Key Events Diary – Register now for Online, Australian, Chilean, American, Canadian and Global events

Online/Australia – IMARC 2022

The International Mining and Resources Conference & Expo (IMARC) will take place in Sydney, Australia from 2nd-4th November 2022.

Registration is open here.


Australia - Global Uranium Conference 2022

The Global Uranium Conference (GUC) 2022 will be hosted by industry in Adelaide, Australia from 9th-11th November 2022 and offers a platform on which global experts and industry leaders can present the latest research and best practice in the global uranium industry.

South Australia has been amongst the top three global producers of uranium since the 1930s and with an exceptional track record of the highest standard of safety, regulation and ESG credentials.

The conference will feature a quality, single stream plenary over two days, as well as high profile keynote speakers, panels and Q&A sessions. There will be plenty of formal and informal networking opportunities and social functions as well as opportunities to discuss topical matters with sponsors, exhibitors and other delegates.

Special Guest Speaker at the Conference Dinner is Assoc Professor John Culton, Director of the Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources. John will present a fascinating discourse on “Exploring remote operations – How Australian expertise in the resources and mining sectors is critical for the collection of lunar soil (regolith)” complete with some amazing visual images.

Among the confirmed keynote speakers and titles are:

  • An Official Conference Opening by the Hon Tom Koutsantonis - Minster for Energy and Mining, Infrastucture and Transport;
  • An Address by the Hon Matt Canavan - LNP Senator for Queensland;
  • Treva Klingbiel (TradeTech) - Uranium Markets: Policies and Prices;
  • Helen Cook (GNE Advisory) - The Legal Challenges of establishing a Nuclear Energy Industry in Australia;
  • John Vagenas (Metallurgical Systems) - Can There be a Future Without Nuclear Power;
  • Brian Reilly (Snr Vice President and COO, Cameco) - McArthur River Mine and Key Lake Mill: Pathway to Production;
  • Duncan Craib (Boss Energy) - Honeymoon Mine Re-Start;
  • John Harries (ANA), Technologies in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors;
  • Doug Boreham (McMaster University) - Uranium and Energy: What is the Risk?;
  • Ben Heard (Frazer Nash Consultancy) - SMRs in the Australian context – challenges and opportunities;
  • Geoff Currie (Charles Sturt University) - Nuclear Medicine: An Update on a Uranium Dependent Industry;
  • Kathy Ehrig (BHP Olympic Dam) - Uranium Mineralogy - Challenging but Imagine if......;
  • Leigh Curyer (NexGen Energy) - Permitting and the Rook I Project;
  • Mark Chalmers (Energy Fuels) - Is History Repeating?;
  • John Borshoff (Deep Yellow Ltd) - Can the Uranium Sector Cope With A Major Extended Boom;
  • Wayne Heili (Peninsula Energy) - Lance Projects - Wyoming - in transition from alkaline to low pH ISR;
  • Lenka Kollar (NuScale) - SMRs, sustainable energy policy, nuclear waste, nuclear power's role in the hydrogen future;
  • Greg Hall (Alligator Energy) - Samphire Uranium Project, South Australia – Early Development stage ISR;
  • Jess Page (WGA) - Machine Learning Application to ISR Uranium Recovery;
  • Daniel Bellifemine (Sth Australian EPA) - Changes to the Environmental Protection Regulations; and
  • Brandon Munro (Bannerman) - Etango-8: Defying Economies of Scale in Bulk Tonnage Mining.

Registration is open on the GUC conference website. You can also follow the online coverage of the event under the hashtag #GUC2022 on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Chile – Copper 2022

The Copper 2022 conference will be hosted by the Instituto de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile in Santiago, Chile from 13th-17th November 2022.

The conference organisers said that engineers, scientists, and copper fabricators and users from the entire world will meet at this conference, exchanging ideas, scientific innovation, and development. Along with the technical papers and plenary sessions, there will also be some short courses and industrial tours as part of the program.

The conference has been organised into nine symposia:

  • Economics, Markets and Applications;
  • Mineral Processing;
  • Pyrometallurgy;
  • Hydrometallurgy;
  • Electrometallurgy;
  • Sustainability;
  • Process Optimization Through Innovation, Technology, Automation and Design;
  • Waste Management and Circular Economy; and
  • Geometallurgy.

Registration is open on the conference website here.


Online/Canada – CMP 2023

The 55th Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) Operators Conference will take place on 17th-19th January 2023 in Ottawa, Canada.

The organising committee said the conference will cover all aspects of mineral processing for all commodities, including plant design, start-up and improvement; process optimisation and control; comminution, ore sorting and flotation; gold and precious metals recovery; application of new technologies; and tailings handling and management.



The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) MINEXCHANGE 2023 Annual Conference & Expo will take place from 26th February – 1st March 2023 in Denver, Colorado, US.

The theme of the 2023 edition of the conference is ‘Investing in Success – Building Trust in Mining’. The organisers said: “As the mining industry steps into the spotlight, supplying the minerals critical to powering a green economy, the focus on ESG, innovation and health & safety is more important than ever.”

Registrations for the event are not yet open, but you can sign up here to receive updates.


Canada – PDAC 2023

The 91st edition of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual convention, PDAC 2023, will take place in Toronto, Canada from 5th-8th March 2023.

The convention includes a technical program where industry experts will discuss current and emerging trends, technologies, research and analysis in a dynamic series of presentations. The sessions will examine various commodities, geological regions, geoscience disciplines, and more.

Registration fee and pass information is available on the convention website here. There is a discount for early registration by 10th February 2023.


Global/Australia – World Mining Congress 2023

The 26th World Mining Congress will take place in Brisbane, Australia from 26th-29th June 2023.

Hosted by the CSIRO, the congress will feature mining experts from around the globe sharing their research and technological developments.

The congress has three overarching themes: Digital Transformation, Zero Harm and Emissions, and the Circular Economy. These themes will be addressed over four days under 12 streams, which will cover:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI);
  • Autonomous Systems;
  • Critical Minerals;
  • Decarbonization;
  • Environmental Sustainability;
  • Future Workforce & Education;
  • Geosciences & Discovery;
  • Health, Safety & Wellbeing;
  • Mining Science & Engineering;
  • New Mining Frontiers;
  • Processing & Refining; and
  • Social Performance & Governance.

The preliminary program is now available on the conference website. Registration is open here, with an early bird rate available until 26th March 2023.