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Future Bridge Mining & Metals Series Presents ‘Mining 4.0 – Roadmap for the Future’

Mining Tech 4.0 November 2022 Barcelona

Future Bridge is pleased to announce the second event in its Mining & Metals series: ‘Mining 4.0‘. The previous conference, ‘Energy Transition & Emission Reduction Forum 2022‘, was a resounding success. The two-day event took place in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 2022. The forum provided delegates with a platform to exchange ideas and network with industry experts from the top 23 metals and mining companies.

The ‘Mining 4.0’ summit will offer a new avenue for mining leaders to discuss the industry’s future. Mark your calendars, Future Bridge will brighten your fall by welcoming you to sunny Barcelona on the 8-9th of November. Mining & Metals senior decision-makers will come together for the two-day business networking event focused on the industry digitalization, electrification of the operations, and the transition away from fossil fuels.

About the Event

‘Mining 4.0’ brings two fundamental questions to the mining and metals industry: How can the sector be more sustainable? And what is the path to digitalization? The speakers will explore the possibilities for replacing fossil fuels with electricity-based technologies and transitioning to intelligent mining operations.

Businesses must improve their cost optimization strategies, adapt to the swift changes in the sector’s landscape, and minimize on-site human intervention. ‘Mining 4.0’ will equip decision-makers with the tools they need to take advantage of rapid industry changes and confidently enter the future.

Mining 4.0

Delegates will discover innovative ways of increasing the production rate of mining operations, reducing the costs per tonne produced, extending the lifespan of mine sites, as well as creating a roadmap for unmanned mines. The conference will also highlight the best automation and digitalization practices and address the latest technological advancements in the sector. Last but not least, leaders will learn how to overcome the challenges involved with implementing proposed advancements.

Summit Breakdown

The two-day conference will feature presentations, vendor sessions, networking breaks, case studies, and panel discussions. Day One will begin with a discussion of sustainable innovations and the digitalization of the industry. Following the coffee and networking break, the delegates will explore a variety of innovative digital mining solutions designed to cut costs and improve performance. The evening will close with a presentation on electrification and automation of the industry, followed by a panel discussion.

On the second day, the experts will examine challenges in operational performance and condition monitoring solutions. After the first coffee and networking break, the summit will proceed by addressing new data-driven technologies. The day will conclude with a networking intermission, followed by a vendor session on hydrogen implementation and an interactive panel discussion.

Get the full scoop on the ‘Mining 4.0’ agenda by requesting a copy of our official conference brochure.

Why Barcelona?

The second-largest metropolis in Spain and a world-class city, vibrant and full of history, Barcelona is a must-visit destination. Not to mention, Barcelona airport is expanding its reach beyond Europe. The city administration is transforming the airport into a hub for intercontinental flights. The location of the summit is ideal for reaching an international audience. ‘Mining 4.0’ welcomes participants from all over the globe — including attendees from Canada, the United States, and Latin America.

Catalonia region is known for its rich mining history. Barcelona, in particular, is a UNESCO mining historical heritage site. For instance, archeologists discovered the prehistoric site of Gava in Barcelona, which was active during the Neolithic period. The region’s mining industry remains active, with many modern-day companies operating in the area.

‘Mining 4.0’ Speaker Lineup

‘Mining 4.0′ welcomes experienced, knowledgeable, and well-regarded speakers. The summit will feature insightful presentations from the top mining companies’ decision-makers. Future Bridge selected speakers with expertise and experience, having served as senior representatives for their respective organizations. The event brings together C-level executives, including CEOs, directors, project leaders, deputies, heads of technology, analysts as well as information officers.

The summit is truly international in its scope, bringing together speakers from the world’s leading mining regions. ‘Mining 4.0’ welcomes global players, such as Omaya and ICMM. The European mining giants, including LKAB, Boliden, Lhoist Group, Ellatzite-Med AD, Svemin, Société Le Nickel, Nordkalk Corporation, Eramet Ideas, as well as EU-wide Euromines. As part of our fall line-up, we are welcoming two multinational corporations based in Latin America: Vale S.A. and Antofagasta Minerals. The conference will also feature a presentation from a representative of Agnico Eagle, a senior Canadian gold mining company. The summit lineup features a remarkable collection of talent and expertise, which is sure to make the event one of the most influential and exhilarating networking opportunities in the mining and metals industry today.

