Top Mining Conferences 2020

A list of the top mining conferences and events in 2020.
February 15, 2020
February 15, 2020

Mining Club

February 21, 2020

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Although the event will primarily be held in the Kazakh and Russian languages, there is plenty of opportunity to be had for international event-goers as the Central Asian mining sector prepares to overtake many of the leading regions in the world.


February 23-26, 2020

Phoenix, AZ

Featuring such giants as Caterpillar and Rio Tinto, this event will provide hundereds of segments for gaining valuable insights and best practices as well as a massive exposition space that will connect various mining industry stakeholders in what will be a watershed decade for the sector.

Metal & Industrial Mineral Processing Exhibition & Conference

March 9-11, 2020

Muscat, Oman

With the development of a new mining law in 2019, Oman is attempting to show its feasibility for establishing a mining sector. This conference will be focusing on the exploration of mining opportunities in Oman as well as the support sectors that will grow with the sector - for mining leaders that are looking for new opportunities, this is a must-go.

GeoConnect Asia 2020

March 18-19, 2020


Although not only focused on mining, the technologies that will be studied at this event will find application in this field as well. From blockchain to AI and geo-spatial mapping, the digital aspect of mining must not be disregarded: various product exhibitions will show why digital technologies will be the key competitive edge that mining will see used in this decade.

Future of Mining Australia

March 23-24, 2020

Sydney, Australia

Organised in conjunction with Australia’s Mining Monthly, it brings together over 400 senior mining industry executives and attendees can expect a top class event experience over the two days: there is a huge emphasis on networking, and representatives of most countries in the Asia-Pacific will be in attendance.

Underground Operators Conference 2020

March 25-27, 2020

Perth, Australia

Primarily focusing on technical applications of new innovations in the mining and extraction fields, this event is best for technicians and executives who want to gain insights on health and safety as well as vertical integration and management aspects of the ever-growing industry.

Mining World Russia

April 21-23, 2020

Moscow, Russia

One of the largest mining exhibitions on the Eurasian Continent, MiningWorld's primary goal is connecting buyers and suppliers of top-of-the-line mining equipment for all phases of the process. The exhibitors list numbers in the hundreds and there will be 4 halls in total to hold the massive event.

Mining Exploration, Innovation & Development Discoveries, 5th Edition

April 28-30, 2020

Guadalajara, Mexico

As one of the largest potential areas for exploration, Central America will be hosting this exploration event with a primary focus on precious and rare-earth metals. Featured speakers include some of the industry's most innovative, and for firms looking to expand into the Latin American area, few events offer this networking and development opportunity.

Digitalization in Mining Conference 2020

May 12-13, 2020

Johannesburg, South Africa

The goal of reducing harm, increasing efficiency and maximizing sustainability, it's no wonder that industry 4.0 has penetrated into the mining space, particularly in the continent that's posed to leap-frog more saturated markets. Best practices, networking and cutting-edge presentations will be the high points of this innovative conference.

ALTA 2020

May 23-30, 2020

Perth, Australia

This conference's schedule is primarily practical rather than academic or emerging - metallurgy, materials science and mining networking opportunities for the industry are the key points. The venue allows attendees to share ideas, innovations, technologies and projects, and develop new contacts and broader networks.

New Zealand Minerals Forum 2020

May 26-28, 2020

Hamilton, New Zealand

Featuring a mine managers' forum as well as an energy users' forum, this event will be exploring New Zealand's opportunities in minerals, as well as the regulatory and legal aspects of the field. Continual Professional Development courses as well as an exhibiton of technological solutions and new discoveries will enrich the conference.

Minexpo Africa 2020

June 10-12, 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

Open to both national and international exhibitors, the mining sector of Africa is showing no signs of stopping its growth. This will be catalyzed by Minexpo, where the latest technology and machinery in mineral extraction, earthmoving, safety equipment and much more, are presented.

2020 World Association of Mining Lawyers Conference

June 14-16, 2020

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Exploring the subjects of Chinese investments into extractive industry in the Balkans as well as increasing the stability and transparency of mining in the region, this event is instrumental for all interested in the mining space in Southeast Europe. Networking will take place between the law, executive and insurance sectors of the mining industry.

Geometallurgy 2020

July 2-3, 2020

Lima, Peru

With the mining industry growing ever-more competitive, processes of geometallurgy will enhance risk models and produce better results for explorers. This event will include the participation of world-class experts who will discuss fundamental and technological aspects, share experiences of implementation and best practices in the area.

