New Technology and The Future of Mining in a COVID-19 Era
Even before COVID-19, new technologies were changing the mining industry. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, cheap sensors, automation, drones, and digitization of operations mean that new mines look very little like traditional ones. We have already seen the opening of completely automated mines like Resolute’s Syama in Mali. The global pandemic has made these sorts of innovations even more critical, but has also sharpened the focus on new tech’s unresolved challenges, including its impacts on the mining workforce.
What does COVID-19 mean for new technologies and the future of mining?
Join us Wednesday, September 9, at 9 a.m. ET / 3 p.m. CEST as we explore these trends with international thought leaders.
Aaron Cosbey, Senior Associate with IGF, will moderate the webinar with:
- Wessel Badenhorst, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Johannesburg
- Froydis Cameron-Johansson, Group Head, International and Governmental Relations, Anglo American
- Osvaldo Urzúa, Centre for Copper and Mining Studies (CESCO), Chile; former Head, Institutional and Government Relations, BHP Billiton
IGF's 16th Annual General Meeting
The IGF will host its 16th Annual General Meeting on October 20–22, 2020. The event will be held online for the very first time with theme: Mining and COVID-19: From crisis to sustainability.
Improving Legal Frameworks for ESIA and Management
Join the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) on Wednesday, July 8, at 9 a.m. Ottawa / 3 p.m. Geneva for a webinar to discuss its newest Guidance for Governments: Improving Legal Frameworks for Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Management.
Employment in Mining During COVID-19: Impacts, responses and future outlook
Join the IGF Wednesday, June 10, at 9 a.m. Ottawa / 3 p.m. Geneva as we look at the impacts of COVID-19 on employment and earnings in the mining sector.
[ES] Webinar: Mining Tax Policy and Administration Responses to COVID-19
This webinar will explore mining tax policy and administrative responses to the COVID-19 health crisis.