Seminar Series

QME’s Seminar Series brought to you by March IT has been developed in close consultation with the industry it so proudly celebrates and is also free to attend. As such, delegates will also have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals who will address current technology needs of the industry and also discuss the global and domestic outlook. With live demonstrations and big name speakers, QME’s content series will provide an immersive educational experience, featuring tailored content which will discuss key themes including;

  • Maintenance
  • Automation and IOT
  • Procurement and supply chain
  • Renewable Energy & Queensland Mining
  • Transport
  • Operational & Occupational health and safety.
Tuesday 24 July
QLD Mining
10:15am Panel Discussion: The Future of Mining
Christine Gibbs-Stewart Austmine alongside a panel of innovation leaders
11:15am Break
Renewable Energy and Mining
11:45am Remaining competitive through renewable energy and energy efficiency
Zim J Solo, Project Diretor Renewable Energy, Carbon Friendly Enterprises
12:30pm Improving Microgrid Stability
Ron Hall, Hybrid MircoGrid Systems Segment Manager, Energy Power Systems Australia 1:00pm
Government Initiatives
IT & Telecommunications
2:00pm Mitigating hydraulic systems failures using high energy magnetic filtration
Roger Marchand, CEO Bay6 Solutions Inc (Canada)
2:45pm Break
3.00pm Engineers Australia workshop at the 500 pavilion
Optimising Asset Productivity and Improve Energy Efficiency
This session will discuss a variety of key themes including; reducing maintenance costs whilst optimising machine availability, measuring the value of new technology, identifying maintenance improvement opportunities and extending large scale asset life through best practice asset maintenance.
3:15pm Using the best practices in site maintenance to limit unschedules downtime
Glenn Baxter, National Sales Manager, Flexco
4:30pm QME Networking Drinks
Wednesday 25 July
10:15am Panel Discussion: Transforming Regional Queensland - a look at the regional needs and current projects that will shape the region
David Fletcher, CEO, Carpentaria Rail
Darren Walker, QEC Deputy Chair - Minerals & Coal, Queensland Exploration Council
Todd Harrington, Resources Investment Commissioner, Queensland Government 
11:15am Break
12:15pm Solutions for leakage detection in High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Tailings pipes
Jack Evans, Global President- Fibre Optic, Hawk Measurement Systems 
Government Initiatives
1:00pm Panel Discussion: The Queensland Government
Project initiatives from the industry
2:00pm Break
Procurement and Supply Chain
3:00pm Procurement Process for major mining companies
6:00pm Queensland Mining Awards
Thursday 26 July
Occupational & Operational Health & Safety
10:15am Why safety matters: a look at the consequences and impact on families of a worker killed in a workplace accident through a personal journey
Dallas Adams, Director, DC Adams Group Pty

An interactive workshop on a coal worker returning to work 
Gunther Paul, Principal Research Fellow OHS,  Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), and the Mackay Institute for Research and Innovation (MIRI), James Cook University
Dr John Schneider, Associate Professor Medicine, James Cook University
Stephen Woods, Industry Safety & Health Representative, CFMEU
Brett (Worker/case)

12:00pm OHS Series – Creating a healthy and fit workplace
Presenters will discuss
Fatigue and Safety
Kellen Timboe, Safety Technology Representative, Caterpillar
Mental Health
From Research to Best Practice in Workplace Health and Wellbeing
Tony Holland, CEO, OzHelp
1:15pm WHSQ's Safety leadership at work
Gunther Paul, Principal Research Fellow OHS,  Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), and the Mackay Institute for Research and Innovation (MIRI), James Cook University on behalf of Workplace Health and Safety QLD
Opening Times
Tue 24 July Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wed 25 July Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thurs 26 July Exhibition 9.00am – 4.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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