Brisbane set to host World Mining Congress in 2021
The four day Congress will generate an estimated $5 million in economic benefit for Queensland and will be a catalyst for showcasing Australia’s innovation leadership and industry predominance in the mining sector.
The winning bid, led by the CSIRO in partnership with the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), was supported by a consortium of convention partners, including Tourism and Events Queensland, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and Brisbane Marketing.
Dr Hua Guo, CSIRO energy research director for coal mining and chair of the WMC National Organising Committee of Australia said that mining innovation would be key to maximising the value of natural resources and minimising the environmental footprint.
“The 26th WMC in Brisbane will provide a great opportunity for research bodies, industry and government to collaborate on challenges facing the mining sector,” Dr Guo said.
Tourism and Events Queensland CEO Leanne Coddington said the Congress would profile the State to an influential international audience.
“This is a significant event on our calendar which will bring visitors and profile Queensland amongst international mining and business leaders,” she said.