Expression of interests sought for congress delegation

Published: 09 May 2023

Local businesses have a unique opportunity to discuss current challenges, and learn about the latest research, technology and best practices in the global mining and resources sector.

The 2023 World Mining Congress is being hosted in Australia next month (June 26-29), for the first time in the event’s 65-year history.

Mayor Greg Williamson said having this world class event in Brisbane provides a unique opportunity for regional businesses.

“Together, the Mackay Manufacturing Hub, Resource Industry Network and council are offering 12 participants with the chance to attend,” Mayor Williamson said.

“Businesses who are encouraged to apply include those from a manufacturing, mining services and engineering background (or similar),” he said.

“We’re thrilled to support a delegation of locals to attend the event so that they can see firsthand the innovations, technology and future of the mining industry and bring that knowledge back to our region.”

The delegation will have the opportunity to attend two full days at the World Mining Congress to learn, observe and reflect on the latest technologies and global trends.

A third day of the tour will incorporate site visits to leading manufacturers to showcase best practice and technology adoption.

Resource Industry Network’s general manager Dean Kirkwood said this was a rare opportunity to take part in one of the premier global mining conferences.

“This chance to interact with top mining companies, executives, speakers and suppliers from around the world certainly doesn’t come around often,” Mr Kirkwood said.

“We are eager to see what we can learn and share to ensure that we are building a prosperous and resilient resources community,” he said.

Businesses interested in joining the delegation are encouraged to contact Dean Kirkwood or Deb Allan by Monday, May 15.