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The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Australian Chapter were proud to host the 7th Drill & Blast Down Under Conference at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland on the 8th & 9th of November 2023.

Registration numbers exceeded all expectations with 300+ delegates attending the conference and exhibition over two days. Our exhibitor hall was flourishing with 40+ booths and our conference room was filled with the expertise of 24 local and international speakers discussing all things related to drill and blast. An excellent networking event for our industry in the southern hemisphere.

Opening address at 7th Drill & Blast Down Under Conference 2023 with ISEE President Ryan Brogden

Opening address at 7th Drill & Blast Down Under Conference 2023 with ISEE President Ryan Brogden

The event featured some very knowledgeable speakers from Australia and overseas with contributors from the US, Ireland, Denmark and South America. To view the conference brochure which includes all speakers and their topics visit HERE

We would like to give special mention to our keynote speakers, Dr Sean Brady and his presentation on “How Organisations Sabotage Safety” and Dr Nathan Rouse for his presentation on “Building a Personal or Brand Image from Scratch”. Congratulations goes to Mick Martin for winning The Driller of the Year (DOTY) and a huge celebration goes to Rauf Osterman and his team for Technical Paper of the Year with their paper “Cross River Rail-Blasting AA2 Tunnel under Cavern”.

ISEE Australia would like to thank the sponsors of the conference. We welcomed Platinum Blasting Services back as our Platinum Sponsor for 2023. Plus gold sponsors MTi Group, Orica, Carlson Software, Dyno Nobel, Sun Mining Services. Our coffee cart, conference bag, lanyard and session sponsors included Austin Powder, IEE GLOBAL, Maptek, Action Drill & Blast and LiveMine Solutions. The Australian Chapter appreciates their continued support of this event and our industry group.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 8th Drill & Blast Down Under Conference 2024 in Perth, WA. We have big plans, and we look forward to sharing them with you. If you are interested in speaking or exhibiting at the 2024 event, please contact us today at conference@iseeaustralia.org

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