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Longwall 2019

THE Meeting Place for Australia’s Longwall Mining Operators

30 – 31 Oct 2019 | Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley

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Longwall Miner Rates Available // See Pricing Below

overview

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Building upon 2018’s focus on automation and technological advancement, Longwall 2019 will delve deeper on the human element behind the technology – with insights on operator health & safety, rescue teams and the ongoing industry-wide safety narrative alongside operator success stories, production milestone updates, mechanical innovations and technical case studies.

Join us for Australia’s only gathering specifically tailored for the nation’s elite underground coal mining operators, and a unique, collegial atmosphere of networking and shared learning.

agenda

8:20 am

Morning Coffee & Registration

9:10 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

9:20 am

Domestic & International Coal Markets Outlook

Dr James Stevenson, Senior Director, Global Coal, IHS Markit

9:50 am

  • Mines around the World are continually looking to the OEM’s, Technology houses and Academia to solve complex but interlinked safety and production issues and in some cases partnering up to achieve these goals
  • Removal of operators from a longwall face for all required operations is quite a way off. We can mine remotely but exceptions to smooth autonomous operation will always be present such as cavities, faults, gas or other conundrums that mother nature throws at us from time to time. OEM’s need to be moving into this complex space now that remote mining is a reality
  • As longwall systems become more advanced, there is also a need to be upskilling “supervisory oversight” to keep pace. Personnel who need to maintain the equipment will visit the longwall system less frequently creating a number of other hazards that should be factored into the design.
  • We shall look at what OEM’s are exploring in the R&D space that directly feeds into the need for increased safety, increases in production and lowering of costs in the mining operation.

10:20 am

The Australian mining industry has an enviable health and safety performance, how can we maintain and improve upon this? Some key challenges include:

  • Appropriate introduction of new technology
  • Maintaining site and corporate knowledge – lack of experience in adversity can lead to underestimation of the risk
  • Ensuring the inclusion of and ownership of health and safety by contractors, sub-contractors and labour hire
  • Separating controls from paperwork
  • Maintaining the vigilance when things are going well

10:50 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:30 am

An in depth look at Wambo’s Rescue Team including their training, technology and capabilities.

12:10 pm

A deep look at the history of coal rescue, where we stand now, and what its future may look like including how the brigadesman’s training, technology and capabilities have changed over the years, and how increasing autonomous and remote operations will shape future training and capabilities.

1:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:30 pm

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE | Nautitech

Mac Powolny, General Manager, Nautitech Mining Systems

2:50 pm

Commentary on the state of recruitment and skills demand in the underground coal sector and the wider Australian resources industry; including discussion on remuneration packages – with some positions seeing wage inflation greater than during the mining boom – the impact of the east-coast infrastructure boom and how this may have sapped already strained skill pools, where we are seeing the most demand come from, and how we can expect this atmosphere to shape the next few years in underground coal recruitment.

3:20 pm

Networking and refreshment break

4:00 pm

CASE STUDY | Leading Australian Longwall Mine

4:40 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

4:50 pm

CLOSING | End of Conference Day One and Networking Drinks

6:30 pm

Official Conference Dinner

8:30 am

Breakfast & Registration

9:10 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:20 am

Mastermyne's Safety Journey

David Sykes, Executive General Manager, Growth & Strategy, Mastermyne

9:50 am

CSIRO

James Beyers, Software Engineer, CSIRO Mineral Resources

10:20 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

CASE STUDY | Gas Management Innovations at Appin Colliery

Joe Mammen, Manager Technical Services/Planning, Appin Colliery South32 Illawarra Coal

Jim Narbutas, Superintendent Gas Drainage, Appin Colliery, South32 Illawarra Coal

11:40 am

CASE STUDY | Risk Mitigation through Automation at Metropolitan

Warren Kirk, Longwall Superintendent, Metropolitan, Peabody Energy

Mathew Dunk, Longwall Electrical Engineer, Metropolitan, Peabody Energy

Ken Risk, Longwall Mechanical Engineer, Metropolitan, Peabody Energy

12:20 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

CLOSING | End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2895+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner $150+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1695+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner $150+GST
  • Special Longwall Miner rate available only for representatives from mining companies from their underground operations (this does not include contractors or suppliers)

speakers

Warren Kirk

Longwall Superintendent, Metropolitan, Peabody Energy

Joe Mammen

Manager Technical Services/Planning, Appin Colliery South32 Illawarra Coal

Kurt Bereza

Senior Operator, Health and Safety Specialist, Wambo Coal

Mathew Dunk

Longwall Electrical Engineer, Metropolitan, Peabody Energy

Jim Narbutas

Superintendent Gas Drainage, Appin Colliery, South32 Illawarra Coal

Ken Risk

Longwall Mechanical Engineer, Metropolitan, Peabody Energy

Professor David Cliff

Professor of Risk and Knowledge Transfer, Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland

Lee Davis

Global Director, Controls and Automation, Komatsu Mining

Dr James Stevenson

Senior Director, Global Coal, IHS Markit

Wayne Green

General Manager Mines Rescue, Regulation and Compliance, Coal Services

Mac Powolny

General Manager, Nautitech Mining Systems

David Sykes

Executive General Manager, Growth & Strategy, Mastermyne

Clive Hanrahan

Operations Manager - Mine Inertisation Unit, Queensland Mines Rescue Service

Shaun McCambridge

Managing Director, Stellar Recruitment

Ray Smith

Operations Manager - Underground Training, Queensland Mines Rescue Service

James Beyers

Software Engineer, CSIRO Mineral Resources

when & where

30 - 31 Oct 2019

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATE
We have secured a number of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley for the nights of the 29 – 30 October inclusive.

To book this rate online, click here or call the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in house reservations team direct on (02) 4991 0970 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm) and quote ‘Longwall Conference’ to make your reservation.

Room rates are subject to availability unless sold out prior.

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
430 Wine Country Dr
Lovedale NSW 2325
Tel: (02) 4991 0000

contact

Still have a question?

Nicholas Mayfield
Conference Research Manager
02 9080 4477
nicholas.mayfield@informa.com

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
02 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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