The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has announced a six-year partnership with BHP that will deliver technical and leadership conferences for resources sector professionals.
AusIMM chief executive officer Stephen Durkin said the partnership would strengthen AusIMM’s already renowned reputation as a leading knowledge provider for people working in resources.
“BHP’s long-term investment will help AusIMM deliver critical professional development initiatives to a broader audience, and drives AusIMM forward in meeting our core aims of upholding the highest standards of practice within the industry,” he said.
“The broader audience will in turn help us develop our communities and foster strong relationships between all professionals and stakeholders in resources.”
BHP’s chief geoscientist and Olympic Dam asset president Laura Tyler said the partnership reinforced BHP’s commitment to technical leadership and innovation.
“BHP and AusIMM share a common goal of promoting and sharing world’s best practice,” she said.
“This partnership will increase the visibility of technical professionals, foster more collaboration and idea-sharing on critical issues, and provide opportunities to upskill the global resources workforce.”