Sponsors and Partners

‘Mining 4.0’ is a premier conference that brings together leaders from the world’s largest mining companies to collaborate and explore ways technological innovation will shape the future of the field. The Mining & Metals event series has always attracted interest from key organizations worldwide. This year’s sponsors and partners lineup is equally impressive; the ‘Mining 4.0’ summit is organized in partnership with Siemens, Orica, O-Pitblast, and Linquip. Our sponsors are the leading experts in their respective fields, delivering top-quality products and services.

Silver Sponsor

Our Silver Sponsor, Siemens, is the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe. Decades of experience in electrification and automation in the Mining and Cement industries and a deep understanding of state-of-art digital technologies equip Siemens to be a reliable partner to accompany mining and cement customers throughout the digital transformation, starting from consultancy of approaches and architecture to implementation of customized projects.

Globalization of mining led to complex operations distributed across countries and continents, resulting in disconnected management that dramatically impacts the overall efficiency. To help mining companies to address this challenge, Siemens is applying digital technologies that enable integrated operations management and performance improvement at the value chain level. We are pleased to announce the beginning of our partnership with Siemens; Future Bridge helps mining companies connect with end users, suppliers, and business partners by positioning sponsors at the center of a global network.

Presenting Partners

‘Mining 4.0’ features two outstanding Presenting Partners: Orica and O-Pitblast. Orica is one of the world’s leading mining and infrastructure solutions providers. From the production and supply of explosives, blasting systems, mining chemicals, and geotechnical monitoring to the cutting-edge digital solutions and comprehensive range of services, Orica sustainably mobilizes the earth’s resources.

O-Pitblast develops technologies that optimize mining operations, help projects come to life in a profitable way, and save people’s lives. The company relies on the collaboration of industry professionals with 10+ years of experience in various fields: mathematicians, programmers, designers, and engineers to provide their clients with the most creative and knowledgeable solutions.

Media Partner

This year, Linquip, an industry-focused platform, will serve as the Media Partner for the summit. Linquip is a professional network for equipment manufacturers, industrial customers, and service providers. With the help of Linquip, industry experts and companies can connect and explore possible opportunities. The exclusive platform offered by Linquip helps to introduce companies to a high-end industrial ecosystem and maximize their brand visibility to drive new customers.

We are thrilled to mark the beginning of our productive cooperation with all of the sponsors and partners.

Interested in Sponsoring?

If you are interested in showcasing your company to a group of leading mining professionals, consider sponsoring one of the most influential mining events of this year. ‘Mining 4.0’ offers an outstanding opportunity for companies to market their products and services directly to a wide range of target audiences in a variety of decision-making roles. Looking for a way to get involved? We designed the sponsorship packages to maximize the return on your investment.

Future Bridge offers a variety of sponsorship packages to accommodate your company’s needs. Sponsor levels range from Platinum to Bronze, with each level tailored to the requirements of a particular business. You can also apply to be an Exhibiting Partner if you wish to showcase your product as a part of the exhibition stand, along with enjoying other amazing benefits. If interested, you can apply to be a Presenting Partner and take advantage of additional exposure opportunities. Finally, you can become the focus of the networking sessions with the Cocktail Networking Sponsor package.

‘Mining 4.0’ has generated exceptional business opportunities for sponsors. Our summit offers an unparalleled chance to strengthen your visibility in the mining and metals industry, increase your brand recognition, and showcase your product. Don’t miss your chance to make valuable connections at our event. If you are interested in sponsoring and would like to receive more information about each package, please review the relevant blog post or contact Oybek Hayot at [email protected]

Don’t Forget to Register

As we get closer to the date, we will announce more speakers and partners, including senior representatives from the mining industry. Please visit to register and stay abreast of new developments in the ‘Mining 4.0’ program.