2nd International High Performance Mining Conference - Goes Digital!

Inspiring Change in the Mining Industry - November 16-19, 2020. Online!

The 2nd International Conference on High-Performance Mining wants to inspire change in the global mining industry by presenting benchmark projects that provide insights into realizing the mine of the future.

The Online Conference program spans four days with 3 hours of moderated program per day accommodating different time zones.

On Day I, The South America Day presents case studies and innovation projects from a particularly dynamic mining region. Each year we partner with a specific region or country and we are proud to have Mexico, Chile and Peru represented at this year’s conference!

Days II – IV each have a dedicated theme: The Autonomous Mine, the Green Mine, and the People’s Mine, representing the vision for the mine of the future: digitally integrated and connected, autonomous, productive and profitable, safe and socially accepted with minimum environmental impact.

All sessions feature joint presentations by mine operators and suppliers or research partners by a range of international speakers. Taking an integrated approach to considering people, technology and the environment in transformation and innovation processes they allow for comprehensive insights into success factors as well as challenges.

Since the Conference has traditionally been a platform to meet and form new bonds and partnerships, we take advantage of the latest technological tools to provide facilitated and moderated networking opportunities and engaging side-events to enable our attendees to get into contact with other attendees.

For more information please visit our conference website!

Annual AMT Conferences

The biennial Smart Mining Conference (SMC) focuses on the digitization of mining. It offers national and international technology providers the opportunity to present the latest developments in the field of Mining 4.0 and to discuss them with a specialist audience. Since its introduction in 2015, SMC has developed into an important planform for an exchange among research and industry. More information on the conference homepage

The alternating biennial High-Performance Mining Conference (HPM) addresses a deliberately international audience of experts to discuss conditions and opportunities for increasing productivity in modern high-performance mining and to present best practice examples of high performance mining. More information on the conference homepage

Smart Mining Conference (SMC)

The Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies of RWTH Aachen University, together with DMT GmbH und Co. KG and VDMA Mining presented the "Smart Mining Conference", the new edition of the "Forum Mining 4.0" for the first time in 2019. The Smart Mining Conference (SMC) is held alternately with the International Conference on High-Performance Mining (HPM) every two years.

The aim of the conference is to bring together international mining companies, suppliers and experts from research and industry to discuss current trends and developments as well as new applications and opportunities in the field of automation and digitalization of mining processes and machinery.

Various thematic sessions present practical individual examples and thus convey the possibilities of implementing Industry 4.0 in the mining sector.

Key questions of the conference include:

  • What does Industry 4.0 mean for the mining industry?
  • What are current research activities and topics in this area?
  • What new business models are developing as a result of the current transformation?
  • What are the risks and what are the requirements for the mining industry?
  • What strategies are technology, service providers and machine manufacturers using to respond to the change?

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International Conference on High-Performance Mining (HPM)

The International Conference on High-Performance Mining takes place every two years, alternating with the Smart Mining Conference, and is organized by the Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) and supported by VDMA Mining as co-organizer.

The aim of the conference is to provide comprehensive insights into international transformation and innovation processes on the basis of an integrated approach to the consideration of people, technology and the environment and, by highlighting success factors and challenges, to inspire participants to make further changes in modern mining and to show that sustainable and at the same time economically successful modern high-performance mining is not a dream of the future but a possible reality.

The target group of the conference is the national and international mining industry as well as representatives from science, politics and industry associations who want to discuss success factors for high-performance mining and learn from international benchmark projects and get inspired for what is possible today and in the future.

The focus is on the exchange between the supplier industry and international mining companies as well as between research and industry. Mining companies in particular appreciated the non-commercial intent of the conference, which is designed to promote a factual exchange.