IMARC signs Rio as 'innovation sponsor'

RECOGNISING that Australian miners face one of the world’s toughest cost environments, where innovation is required to remain competitive, Rio Tinto has signed on as major innovation sponsor for the International Mining and Resources Conference.
IMARC signs Rio as 'innovation sponsor' IMARC signs Rio as 'innovation sponsor' IMARC signs Rio as 'innovation sponsor' IMARC signs Rio as 'innovation sponsor' IMARC signs Rio as 'innovation sponsor'

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Staff Reporter

Rio is one of the world’s most technologically sophisticated miners and will support the IMARC push to present a world-class innovation and skills program.

As major innovation sponsor, Rio will be heavily involved in IMARC 2014, with head of innovation John McGagh joining the conference’s impressive line-up of speakers to give his views on the burgeoning world of mining automation.

Other speakers will include Fortescue Metals Group’s manager of resource geology Stuart Robinson and BHP Billiton vice president of mine optimisation Gavin Yeates, both of whom will give their insights on how their companies have approached the current cost environment and the technologies they have embraced.

IMARC conference director Siobhan Corry said conference organisers were delighted to have such support from Rio Tinto, a company which was changing the face of mining through its “Mine of the Future” innovation program.

“Rio Tinto is one of the world’s most technologically advanced miners and it is very pleasing to see such a strong commitment to mining innovation,” she said.

“With the signing of this sponsorship, IMARC is even better placed to offer one of Australia’s most comprehensive line-ups for discussing the latest mining techniques and innovations.”

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