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GMG Forum: Luleå

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Mar 27 - Mar 28

Many factors make Luleå, Sweden, an ideal host for our first Future Mining Forum of 2019, which will be held on March 27-28 in partnership with Business Sweden, Luleå tekniska universitet (LTU) and SIP STRIM. Sweden is a leader in environmentally sustainable mining and the European Union’s top ore and metal producer and is also rich in renewable energy.

Luleå is a northern coastal town located in Norrbotten county, one of Sweden’s top mining regions. Norrbotten is also home to LKAB’s Kiruna iron ore mine, which is not only known for being the world’s largest underground mine, but also for its advanced technological innovation.

This region is an ideal stage for one of the forum’s key topics: underground innovation. Participants will discuss key issues for the global mining community within the context of Sweden’s mining industry and discover opportunities for their companies to grow and innovate. This event is a chance to discover what the industry’s collective vision of future mining looks like. Critical topics at this event will also include autonomous mining, interoperability, the digital mine and underground innovation. Interactive breakout sessions will include discussions on artificial intelligence, and requirements to drive the global mining industry towards increased operational excellence.

LTU, our host for the event, has strong mining programs and research efforts driving innovation in sustainable and intelligent mining. Their state-of-the-art test facilities include a virtual reality underground mine. LTU is also a hub for research in renewable energy and digital innovation, critical issues for mines of the future.

Stay tuned to this page as program details are confirmed.

Confirmed speakers to date:

  • Pär Weihed, Professor, Luleå University of Technology
    Welcome Message
  • Liv Carroll, Senior Principal, Analytics, Digital Mining, Accenture
    Mining Reimagined in a Millennial Age
  • Jenny Greberg, Manager Technology & Innovation, SIP STRIM
    Details TBA
  • Morgan Rody, Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS)
    World Class Demonstrations
  • Mats Johansson, Project Manager, SMIG Project, Luleå University of Technology
    The SMIG Project – For an Integrated Smart Test Environment for the Mining Industry
  • Andy Charsley, Principal Mining Engineer, Technology & Innovation, Vale
    Innovation Roadmap for Underground Mining at Vale Base Metals
  • Peter Burman, Head of Mine Automation, Boliden
    Details TBA
  • Stefan Castehav, Section Manager, Boliden
    Details TBA
  • André van Wageningen, Engineering Manager, Agnico Eagle
    Challenges with implementing new technologies in operating mines
  • Andrew Scott, Principal Innovator, Symbiotic Innovations
    Details TBA
  • Heather Ednie, Managing Director, GMG
    Driving Change: Developing a Global Network of Mining Testbeds

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Stay tuned here for interviews with some of the event speakers!


Luleå University of Technology, Campus Porsön
Luleå, Sweden

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Luleå University of Technology – Campus Porsön Room A1547
Storgatan 53, 97231
Luleå, Norrbotten County