Integrating innovative approaches to mine design, management and operation for delivering enhanced environmental, social and economic performance


About the conference

The Life-of-Mine conference series attracts a broad range of disciplines with a diversity of affiliations and views. Industry, consulting, government and non-government organisations, financial and legal institutions, civil society, academe and researchers are invited to contribute and share experiences, practices and case studies relating to the full spectrum of activities across the life of a mine.

As in the previous three conferences, contributors and delegates from around the world will feature and offer experiences and examples from a variety of other perspectives and jurisdictions. Furthermore, as highlighted in LOM 2016, examples and case studies that apply to interdisciplinary approaches to improve outcomes and efficiencies to multidisciplinary challenges will be an important highlight of the conference.

Keynote Speakers

Robyn James

Director of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy

Prof Kingsley Dixon

John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University

Dr Graeme Hancock

General Manager, Social Performance Newcrest Mining Limited

Dr Alex Wonhas

Managing Director – Energy Resources & Manufacturing, Aurecon

Mick Buffier

Chairman - World Coal Association and Group Executive - Sustainable Development & Industry Relations, Global Coal Assets Glencore

Registration is open

Conference Themes

Life-of-Mine 2018 will be a collaboration with The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute and AusIMM’s Southern Queensland Branch and Community and Environment Society, and will provide participants with invaluable points of engagement, interaction and new knowledge.

  • Integrating mine planning and processing for environmental performance
  • Innovation for delivering better Sustainability Outcomes
  • Incorporating societal and community factors into design and operation
  • Strategies and planning for improving rehabilitation outcomes
  • Influences of global trends on the future of the industry

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Your chance to engage with industry peers and international companies.


Presentations by leading industry figures with opportunities to interact.


A truly global gathering of resource industry professionals.


Attend world-class workshops and technical talks to earn PD hours.