• 22-24 September 2020
  • Mackay Showground

QME Webinar Series

QME Webinar Series

How to eliminate fasteners loosening and prevent failure

How important are equipment safety and reliability to you and your business? Unplanned downtime increases maintenance costs and reduces efficiency. Join this live webinar with the LOCTITE experts to explore why fasteners fail,  the impact of fastener loosening, the differences between each threadlocker and how to improve overall plant safety and reliability. As we transition back to the New Normal, we want to make sure your equipment is ready as much as you are!

Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020 | 12:00pm AEST

Presented by:


Carlos Davanco, Application Engineer Northern QLD & NT, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, holds a bachelor degree in Science with major in Chemistry. He has more than 13 years chemical industry experience both in Brazil and Australia. Carlos has been with Henkel for 8 years and become an expert in surface engineering materials and industrial adhesives for the MRO industry.

Lean Digital Mining Transformation - Accelerating the Journey

We have all heard of “Lean” and most likely relate its application to old fashion manufacturing, in particular to the automotive industry. In an age of digital transformation and data driven decision making how could lean be of any relevance, and what, if anything, does lean thinking have to offer the new “digitally agile” world?

Lean Digital Mining brings lean principles to the acceleration of digital transformation in the resource industry. With complexity and information continuing to increase at an exponential rate, collaboration between lean thinking and the digital world is paramount if we are to bridge the gap between where expertise is available and where the problem lies. The challenge of transition from a command and control to an innovative leadership approach has never been more relevant. 

Truly lean companies understand this and know that it is not just about improving processes but having a holistic approach to management based around the development of all employees as problem solvers. 

This exciting webinar will showcase what is possible when we meld world class lean capability with powerful and collaborative digital value stream mapping tools and will uncover the secret sauce to success in digital lean mining transformations. 

The webinar will be presented by world class experts in their respective fields, who know from experience what actually works. !

Date: Thursday 30 July 2020 | 12:00pm AEST

Presented by:


Ric Gros FAICD – Founder Convergency 

Ric is a former CEO of Mets Ignited, one of six Industry Growth Centres at the core of the Australian Government Innovation Policy which developed Australia’s SCP (sector competitive plan) for Australia’s Mining Equipment Technology & Services sector.

An Industrial Engineer by profession, Ric has been leading organizations to transform and accelerate grow for over 30 years.  

His CEO/ MD leadership roles span across FMCG, infrastructure, B2B Industrial, mining equipment, mineral processing, and technology Sectors in early stage growth and ASX listed environments.

Ric has extensive global network is the Chair of TiMining, Executive Chair of Optika Solutions and provides advisory support to emerging technology companies. .

Laura Mottola – Founder Flow Partners and Lean Mining Institute. 

Laura Mottola is a Mining Engineer (McGill 1992) with a Master of Engineering in Mining Automation (McGill 1996). She has over 20 years of experience working in industry, mainly in mining and metals, but also in the automotive and aerospace sectors. Her expertise covers technology program management (mining automation), business improvement, Lean, systems thinking, and change management.


CMC, Certified Management Consultant (Canada)

P.Eng., Professional Engineer (Quebec)

Adm.A., Chartered Administrator (Quebec)

Matt Schneider – Optika Solutions Founder and Managing Director/Principal Consultant 

Matt is globally recognized as a thought leader in the algorithmic economy having widely published and presented in this area. 

Matt has worked with a number of clients at the cutting edge of technology to deliver innovative outcomes that have achieved world class competitive advantages. 

Matt is on a number of university advisory boards for engineering, data science and master’s programs for both UWA, Murdoch and Curtin.