The four-day congress is expected to generate an estimated AUS$5 million in economic benefit for Queensland.
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, who collaborated to bring the coveted congress to Queensland, one of Australia’s richest mining regions.
Dr Hua Guo, CSIRO energy research director for coal mining and chair of the WMC National Organising Committee of Australia said: "The 26th WMC in Brisbane will provide a great opportunity for research bodies, industry and government to collaborate on challenges facing the mining sector."
AusIMM’s chief executive Miriam Way added: "AusIMM members are the leading minerals professionals in the country and are key contributors to Australia’s mining sector. The World Mining Congress presents our members with a fantastic opportunity to participate and contribute to one of the world’s biggest mining conferences."
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