • Establishing secure connections and developing a digital record for safe and secure operations
Nov 515:10
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Case study CDE CORE: The intelligent wash plant

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Reviewing a state-of-the-art connected plant application
  • Reaching optimal operational efficiency and management
  • Accessing vital statistics of your plant and take steps to prevent downtimes
  • Assessing key components for the CDE intelligent wash plant
Tom Houston, Director Of Customcare, CDEIreland
Nov 515:10
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Entering new markets: risk management 101

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Entering the most lucrative mining markets while mitigating and managing risk
  • Considering geopolitical uncertainties and economic instabilities: impact on operations
  • Maintaining competitive edge and seizing opportunities as they appear
  • Reviewing best practice

    Reserved for sponsor
Nov 515:10
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The ‘digital supply chain’: innovative supply chain technologies for aggregates

THE QUARRYING SHOW
  • Implementing innovative technologies across the mining supply chain: sourcing, procurement, conversion, logistics
  • Optimising the coordinate and collaboration of suppliers through technology
  • Moderinising aggregate dispatching systems
  • Integrating advanced connectivity technology
  • Understanding technologies role in horizontal and vertical integration

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Nov 515:20
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Panel Building upon responsible, sustainable growth: reducing impact

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Adhering to environmental regulations
  • Supporting the shift to a low carbon economy across all operations, processes and business models
  • Adapting to the raising costs often posed by new regulation
  • Shifting away from heavy industry to service –based growth
  • Benefitting from long-term cost saving
Nov 515:20
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Panel Commodities of the future: decoding futuristic opportunities

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Looking to the overall outlook for commodities in 2019 and beyond
  • Adapting commodity exposure and reacting to downturns and cyclical movements
  • Understanding the supply chain for future mining products
  • Looking beyond traditional methodologies to capitalise on emerging trends and opportunities
Nov 515:20
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Panel Safety and the tech revolution: implementing safety management

THE QUARRYING SHOW
  • Embedding technology to increase safety and operational productivity
  • Identifying, defining and collating an individualised safety management kit for quarries
  • Identifying all hazards, risks and dangers and how to avoid them
  • Preparing for new regulations and operating standards for safety
  • Reacting quickly to accidents and emergencies
Nov 515:40
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Prioritising green strategies and practices

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Integrating renewable energy sources
  • Solar
  • wind
  • hydro-power
  • Assessing wider effect on lowering emissions, upgrading metal refining processes and aiming for cleaner energy use
  • Accommodating sustainable raw mineral supply
  • Equipping operations with the appropriate tools to promote greener operations and reduce footprints
Nov 515:40
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Discovering critical minerals and tech metals: implications for mining

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Reviewing market trends: taking a long term perspective
  • Accessing and evaluation price dynamics of nickel, lithium, cobalt and graphite
  • Shielding mining business from impact with joint ventures, OEM agreements and co-investment deals
Nov 515:40
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Recycling for sustainable aggregate production: a solution for future demand

THE QUARRYING SHOW
·Promoting reuse, recycling and conservation in line with sustainable initiatives and consideration·Achieving positive economic and environmental impacts by systematic recycling of quarry waste·Assessing the viability of recycling quarry waste into new raw materials
Nov 516:00
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Transformational solutions to enhance mine sustainability and improve profitability

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
Nov 516:00
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Gold: predictably unpredictable

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Reacting to the fluctuating price of the commodity and reacting to cost pressures
  • Capitalising on the positive outlook for gold production
  • Considering gold recycling. Combatting challenges
  • Depleting market stocks
  • Occasionally anemic local gold prices
  • Absence of distress selling
  • Defining width and grade of gold mineralisation
  • Evaluating gold opportunities within emerging markets: who are the key players?
Nov 516:00
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The next step In recycling C&D waste in the Middle East region

THE QUARRYING SHOW
Ruchin Garg, Regional Manager MENA, CDEIreland
Nov 516:20
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Updated imaging technology: exploration and surveying

