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Webinar “Digitalization Trends and Sustainability in the Global Mining Industry” gathered experts from around the world
The activity was organized by the German Mining Network, which creates access to innovation networks for German industry and promotes knowledge and technology transfer.
The German Mining Network (GMN) held a webinar on September 22 focusing on digitization trends and sustainability in mining. Over 138 participants from Chile, Germany, Brazil, Ghana, Canada, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Peru, South Africa, Turkey and other parts of the world followed the experts’ presentations and exchanged views on cutting-edge future trends for the mining industry. The dynamic Q&A sessions and discussions following the technical presentations by BGR and RWTH Aachen University, Transelec as well as the Canadian Mining Innovation Council highlighted the great interest in topics such as data security, implementation of digitalization in smaller mining companies, social responsibility and the design of new business models. Mining suppliers, mining operators, raw material traders and processors, buyers, consultants as well as research institutions and representatives of politics and associations participated in the virtual event.
By pooling expertise in technological innovation and solutions for the mining sector, as well as its extensive network of contacts, the German Mining Network offers companies and organizations from Germany a platform that ensures accelerated access to information from relevant commodity markets worldwide. The association currently consists of eight Competence Centers for Mining and Mineral Resources located at the German chambers (AHKn) in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ghana (Western Africa), Peru, Southern Africa, as well as the German-Mongolian Business Association, the Delegation of German Economy in Kazakhstan, the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI), the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) and other cooperating institutions and associations. They all make a significant contribution to rapid communication with potential strategic partners. The network’s activities are supported and flanked by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
Since this year and until 2023, AHK Chile and RWTH Aachen University which among other fields specializes in raw materials technology, are jointly managing the German Mining Network. They provide channels for communication among the members, publish a monthly news ticker (followed by over a thousand readers worldwide) with relevant information on the global commodity markets as well as calls for tenders and challenges, creating instances for dialog and exchange – both through own webinars and other event formats as well as through the participation of individual members in conferences.
The next important event is the Smart Mining Conference on November 17 and 18, which will be attended by the German Mining Network and (virtual) business delegations from Australia, Africa and Canada. Organized by the Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) at RWTH Aachen University, the conference will take a closer look at key trends in smart operations, such as intelligent operations management and decarbonization strategies.
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