The upcoming Mining World Congress 2023 is the leading mining conference, fostering debate on the wider mining industry, minerals equipment exploration, and business.
The Mining World Congress (MWC) is a unique opportunity for international representatives of the world’s leading resource economies to meet, find new partners, discuss current challenges, and share the latest research, technology, and best practices.
Setting the scene for international agreements and high-level discussions, MWC events have significantly influenced mining operations and the resource industry. This has become a truly exclusive chance for people all across the industry to join senior mining industry owners, investors, national and international government representatives, researchers, educators, regulators, suppliers, and operators in a demonstration of real leadership and presence in such a prominent sector.
This year’s mining congress is taking place in one of the cultural epicentres of the world, London, at the Kensington Conference and Event Centre, from the 30th-31st October, and boasts 200 delegates, 25 speakers, and a plethora of mining exhibitions.
For a full rundown of all speakers across this two-day event, you can see the agenda here. With a cast-list to rival any mining event in the world, Mining Outlook shines a spotlight on the keynote speakers.
SAM HOUSTON, VP OF MAJOR PROJECTS, RIO TINTO
Founded in 1873, when a group of investors purchased a mine complex on the Rio Tinto, in Huelva, Spain, Rio Tinto is a British-Australian multinational company that is the world’s second-largest metals and mining corporation, focusing on finding, mining, and processing the Earth’s mineral resources.
Sam Houston, Vice President (VP) of Major Projects at Rio Tinto, is an accomplished and experienced change leader in operational engineering, construction, and mining environments. Houston relishes in propelling organisations to success by focusing on transforming commercial underperformance to profit, rationalising dysfunctional structures, and galvanising stakeholders and high-performance teams to stretch levels of accomplishment.
In the morning of the first day of the conference, Houston will be discussing the future of mining, including major projects with sustainability, technology, and people.
RICHARD MORGAN, HEAD OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, ANGLO AMERICAN
A British multinational mining company with its headquarters in London, Anglo American is the world’s largest producer of platinum, with around 40 percent of the world’s output, as well as being a major producer of diamonds, copper, nickel, iron ore, polyhalite, and steelmaking coal, having been an industry leader for over 100 years.
In the afternoon of the first day, Richard Morgan, Head of Government Relations and Political Risk at Anglo American, will be leading a conversation around environmental, social, governance (ESG) in the mining industry and how it ties into political risk.
TANYA MATVEEVA, FOUNDER OF KAMNI CHAIN
KAMNI Chain is an experienced mining industry corporation that has extensive experience of blockchain technology principles, as well as currently available solutions and providers. Offering popular webinars, KAMNI Chain has helped bridge the knowledge gap and benefits from the implementation of blockchain.
The founder of KAMNI Chain, Tanya Matveeva, is a geologist by vocation with over 25 years of experience all over the globe, focusing on exploration and data management. Since learning about blockchain technology, Matveeva realised the potential for the mining industry and is working on solving the sector’s challenges using blockchain-based solutions. Listen to Matveeva discuss in further depth the role of blockchain technology in the mining industry in the afternoon on the first day of the conference.
2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT THIS LEADING MINING CONFERENCE INCLUDE:
- Rio Tinto
- Anglo American
- Brookville Capital
- McKinsey & Company
- IGS Energy
MARC POUALION, SENIOR GLOBAL LEAD, ASPENTECH
Aspen Technology, Inc. (AspenTech) is a provider of software and services to process assets using safer, greener, longer, and faster methods. AspenTech’s solutions address complex environments where it is critical to optimise the asset design, operation, and maintenance lifecycle.
Marc Poualion, Senior Global Lead at AspenTech, has been working in software product management in the mining industry for over a decade, overseeing product management and R&D teams who defined and developed market-leading solutions for various parts of the mining value chain.
On the first day of the conference, Poualion will be speaking in the afternoon about mining tech – mining innovation with data, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML).
SIMON POPPLE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, BROOKVILLE CAPITAL
Helping entrepreneurs invest in gold, Brookville Capital Limited works to help people retire earlier with smart investments that garner results and help secure clients’ future.
Simon Popple, Managing Director of Brookville Capital, left the world of property to invest in commodities, with MoneyWeek asking him to write a newsletter for them, and then eventually being asked to write Gold Speculator with Jim Rickards for Agora Financial. By successfully investing in the sector and regularly contributing to the IG Index, Popple has made his mark in the industry.
On day one, Popple will be leading a conversation regarding investing in recession – the case of gold!
ELIZABETH FOOTE, PARTNER AT MCKINSEY & COMPANY
Founded in 1926, McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that offers professional services to corporations, governments, and other organisations worldwide. The organisation is committed to the mission of attracting and developing a talented and diverse group of colleagues and helping clients create meaningful and lasting change.
As a partner at McKinsey & Company, Elizabeth Foote serves companies, governments, and social-sector organisations on a range of strategy and business topics, with a particular focus on ESG, the future of work, and organisational design.
Foote will be discussing decarbonisation and the materials transition in the morning of the second day of the conference.
SOPHIE ORME, COMMERICIAL DIRECTOR AT RHEENERGISE
Located in London, RheEnergise is bringing innovation to pumped energy storage, whilst developing technology that solves the many disadvantages of other competing energy storage and grid flexibility solutions. As one of only a handful of businesses to have been awarded grants under both the Sustainable Innovation Fund and the Small Business Research Initiative, RheEnergise is making waves in the industry.
Sophie Orme, Commercial Director of RheEnergise, is a sustainability and energy advisor, as well as a speaker and influencer. With over 16 years of CleanTech experience, Orme is an authentic, value-driven leader with director-level experience across a range of disciplines, with a common thread of developing pioneering solutions to support energy transition.
Listen to her speak about helping mines decarbonise with low-cost, scalable, long-duration energy storage on the morning of the first day.
DR. ASH JOHNSON, DIRECTOR OF IGS ENERGY
International Geoscience Services LTD (IGS Energy) offers a highly specialised service that is entirely focused on the collection, compilation, value-adding, interpretation, and serving of geodata to incentivise and support mineral exploration.
Director of IGS Energy, Dr. Ash Johnson, is a geophysicist and business leader with over 30 years of experience in research, global business development, leadership, and corporate governance, helping companies bridge the gap between science and business.
Dr. Johnson will be leading a conversation about modern government geoscience data – a tool for exploration investment decisions, in the morning of the second day.