Resourcing Tomorrow

Creating Value for Society

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.

An Invitation

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
Chief Executive

Dr Hua Guo
26th World Mining Congress

Professor Marek Cała
Chairman of International
Organising Committee of World Mining Congress


The World Mining Congress (WMC) is the leading international forum for the global mining and resource industries. The Congress:
  • promotes and supports scientific and technical cooperation in the sustainable development of natural mineral and energy resources, and
  • facilitates a world-wide exchange of information regarding best practices and emerging technologies in mining sciences, technologies, economics, mining health and safety, social performance and environmental protection
  • The event brings together extraction companies, suppliers, technology providers, researchers and consultants presenting a unique opportunity to meet, to discuss current challenges and to build new partnerships and relationships

WMC History

For over 60 years the World Mining Congress has served as the pre-eminent gathering of the global mining and resources industry.

  • 1958 Warsaw, Poland
  • 1961 Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1963 Salzburg, Austria
  • 1965 London, UK
  • 1967 Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 Madrid, Spain
  • 1972 Bucharest, Romania
  • 1974 Lima, Peru
  • 1976 Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 1979 Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1982 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1984 New Delhi, India
  • 1987 Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1990 Beijing, China
  • 1992 Madrid, Spain
  • 1994 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1997 Acapulco, Mexico
  • 2000 Las Vegas, USA
  • 2003 New Delhi, India
  • 2005 Teheran, Iran
  • 2008 Cracow, Poland
  • 2011 Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013 Montreal, Canada
  • 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2018 Astana, Kazakhstan

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.

A Worldwide Gathering – Quick Facts from WMC 2018

1047 Organisations Represented
26 Nations Exhibiting
50 Countries Represented
2586 Delegates Attending
400 Presenters from 37 Countries
260 Exhibiting Organisations

Congress Host Organisation

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.

Congress Chair

Dr Hua Guo

Research Director Sustainable Mining Technologies, CSIRO

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.

WMC 2023 Australian National Organising Committee

Dr Hua Guo

Dr Hua Guo

Congress Chair

Emma Bowyer

Emma Bowyer

Managing Director, ICMS Australasia

Michael Hood

Michael Hood

Chair, Program Committee

Charlie Sartain

Charlie Sartain

Chair, Sponsorship & Exhibition Committee

Sandra Passaro

Tourism & Events Queensland

Merrin McAuley

Mineral Resources | CSIRO

WMC 2023 International Advisory Committee


Marek Cala

Chairman, WMC IOC
Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering & Resource Management

AGH University of Science and Technology


Xiaowei Huang

Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
Chief Scientist of GRINM Group


Michael Karmis

Stonie Barker Professor, Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering

Virginia Tech


Committee Members

Selahaddin Anaç

Board Member of TNC

Senior WMC IOC Member


Alex Atkins

Board Member

International Women in Mining (IWiM)


Naj Aziz

Honorary Professorial Fellow

School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong


B.Veera Reddy

Director Technical

Eastern Coal Fields Ltd.(ECL),CIL.


Oscar Jaime Restrepo Baenas

Profesor Titular

Universidad Nacional de Colombia


Bat-Ochir Bayantur


Mongolian Mining Designers Association


Alberto Brocos

Gerente General

Minera Almax


Kremena Dedelyanova


Scientific and Technical Union of Mining, Geology and Metallurgy


Magnus Ericsson

Consulting Professor of Mineral Economics

Luleå University of Technology


Adriano Espeschit

Executive Director

J Mendo Consultant


Xiating Feng


Northeastern University


Shirong Ge


China University of Mining & Technology (Beijing)


Isabel Geldenhuys


South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)

Republic of South Africa

Victor Gobitz


Institute of Mining Engineers Peru (IIMP)


Miodrag Gomilanovic

Academy of Engineering Sciences of Montenegro


Ferri Hassani

Webster Chair Professor

Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University


Robert Holnsteiner

Head, Department of Mineral Policy

Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism


Shanting Hu


China Coal Technology & Engineering Group (CCTEG)


Ken-ichi Itakura

Specially Appointed Professor

Endowed Research Laboratory of Un-mined Mineral Resources and Energy Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology


Orlando Jimenez

Executive Director



Sasho Jovchevski

Mining Engineer

DEKRA Arbeit Group


Bilgin Kaynar

Deputy Chairman of TNC

WMC IOC Member


Rizal Kazli


Association of Indonesian Mining Professionals (PERHAPI)


K.Umamaheshwar Rao


National Institute of Technology Karnataka


Vivek Lath


McKinsey & Company


Ta M. Li

Senior Advisor

Tetra Tech Inc.

United States of America

Yuan Liang


Anhui University of Science & Technology


Max Lu

President and Vice-Chancellor

Surrey University

United Kingdom

Ian Macfarlane

Chief Executive

Qld Resources Council


Luis Martins

President of the Board of Directors

Cluster Portugal Mineral Resources


Nobuyuki Masuda

Deputy Director

International Center for Research and Education on Mineral and Energy Resources


Syd Peng

Professor Emeritus

Department of Mining Engineering, West Virginia University

United States of America

Ting Ren

Deputy Head (Research)

School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering, Wollongong University


Mikael Rinne

Associate Professor in Rock Mechanics

Aalto University


STJ Budi Santoso


Indonesian Society Economic Geologists (MGEI)


Poltak Sinaga

General Manager

Coal Processing & Handling Division, PT Kaltim Prima Coal


Jacek Skiba

Secretary General WMC IOC
Chief Specialist

Central Mining Institute


Chuanrong Su

Executive Director General

China National Coal Association


Fidelis Suorineni


School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University


Leopold Weber


Vice-Chairman, WMC IOC


Johan Wesseloo


Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG), University of Western Australia


Renshu Yang


University of Science and Technology Beijing


Jian Zhao


Monash University


Fubao Zhou

Vice President

China University of Mining & Technology (Xuzhou)


Further members will be added once confirmed.

Key Dates

Abstract submission closes Closed
Author notification and request for full paper Completed
Preliminary program launch Launched
Paper submission closes Closed
Final program launch 28 February 2023
Early Bird registration opens Open
Speaker registration closes 26 March 2023
Author notification paper approval 17 February 2023
Early Bird registartion closes 26 March 2023
World Mining Congress 26-29 June 2023

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