Advancing sustainable mining

The 9th International Conference on
Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry

SYDNEY 27–29 MAY 2019


Keynote Speakers

Dr Deborah Shields

Department of Economics, Affiliate Faculty, Colorado State University

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Dr Ian Thomson

Principal, Shinglespit Consultants

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Dr Harmony Musiyarira

Head of Department, Mining and Process Engineering, Namibia University of Science & Technology

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Prof Deanna Kemp

University of Queensland

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Dr Nga Nguyen

Department of Mining Management, University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam

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A/Prof David Laurence

Founding Director, ACSMP

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Michael Tost

Senior Researcher, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria

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Robert Boutilier

Associate, Centre for Sustainable Development, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

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Conference Themes

  • Connecting (critical) raw materials with future societal demands
  • Integrating social license into the overall value chain
  • Intersection of social license and its contribution to sustainability and sustainable mining practices (i.e. worldview, policy, ethics etc.)
  • Understanding social licence complexities
  • Sustainable mining through Indigenous collaboration
  • Utilising minerals economics to deliver sustainable outcomes
  • The role of corporate social responsibility in sustainable mining practices
  • The role of technology in enhancing sustainability outcomes
  • Effective conflict resolution techniques and strategies
  • Social License in action; Australian and international case studies

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Your chance to engage with industry peers and international companies.


Presentations by leading industry figures with opportunities to interact.


A truly global gathering of resource industry professionals.


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