World Mining Congress chooses Brisbane
A strong united Team Australia has secured one of the world’s biggest international mining events, helping to affirm Australia’s leadership within the global mining community.
In a first for Australia, Brisbane will host the 26th World Mining Congress at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in July 2021.
The Congress is expected to welcome 2,000 delegates from 40 member countries responsible for 80 per cent of the world’s mineral production.
The four-day Congress will generate an estimated $5 million in economic benefit for Queensland and will be a catalyst for showcasing Australia’s innovation leadership and industry predominance in the mining sector.
The winning bid, led by the CSIRO in partnership with the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) was supported by a consortium of convention partners, including Tourism and Events Queensland, BCEC and Brisbane Economic Development Agency.
Brisbane Business Events General Manager Rob Nelson said securing this premier mining event once again demonstrated Brisbane’s ability to work strategically with its partners and stakeholders to attract major conferences.
"We were proud to help secure the World Mining Congress for the city, which will showcase our innovation and expertise in energy and resources to experts from across the world," Mr Nelson said.
"The Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan has identified energy and resources as a key growth sector for Brisbane and we welcome the collaboration and knowledge-sharing that will occur between our local experts and professionals from across the globe."