Modern mining needs to be profitable, it should operate with environmental integrity, be considerate of social concerns and be supported by effective government systems. At the same time, mining companies face operational challenges. Such challenges will only be solved through very important changes, in the way the mining sector engages with society, uses energy, protects the environment, educates professionals and pursues innovations. Mines of the future will need to be different to those of today.

The key objective of the 1st International Conference Mines of the Future is to share the latest developments on mining expertise, activities, developments and research that support mines of the future.

Main Topics will be:

  • Technological advances and innovation;

  • Best practices and benchmarking;

  • Responsible and sustainable mining.

Special Focus 2018 will be:

Mines of the Future will offer a special focus on the EU Horizon 2020 Imp@ct project.

Professionals from the mining industry and practitioners from consulting companies, equipment suppliers and software providers, people from research institutions and government agencies, as well as university scholars are invited to attend this Conference. An additional objective of this Conference is to encourage MSc and PhD students to showcase their research.

Read more about the conference here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Thursday, May 24, 2018
Event Location: 
PPS Lecture Hall Building, Professor-Pirlet-Str. 12,
52074 Aachen

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 776811 — H2020-SC5-2017.