Young Mining Professionals Brisbane shine at inaugural Gala Dinner

MEC Mining representatives attended the Gala Dinner held by Young Mining Professionals Brisbane at W Hotel on 23 July 2021. MEC was also a sponsor of the inaugural event, themed “Forging the future of mining”, which attracted over 160 guests in a celebration of promising progress in the mining industry.

Young Mining Professionals (YMP) is a growing international association of mining professionals based in major mining centres across the world. It helps participants in obtaining the skills, support and knowledge to successfully advance their careers, develop a network of contacts within the industry, and identify mining-related investment and career opportunities.

Comedian Steph Tisdell entertained as MC, and attendees heard from keynote speaker Jo-Anne Dudley, Chief Operating Officer of Turquoise Hill Resources – a US and Canadian listed company focused on the development of the Oyu Tolgoi Mine in Mongolia. A Fellow of The AusIMM who, in 2018, was named Queensland’s Exceptional Woman in Resources and one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining, Dudley shared her inspiring professional journey.

MEC’s Manager of Consulting – East Coast, Grant Malcolm, along with Principal Mining Engineer Joanna Krzyzanowska, and Marketing and Communications Manager Emelia Chalker joined YMP members on the night.

“It was a great evening in the company of smart, driven young people who are passionate about our industry,” said Grant Malcolm.

“They are committed to supporting one another, advocating for change for the better, and steering mining into a bright future,” said Malcolm. “We are proud to have sponsored the event and look forward to a continued relationship with YMP Brisbane.”

If you’re a young mining industry professional or from an organisation interested in supporting YMP Brisbane, you can find out more on the YMP website.