Leading Mining Executives Built Ongoing Business Relationships at Next Generation Mining Australia Summit in Perth

Nov 03, 2011, 08:57 ET from GDS International

BRISTOL, England, November 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Next Generation Mining Australia, which took place from 27th - 29th September The Vines Resort, Swan Valley, Perth provided leading executives with an ideal framework for new business relationships to flourish.

The summit saw senior level executives from mining companies across Australia meet to discuss objectives such as the optimisation of mining infrastructure in a relaxed and vibrant environment. Speakers included leading industry professionals such as; Chris de Lavigne, Global VP of Consulting, Frost and Sullivan; Peter Meurs, Director of Development, Fortescue Metals; and Gavina Rhoda, National Business Development Manager, ET Group. Leading mining companies including Pennington Scott, Mammoet, and Mainpac sponsored the event.

Executives had ample opportunity to network with peers. Nathan Pike, GM Sustainable Development, Xstrata Copper, said of the event, "I found the NG Mining summit to be a really interesting event: excellent presenters, a good combination of executives from across the industry. It provided excellent opportunities for networking, and I've seen some really innovative products and some really interesting ideas that challenge the status quo and have given me as an executive from a mining company some food for thought."

As well as comprehensive workshops, the summit involved panel discussions offering executives moderated, peer-led discussions on major industry issues. One-to-one meetings gave delegates the chance to meet with business analysts and analyst partners to discuss strategy and technology demands for the industry.

A total of 16 workshops covered a range of exciting and pressing topics for the mining industry. Topics included sustaining competitive advantage, available mining solutions, risk management, climate change, water resources, electrical energy use in mining, exploration, and much more.

Gina Perrin, Summit Director at GDS International - the global business event company behind NGM Australia - says, "We have always been proud of the quality of our summits, but this years' Next Generation Mining Australia Summit was one of our best yet. It is very rewarding to know that our events provide the environment for executives to meet and build valuable relationships that will lead to many exciting new ventures and innovations."

See what the delegates had to say about the event at: http://www.ngminingaustralia.com/.

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