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Moving past traditional ground-based surveying
  • Utilising airborne geophysics and imaging technology for advanced mineral exploration
  • Understanding feasibility of airborne gravity system locating dense deposits and mapping different rock types

    Reserved for sponsor
Nov 516:20
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Waste management for quarries and aggregates

THE QUARRYING SHOW
  • Assessing waste composition and degradation process
  • Mitigating environmental risks of waste product from quarries
  • Understanding the rehabilitation of closed dumps and construction demolition waste recycling

    Reserved for sponsor
Nov 517:00
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Keynote Saudi Arabia: a bold new and diversified vision

Keynotes
  • Navigating the plentiful KSA market from a regional and international perspective
  • Building a vision and diversifying an economy on natural resources
  • Capitalising on mining sector growth rate to increase with support of Vision 2030
  • Understanding governmental positioning, influence and regulation
  • Noting growth opportunities due to: developing large scale mining projects, new economic and political reforms, increasing mineral projects and employment opportunities
  • Reviewing mineral investment opportunities in KSA: valued at 5 trillion riyals
Nov 517:20
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Keynote Middle Eastern mining growth: reaching unused resources

Keynotes
  • Capitalising on the upward curve of economic diversification
  • Ensuring improved asset performance to reach ‘hard to reach’ resources
  • Deriving revenues from Middle Eastern mining projects: gaining the right exposure
  • Streamlining operations and achieving a competitive advantage
  • Accommodating new industry advances and exploration frontiersReserved for sponsor

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Nov 609:30
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Keynote Building the smart mine: innovation through the ecosystem

Keynotes
  • Aligning procurement practices to support a fully automated, smart mine
  • Using smart systems and data to: o Understand extraction trends o Draw up new, innovative and feasible strategies o Analyse geo-specific data o Maximise recovery
  • Abolishing sticking points and negative feelings
  • Deriving benefits for safety with innovation
  • Calculating the long-term value of new innovations
Nov 609:50
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Keynote Sustainability and the acceptance of a new industry

Keynotes
  • Covering the major sustainability challenges for operating companies
  • Tackling climate change and energy transition
  • Taking into consideration the sustainability trends, requirements and practices needed for optimum sustainable operations
  • Rethinking methods to ensure sustainable product supplies
  • Considering the trends impacting sustainable systems and processes o The circular economy o Biodiversity o New public expectations for involvement in decision making
Nov 610:10
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Keynote Organisational structure: breaking down innovation barriers

Keynotes
  • Taking on new risks for cash flow and licenses
  • Fostering a collaborative culture cross-industry for seamless operations
  • Enabling cross border collaboration and uniting mining clusters for mutual gain
  • Empowering stakeholders with a reworked orgnaisational structure
  • Ensuring systematic consistency and strategic focus
Nov 610:30
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Keynote Beyond the ‘traditional’ mindset: synergy and reciprocity

Keynotes
  • Forming partnerships with technology leaders and experts around innovation and digitalisation
  • Reviewing the benefits for mining companies for advanced digitalised operations, remaining competitive and moving forward with the rate of change
  • Developing a systemised strategy towards innovation
  • Simplifying processes to accommodate industry-wide collaboration and partnerships
  • Integrating smart technology into overall operations and becoming a low cost operatorReserved for platinum sponsor
Nov 611:30
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Panel Achieving new heights and reducing production costs with tech

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Keeping up with the pace of innovation
  • Reaching a new maturity in innovation across the company
  • Automating business physical operations and digitising assets: challenges and opportunities
  • Identifying potential roadblocks and challenges
  • Improving cash-generating ability with tech
  • Accurately monitoring and assessing outputs
Nov 611:30
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Panel Exploration opportunities: innovation and connectivity

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Using connectivity for enhanced communication, under and over ground
  • Reviewing the technology to enhance and improve overall operations
  • Reviewing the opportunities and challenges in increased connectivity
  • Cyber security
  • Introducing 5G capabilities for intelligent exploration
Nov 611:30
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Saudi spotlight: Waad Al Shamaal project

