The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) will hold its 33rd Annual National Conference on 13-15 August, 2014 at the Novotel Brighton-Le-Sands in Sydney.
The AIMS Annual National Conference brings together various stakeholders across the industry by providing professional representation to government, industry, and educational organisations on mine surveying issues throughout Australia, New Zealand and internationally.
Participants in this event will:
- Gain relevant education to move their businesses forward in the right direction
- Address critical industry issues that affect mine surveying
- Obtain vital information on leading technology and innovation in the mine surveying industry from top Australian and international suppliers
- Network with peers in an interactive business environment
This conference also provides the right platform for qualified mine surveyors to maintain their competency through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Participants will have the opportunity to join in various surveying industry training sessions, workshops, technical paper presentations, and more.
AIMS works closely with BOSSI (Board of Surveying & Spatial Information) of New South Wales, the WA Mine Survey Board and the Surveyors Board of Queensland. An AIMS representative from each of these boards will present a separate report on the current activities and ongoing policy developments at the AGM, which will be held on the 2nd day of the conference.
Authorised Mine Surveyors from the coal and metalliferous industries, assistant surveyors, surveying students and retired surveyors attend the conference.
This year the Conference will be opened by Paul Harcombe, Chief Surveyor, NSW Land and Property Information. One highlight will be a presentation from Darren Flanagan, explosives expert and one of the heroes of the Beaconsfield mine rescue. The prevention topic will cover the major mine collapse in Beaconsfield Tasmania in April 2006. At 5.45pm on the 30th April, rescue workers discovered that Todd Russell and Brant Webb were still alive. What followed was an incredible coordination effort by dozens of rescue workers who were now focused on getting the miners out.
According to AIMS’ president Mick Harris, “Once again we have received overwhelming support from our industry sponsors and would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them for their ongoing support and commitment to AIMS.”
“The conference includes an extensive social programme, which provides an excellent forum to meet with suppliers, peers, customers and friends”
“Delegates will enjoy their time networking and connecting with contacts whilst keeping up to date with new initiatives from our extensive program. We would like to thank all those involved for their efforts and enthusiasm for the industry.”
For more information, including registration, visit the AIMS conference website.
Name: AIMS National Conference 2014
Time: 9am – 5pm
Date: 13 August 2014 to 15 August 2014
Venue: Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach
Address: The Grand Parade, Brighton-Le-Sands NSW 2216
Cost: Members: $550-$1100 Non-members: $650-$1300
Event Website: http://www.aimsbrighton2014.com/