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2011 Prospect Mining Awards to be co-hosted by AIMEX

For the first time, Australian Mining magazine’s annual Prospect Awards – which recognise and reward excellence in mining – will be co-hosted by AIMEX 2011 – Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, which is being held at Sydney’s Olympic Park from September 6-9, 2011.

Over the past eight years, the Australian Mining Prospect Awards have highlighted the exceptional talent and advances that the Australian mining industry has consistently made.

“These awards aim to recognise the best, brightest and most innovative in the industry – a vision shared by AIMEX as the largest mining exhibition in the Asia Pacific region,” said Cole Latimer, editor of Australian Mining.

Held in Sydney every four years, AIMEX is an internationally recognised platform for Australian and global suppliers of mining technology, equipment and services, attracting exhibitors and visitors from around Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and the world.

“We would like to extend a very warm welcome to the Australian Mining Prospect Awards as part of AIMEX 2011,” said Paul Baker, Reed Exhibitions’ director, industrial. “Having these prestigious and high profile awards co-hosted during the show is an important element of positioning AIMEX as being more than an exhibition – rather it’s a week when the mining industry comes to Sydney.

“We are only too happy to talk to other companies and industry organisations about incorporating and cross-promoting events, meetings, seminars and conferences alongside AIMEX,” said Baker. “We are delighted to be working together with the organisers of AIMEX in 2011 to present our eighth annual Prospect Awards,” said Latimer.

“It will provide a unique opportunity to increase the profile of the Prospect Awards – and further industry recognition of the achievements the winners of this year’s awards, which will be announced at a gala event on the evening of Wednesday September 7, the second night of AIMEX.”

Latimer said this year’s Prospect Awards have also been expanded to include two additional categories.
“In addition to bringing back the coveted Young Achiever of the Year award, we are also adding awards for Exceptional Community Interaction and for Mining’s Woman of the Year. “These two new awards highlight a side of the mining industry that is often ignored within Australia,” he said.

The Community Interaction of the Year Award will look at those who have made a real difference for the local region and who are an integral part of their community.

Mining’s Woman of the Year award is designed to recognise those women who make an impact in the mining industry every day, as well as showcasing the modern mining industry’s “fair go” attitude. “Despite being seen as a completely male-dominated industry, women in the mining industry have long played an important role – and one that is ever-increasing,” Latimer said.

“These latest awards are designed to underscore the growth of mining within Australia and the many different ways in which the industry is supporting the nation.

Nominations for the Australian Mining Prospect Awards are free.

Bookings for the Prospect Awards gala dinner, to be held at Doltone House, Darling Harbour, on Wednesday, September 7, are now being taken.

To nominate a company, project or an individual, to find out more about the awards, or to book for the awards dinner, go to, call 02 9422 2352, email

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