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
  • Anticipating the 440-square-kilometre, 22.7 billion USD mining project
  • Preparing to diversify from hydrocarbons: how will the project impact the industry on a national and global scale
  • Opening development in the north of the Kingdom: what should the mining world expect?
  • Tapping into the estimated 500 million tonnes of phosphate ore in the country
Nov 611:50
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Ensuring efficiency with IoT: from preventative to predictive maintenance

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Monitoring and maintaining equipment with IoT technology and sensors
  • Checking temperative, speed, movement and vibrations for safer operations
  • Predicating breakdowns before they happen
  • Reducing downtime costs
Nov 611:50
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Data: fuel for the next generation of exploration

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Generating the data needed to fuel new exploration processes
  • Collecting the right data and sharing it with stakeholders
  • Using real time visibility for full operational control: the Internet of Everything
  • Processing historical geophysical data for mapping digitalisation
  • Accelerating data and information from drone technology
Nov 611:50
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Pit to port rail Oman: anticipating the Oman Mineral line

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
  • Aiding ‘port to port’ in Oman: connecting Duqm port
  • Navigating logistical complexities of getting products to market
  • Adhering to regulator guidelines and meeting expectations
  • Establishing bankable mineral reserves for the mineral line
  • Evaluating PPP models in mineral mining and distribution projects
Nov 612:10
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Blockchain in the mine: transparency and security

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Streamlining and accelerating supply chain transactions and systems
  • Achieving transparency with smart contracts and blockchain technology
  • Mining in bitcoin: validating new transactions with cryptos
  • What has been achieved since the adoption of block chain?
Nov 612:10
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A new age of exploration: what is driving the change?

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Improving and moderninsing exploration business models
  • Taking more risks in discovery strategies
  • Merging proven science with technological innovation
  • Reviewing new strategies for exploration:
  • Tomographic imaging, GPS technologies, drone footage
  • Advancing geological, geophysical and geochemical methodologies with innovation
Nov 612:10
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Mineral Potential of Pakistan: investment opportunities and growth

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
Nov 612:20
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Wireless communication: reimagining mining operations

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Embedding wireless-enabled devices business-wise
  • Creating a digitized operations centre
  • Connecting disparate systems and devices across all projects and operations
  • Improving efficiencies and supporting digital strategies with
  • Adapting wireless devices to individual environmental requirements

    Reserved for sponsor
Nov 612:20
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Visualising AR and VR adoption above and below ground

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Assessing the uses for VR & AR above and below ground: security and safety training, aviation maintenance, and engine stats
  • Evaluating the challenges: cost, risk, complexity and mitigating concerns
  • Adopting AR applications for ease of use and reaching its maximum potential

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Nov 612:20
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Turning the region’s biggest plans into reality: executing super projects in MENA

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
  • Looking from vision to value: reaching vision 2030 with super projects
  • Discussing best practice and opportunities in leadership and mining mega project management
  • Aligning the management super mining projects with today’s shifting, digital and disruptive environment

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Nov 612:30
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Commodity roundtables

Keynotes
Discussing the latest trends and opportunities surrounding the following commodities:
1. Gold
2. Copper
3. Iron ore
4. Lithium
5. Cobalt
6. Zinc
Nov 612:30
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Innovation roundtables

Keynotes
1. improving processes and logistics with apps
2. Telecoms
3. Secure mining operations
4. Establishing a digital twin: managing the asset lifecycle
5. Creating an new image with customers
6. Dust and noise suppression strategies
7. Developments of Ras Al-Khair City: infrastructure, commercial outputs and GDP contribution
Nov 614:20
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Panel Expectation vs reality: new approaches to community building

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Meeting the expectations of local governments as policies shift and develop: realising the need for change
  • Capitalising the opportunity of greater stakeholder and shareholder involvement
  • Creating shareholder maps to understand to identify decision makers and detractors
  • Preventing pushbacks, backlash and reaching consensus
Nov 614:20
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Panel The renewable shift: getting the green light

