The Gold Industry Group recently hosted an event with Deloitte to welcome their senior mining leaders from around the globe, from 12 cities in eight countries, to Perth as part of their global mining summit.

A live gold pour in The Perth Mint's original melting house

Deloitte Global Mining Leader Phil Hopwood speaking at the event

Around 100 Gold Industry Group members, Deloitte mining leaders and clients attended the networking event at The Perth Mint to discuss the future of mining, both here and globally.

“We recognise the important role that gold has played in the development of Western Australia’s mining industry. Being able to co-host an event with the Gold Industry Group at the iconic Perth Mint was a fantastic way to bring the story of Western Australia’s mining history to life for Deloitte’s global mining leaders,” said Nicki Ivory, Deloitte Australia Mining Leader.

Attendees had the opportunity to see a live gold pour in The Perth Mint’s original melting house and hear from Deloitte Global Mining Leader Phil Hopwood and Gold Industry Group Chair and Chief Executive Officer Richard Hayes.

“In my frequent trips to Australia in my role as Global Mining Leader, I am consistently impressed by the level of expertise and passion within the Australian mining industry,” said Mr Hopwood.  

Mr Hayes spoke about the significance of gold and The Perth Mint to Western Australia, as well as the important role of the Gold Industry Group and the work it does with its members.

“Later this month we will launch the results of a research project being undertaken by Deloitte which demonstrates the fundamental role the gold industry plays in Australia’s history, its economic development and the advancement of its social fabric. 

“This research will show the strong contribution gold makes to Australia’s economic prosperity, creating jobs and generating wealth. Part of the role of the Gold Industry Group is to help educate the wider community, telling the story of gold and its value to our society today,” said Mr Hayes.

“We are privileged to share this information through many of our upcoming industry and community initiatives including social media education campaigns and the Heart of Gold Discovery Trail.”

The results from this project will be launched at the Gold Industry Group’s annual Gold Industry Networking Sundowner on Thursday 1 June with special guests the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA and Deloitte Access Economics Partner Matt Judkins.

Deloitte’s Global Mining Summit is an annual forum that brings Deloitte’s global mining leadership team together to discuss, debate and collaborate on the current issues facing the mining industry. 

This year, the Summit was focused on the Future of Mining in the face of digital disruption. Transformation is happening fast across all industries and the mining industry needs to be agile in its approach to reforming traditional business processes, engaging with a diverse connected workforce and super-charging collaboration across its ecosystem.

The Gold Industry Group will again co-host an innovation breakfast with Deloitte at Diggers & Dealers on Tuesday 8 August focusing on this theme. The event will include a panel discussion on the potential for digital technology to reduce waste and create value in the mining industry. The panel will also explore how the digital opportunity can deliver real financial and operational benefits.