AusIMM Critical Minerals Conference a success

AusIMM Critical Minerals Conference a success

Over 700 delegates travelled from fifteen countries and across Australia to participate at the three-day Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) inaugural Critical Minerals Conference held in Perth in November. The GEDC took advantage of the opportunity to engage with attendees and build relationships to promote the Goldfields-Esperance region with a shared exhibition booth with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.  

With 60 presentations that featured global insights from 45 speakers, and a diversity of exhibiters from the resources sector, advanced manufacturing, researchers, CSIRO, and others, the conference elevated learnings, conversations and collaborations.  

As the world moves towards a net-zero economy and emissions reduction targets there was an interest among attendees for developing global capability and commitment to mining and developing products that enable this transition. 

The conference highlighted the potential of Western Australia in the critical minerals arena and the rationale for collaboration and entrepreneurship on a national level. The Goldfields-Esperance region with its rich critical mineral resources is well positioned to contribute to the development and use of new and cleaner technologies, and sustained decarbonisation outcomes.  

Western Australia’s Battery and Critical Minerals Strategy is currently open for public comment. The strategy aims to grow WA's battery and critical minerals industries, with an emphasis on increasing domestic value-adding and manufacturing.

For more information or to provide input on the Strategy consultation, visit their website here.

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