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OCT-DEC 2015

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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46 | ASIA Miner | October-December 2015 Events The second annual International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) will be held in Melbourne, Australia in November with more than 3000 delegates expected and in excess of 100 company exhibitors representing around 35 countries. The conference and expo will be at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on No- vember 10-12 and there will be workshops on November 9 and 13. The event was launched by Victorian Minister for Industry, Energy and Resources Lily D'Ambrosio at a special event in June attended by key mining industry leaders. The Minister said IMARC was now a natural focal point for businesses in the Asia Pacifc region. "IMARC will provide a platform for businesses to diversify their market exposure and develop new relationships in the resources sector to underpin growth and expansion. "As part of IMARC, the State Government will be hosting the Framework – Mining Summit, Promoting Best Practice Regulation and Policy Excellence. "We look forward to welcoming resources ministers and senior business representatives from Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacifc and Latin America, to discuss their challenges and perspectives. "It will be a packed agenda which will canvass issues such as global trends for resources and regulation, and new frontiers for exploration and development and regulatory framework." Global mining services provider Orica is again Foundation Spon- sor. IMARC event director Anita Richards said, "Orica is the largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the min- ing industry globally, and it is fantastic to have them join with IMARC once again as our Foundation Sponsor. We look forward to hearing from Alberto Calderon, Orica's managing director and CEO, who will be a keynote speaker," she said. Orica global head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Gavin Jackman said, "Orica is proud to support an initiative that brings together a diverse range of resources related organizations from across the world. At a time when mining companies are facing chal- lenging conditions, IMARC presents an opportunity to bring togeth- er representatives from mining, government and mining services providers, such as Orica, and enable greater collaboration for the beneft of customers." Other keynote speakers will be Hudbay Minerals president and CEO David Garofolo, Anglo American Group director – Technical and Sustainability Tony O'Neill, Fortescue Metals Group CEO Nev Power and MMG Ltd CEO Andrew Michelmore. The event will also feature a new Junior Mining Hub for IMARC this year. It will provide junior miners the opportunity to present their projects in a dedicated on foor feature. JCB South East Asia exhibited for the frst time at Mining Indonesia 2015 from September 9 to 12 at the Jakarta International Expo Centre. JCB unveiled new machines specifcally designed for the Asian min- ing, construction and infrastructure market and presented an innovative new telematics machine tracking/monitoring device. The exhibition also saw the JCB Dancing Diggers Show performed for the frst time in Asia. This display has been viewed by millions of people and features the JCB Demonstration Team from the UK pushing the boundaries of engi- neering excellence by manoeuvring current JCB models at gravity-de- fying angles in time to a pulsating soundtrack. Commenting on JCB's decision to exhibit at Mining Indonesia, KCB's South East Asia managing director Tom Cornell said, "Indonesia is a strategic priority for JCB and we understand the specifc challenges faced by customers in Indonesia. With that in mind, we are continu- ously expanding the dealers' network across the country to provide excellence service coverage and parts distribution network. "Recently we have appointed new dealers Mitra JCB in Kalimantan as well as Persada JCB in Sumatra and we are also actively looking to add further dealers to strengthen our coverage throughout Indonesia moving forward." One key innovation which drew visitor attention at the show was JCB LiveLink. Delivering improved feet control, JCB says LiveLink is suitable for use with the vast majority of JCB machines. It says the telematics system provides enhanced maintenance reporting, critical machine health alerts, real time location data plus geofencing alerts and enhanced security. At the show JCB also launched its comprehensive range of products tailored specifcally to the Indonesian construction and mining sectors. Taking centre stage was the company's heavy-line range of equipment designed to offer fuel effciency and productivity. This included the ex- tremely fuel effcient JS205 tracked excavator with mechanical engine; the VM115 soil compactor with single-piece eccentric shaft designed to produce optimum compaction; and for the frst time in the Indone- sian market, the 455ZX wheeled loading shovel with maximum payload of 5.5 tonne and reliable components. Also perfectly adapted to the Indonesian environment and on display were models from the best-selling backhoe range – specifcally JCB's 3DX and premium 3CX ECO. Another best-selling machine presented at the show was the 531-70 telescopic handler that JCB says offers excellent safety features and is designed for maximum productivity across the construction, mining and plantation sectors. JCB is the world's third largest manufacturer of construction equip- ment and has more than 12,500 employees and 22 factories around the world, including 11 in the UK and others in India, China, Brazil and North America. Second IMARC in November Excavators were among the range of JCB products on display at Mining Indonesia 2015. JCB at Mining Indonesia

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