Wayne Bennett has been confirmed as the Keynote Speaker at the 2019 AIMS Conference.
Wayne Bennett AM (born 1 January 1950) is an Australian professional rugby league coach who is the head coach of the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL, and since 2016 he has been head coach of the England national team. He is also a former rugby league footballer. He has also been head coach of Australia, in 1998 and from 2004 to 2005, and was an assistant coach of New Zealand in 2008. Widely regarded as one of the sport's greatest ever coaches, he holds Australian coaching records for most grand final wins (7) and the most seasons with a single club (24 with the Broncos).
As a player, Bennett was an Australian international and Queensland interstate representative winger or fullback of the 1970s. He also worked as a Queensland Police officer before becoming a coach.
As a coach, he won the Brisbane Rugby League premiership with Souths and in the 1980s earned selection as Queensland's State of Origin coach. After starting his NSWRL Premiership coaching career with the Canberra Raiders, Bennett was appointed the inaugural coach of the new Brisbane Broncos club in 1988, later winning six premierships with them. He has since coached the St. George Illawarra Dragons (with whom he won the 2010 NRL Premiership) and the Newcastle Knights.
The AIMS 2019 Conference team are delighted to announce the 2019 MC Andrew Gill. As a master communicator, Andrew Gill is renowned for his energy, intelligence, quick wit and ability to read an audience.
Andrew captivates, charms and engages. He can be restrained and formal or high energy and hilarious!
An experienced performer, Andrew also finds ways to surprise, entertain and maximise message impact.
The 2019 Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors (AIMS) National Conference will be held on 14 - 16 August at the Sheraton Grand, Hyde Park, Sydney.
AIMS offers sponsorship packages on a financial year basis, presenting opportunities for direct industry exposure to hundreds of mine surveyors as well as the broader mine surveying Australian and international community.
Last year's conference, held in Townsville, was attended by over 150 mine surveyors nationwide across two days. The 2019 Conference in Sydney is also expected to attract similar numbers.
AIMS is a well-established and respected organisation, providing professional representation to government, industry and educational organisations on mine surveying issues around Australia.
Please download the 2019 Sponsorship opportunities below.
Wednesday 14 – Friday 16 August 2019 Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
We are happy to announce the SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 National Conference!
Building on the success of the 2018 National Conference we are anticipating a good attendance again this year.
The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park which has recently had a $50 million refurbishment.
Call for papers will be announced shortly and more information will follow in the coming weeks.