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Longwall 2024

THE Meeting Place for Australia’s Underground Coal Mining Operators

12-13 March 2024 | Rydges Resort Hunter Valley

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Join us for the 22nd Annual Australian Longwall Mining Conference in 2024 for a return to the Nation’s only gathering for elite underground coal miners. Longwall 2024 offers unique face-to-face networking and shared learning that has come to define the event – alongside in-depth case studies, learnings, and technical insights.

Register your interest now to ensure you don’t miss out.

Topics will include:

  • Outlook and updates from longwall operations
  • Automation, remote operations, and data science to deliver further safety in longwall operations
  • The latest safety initiatives in the industry and key learnings
  • Productivity improvements to enhance tonnage
  • Gas management for Longwall production and gas drainage advancements
  • Bord and pillar operation
  • Dust Control
  • Best practice longwall moves
  • Ventilation
  • Skilling the future
  • New technology and its application


David Stubbins

Longwall Superintendent, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance

David McCloskey

Business Development Manager, NAUTITECH®

Duane Witkowski

Automation Engineer, Glencore Coal - Oaky Creek

Daniel Becker

Automation Engineer, Glencore Coal - Oaky Creek

Toby Prince

Senior Asset Management Engineer, Ashton Coal Operations Pty Ltd

Brent Woodford

Longwall Maintenance Superintendent, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance

Richard Livingstone-Blevins

Director, Talisman Partners

Brett Hogno

Automation Engineer, Anglo American

Matt Lynam

Longwall Automation Engineer, Anglo American – Aquila

Andrew Harrison

Longwall Asset Management Engineer, Ashton Coal Operations Pty Ltd

Dr David Meredith

Head of Medicine, Coal Services

Dr. Fiona Mavroudis

Head of Application Engineering, Eickhoff Bergbautechnik GmbH

Dr. Johannes Krings

Senior Vice President Region E4A (Europe, Asia, Australia, America, Africa), Eickhoff Bergbautechnik GmbH

Dr Andrew Strange

Principal Research Engineer, CSIRO Mineral Resources

Rory Simington

Principal Analyst, Asia Pacific Thermal Coal Research, Wood Mackenzie

Wayne Price

Executive General Manager, Mastermyne Pty Ltd

John Rowland

Director, Dallas Mining Services

Matthew Wakeford

Underground Coal Automation Specialist, Anglo American

Luke Dyer

CEO, Principal Engineer, Quantum Engineering & Consulting Group

Anthony De Domenico

Vice President Technical Development, Coronado Global Resources

Brad Hammond

Project Director, Talisman

Daniel Grundy

Senior Engineer (BEng, CPEng, NER, RPEQ, APEC), GRT – Global Road Technology, TotalEnergies

Björn-Martin Rathke

Product & Business Developer HFA / HFC-E, TotalEnergies

Luke Coleman

Automation Engineer, Centennial Coal - Mandalong

Ben Lewis

Managing Director, OneKey Resources

Royce Tronc

Group Manager for Mining, OneKey Resources

Ron Vasey

Director, Longwall Mining System, Komatsu

Darryl Parry

Business Manager – Mining & Crushing, Komatsu

Wikus Louw

National Training Manager, Komatsu

Marc Grayson

Education Manager, Mines Rescue, Coal Services

Lucas Eyers

Business Manager, Stellar Recruitment

Kevin Parsons

CEO Australia, HBT

Dr Liang Zhao

Chief Operating Officer, R&D Director, Azure Mining Technology – a member of CCTEG Group

Dr. Pan Junfeng

Dean of Mining Technology Research Branch, CCTEG Coal Mining Research Institute

Mr. Fan Rong

Dean of Measurement and Control Technology Research Branch, CCTEG Chongqing Research Institute

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Connect with your industry colleagues at the 22nd Annual Longwall Conference. This well-established industry conference is the key meeting place for underground coal professionals from Qld and NSW to come together to share learnings, network with their peers, exchange experiences, and catch up with colleagues old and new.

This event is a great occasion to get together as an industry and share essential learnings. The conference dinner is a fantastic opportunity for the industry to converge in the Hunter Valley, in addition to arranging meetings, attending the conference, and enjoying the many other networking opportunities.

To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
T: 02 9080 4334

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ConnectMe • Networking enhanced

All of our events utilise a bespoke dynamic smartphone app, ConnectMe – which guarantees attendees a premium event experience. Logins are sent prior to the conference commencement allowing you to check who’s attending, schedule in meetings and catch ups, participate in live Q+A and interactive polls, and much more. ConnectMe ensures you never miss a beat prior, during and post event.

Event Code of Conduct

We want everyone who comes to our events to have a great experience. This code explains our expectations and rules, which includes general good practice behaviour, and how to report anything witnessed or experienced that goes against them. Read our Event Code of Conduct here.

when & where

12 - 13 Mar 2024

Rydges Resort Hunter Valley
430 Wine Country Dr,
Lovedale NSW 2325
(02) 4991 0000

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Still have a question?

Aya Mersal
Conference Manager
(02) 9080 4338

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
(02) 9080 4334

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