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Addressing industry-wide ESG concerns and challenges
  • Powering mining operations worldwide with renewable energy
  • Diversifying away from traditional fuel sources
  • Reducing carbon footprint and overall emissions with targeted analysis and technology
  • Reducing costs with renewable power
  • Embedding a robust, sustainable renewables strategy
Nov 614:20
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Africa’s mining industry: a new narrative for a new time

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
  • Resource nationalism in Africa's mining industry
  • Looking beyond obstacles to opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Exploring projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania
  • Do potential returns out-weight the risks?
  • Considering the shift in mining and tax legislation and increasing nationalist thinking
  • Negotiating and securing a safer investment environment
Nov 614:40
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Collaborations and partnerships: increasing shareholder reward

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Meeting expectation of higher dividends, higher taxes and higher wages
  • Strengthening social licenses with equity stakes
  • Striking a balance between near term demands and long term stakeholder vision
  • Formalising an effective dividends policy
  • Securing shareholder renumeration with new engagement methods
  • Continuing the distribution of capital to raise returns for shareholders
Nov 614:40
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Emerging renewable energy of the future: wind and solar

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Powering operations with alternative energy sources
  • Avoiding risks that come with operating in environments with volatile power supplies
  • Investing in self-supplied renewable power
  • Examining the benefits of solar and wind energy
  • Rapidly reducing costs
  • Global prevalence
  • Fast track to a shift to low carbon economies
Nov 614:40
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Cobalt mining in Uganda and Tanzania

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
  • Joining the hunt for quality mines in the battery materials sector
  • Accessing prospecting licenses for projects in Africa
  • Complementing current operations with exposure in East Africa
  • Setting up cobalt deposits and increasing company value
Nov 615:00
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The engaged community: engaging stakeholders and shareholders for success

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Strengthening government and local relationships
  • Uncovering the real needs of wider communities
  • Achieving measureable social outcomes
  • Delivering on previous commitments
  • Reviewing the benefits of enhanced collaboration:
  • Strengthening local supply chains
  • Reaching financial transparency
Nov 615:00
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Green tech: reaching the unreachable

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Accessing difficult to reach areas with green and sustainable technology and digital tools
  • Integrating green tech to increase operational efficiencies
  • Recovering and processing hard to reach metals and minerals in a sustainable and eco-friendly way
  • Discussing the benefits of adopting green tech for business development and bottom lines
Nov 615:00
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Exploring gold in Southern Africa

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
  • Introducing mines and exploration licenses in Sothern African countries
  • Investing in gold prospecting gaining exposure to large government investment
  • Reviewing the gold market opportunities and projects in Angola
  • Developing gold deposits: open pit, high grade, simple processing
Nov 615:10
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Stake holder management in action: community over cost

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Prioritising fostering communities over costings: understanding the benefits
  • How to make an influential, positive social impact
  • Mitigating concerns of mounting volatility and increasing digitalisation
  • Enabling community led evaluations and monitoring
  • Reaching overall transparency for stronger communication

    Reserved for sponsor
Nov 615:10
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Energy management: reducing

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Defining emissions sources and strategic drivers
  • Establishing operating efficiencies and integrating these efficiencies into business systems
  • Assessing renewable energy options
  • Reducing energy consumption along the mining value chain
  • Reviewing the technology delivering the best results

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Nov 615:10
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Open-pit project management in Africa

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
  • Reacting to the specific needs, rules and regulations for setting up operations in Africa
  • Achieving and exceeding safety and operational performance targets
  • Ensuring the application of project controls throughout the life cycle of the overall project

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Nov 615:20
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Panel The fourth industrial revolution: the future of work

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Embracing the digital labour market
  • Creating united work forces human and robotic: evaluating implications
  • Providing for remote and mobile workforces
  • Encouraging transparency and collaboration business wide with digital
  • Mitigating risks with advanced cyber security
  • Fostering acceptance of digital thinking business wide
Nov 615:20
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Panel Maintenance in 2019, 2020 and beyond

