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Month: October 2014

Mining & Resources

South Australia: Tackling today’s challenges and mining tomorrow’s opportunities

Adelaide based Mark Osborne is Business Adviser for the Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Program, known as EIP. In his role, Mark actively assists companies to better position themselves when targeting the resources industry in South Australia. Given his inside knowledge of the region’s mining and resource industry, we took the opportunity to ask Mark to share some…

15 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Raising awareness and developing a medical tourism industry in Australia

Australia has always been a popular tourist destination due to its unique natural beauty, but now Australia is taking steps to establish itself as a medical tourism destination. Despite having some of the world’s best medical facilities, Australia’s market share in global medical tourism has been relatively small. This is due to a number of…

15 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Technology

The Internet of Things in Australia

The importance of the Internet of Things (IoT) has risen dramatically over the last year, with an increasing number of businesses seeing the value in boosting the interconnectivity of various technologies. However, according to a 2013 article by Business Spectator, Australia could be at risk of falling behind the global marketplace for this trend due…

14 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Infrastructure

Mining & Resources

16 takeaways from NT Resources Week 2014

NT Resources Week 2014 was held in late August with record participation from the 3 conferences (SEAAOC, Mining the Territory & Building the Territory), exhibition, and accompanying social functions across the the week. We take a look back at what was said about the resources and construction industries in Northern Australia and South East Asia. What…

8 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Weighty challenges for heavy vehicle safety

The Chain of Responsibility and Heavy Vehicle Safety Conference, supported by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport Association (CILTA), will be taking place on 3 & 4 December. This year the National Heavy Vehicle Laws have been rolled out, meaning a new rule book applies in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South…

7 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Occupational Health & Safety

Transport & Logistics

For a safer Australia: Q & A Sessions with road experts

Following the roll-out of The National Heavy Vehicle Laws earlier this year, we spoke to a few speakers of the upcoming Chain of Responsibility & Heavy Vehicle Safety Conference about the effects of this new rule book that applies in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, and key issues and challenges for…

7 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Q & A with Julia Collins, Safe Work Australia

Julia Collins is Acting Branch Manager of the Review and Engagement Branch at Safe Work Australia. Her role currently includes investigating how the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws could be improved. Julia has extensive experience in policy development at the national level and in the WHS regulatory field. She has been closely involved…

6 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Technology

Stephen Munn on healthcare technology assessment

In the lead up to the 3rd Annual Health Technology Assessment Conference, Professor Stephen Munn, Clinical Director, Transplantation at Auckland District Health Board joined us to talk about healthcare technology assessment. My expertise in HTA comes from 9 years as the chair of a hospital-based HTA unit during which time we've received more than 75 submissions…

3 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Adani Mining sets a leading example and paves the way forward

Set to be one of the biggest coal mines in the world and Australia’s largest thermal coal mine in the North Galilee Basin, the $16.5 billion Carmichael Coal project has successfully received approval from the Federal Government in July this year, after sign off by the Queensland government in May. Where is the project located?…

2 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Food & Agriculture

What if the Silicon Valley of food manufacturing was in Australia?

The recipe for sustainable growth? Talent, Opportunity and Innovation. When the three line up, something special happens. Unfortunately, they are all in short supply in Australia at the moment, hence building the conditions for them to collide and create new possibilities is essential to underpin healthy growth prospects. Nicolas Georges, Director of Research and Development -…

1 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Thomas Boehlert

Mr Thomas Boehlert is the current President, CEO, Director of First Nickel Inc., a position he has held since September 2011. Mr. Boehlert has had extensive experience with international natural resource and energy companies in optimizing operations and executing growth strategies. He was most recently Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Toronto and New…

1 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Dr Scott Bensley

Dr Scott Bensley is currently the Principal Metallurgist Processing - Resource Development/Metallurgical Development, Rio Tinto Iron Ore. After graduating from Mineral Processing at the University of Queensland in 1993, Scott took a graduate metallurgist position at Tarong Coal near Nanango Queensland. During these first 2 years, he completed a 7 month secondment to the Century…

1 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights
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