PRN: GDS International's Next Generation Mining Summit Australia, Brings Top Level Delegation to Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns

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GDS International's Next Generation Mining Summit Australia, Brings Top Level Delegation to Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns


BRISTOL, England, February 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

On 20 - 22 March 2012, leading CEOs, MDs, GMs and Directors will attend the Next Generation Mining Summit at the Shangri-La Hotel in Cairns to discuss the hottest and most challenging topics currently encapsulating the mining industry.

Australia has historically dominated the mining industry, however its mining sector has not been immune to the recent global economic downturn. As a result, even the largest mining operators in the region have faced the threat of halted production and closed mines as the demand for iron ore, coal and other minerals has waned. In order to tackle these industry challenges head-on and find innovative technological solutions, it's pivotal that leading executives come together under one roof to discuss challenges and find resolutions.

The Next Generation Mining Summit will host leading executives from 90 percent of Australia's top 30 mining companies. Those attendees include Sean Willy, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility; Nigel Thomas, MD, Barricks; Richard Kerrison, Mining Manager, Fortesque Metals Group; Glen Lewis NuCoal; Glen Grindlay, GM of Operations, Waihi NZ, Newmont Mining; Alisdair Gibbons, GM Caval Ridge, BHP Billiton; Paul Williams, CEO, Queensland Coal Corporation and Andrew Wilson, Manager Mine Operations, Rio Tinto.

Next Generation Mining will be the third mining summit in Australia. "The quality of the people I have met here as been fantastic," said Mark LeGrange, Exploration Director, Trafford Resources, a previous Mining summit attendee. "We look for events where we can get a high level of engagement, rather than traditional conferences and we were able to achieve that," said James Balzary, Director of Resources, SolveIT Software. "This [summit] by far outstrips all the other formats I've been to before," said Richard Beazley, GM Technical Services and Corporate Development, Consolidated Materials.

Gina Perrin, Next Generation Mining Australia Summit Director, believes the summit's high quality speakers and pioneering content, combined with fantastic opportunities for networking, gives delegates real value for money and return on investment. "GDS [the company behind NG Mining] have always been proud of the quality of their summits, but this year's Next Generation Mining Summit will be the best event the mining industry has ever experienced. The event will provide the ideal closed door environment for the leaders of Australia's biggest industry to collaborate, discuss, debate, investigate legislative issues and really make a difference in such a lucrative and important industry.

"No other event in the Australian mining industry brings together so many powerful decision makers under one roof for two and a half days."

About GDS International:

GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies worldwide and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings.

Founded in 1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy.

Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class events.

Contact: Rachel Sandeman,, +44-117-9261450

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