Month: February 2009

Mining & Resources

Timing change for premier mining technology event

THE DRAMATIC reining in of worldwide mining expenditure has forced Austmine to delay its third international conference and exhibition showcasing Australia’s mining technology and service sector to the world. The biennial event, originally scheduled to run from March 30-31 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia, will now be staged later this year or…

25 Feb 2009, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Further deterioration of iron ore market to be discussed at March conference

More weakness, not just volatility, can be expected in the world iron ore market, according to Alan Heap, Managing Director of Global Commodity Analysis for Citi Investment Research. All the latest pointers are for further deterioration both within the developed world and critically for the iron ore market within China,” he says in an interview.…

25 Feb 2009, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Mining Dump Trucks Conference focuses on efficiency gains

Difficult trading times for mining companies in a troubled economy have increased the necessity for introducing efficiency gains into their operations in order to maximise their profitability. The increase in the payload on mining trucks to ensure productivity and substantial profit was at the core of the Australian Journal of Mining’s Mining Dump Trucks conference…

11 Feb 2009, by Informa Insights

Education

Higher education key to economic growth

In light of the current financial crisis, higher education will be vital to Australia’s economic growth, says Vice Chancellor of University of Technology, Sydney, Professor Ross Milbourne. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igUPmkZk0Vw] PROFESSOR ROSS MILBOURNE, Vice Chancellor, University of Technology Sydney Professor Milbourne says the seven billion dollar reforms proposed by the Bradley review on higher education are realistic…

9 Feb 2009, by Informa Insights