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Enabling the maximisation of asset management performance
  • Transitioning from reactive to predictive maintenance methods
  • Lowering fleet maintenance costs with automation and data
  • Driving mobile asset management across the entire company
Nov 615:20
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Egypt in modern times: reform and rejuvenation

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
  • Commercially regulate mineral exploration and mining in Egypt: regulation changes for a new age
  • Developing Egypt’s potentially vast mineral wealth in precious and base metals
  • Unlocking mineral wealth potential in the region: weighing risks with cost
  • Discovering the new policies to make investing in Egypt more enticing
  • Engaging in meaningful, long term partnerships
Marco Roque, Director, Emerging Markets CapitalHong Kong
Nov 615:40
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Mining for diversity: the key to change and growth

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Supporting a more diverse and inclusive work environment to achieve growth
  • Treating diversity and inclusion as an enabler to deliver sound business strategy
  • Determining the best operating model to realise company vision and goals
  • Embracing change and employing a cross section of employees: reviewing impact on both operations and image
Nov 615:40
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Water management: new approaches for water intensive operations

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Driven by increasing demand industry-wide thanks to population growth, expansion of irrigated agriculture
  • Reacting to both water scarcity and excessive, natural supply
  • Finding innovative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle water
  • Establishing real-time water monitoring
  • Collaborating with governments and key industry players to react to regulation and achieve results
Nov 615:40
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Increasing mineral and metal production in Algeria: becoming the world’s largest fertiliser exporter

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
  • Collaboration between Algeria and China for a $6 bil project to extract phosphate
  • Launching the megaproject on the border of Algeria and Tunisia: benefits and risks
  • Linking transportation projects and mining operations
  • Exploiting huge quantities and high quality phosphate
  • Distributing phosphate products: fertilisers, ammonia, silicon and other materials
  • Establishing bilateral international partnership best practice
Nov 616:00
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Staffing priorities: mining or IT company?

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Discovering the new skill set required for running the mining industry of the future
  • Appointing Chief Information and Chief Digital Officers for the mining community
  • Identifying talent with promise: where to look
  • Captivating millennials with L&D, company culture and corporate benefits
  • Attracting top talent and ensuring retention
Nov 616:00
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Optimising asset portfolios: refocus and redeploy

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Divesting non-core assets and seeking new alternatives
  • Driving long term value with a diversified asset mix
  • Establishing a strong financial position and effectively managing assets
  • Redeploying capital to alternative sources for increased ROI
Nov 616:00
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The mineral industry and Indigenous communities

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
  • Exploring the relationship between exploration and mining companies and Indigenous communities in North America
  • Operating in different cultural contexts
  • Capitalising on new markets and economies
  • Taking responsibility and promoting cultural awareness
Nov 616:10
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Recruit, retrain and upskill with tech: innovation in training and recruitment

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY
  • Using immersive training and L&D strategies with AR & VR
  • Training the wider human capital force with technology: analysising the benefits
  • Using new recruiting and training methods to expand workforces
  • Investing in innovative training for long terms business development
  • Uniting global workforces with technologically capable methodologies

    Reserved for sponsor
Nov 616:10
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The technological change: managing assets

EXPLORATION & INVESTMENT
  • Investing in mobile and fixed plant equipment for maximum productivity and returns
  • Justifying tech spend to protect assets
  • Implementing real time monitoring and business intelligence reporting
  • Maintaining accuracy or data, records and devices with effective management
  • Securing ROI from digital assets

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Nov 616:10
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Precious metals in Canada: exploration and expansion

SECTOR SPOTLIGHTS & PROJECT UPDATES
  • New mines are bringing new life to North American territories
  • Merging companies for maximum profit and production: examining effect on share prices
  • Navigating the uncertainty of large M&A transactions
  • Combining the Coffee Gold Mine project and the Plateau exploration project, into one portfolio: why and how?
  • What will Q2 2019 look like for the project?
last published: 20/Aug/19 06:55 GMT

 

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