After a hugely successful first two Electric Mine conferences – Toronto, Canada, in 2019, and Stockholm, Sweden, in 2022 – things really moved up another level with The Electric Mine 2023, which returned to North America in May 2023 fully charged with brand new content and a world-class speaker list.
The Electric Mine 2023 was held in Tucson, Arizona, USA, in the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa from May 23-25, 2023, in a new extended three-day format across two rooms.
In the main conference room, we covered Surface Mining on Day 1, Underground Mining on Day 2 and Mine Energy Infrastructure on Day 3. In the breakout room, a series of Showcase Sponsors provided one-hour-long deep dives into their vision and strategy for the electric mine on Day 1 and 2. Day 3 was reserved for our In-Pit Crushing and Conveying event, which, this year, became an integral part of The Electric Mine event – richly deserved given its importance in helping mines reduce diesel usage and increase efficiency.
In keeping with the proven format, all the presentations focused primarily on technology development and applications, illustrated, where possible, by real mines and real project examples – what International Mining Events is known for.
We are confident this event remains by far the most global and comprehensive arena for mine operators, equipment suppliers, consultants and others with a vested interest to come together and get the industry where it needs to be to meet interim and final emissions targets.
From a mining perspective, the region is just next door to Nevada’s Carlin Trend underground and surface gold mining complexes, while the landmark Resolution Copper underground mine is in Arizona, plus some world-class copper mines including Bagdad, Sierrita, Safford and Morenci. Up in Utah to the north is Rio Tinto’s Kennecott operation – a site well progressed already with electrification trials and testing.
While Tucson played host to the event, The Electric Mine 2023’s scope was very much global – we gathered strong attendance and participation from all the world’s mining hotspots including Canada, Australia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa, among others.
If you haven’t had your fill of mine electrification discussion, now is the time to sign up for The Electric Mine 2024! Taking place in Perth, Western Australia, from May 21-23, 2024 in the Crown Hotel Complex, this three-day event is a must-attend conference. More details will be announced soon…