May 30, 2018

Townsville hosts key mine surveyors’ forum

Townsville hosts key mine surveyors’ forum

Mine surveyors from around Australia will have the chance to learn about the latest technology when they gather in Townsville later this year for their annual conference.

The Ville Resort and Casino will host the Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors conference from September 12-14.

AIMS president Mario Fantin said the event offered the perfect opportunity for like-minded professionals to network and build upon strong relationships developed over many years.

“Papers and presentations will provide industry experiences, latest technological advances in unmanned aerial vehicle systems, global navigation satellite systems, terrestrial scanning and site and supplier testimonials,” Mr Fantin said.

“It is an opportunity for young professionals to mix with their peers and establish connections with mine surveyors who have ‘been there and done that’.”

AIMS was formed in Toowoomba 38 years ago as an organisation dedicated to the advancement and professional development of mine surveyors.

“Over the years, AIMS has grown in size and reputation throughout Australia, with representation on surveying boards in the three main mining states of Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia,” Mr Fantin said.

“AIMS actively supports qualified mining surveyors in maintaining their competency by conducting regular professional development events, including the annual conference.

“AIMS also plays a significant role in mentoring the next generation of mine surveyors.”

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