Global Mining: Overcoming Challenges--Minimizing Environmental Footprints

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Paul Mitchell, Secretary General, International Council on Mining and Minerals, will provide an overview of global mining in today's economy. Mr. Mitchell will discuss the challenges facing mining industry executives today and how to deal with them now and in the future.

In a free Xtalks webinar on April 10, 2006, Paul Mitchell, Secretary General, International Council on Mining and Minerals, will provide an overview of global mining in today’s economy.

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Xtalks is pleased to present the Global Mining: Overcoming Challenges - Minimizing Environmental Footprints Web Conference, featuring Paul Mitchell, Secretary General, International Council on Mining and Minerals, will provide an overview of global mining in today’s economy.

In this new global economy the mining (minerals and metals) industry faces a series of common challenges. The need to meet the growing expectations of customers, consumers, civil society and public authorities looms heavily on the sector as the many regimes and regulations by local and federal government organizations places tremendous pressure on the success of the Industry. The future of the industry now lies on its ability to successfully meet these challenges.

There is a clear need for a more formalized means to provide cohesive programs and response. This web conference equips executives in the mining industry with the knowledge base to deal with the current and future challenges, including:

  •     Environment
  •     Health and Safety issues.

The web conference is sponsored by Golder Associates, who will host a workshop following the keynote presentation and before the Q&A session.

About the Keynote Speaker

Paul Mitchell has been Secretary General of the ICMM since September 2003. Prior to that, between 1999 and 2003, he was CEO of the international development and humanitarian organization CARE Australia, a member of CARE International which is the world’s largest development NGO operating in over 70 of the world’s poorest countries. From 1994 to 1999 Paul was MD for Australasia of Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a leading international environmental and engineering services company. In the period from 1984 to 1994, he was joint Managing Director of Mitchell McCotter and Associates, an Australian based environmental consultancy focusing on the resources sector. He has had extensive policy and site level experience in the mining and metals sector.

He was educated in Australia and the USA, and has qualifications in earth and engineering sciences, regional planning and business management. In 2004 he was admitted to the Order of Australia for services to the community, environmental resources management and planning.

About Golder Associates

Golder Associates is a premier global group of consulting companies, specialising in ground engineering and environmental services. By fulfilling client’s needs and building strong client relationships, our people have made Golder Associates one of the most trusted sources of professional services in the world. We have worked hard to earn our reputation, built on the quality of our professionals and the success of our clients. Operating as an employee-owned group since its formation in 1960, Golder Associates has created a unique culture with pride in ownership and a commitment to providing technically sound and cost-effective consulting and contracting services. We develop close working relationships with clients to understand the specifics of the complex environments in which they operate. It is this understanding that enables us to help our clients succeed. Golder Associates’ Worldwide Offices Golder Associates has experienced steady growth for more than four decades and has more than 4,500 dedicated people operating in local companies, with offices across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Our growth and diversity of services have paralleled the needs of our clients as they operate in an ever-changing and complex global environment.

About Xtalks

Xtalks (recently featured in the London Times article Conference call that spans the globe) brings industry experts to executives’ desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. By leveraging the best of hi-speed Internet and telecom technology, Xtalks provides a fantastic forum for highly interactive communication. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts. Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies (, including Honeycomb Connect, a leader in executive networking, event management, web conferencing, publishing, and digital media with offices in North America and Europe.

“Xtalks' webinar brought together the top end users, technology vendors, and thinkers in the space,” says Ed Hess, Editor of Integrated Solutions Magazine, referring to a previous Xtalks’ event. “As a media sponsor of the event, we were ecstatic to see the level of commitment and execution that Xtalks showed in making the event a huge success. It was informative and filled with new and fresh insights. The Q&A session was highly interactive and addressed a range of issues. In terms of online events, it set a standard that others will have trouble matching."

For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to enquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit or contact Karen Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, at phone: 312-977-1166 x1209.

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