The World Mining Congress 2023 (WMC) is a unique opportunity for international representatives of the world’s leading resource economies to meet, find new partners, discuss current challenges, and share the latest research, technology and best practice.
WMC events have set the scene for international agreements and high-level discussions that have influenced mining practices and the resource industry for decades. Join senior mining industry owners, investors, national and international government representatives, researchers, educators, regulators, suppliers and operators from around the world in Brisbane for this genuine opportunity to demonstrate real leadership and presence on a world stage.
Inaugurated in 1958, the World Mining Congress (WMC) is the leading international forum for the global mining and resources sectors. For the past 60 years WMC has been held triennially across the world. It presents a unique opportunity for international representatives of the world’s leading resource economies to meet, find new partners, discuss challenges, and share research, technologies, and best practice.
Mining and resources have been a tremendous source of wealth and advancement, but with that comes tremendous responsibility.
At the core of everything we do must be our most precious resources – our people and our environment – and the sustainable and responsible practices that both preserve natural ecosystems and contribute to society.
There is potential for enormous future societal benefit for communities around the world, but to achieve this, we must bring the sector together under shared values of People, Environment and Production.
The 26th WMC will be held in Brisbane, Australia, 26 – 29 June 2023, hosted by Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, and supported by government, industry, and academia.
This Congress will focus on Resourcing Tomorrow: Creating Value for Society. It will examine the world’s future economic and social dependence on resources, considering issues like environmental sustainability, climate change, digital transformation, disruptive technologies, and our future workforce.
The Congress represents an exceptional opportunity for all organisations seeking engagement with the resources sector. Mining companies, investors, researchers, educators, regulators, suppliers, and operators from around the world will gather in Brisbane to beneﬁt from insights and grow relationships.
We look forward to welcoming you to Australia and your participation in this premier international mining and resources event.
Dr Larry Marshall
Dr Hua Guo
26th World Mining Congress
Professor Marek Cała
Chairman of International
Organising Committee of World Mining Congress
For over 60 years the World Mining Congress has served as the pre-eminent gathering of the global mining and resources industry.
In 2023, this prestigious international event will be held in Australia for the first time. Australia has developed a strong reputation as a leading industrialised country supplying a wide range of minerals, energy and mining services to the global market. The World Mining Congress presents a unique opportunity for international representatives of the world’s leading resource economies to meet, find new partners, discuss current challenges, and share the latest research, technology and best practice.
Australia’s internationally renowned national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the proud host of the 26th World Mining Congress (WMC 2023).
With 5,500 talented people working at over 50 sites across Australia and internationally, CSIRO is one of the largest and most diverse research organisations in the world.
They are in the top 1% of global research institutions for 15 of 22 scientific discipline fields and in the top 0.1% for four fields including geosciences and environment & ecology. CSIRO is a world leader in resource research, working in partnership with industry, government, OEMs, METS and universities in Australia and overseas, and delivers breakthrough innovation across the mining value chain. CSIRO has a proud track record of industry innovation. Among CSIRO’s many inventions, our sensing and automation technologies have removed mine workers from hazardous areas and resulted in significant productivity increases.
Addressing the industry’s greatest challenges, CSIRO’s research aims to benefit Australia and the world by growing the resource base, improving safety and productivity, and driving social and environmental performance through innovative science and technology.
Dr Hua Guo is a mining engineer with more than 30 years experience in both mining operations and R&D, including three years with Pasminco’s underground mining operations at Broken Hill, six years with BHP Iron Ore’s surface mining operations in the Pilbara, and 23 years at the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency.
At CSIRO, Hua has held a number of senior leadership roles and is currently the Research Director for Sustainable Mining Technologies involving 70+ specialists. He is responsible for strategic planning and delivering R&D in mining geosciences and engineering, production technologies, environmental sustainability and emissions abatement. Under his leadership, world leading technologies have been successfully developed and adopted in Australia and overseas, with substantial benefits delivered. CSIRO is recognised internationally as a leading force in mining technology and innovation.
Hua is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), an adjunct professor at the University of Queensland, Australia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Internationally he serves on the Global Methane Initiative, the International Organising Committee of the World Mining Congress (WMC), and is Chair for the 26th World Mining Congress in 2023, Brisbane, Australia.
Managing Director, ICMS Australasia
Chair, Program Committee
Chair, Sponsorship & Exhibition Committee
Tourism & Events Queensland
Mineral Resources | CSIRO
Chairman, WMC IOC
Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering & Resource Management
AGH University of Science and Technology
Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
Chief Scientist of GRINM Group
Stonie Barker Professor, Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Board Member of TNC
Senior WMC IOC Member
International Women in Mining (IWiM)
Honorary Professorial Fellow
School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong
Eastern Coal Fields Ltd.(ECL),CIL.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Mongolian Mining Designers Association
Scientific and Technical Union of Mining, Geology and Metallurgy
Consulting Professor of Mineral Economics
Luleå University of Technology
J Mendo Consultant
China University of Mining & Technology (Beijing)
South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)
Republic of South Africa
Institute of Mining Engineers Peru (IIMP)
Academy of Engineering Sciences of Montenegro
Webster Chair Professor
Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University
Head, Department of Mineral Policy
Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
China Coal Technology & Engineering Group (CCTEG)
Specially Appointed Professor
Endowed Research Laboratory of Un-mined Mineral Resources and Energy Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology
DEKRA Arbeit Group
Deputy Chairman of TNC
WMC IOC Member
Association of Indonesian Mining Professionals (PERHAPI)
National Institute of Technology Karnataka
McKinsey & Company
Tetra Tech Inc.
United States of America
Anhui University of Science & Technology
President and Vice-Chancellor
Qld Resources Council
President of the Board of Directors
Cluster Portugal Mineral Resources
International Center for Research and Education on Mineral and Energy Resources
Department of Mining Engineering, West Virginia University
United States of America
Deputy Head (Research)
School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering, Wollongong University
Associate Professor in Rock Mechanics
Indonesian Society Economic Geologists (MGEI)
Coal Processing & Handling Division, PT Kaltim Prima Coal
Secretary General WMC IOC
Central Mining Institute
Executive Director General
China National Coal Association
School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University
Vice-Chairman, WMC IOC
Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG), University of Western Australia
University of Science and Technology Beijing
China University of Mining & Technology (Xuzhou)
Further members will be added once confirmed.