More than 370 experts and decision makers met at this year's MiningForum to learn about the latest trends in the raw materials industry, exchange views and expand their network for future cooperation. The event welcomed visitors from 18 countries, including Canada, Chile, Finland, Australia and Mongolia.
DMT offers an informative programme with a strong thematic focus, with this year covering the entire value chain in the mining industry, from resource exploration to extraction and beyond to mine closure and management of post-mining issues. The accompanying trade exhibition offered companies a platform to present their products and services.
This year's presentation sessions were on the themes:
- Exploration and developing deposits.
- Extraction and transport.
- International mining projects.
- Post-Mining Management and use.
- Research and development.
- As well as future-oriented Industry 4.0 in the mining sector.
"We see the MiningForum in Germany as the central contact point for exchanging information and networking in our industry," said Lea Heidemann, Project Manager at the Competence Centre for Mining & Mineral Resources of the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
"Highlights this year were the presentation sessions on research & development," commented DMT CEO Prof. Eiko Räkers, "and above all, those addressing Mining 4.0, which illustrated the application possibilities for intelligent and digitally-networked systems within the mining industry." The diversity of the program and the ideal setting for open discussion were also highly praised.
At the traditional miners' social evening, Professor Günther Apel was honoured with the "MiningForum Award" for his many years of commitment to the event. Prof. Apel has made a valuable contribution to the forum and its reputation in the mining market. This accolade also earned him honorary life membership to the MiningForum.