Australian Mining Leaders Forum 2020

July 14-15, 2020

London, UK

Connecting the investment and business advantages of the UK with the know-how and resources of Australia, this event will unite the two nations (as well as internationals) in navigating the most challenging decade for Australia's mining sector yet. Networking, discussion and dealmaking will be the primary goal of the event.

Mine Waste and Tailings Stewardship Conference 2020

July 29-30, 2020

Brisbane, Australia

A three-day conference focusing primarily on the pollution and sustainability aspect of the mining industry, much attention will be paid to the academic and regulatory aspect of this development: the event will cover all aspects of life cycle waste rock and tailings management, from site selection and design to post-closure care.

7th International Conference on Mining, Material, and Metallurgical Engineering

August 16-18, 2020

Prague, Czech Republic

Primarily academic in its focus, this event will gather the experts on the field of metallurgical engineering, mineral processing and surface phenomena. It's a prime networking opportunity for researchers, scientists and developers of new breakthroughs in materials science and engineering.

International Conference on Mining and Mineralogy 2020

September 2-4, 2020

Munich, Germany

Germany will be host to one of the largest mining events of 2020, with the aim of establishing new trends in the different fields of Mining and Minerals that are the major departments in engineering. This is a significant conference which brings Scientist, Researchers, Engineers, and Students together in the field of Mining and Mineralogy.

Central Asian International Mining Exhibition

September 16-18, 2020

Almaty, Kazakhstan

For one of the last frontier regions in Asia, this event will guarantee the best talks and expositions on the subjects of prospecting, extraction, refining as well as the legal and political considerations that go into the Central Asian mining sector. It also features representatives of over 15 countries.

MinExpo International

September 28-30

Las Vegas, NV

An expected 40,000 attendees will network, share insights and technology in one of the largest mining events in the world. 3 days of conference sessions will keep attendees busy, but the event also provides a massive exhibition space that houses all aspects of the mining sector from extraction to final use.


October 4-7, 2020

Santiago, Chile

C-level executives will be the primary target audience for this innovative South American mining event - the key networking opportunity will be the in-person visit of several mining operations in Chile, with segments on the latest innovations in mass mining, particularly in the South American space.

International Mineral Processing Congress 2020

October 18-22, 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

This event will unite the academic, mining and government sectors in further exploring the most promising and high-growth regions in the sector. Technical sessions will facilitate knowledge exchange and transfer of the most recent innovations in the area of mineral processing, and plenary sessions will focus on regulations and market outlook.

Future of Mining Americas

October 19-20, 2020

Denver, CO

Focusing on the tailings and waste segment of the mining industry, the conference addresses the key strategic and operational questions that matter from project/operations level management through to the boardroom, connecting the industry to discuss the latest mining innovations and technologies.

Int'l Mining & Resources Conference

October 26-29, 2020

Melbourne, Australia

The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is where global mining leaders connect with technology, finance and the future. It is Australia’s largest mining event bringing together over 7000 decision makers, mining leaders, policy makers, and investorss from over 100 countries to Melbourne for four days of learning, deal-making and networking.

MiningTech Africa

November 19-20, 2020

Johannesburg, South Africa

As the mining space in Africa grows increasingly competitive, MiningTech Africa attempts to put those in the mining industry in touch with entrepreneurs and businesses that can provide that edge to push them forward. Speakers, networking and a product showcase should have plenty for anybody in the African mining markets.

Mining Investment Latin America

October 29-30, 2020

Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

With Central America growing as a destination for precious metal mining in particular, this event will serve as a platform to get access to agenda covering latest industry issues, exhibition floor as well as 1-2-1 meeting matching tool for new partnerships & business opportunities.

South Australian Exploration & Mining Conference

November 27, 2020

Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide, AustraliaSAEMC is an annual collaborative event that brings together both the exploration and mining industries in South Australia. Now in its 17th year, it is an opportunity for active mineral explorers and miners to present succinct technical updates of their activities on their flagship South Australian mines and exploration projects.

Geoscience Forum 2020

December 3-4, 2020

Strahan, Tasmania, Australia

The purpose of this forum is to assemble Geoscientists in one place to share their progress in exploration, mining and research, primarily regarding Tasmania. The academic tone of the conference will hold the most value for those looking for long-term investments in methods and exploration in this region.