During October the Young Mining and Engineering Professionals (YMEP) Conference was proudly hosted by Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal business in Australia for the first time.
Previous Anglo American Conferences for young engineers have only ever been held in South Africa and Chile.
Last year’s YMEP Conference provided an opportunity to bring together both young mining and young engineering professionals from across the Group, successfully promoting collaboration between disciplines and business units of Anglo American.
Crowne Plaza in NSW’s Hunter Valley was the venue providing access to the Drayton mine site.
“Unfortunately, several days of wet weather meant that the visit was constrained somewhat, however this did not dampen the attendees’ enthusiasm,” said Anglo American YMEP conference spokesperson Helen Maxwell.
The Conference was an interactive platform for the 120 young professional delegates, representing Anglo American’s core business units, who were keen to take advantage of the networking opportunities, to share their ideas and learning experiences with others from the Group.
The theme for the conference was “Mining and Engineering – Asset Management in Action” with an emphasis on collaboration.
From submissions received which included 61 high quality abstracts and 22 posters, 20 were selected to prepare papers for presentation at the Conference.
The presentations included innovative solutions that are being successfully implemented in the various business units.
Akubra, supplied through Akubra’s Corporate Direct division, was the hat of choice for gifts to delegates at the Young Mining and Engineering Professionals Conference.
A delegate at the Anglo American Young Mining and Engineering Professionals Conference is professionally fitted with an Akubra.