Top global innovation and technology mining events in 2023

Explore the most dynamic metals and mining events of the coming year that include a strong focus on technology and innovation and sustainability.


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Following the success of our Top Innovation Mining Events in 2022 article, we share what we believe are the top mining events for 2023 that focus on technology and innovation - particularly around sustainability and ESG.

These are featured in our Global Mining Events Calendar which we update regularly. Read on to hear about the key sessions and speakers who will share their experiences and stories, to enable you to reach your organisation’s goals faster.


When? 24 - 27 April

Where? Santiago, Chile

Format: In person

As the largest mining show in Latin America, EXPOMIN provides a forum to share knowledge and learnings, collaborate, and talk through technologies that can help drive innovation and ultimately increase productivity in mining.

Sessions lined up for this year cover topics like sustainability trends and ESG, reducing carbon footprint, circular mining, people development, digitalisation and technology and cybersecurity.

Mines and Money Connect London

When? 25 - 26 April

Where? London, UK

Format: In person

The major mining investment event is back and continues to connect investors and mining company management teams from around the world.

As the number one international series for capital-raising and mining investment, Mines and Money has a network of more than 18,000 active investors and more than 500 mining corporates. This makes it the perfect event for networking, getting access to quality content and securing valuable business meetings.

For qualified investors, Mines and Money Connect presents the latest and greatest mining projects and opportunities from mining corporates like ADX Energy, ChemQuest, Delta Resources, ECR Minerals, Medaro Mining and Panoro Minerals Ltd.

Events run in London, Hong Kong, Toronto, New York, Miami, Melbourne and Sydney. They also provide online events as well as in person.

More to come soon...

The Electric Mine

When? 23 - 25 May

Where? Arizona, North America

Format: In person

The Electric Mine continues to be the world’s only global mine electrification event and is back in North America for three full days in Arizona.

More and more major mining companies have set interim and long-term emission targets, which will require hybrid solutions in the short-term – such as alternative fuels – as the surface and underground equipment fleets move away from diesel.

Other topics include:

  • In-pit crushing and conveying (to reduce trucking where possible)

  • Hydrogen fuel cell and battery-electric solutions

  • Setting the right strategy for on-site infrastructure to store and distribute renewable power

  • The rise in mining fleet deals between equipment OEMs and mining companies

The Electric Mine 2023 offers huge value for mining companies, OEMs, service providers and research institutes and the forum in which to exchange ideas on best practice across the sector.

Sponsors include CATERPILLAR, Komatsu, Epiroc, Sandvik, and more.

More information to be shared soon...

26th World Mining Congress

When? 26 - 29 June

Where? Brisbane, Australia

Format: In person

This year, the World Mining Congress (WMC) 2023 organisers have announced the release of the technical and business program, which includes 13 plenary speakers and over 300 technical discussions, run through 13 core streams that deliver workshops and industry sessions.

For the first time, the Congress will be held in Australia and is the perfect opportunity for operators and companies seeking investment or offering services to the global mining sector.

Speakers last year were from the WA Government and leading organisations including Oz Minerals, Mineral research Institute WA, Amira Global, and more.

More to come very soon...

International Conference on Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing (ICMMMP)

When? 24 - 25 July

Where? Vienna, Austria

Format: Online

International Conference on Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing aims to connect leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars, and provide a space for them to exchange and share their learnings and results on all aspects of Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing.

The conference is geared towards educating students, academics and industry researchers on the latest innovations, industry trends, challenges and solutions already working in the field.

Diggers and Dealers

When? 7 - 9 August

Where? Kalgoorlie, Australia

Format: In person

Diggers & Dealers is an annual mining investment forum held in Kalgoorlie - the unofficial gold mining capital of Australia.

Offering 70 corporate presentations by listed mining and exploration companies alongside its large exhibition, it attracts miners, explorers, brokers, bankers, investors, financiers and mining service industries from around the world.

It’s a rare opportunity for mining industry professionals to connect, visit regional mine sites, engage with media, raise finance, invest in projects and generally interact with the resources sector at an executive level. Kalgoorlie’s hospitality comes through, with plenty of opportunity to network, in a mining community setting.

Africa Down Under (ADU)

When? 6 - 8 September

Where? Perth, Australia

Format: In person

African Down Under (ADU) is back again, providing live presentations, face-to-face meetings and lots of opportunities to network. Initially launched to raise awareness of Australia’s interests in African mining and energy, ADU is now the leading forum for Australian-African business and government relations.

The three-day event is now the largest African-focused mining event held outside the continent itself and is attended by many high-profile participants year on year.

The event continues to highlight success stories from Australian companies and organisations working across Africa and is attended and supported by leading companies including Sandfire, First Quantum, West African Resources, Sahara, Sandvik, and more.

