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.
- 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
- 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
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.
Managing Director, Guy Mitchell Consulting P/L
Chairman, World Coal Association
Senior Research Projects Officer Integrated Mining, CSIRO Energy
Nick de Ocampo
LEED AP Materials Engineer Shotcrete - Mining & Tunneling Specialist, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation
Director, Imagineering Group, Conveyor Manufacturers Australia
Longwall Electrical Engineer, Peabody Metropolitan Colliery
Career Coal Mining Executive & Past Director Mine Safety Operations, Chief Inspector of Mines & Coal Mines, NSW
Longwall Maintenance Coordinator
Automation Engineer, Tunnel Ridge Mine, Alliance Resource Partners
Longwall Mechanical Engineer, Tahmoor Coal
Chief Operating Officer, Fitzroy Australia Resources
Longwall Superintendent, Broadmeadow Mine
Director, Coal Ventures Limited
Regional Technical Services Manager, Centennial Coal
General Manager, Oaky North Mine
Principal Engineer, Safearth Consulting
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.