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Global Mining Guidelines Group Forum

Date 02 April 2019
- 03 April 2019
Registration Fee R450.00
Location The Wits Club, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Resources GMG Forum Announcement and Registration 2602019.pdf
Johannesburg 2019 Program 19032019.pdf
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Johannesburg Forum participants will discuss key issues for the global mining community within the context of the Southern African mining industry and discover opportunities for their companies to grow and innovate. This event is a chance to discover what the industry’s collective vision of future mining looks like.

Critical topics at this event include autonomous mining, interoperability, the “connected” mine, and artifi cial intelligence and IIoT. Interactive breakout sessions will strategize on collaboration opportunities and requirements to support the evolution of mining. Panel discussions will be an opportunity for exchange of ideas and interaction with all participants.

Between November 2018 and April 2019 GMG is publishing 7 guidelines, authored by hundreds of experts. The forum is an opportunity to learn about these new sources of reference and expertise and to participate in new and launching projects. The newly published guidelines will include:

  • Battery Electric Vehicles Underground (Version 2)
  • Underground Communications Infrastructure
  • Short Interval Control
  • Implementation of Autonomous Systems
  • Interoperability Defi nitions and Roadmap
  • Operational Time Usage Model and KPIs
  • Mobile Equipment Open Data Consensus.