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Happy Holiday Season

On behalf of the WMC 2023 Organising Committee, I would like to thank and acknowledge all of you who have engaged with the 26th World Mining Congress over the past year. To our plenary and keynote speakers, abstract submitters, sponsors and exhibitors, we appreciate your commitment and support. The enthusiastic response from our global mining community has met all expectations and we are excited that our goal to create a content-rich program is coming to fruition.

I am pleased to announce three incredible newly confirmed Plenary Speakers, who will present at WMC 2023: Rohitesh Dhawan, President and Chief Executive Officer, ICMM; Andrew Forrest AO, Chairman and Founder, Fortescue Future Industries; and Ailie MacAdam, Global President, Bechtel Mining and Metals.

It is certainly an exciting period in the lead-up to WMC 2023 with major mining companies, OEM’s and METS, and several governments confirmed on the 15,000 square metre exhibition floor. The exhibition will be the hive of activity during the Congress.

Alongside the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science and Resources as Major Sponsor, and Queensland Government as Host State Partner, organisations already featured in the exhibition include our Diamond Sponsors, Anglo American, BHP, Glencore, Rio Tinto and The University of Queensland.

The exhibition floor plan officially opened for sales this month and we expect a further 200 companies to be showcasing their services and products at WMC 2023.

Six new Gold level sponsors have joined WMC 2023, since our last communication, they are, Allkem, CR Mining, Enaex, Liebherr, Magotteaux and Phibion. You will be able to meet with all of them in the WMC 2023.

We recently updated information on our website to help you travel to Brisbane easily and efficiently for what is shaping up to be an incredible global mining event next June.

We recognise it is a busy time of year for everyone. For those who celebrate this traditional time of year, we wish you all a very happy season. For our most northern colleagues and friends, we send you our warmest wishes as you head into winter. I look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane next year for the 26th World Mining Congress.

Season’s Greetings,

Dr Hua Guo
26th World Mining Congress

Meet our Plenary Speakers

The WMC 2023 business program features world-leading experts in the mining and resources sector. This month we welcome three additional Plenary speakers.

Rohitesh Dhawan,
President and Chief Executive Officer, ICMM

Rohitesh “Ro” Dhawan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Council ...
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Andrew Forrest AO,
Chairman and Founder, Fortescue Future Industries

As Founder and Executive Chairman, Dr Andrew Forrest has led Fortescue from inception to ...
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Ailie MacAdam,
Global President, Bechtel Mining and Metals

Ailie MacAdam is an elected Director on the Bechtel Group Board and President of ...
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Great Opportunities at WMC 2023

WMC 2023 will be an exceptional opportunity for participants to gain insights into global mining operations, METS and research being undertaken by universities.

WMC 2023 will also be a rare opportunity to meet senior industry and innovation leaders in the world’s leading resource economies. It will be an excellent opportunity for companies seeking investment or offering services to the global mining sector.

WMC 2023 have created a remarkable B-2-B Marketplace, including constructing networking spaces within the exhibition that are optimal for relationship building. We are creating an ideal atmosphere to encourage all participants to mingle and connect with their contemporaries.

Across three exhibition halls comprising of 15,000 sqm.

AT the time of print 8.12.2022 for the latest information see the WMC 2023 exhibition floor.

View Exhibitor List and Floorplan

Host Organisation

Major Sponsor

Host State partner

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Water Bottle Sponsor

Morning Tea Sponsor

The World Mining Congress is one of the most established and longest-running mining events in the world. To discuss how you can become involved through the sponsorship and investment opportunities please email Emma Bowyer:

Travelling to Brisbane

The decision to register and travel is flexible for some months, but some pre-planning will make the journey a pleasant one. The Australian borders are open with zero COVID-related restrictions at this time. We have streamlined the Visa Application process for you – but diarise to apply no later than April 2023.

We have a dedicated page linking directly to the Department of Home Affairs information to answer your Visa questions. The Congress is registered with the Department of Home Affairs International Event Coordinator Network (IECN). Once you register, your name is automatically provided to the IECN as a delegate of WMC 2023 to make the visa application as smooth as possible. Of course, we urge you to check your home country's policy and monitor the additional Australian border information here.

Australia is even easier to get to these days. Airlines such as Qantas, Air New Zealand, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Hawaiian Airlines all fly direct to Brisbane. Brisbane Airport (BNE) has two major terminals accommodating 34 airlines flying to 85 domestic and international destinations.

Getting around Brisbane is even easier with the options for travel cards and discount AirTrain tickets from both domestic and international airports.

Getting to WMC 2023


All registration types can now register with the rates as advertised below.

Registration Type Early Bird Rate
26 March 2023
Approx USD Approx Euro
Full - Registration Members $1,400 USD 1,015 EURO 955
Full - Registration Non-Member $1,700 USD 1,240 EURO 398
Student Registration $600 USD 425 EURO 398
Accompanying Person of a Registered Delegate $550 USD 385 EURO 366

All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, including taxes. International currency estimates are indicative. For all registration options, benefits and inclusions, please visit WMC 2023.

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Brisbane has a superb range of accommodations to suit all budgets, tastes and delegates’ needs. The selected hotels are located in the South Bank precinct or the Central Business District. All are within walking distance of the Congress venue, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), meaning delegates can navigate their way to and from the venue safely and with ease.

Brisbane is a river city and provides two direct footbridges between the inner city and the South Bank. Hotels, restaurants, bars and entertainment are co-located and you will be spoilt for choice of cuisine. Delegates can quickly get to the Congress venue and move easily around the city.

The WMC 2023 team have secured a range of accommodations from apartments to single premier rooms; all are near the venue and have first-class facilities for your consideration. Emporium and Rydges Hotels at the South Bank and W Hotel in the business district are our nominated premier Congress Headquarters venues.

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A Reward for Connecting with Us

Thank you for taking the time to read our communication. You now have an opportunity to win a free registration to WMC 2023. To do so, you simply need to follow us on LinkedIn and comment on any of our monthly posts.
One lucky follower who joins during April 2022 will go into the draw to win the complimentary registration. If you already follow us, you haven't missed out - but you must comment on an April post if you wish to be included in the draw.

We're here to help

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

Emma Chalmers

Program Manager

Suellen Holland

Marketing and Communications

Shaelyn Kepper

Registration Coordinator

Accommodation Management

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