2018 has been a transformative year for AusIMM. We have embarked on a major rebuild of our Institute to be a more contemporary, financially sustainable organisation with a stronger external profile.
Our 2018 achievements include launching our online training platform, with our first course focused on JORC best practice; a new, fully mobile responsive website with improved member functionality; a redesigned brandmark that establishes a modern look for our Institute; and our Trusted Voice initiative that builds the profile of all resources professionals through industry, government, universities and the media.
Our acclaimed conferences continue to be an integral part of our strategy. Through these events we showcase the high-quality work of our members. Highlights from 2018 include our Mill Operators’ conference, which attracted a record 565 delegates; our inaugural and popular International Lithium Conference; and this year’s IMARC, of which AusIMM is a proud founding partner, and which attracted 6000 delegates from around the world – making IMARC a truly international forum for resources professionals.
More achievements from 2018 are shown in detail in the Year in Review included with your December Bulletin. I encourage all members to read this and reflect on our remarkable year.
I would like to especially thank Colin Moorhead for his two years as AusIMM President and his many years of strong support for the Institute. I also want to acknowledge and thank Immediate Past President Rex Berthelsen, as well as retiring Directors Alex Atkins and Dale Sims for their years of service.
Thank you to every member for your continued support this year, and have a safe and enjoyable break over the new year.