The industry has moved from a period of high growth for resources through to a period of oversupply and weakening demand. One constant over this time has been change. To survive in these tough economic times, there is a need for rapid and adaptive change. Operators have had to look for opportunities to reduce cost structures while improving output and adding product value.
The theme of the Ninth AusIMM Open Pit Operators’ Conference 2016 (OPO2016) will be ‘Adapting to Change’ – an ongoing requirement of business improvement to be successful. In some cases, this means constantly revisiting existing or historical operations, streamlining mine planning/scheduling to deliver improved outcomes based on the changed economic requirements. This may involve contraction or expansion of operations/equipment or different transitions between open pit and underground mining to drive productivity and efficiency in mining.
OPO2016 will provide an opportunity for the collective exchange of ideas and recent learnings on these issues between industry, suppliers, innovators, marketing, regulators and all stakeholders. Attend to obtain a collaborative advantage and achieve improved outcomes.
Attending OPO2016 in Kalgoorlie offers you the opportunity to visit and experience small to very large open pit operations in both soft and hard rock via tours being held before and after the conference. The local operations highlight collaborative examples between regulators, community and the supply/logistics networks to continue delivery of business improvements by adapting to change.
Morrie Goodz FAusIMM(CP)
Ninth AusIMM Open Pit Operators’ Conference Chair
We are pleased to announce the Keynote Speaker for the WIMNet Breakfast to be held on Wednesday 16 November
Registration now OPEN
Vanessa Torres MAusIMM
Vice President Production, Logistics and infrastructure at BHP Billiton
The committee are currently considering late abstracts. Please submit your abstract via the Speakers' Portal on the Author Resources page.
Click here to view a list of companies that participated in the Eighth AusIMM Open Pit Operators' Conference.