Austmine 2015 will see the return of the highlight of the mining social calendar year – the Industry Leaders Dinner and Awards Night. The evening will feature Austmine’s two highly respected conference awards, the Craig Senger Excellence in Export Award and the Innovation Award for METS.  We are also   introducing two exciting new awards; the Innovation for Miners Award and the Champion of Innovation – Mining Award.

Our awards formally open on Wednesday 11th February 2015, so read below for more information on each award and how you can go about applying. The deadline for awards submissions is Friday 20th March, and make sure you get your application in before then!

The Craig Senger Excellence in Export Award

This award celebrates excellence in export of Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) globally. This is the fourth time this award will be presented and it is given in memory of Austrade Trade Commissioner Craig Senger who was a champion of exporting METS and was tragically killed in a terrorist attack on a hotel in Jakarta in July, 2009. For many METS companies to truly thrive, exporting to overseas mining markets is a critical, and there is strong global awareness of Australia’s impressive mining and services capabilities.

Austmine Innovation Award for METS

The Austmine Innovation award was launched in 2013 with great success, with numerous companies entering to win. Austmine prides itself on promoting innovation in METS and mining, and the purpose of this award is to recognise a new innovative product, process or strategy that has been developed that truly stands out from the crowd in terms of wider implications for mining operations or the industry as a whole.

NEW – Austmine Innovation Award for Miners

This award is new for 2015 and has been introduced to acknowledge innovation being implemented, introduced or driven by mining companies. Miners are obviously critical to driving innovation, either through internal development, fast adoption of innovative technologies or processes, or innovation in the approach to collaboration. We encourage Austmine members to nominate clients who have embraced innovation, or senior managers within mining companies to nominate their teams who deserve recognition for their innovative improvements or strategies.

NEW – Champion of Innovation – Mining

The purpose of this award is to recognise an individual’s contribution to innovation in the mining industry across their career. Whether it’s innovation in the form of invention, process, strategy, marketing, productivity or any other aspect, we want to acknowledge individuals who have pioneered and championed innovation to help make this industry what it is today. Nominations must come through a company, or another individual.