Come and see us at UGOPS 2020

Come and see us at UGOPS 2020

Wilshaw is proud to again be attending this year’s Underground Operators (UGOPS) conference in Perth from 25-27 March.

A flagship event in AusIMM’s calendar, the UGOPS conference brings together mining engineers, mine operators, technical service managers and consultants, and sets the benchmark for sharing underground operational experiences and industry best practice.

With deposits getting deeper or lower in grade, there is increased pressure to find smarter and more cost-effective ways to extract orebodies.

With this year’s theme, “Creating opportunities in the new frontier”, the conference will focus on the evolution of digital technologies, automation and artificial intelligence and how these innovations are making it possible to mine at greater depths and lower grades.

The conference will feature technical papers with a strong operational focus, mine tours to see how other operations work and specialised workshops providing additional professional development opportunities.

Featuring four internationally recognised keynotes and more than 45 technical presentations, the program will cover:

  • Process transformation – hear case studies about how traditional processes have changed on site and the impact they have on safety, productivity, and the workforce.
  • Innovative mining methods and practices
  • Health and safety – including how the health and safety landscape is changing and how those changes are being implemented and managed.
  • Collaboration between suppliers, operations and alternative industries – hear operators’ experiences with collaboration on projects with traditional suppliers and alternative industries to solve their challenges.
  • Navigating social licence – gain a greater understanding of the community impact of underground mining and how to work with local communities to mitigate risks
  • Revolutionising the traditional mine – learn how digital technology has broken down the barriers within the mining operation
  • Measuring performance – hear operators’ experiences in measuring project performance, and understand what to measure and what you deem success

For more information, visit or download the full program, here.

Visit us at Stand 76.

We’d love to see you there.