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4th Mining Investment Asia Conference to feature new topics of Mining Technology & Cryptocurrency
Mining Investment Asia, South East Asia’s largest mining conference connecting miners, investors and service providers returns to Singapore for the 4th time in 2018.
Following a successful launch of Asia’s inaugural Women in Mining in 2017, Mining Investment Asia will be adding a new ‘MiningTech’ conference stream and highlight the latest investment outlook on cryptocurrency and bitcoin, whilst retaining the conference’s core focus on South East Asia mining industry.
New ‘MiningTech’ Conference Stream
Technology plays a critical role in optimizing mining operations through harnessing the latest innovations, be it drones, robots, imaging and modelling software or mobile apps.
Hence MiningTech will provide a dedicated platform for miners to hear from established technology providers on their newest products while investors can seek out new investment opportunities in up-and-coming technological firms. Technological service providers can tap on Mining Investment Asia to showcase their products through exhibition booths, speaking roles and other branding opportunities.
Latest conference theme: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
Prices of cryptocurrency, especially bitcoin, has been rising and becoming significant in the global financial markets as an alternative currency akin to precious metals like gold and silver. With Asia, in particular China, dominating the global bitcoin network, it is timely for investors and miners to attend Mining Investment Asia Conference in Singapore and be at the heart of this immense growth.
Bitcoin can yield benefits for mining industry with its dependence on cheap coal based electricity, but it can also present challenges vis-à-vis its role in affecting physical gold prices. Hence Mining Investment Asia will also be highlighting this bitcoin phenomenon with leading global industry experts.
Highlights from 2017 Mining Investment Asia Conference
The 2017 edition of Mining Investment Asia attracted more than 300 global and regional investors, miners and service providers with more than 60% representation from South East Asia. Hot topics in the ASEAN region such as mine closures in the Philippines and Freeport-McMoRan disputes with the Indonesia government over the Grasberg mines were frequently highlighted during the conference.
Besides South East Asia, Mongolian, Indian and Australian mining industries were also in the spotlight to give Mining Investment Asia a truly pan Asia Pacific perspective. Mining Investment Asia also marked the start of Mining Investment Conference Series’ commitment
to promote gender diversity, with a full day dedicated to Women in Mining. Mining companies such as BHP Billiton and Agincourt Resources shared insights on their company’s gender diversity practices while female mining professionals from Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and China shared their own expertise in diverse mining fields and personal anecdotes on overcoming challenges in a male dominated mining industry.
Background on Mining Investment Global Conferences
Mining Investment Asia is part of a global Mining Investment Conference Series organised by Spire Events since 2015. In 2017, nine Mining Investment Conferences have already been successfully held in Singapore, Botswana, Nigeria, Germany, India, China, Oman, United Kingdom and Panama. The conference will be launching in new destinations of Ghana, Iran, UAE and Canada in 2018. The full calendar of Mining Investment Conferences can be found at www.spire-events.com.
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