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Message from the WMC 2023 Chair

For the first time, the World Mining Congress (WMC) will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from 26–29 June 2023. WMC is the leading international forum for the global mining and resources sectors.

Hosted by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and supported by government, industry and academia, I personally invite your participation and your expert contribution through your submission of abstracts for this premier global mining and resources event.

Reflecting on this past year, we are proud to announce eight world-class Plenary Speakers. The WMC 2023 will feature innovative content from globally renowned industry leaders and experts, providing you with the latest information and opportunities to learn.

Finalised this year, the WMC 2023 Australian National Organising Committee , together with the WMC 2023 International Advisory Committee , have been working collaboratively from all corners of the globe, to ensure the WMC 2023 is a benchmark Congress.

In addition, the WMC 2023 Program Committee have worked diligently to determine the best themes and 12 congress streams, and have issued a wider Call for Abstracts, which is now open until 1 March 2022. I encourage you to submit your abstract and be eligible to win one of 12 Best Paper Prizes of AUD$2,000.

Reaching these milestones during 2021 has laid the foundations for the success of the 26th World Mining Congress in June 2023.

December is the traditional holiday period for Australia. To all our friends and colleagues around the world, we send you our warm wishes and I look forward to welcoming in the 2022 New Year with a sense of renewed optimism and confidence.

Dr Hua Guo
26th World Mining Congress

Call for Abstracts Reminder

Be part of this impressive program by submitting your abstract relevant to any of the 12 congress streams.

Authors or organisation teams are invited to submit a presentation of 500 words (maximum) and up to two graphics with each submission. All presentations are reviewed by the Program Committee. Successful presentations will be selected based on their relevance to the session stream.

Submit your Abstract

Call for abstracts will close on Tuesday 1 March 2022.

All enquiries regarding abstracts for WMC 2023 should be emailed to Emma Chalmers, Program Manager WMC 2023 via

Meet our Confirmed WMC 2023 Plenary Speakers

The WMC 2023 Organisers are delighted to introduce a stellar line-up of Plenary Speakers to the WMC 2023 Program.

Together with this eminent headline group, the WMC 2023 Program will feature over 350 speakers and workshop presenters, providing in-depth panel discussions and exciting special symposiums alongside 200 exhibitors and industry professionals. View the latest information here.

Tania Constable

Tania Constable

Chief Executive Officer
Minerals Council of Australia

  Mark Cutifani

Mark Cutifani

Chief Executive
Anglo American plc

Cathy Foley AO PSM

Cathy Foley AO PSM

Australia’s Chief Scientist
Australian Government

  Mike Henry

Mike Henry

Chief Executive Officer
and Director


Li Xiaohong

Li Xiaohong

Chinese Academy of
Engineering (CAE)

  Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer

President and Chief
Executive Officer

Newmont Corporation

Jakob Stausholm

Jakob Stausholm

Chief Executive
Rio Tinto

  Deborah Terry AO

Deborah Terry AO

Vice-Chancellor and President
The University of Queensland

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities Now Available

For organisations wishing to demonstrate leadership in the mining and resources sector, a range of sponsorship options is available – all offer global reach to investors, regulators, governments and the scientific community.

Major sponsorship packages can be tailored to suit the needs of individual sponsors. To discuss sponsorship and investment opportunities please email


The exhibition will showcase everything associated with mining and resources, from country pavilions to the latest mining equipment and scientific developments. The exhibition will be the social hub of WMC 2023 featuring: meeting areas, catering facilities and interactive displays.

For access to the live floorplan click here.

Contact Emma Bowyer, Event Director WMC 2023 at

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Lock-in the Key Dates

Mark your diaries with the key dates of WMC 2023.

Abstract submission closes

1 March 2022

  Author notification and request for full paper

26 May 2022

Preliminary program launch

1 July 2022

  Paper submission closes

26 August 2022

Final program launch

1 October 2022

  Early bird registration opens

26 May 2022

Speaker registration closes

1 September 2022

  Author notification paper approval

1 March 2023

Early bird registration closes

26 March 2023

  World Mining Congress

26-29 June 2023


The 26th World Mining Congress is hosted by CSIRO, Australia's National Science Agency


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ICMS Australasia Pty Ltd (ICMSA) has been appointed by the host CSIRO to deliver the prestigious WMC 2023. ICSMA has a long history in delivering successful international events

The WMC 2023 Secretariat are here to help with your enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us directly:

Emma Bowyer

Event Director WMC 2023
ICMS Australasia
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001
+61 2 9254 5000

Emma Chalmers

Program Manager

Suellen Holland

Marketing and Communications

Kristina Liska

Event and Registration Coordinator

Emma Mogus

Accommodation Management

WMC 2023 proudly managed by ICMS Australasia

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