BHP’s Anna Wiley to headline Copper to the World event

Austmine has announced that Anna Wiley, Asset President Copper South Australia at BHP, will be the opening keynote speaker for the highly anticipated Copper to the World 2024 event, being held in South Australia later this month.

With over two decades of mining experience, Wiley has firmly established herself as a trailblazer in the industry, Austmine says. In her previous role as Vice President Planning and Technical at BHP, she spearheaded decarbonisation and growth initiatives, showcasing her expertise in driving strategic advancements within the company.

As a Principal Partner of the Copper to the World conference, BHP will play an integral role throughout the conference, reaffirming its commitment to driving innovation and progress within the copper sector, Austmine says.

“We are thrilled to welcome Anna Wiley and Jamie King to the Copper to the World program,” says Christine Gibbs Stewart, Chief Executive Officer at Austmine.

“Copper to the World offers unparalleled opportunities to explore how the mining industry can innovate for a sustainable future. Through a series of keynote presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities, participants will delve into the latest trends and developments, fostering collaboration and sparking innovative solutions. We eagerly anticipate bringing together the brightest minds in the mining industry to share ideas, engage in meaningful discussions, and drive forward the agenda of sustainability and innovation.”

The Copper to the World conference takes place on June 18-19 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, offering attendees a unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders and explore the latest advancements in copper production, organisers say. It is organised by Austmine in partnership with the South Australian Government and enjoys support from BHP as the Principal Partner, with Fleet Space joining as the Platinum Partner this year. The event will be officially opened by the Premier of South Australia, the Hon. Peter Malinauskas MP.

Spanning two days, the event will showcase keynote addresses from global leaders in the copper industry, delving into topics such as market trends, innovative technologies and sustainable mining practices. Expert-led panel discussions will facilitate in-depth conversations among participants, covering a range of critical issues from environmental management to regulatory changes and economic impacts on the copper sector.

Specialised breakout sessions, tailored to address the most pressing challenges and opportunities in the sector, will provide practical insights and strategies for overcoming obstacles and capitalising on new market developments.