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A Worldwide Response to WMC 2023 Abstract Submission

We would like to thank and acknowledge all of you who have submitted abstracts to the 26th World Mining Congress 2023. The enthusiastic response from our global mining and resources community has exceeded all expectations.

To date, we have received over 500 abstract submissions representing 32 countries. We are buoyed with excitement that our goal to create a content rich program is coming to fruition. The Program Committee are now tasked with assessing the submissions via a thorough and stringent review process.

Abstract Submissions Extended to 29 April 2022

Due to the high volume of requests for additional time we have reopened the abstract portal until 29 April 2022. Our Program Committee will now send notification to authors by 30 June 2022.

It is our strong desire to encourage our mining and resources community to reunite in Brisbane in 2023, as connecting and sharing our knowledge is the core essence of the World Mining Congress. However, we understand that physical travel may not be possible for some delegates and we will take this opportunity to also announce that remote participation will be facilitated.

Mining experts from around the globe will converge in Brisbane to share their research and technological developments for the betterment of our sector. There are 12 specific streams addressing the most critical issues on which we are keen to receive the highest quality and content abstracts. Congress Streams

We invite additional abstracts from all corners of the globe to ensure the best possible world representation. The extension of the Call for Abstracts will be the final opportunity for you to be a part of the WMC 2023 program. You must submit an abstract for consideration.

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The decision to travel and register is not required for some months. The recent opening of the Australian borders is a major step towards the prospect of gathering together in Brisbane for this epic event. WMC 2023 will continue to update you regularly with key information. However, we urge you to check your home country policy and monitor the Australian border information here. We are encouraging you all to join us in Brisbane to network and provide a vibrant in-person environment.

WMC 2023 acknowledges International Women’s Day

The International Women’s Day 2022 theme – Changing Climates: Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow – has wonderful synergies with the goals and aspirations of WMC 2023.

International Women’s Day 2022 recognises the contribution of women and girls around the world who are working to change the climate of gender equality and build a sustainable future.

WMC 2023 already has three confirmed female Plenary Speakers – Cathy Foley, Australia’s Chief Scientist; Tanya Constable, Minerals Council of Australia CEO; and Deborah Terry, Vice Chancellor and President of The University of Queensland. We anticipate strong participation from women in a number of the Congress Streams, most particularly that of Future Workforce & Education.

The Future Workforce & Education Congress Stream at WMC 2023 will include discussions around building an inclusive, diverse and respectful work environment, and attraction and retention of skilled workers.

WMC 2023 aims to recognise the important role of women in mining and support greater diversity in the sector globally.

Diamonds are WMC 2023 Best Friend

Rio Tinto confirms Diamond Sponsorship for the World Mining Congress 2023

For almost 150 years, Rio Tinto has been working to create materials the world needs: Aluminium for lightweight cars. Copper to help things work more efficiently – from renewables to the power in your home. Iron ore for the steel in the electricity infrastructure. Lithium for electric vehicles and battery storage. And many of the materials they produce are essential for the things in everyday life, too: Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint – and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life.

More information on Rio Tinto’s growth, history, products, operations, sustainability commitments and investments can be found at We look forward to hearing all about Rio Tinto’s initiatives and innovations at the 2023 Congress.

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Opportunities to Sponsor and Exhibit at WMC 2023

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.

Few opportunities could rival the World Mining Congress 2023’s ability to reach international mining and resource industry leaders. This is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate real leadership and presence on a world stage. Download WMC 2023 Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities here

For information on how we can corporately align with your sponsorship and investment goals please email Emma Bowyer, Event Director WMC 2023 at

Plenary Speaker Profile

Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency. Tim Gould was appointed the Agency’s Chief Energy Economist in 2021. As Chief Energy Economist, he provides strategic advice on energy economics across a wide range of IEA activities and analysis.

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Emma Bowyer

Event Director WMC 2023
ICMS Australasia
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Suellen Holland

Marketing and Communications

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