Digitalization in Mining Conference 2020

Date 14 July 2020
- 30 July 2020
CPD Points 0.1 ECSA CPD Points for every 1 hour webinar attended
Location Online conference
Resources Digitalization Registration Form-19062020.pdf
Online Digitalisation Conference 2020 Programme-08072020.pdf



Whatever terminology you wish to use, it is obvious that the world of work is changing rapidly. Even more so now that we are in the COVID19 lockdown.

As a result, we have instituted a number of webinar events, which can be enjoyed from home, or anywhere. These have so far been very successful, and we are now embarking on a series of events, which create a virtual conference, but held over several sessions. The Digitalization event is one of these.

The Mining Industry, along the Mining Value Chain, has to be a part of the digital transformation in order to remain competitive, and to reach its ambition of Zero Harm.

Mining businesses in Africa need to join this journey, to remain relevant and sustainable, or be left behind. This event is a showcase and learning experience for everyone associated with the Mining Industry, to learn about Global Best Practices, to network with global leaders in mining and other businesses, and to do so in an exciting and interactive format that we have never used before.

Be prepared to be BLOWN AWAY and to come to these events and come away excited, informed and modernized!

The SAIMM is going Digital!

As part of our digital transformation journey, this year we are excited to host the Digitalization in Mining Conference as a completely new digital experience.



The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is the term for the world’s digital transformation journey. Every day, it gathers more pace. Here, constant innovation is inevitable. It now drives competitiveness among successful global companies.

What is also clear is the mining industry, and in particular mining in Africa, must understand where we are on the innovation curve. We need to develop strategies to not get left behind.

This requires deep knowledge of the potential impact and value of digitalization on mining and metallurgical processes. We also need to understand the Ïnternet of (Mining) Things in both opencast and underground mines.

Automation, virtual and augmented reality, real time information management and control are all components of this journey. The underground mining environment in particular, has challenges to address.

What You will Experience


Delegates will experience, within this conference:

  • Keynote speakers industry, academia and consultancies who are at the forefront of Digitalization
  • Case studies exhibiting global thought leadership
  • Showcasing of the latest developments in Digitalization, applied in real mining environments
  • Separate sessions that you can choose from, covering industry, strategy, academic and case studies
  • Interactive discussions to address particular challenges
  • A digital, interactive platform to discuss challenges.



The objectives of this series of webinars are to showcase global thought leadership in digital transformation, in mining, but also in other industries, to understand the ‘art of the possible’, and to gain understanding of how emerging advances in these technologies and applications can be transferred into our industry. Success for Southern Africa’s Mining Industry lies in Collaboration, Open Innovation, and knowledge-sharing unlike ever before. This event thus provides for a timely and appropriate platform from which to make an impact.


The events can either be attended for individual presentations, or for an event where there are up to four presentations, or for the full series of webinars.

Different rates are available for these options.