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  • AusIMM Technical Session – 9 Aug 2016

    AusIMM Technical Session – 9 Aug 16 The AusIMM Technical session held on 9 August was part of the Distinguished Lecture Series was presented by Brian Hall, Principal Mining Engineer at AMC Consultants. Brian is an internationally-recognized expert in optimisation of mine plans and strategies for underground and surface mines and has authored a textbook […]

  • India – land of opportunities (a personal touch).

    India – land of opportunities. Nobody denies this. The largest democracy in the world (by population!), there is no dearth of employment or talent in the country. The path of globalisation chosen by PM Modi has definitely brought India to a global stage. The country has found its place again in business discussions, and in […]

  • Melbourne Mining Club August 4th 2016

    Melbourne Mining Club August 4th 2016 Guest Speaker – Andrew Smith, Chairman Shell Australia Swann Global had the great pleasure of hosting a diverse group of professionals as our guest at the Melbourne Mining Club luncheon on August 4th 2016. The guest speaker for the day was Mr. Andrew Smith, Chairman of Shell Australia. Shell […]

  • John Murray Speaking to the House of Commons in London

      Swann Global’s John Murray was invited to speak to the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Mining at the UK’s Houses of Parliament on the 19th January. The session’s theme was “Society needs mining”, and reflected on the importance of mining in light of the anticipated population growth over the next 10 years (c. […]

  • AusIMM Technical Session

    With a focus on innovation in the mining industry, the first AusIMM technical session held on 13th January 2016 in Melbourne was very timely, with a presentation on research and development in the area of deep exploration technologies. Professor Klas Hjort – Head of Microsystems Technology Division, University of Uppsala, Sweden visiting AMIRA International and, […]

  • Melbourne Mining Club

    Swann Global was pleased to host these interesting mix of ladies from lawyers, senior partners, executive coaches and board members as our guests at the Melbourne Mining Club luncheon on December 3, 2015. For this luncheon, Swann focused exclusively on women, in line with our commitment to continue to empower women in our industry. The […]

  • Women in Mining with Chile’s Mining Minister, Aurora Williams

    Women in Mining with Chile’s Mining Minister, Aurora Williams A recent Women in Mining breakfast to honour a visit by Chile’s Mining Minister, Aurora Williams, was held in the historic Houses of Parliament in London. Swann’s Janet Bewsey was invited to the event alongside a select number of guests holding senior positions in major mining […]

  • Wolf Minerals – Drakelands mine

    As part of our ongoing relationship with Wolf Minerals, Swann UK’s John Revie and Dominic Mercer recently spent a day at their Drakelands mine, meeting the team, understanding the technical features of the operation, and observing a daily management meeting. Wolf Minerals is an ASX and AIM listed speciality metals producer, and its Drakelands mine […]

  • London Metals Exchange Week

    London Metals Exchange Week Every year the metals industry gathers in London for a week-long get-together to renew relationships, and forge fresh partnerships in a glut of parties, dinners and more technical events. The largest annual gathering of its kind in the world, LME (London Metals Exchange) Week brings together producers, traders, analysts and financiers […]