27 & 28 OCTOBER 2022



• To encourage the industry to embrace Industry 4.0
• To discuss the value of using drones in mining
• To open a platform for networking


Some of the industry experts at the summit:

Andrew Donald | Survey Manager | Premier Mapping Africa
Chris Kirchhoff | Professional Land Surveyor | 5D Geo
Jamie van Schoor | Managing Director | Dwyka Mining Services
Duncan Lee | GM Sub-Sahara Africa | Ramjack Technology Solutions
Heico Kühn | Chief Operating Officer | The iGlobe Group
Jonathan Bates | Director | VIO Aviation Solutions
Johan van Heerden | UAV Specialist | Leica Geosystems
Gustav Fick | SME: UAV & 3D Scanning, OPTRON
Michael Homveld & Yishika Moodley | Associates, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa


Profile of expected attendees include:

• Mine surveyors
• Mining operation managers
• Mining GIS specialist
• Geomatics specialists
• Land surveyors
• UAV pilots
• UAV training experts
• Civil Aviation Authority managers



DAY 1 – 27 OCTOBER 2022

08:00 Registration and morning refreshments
08:55 Welcome remarks by Conference Coordinator
09:45 Utilising drone mapping and 3d modelling as a foundation for digital twins
Chris Kirchhoff, Professional Land Surveyor, 5D Geo
10:30 Mid-morning refreshments and networking
11:00 Drones: Onboarding a new digital workforce on mine site
Jamie van Schoor, Managing Director, Dwyka Mining Services
11:45 Using drones in underground mines to monitor inaccessible areas
Duncan Lee, Ramjack Technology Solutions
12:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 How drones are contributing to reshaping the mining landscape
• Advanced applications of digital twins and AI in mining
• The utilisation of drones in intelligent asset management and GIS solutions
• Mining rehabilitation and water management
Heico Kühn, Chief Operating Officer, The iGlobe Group
14:15 Reporting and auditing in mining
Johan van Heerden, UAV Specialist, Leica Geosystems
15:00 Wrap up for day one with participants

DAY 2 – 28 OCTOBER 2022

08:30 Morning refreshments
09:00 Flight Preparation equals Professionalism
• Situational awareness to compliance
Jonathan Bates, Director, VIO Aviation Solutions
09:45 Selecting the “Right” sensor for your Mining application
Gustav Fick, SME: UAV & 3D Scanning, OPTRON
10:30 Mid-morning refreshments
11:00 Highwall mapping with all its benefits
Andrew Donald, Survey Manager: Survey Field Operations, Premier Mapping Africa
11:45 Discussing drone laws
Michael Homveld & Yishika Moodley, Associates, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa
13:00 Wrap up, lunch & networking


Our previous events related to drones

• Forestry GIS & Remote Sensing Conference
• Agri Drones Conference


Top benefits of exhibiting

• Broaden customer base
• Entrench themselves with current clients
• Increase awareness of products and services
• Enhance company’s reputation
• Gain access to the latest industry trend information