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Austmine 2023 Conference and Copper to the World Unveil Keynote Speakers

Austmine 2023

Austmine 2023 Conference and Copper to the World Unveil Keynote Speakers

Austmine, the leading industry body for the Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector, is proud to announce the keynote speakers for the highly anticipated Austmine 2023 Conference and Copper to the World Conference. Set to take place in Adelaide from 9 -11 May 2023, this premier event will bring together experts and key players to discuss emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges facing the sector.

As a Principal Sponsor of Austmine 2023, BHP will feature three esteemed speakers, including Edgar Basto, Chief Operating Officer, who will open the Austmine 2023 Conference with a powerful address.

With over 30 years of operating experience across BHP's minerals footprint, Mr Basto is an industry leader and will offer invaluable insights on how mining companies can adapt and innovate to meet the expectations of the new generation and their strategy to increase exposure to future-facing commodities, including copper and nickel.

Joining the Copper to the World Program are Ms Jennifer Purdie, Asset President at BHP and Mr Devesh Baijnath, VP Technology – Minerals America. Ms Purdie will kick off the Copper to the World Conference with her keynote speech, focusing on leveraging copper assets and the changing copper landscape in South Australia. Mr Devesh will travel from Santiago, Chile to join the conference and feature in a session about how innovation is driving the future of South American copper mining.  

"We are thrilled to have Edgar Basto, Jennifer Purdie and Devesh Baijnath join the Austmine 2023 Conference and Copper to the World Conference program," said Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO Austmine. "Their experience and insights will be invaluable to our attendees as they navigate the constantly evolving and challenging mining landscape."


With over 1,000 attendees expected, the Austmine 2023 Conference and Exhibition offers unparalleled opportunities to learn about the latest trends and developments in the industry, with access to a range of keynote presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

"We look forward to bringing together the brightest minds in the mining industry to share ideas, engage in meaningful discussions, and foster innovation," added Gibbs Stewart.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders, network with peers, and gain valuable insights to drive your business forward. Register now and join us in Adelaide for an unforgettable event! 

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