Future of Mining Perth

When? 18 - 19 September

Where? Perth, Australia

Format: In person

Headlining with ‘Accelerate your roadmap to zero harm, zero entry and zero emissions’ Future of Mining Perth returns to help the mining industry tackle the rising pressure to be more efficient, deliver more minerals for the energy transition, and to do it all in a more sustainable way.

Attracting more than 600 attendees – of whom over half are mining executives – the event offers the ideal forum to learn, debate and address new solutions to help hit operational goals.

Key topic areas include:

  • Zero entry mine - surface and underground

  • Sustainability - a core business imperative

  • Investing in new technologies - to improve safety

  • Net zero mine - fueling the green mine

  • Progress optimisation through real time AI

  • Digitalisation of underground mines

  • Achieving high performance at a mine of the future

More to come soon...

Future of Mining Americas

When? 25 - 26 September

Where? Denver, Colorado

Format: In person

The Future of Mining Americas is back and based on its previous success, expects to bring together over 250 senior decision makers from the mining sector. It aims to support the industry in handling increased pressure to be more efficient, deliver more minerals to help with the energy transition, and for everything to be done in a safer and more sustainable way.

There will be a strong focus on how operations plan to get to zero emission and their zero entry roadmaps – all to enable them to meet their pledged sustainability targets.

The two-day summit will feature an interactive and thought-provoking agenda, curated by Mining Magazine’s editorial team. Three key content themes at the event will be: The Digital Mine, Leaders in Mining and ESG 360.

Previously attended by mining companies like BHP, AngloAmerican, Glencore, Newmont and RioTinto, to name a few, you can expect to hear some great stories from across the sector.

Mining Latin America

When? 4 - 5 October

Where? Santiago, Chile

Format: In person

Chile-based event Mining Latin America provides networking for global mining leaders, regulatory authorities, Government, technology and equipment suppliers, and investors.

The opportunity in Peru alone is high, with 13 mining projects expected to begin construction between 2021 and 2025, for a total investment of US$ 11,753 million - among which are Quellaveco, Magistral, Río Seco, Zafranal, Los Chancas, Trapiche and Michiquillay. Peru also aims to be able to produce three million fine metric tons (tmf) of copper per year.

Previous speakers include the General Director of Environmental Economics and Financing at Ministry of Environment of Peru, President of Association of Mining Engineers of Ecuador, and President and CEO of AMEE Candente Copper Corp.

New agenda coming soon...

FT Mining Summit

When? 5 - 6 October

Where? London, UK

Format: Hybrid

Facilitated by the Financial Times, this year’s Mining Summit continues to attract leading companies and stakeholders to debate the biggest issues facing the mining industry.

The focus is on ‘Minerals of the future’ and the two-day summit promises to cover the following (and more):

  • The industry’s efforts to move production and processing closer to home

  • The growing concern for “mineral security”

  • The increasing need for investment in mining to ensure we can meet the demand needed for the energy transition

  • How the industry plans to align with this fast-changing environment

Last year’s summit lined up a list of distinguished speakers from across the industry, including the CEOs of Antofagasta, Anglo American, BHP, and International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). Other speakers included the CEO of innovative mining extraction technology company, Digbee, as well as the Founder of the Critical Minerals Association.

The sessions are set to be expertly and formidably moderated by Financial Times correspondents.

2023 agenda coming soon...

WA Mining Conference & Exhibition

When? 11 - 12 October

Where? Perth, Australia

Format: In person

Bringing together technical and digital innovation, and operational and executional excellence, WA Mining Conference & Exhibition is still a major event for mining and engineering professionals. It aims to showcase the technical and digital evolution transforming the mining industry in Western Australia.

Hear from mining decision makers, technology experts and industry leaders sharing their perspectives on the future opportunities that will drive growth and sustainability for the sector.

In addition to a wider look at the industry landscape as a whole, key topic areas include Critical Minerals, Decarbonisation, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Digital and Autonomous Systems, and Managing Digital Risk.

More details coming soon...

International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC)

When? 31 October - 2 November

Where? Sydney, Australia

Format: In person

Featuring more than 470 exhibitors from innovative mining startups to global leaders, The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) - Australia’s largest mining event - is back and continues to connect mining leaders with technology, finance and the future of the industry.

It aims to inspire, educate, facilitate idea creation and bring people together to network, from across the mining value chain.

The 2022 event included a Ministerial keynote from the Australian Government, with the opening keynote being delivered by James Agar, Procurement Officer, BHP. Other companies who spoke include Newcrest Mining, EMR Capital, MMG, Gold Fields, Fortescue Metals, and ANZ.

2023 agenda coming soon...

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