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Longwall 2017

THE Meeting Place for Australia’s Longwall Mining Operators
23-24 October, Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley
An MMAA Endorsed, CPD Event

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Longwall Operator Rate AVAILABLE - SEE PRICING BELOW

overview

Getting back to the ‘grass roots’ of our industry Celebrating Achievements, Productivity & Innovations in Longwall Mining

After some tough years of survival and cost stripping, it’s time to move on, re-ignite and drive forward. Let’s open our minds to opportunities that will make our industry more sustainable and safe.

Longwall 2017 aims to share operators’ ideas, wisdom, challenges and successes whether it be a graduate engineer, an industry stalwart or a motivated operator. Big or small, every insight is a valuable contribution to workers safely returning home, and tonnage at the port.

Key Themes

  • Sharing successes and challenges in our industry – big and small
  • Fostering innovative thinking of our engineers and operators – that adds value to our work
  • Technology, automation and safety engineering in practice

Discipline areas

  • Smart thinking in AFC productivity and wear minimisation
  • Production automation – what’s new, what’s useful to share
  • Innovations in maintenance and safety practices
  • Success factors to benchmark against for new mines and new longwalls
  • Tackling ground support challenges and challenging seams
  • Clever ways to minimise dust – stories from operators
  • Operators’ tips on getting more out of shearers and continuous miners

CPD Endorsed by

mine-managers

sponsors

exhibitors

Claim your CPD points

Delegates who attend the Longwall 2017 Conference are entitled to claim CPD Points, as per the endorsement of the Mine Managers Association of Australia.

For further information please visit the Professional Development section of the MMAA www.minemanagers.com.au

Pre-conference Craft Beer Session

Craft Beer Session at the Lovedale Brewery
Sunday 22nd October 5:00 – 6.00pm

Come and join your colleagues for a refreshing craft beer on the Sunday evening prior to the conference taking place. This is a perfect opportunity for you to relax and catch up with new and old colleagues.

Located within the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, the Lovedale Brewery enjoys views of the picturesque golf course, the brewery provides eight styles of beer and two ciders.

Operators Out & About

Sunday 22nd October 2017

12:00 An afternoon of Golf
For those delegates arriving early, take the opportunity to enjoy one of the Hunter Valley’s finest golf courses. Delegates can book directly with the Crowne Plaza Golf Shop on 02 4991 0977.

5:00 Craft Beer at the Crown
Come and join your colleagues for a refreshing craft beer on the Sunday evening prior to the conference taking place. This is a
perfect opportunity for you to relax and catch up with new and old colleagues.

Located within the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, the Lovedale Brewery enjoys views of the picturesque golf course, the brewery
provides eight styles of beer and two ciders.

speakers

Guy Mitchel

Managing Director, Guy Mitchell Consulting P/L

Mick Buffier

Chairman, World Coal Association

Andrew Lee

Thought Disruptor and Curiosity Consultant

Craig James

Senior Research Projects Officer Integrated Mining, CSIRO Energy

Nick de Ocampo

LEED AP Materials Engineer Shotcrete - Mining & Tunneling Specialist, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation

Robert Purdon

Heintzmann Australia

Ben Smith

Director, Imagineering Group, Conveyor Manufacturers Australia

Steve Wilson

Longwall Superintendent

Matt Dunk

Longwall Electrical Engineer, Peabody Metropolitan Colliery

Rob Regan

Career Coal Mining Executive & Past Director Mine Safety Operations, Chief Inspector of Mines & Coal Mines, NSW

Rob Colaw

Longwall Maintenance Coordinator

Kyle Faykus

Automation Engineer, Tunnel Ridge Mine, Alliance Resource Partners

Matt Carroll

Longwall Mechanical Engineer, Tahmoor Coal

Richard Livingstone-Blevins

Chief Operating Officer, Fitzroy Australia Resources

Matt Jones

Longwall Superintendent, Broadmeadow Mine

Bede Boyle

Director, Coal Ventures Limited

Peter Corbett

Regional Technical Services Manager, Centennial Coal

Darren Nicholls

General Manager, Oaky North Mine

Darren Woodhouse

Principal Engineer, Safearth Consulting

Dave Sykes

General Manager Underground Business, Mastermyne

when & where

23 - 24 Oct 2017

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATE
We have secured a number of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley for the nights of the 22-24 October inclusive.
To book this rate online, click here or call the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley direct and quote ‘Longwall Conference’ to make your reservation.
Room availability and rates are subject to availability and valid until Friday 22nd September 2017, unless sold out prior.

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

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call 02 8585 0808.

contact

Still have a question?

Richard Beattie
General Manager
02 9080 4312
Richard.Beattie@informa.com.au

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

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