The Mining Show 2017 returns to the UAE
Held on the 2nd of October until 3 October in the Dubai World Trade Center, United Arab Emirates, The Mining Show is the largest mining and quarrying conference and exhibition for the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and South Asia. Now in its 10th year, The Mining Show continues to provide a platform for the entire mining ecosystem to debate, discuss and develop ideas within the industry. As we focus on rethinking exploration, stimulating investment, pursuing operational excellence and benchmarking regulations, the conference aims at delivering a massive agenda with all the content you need for your business to succeed.
The conference addresses key operational challenges including maintaining license to operate, digital transformation to environmental considerations. This is your chance to meet face-to-face, find out the latest project updates and truly capitalise on the aggregates industry from across the Middle East,
Africa, Central Asia and South Asia.
What to Expect from 2017
The exhibition will be a platform for the natural resources, mining, exploration, construction, Investment and quarrying Industries to showcase the latest technology innovations and services available to the market.
The Mining Show will host a conference to provide visitors access to top government officials and leading mining companies. In this way visitors can learn and see from this experience of the industry leaders who have already developed projects in the Middle East.
The conference will be organized around two important central themes: the production and operations – for producing mines and quarries, government and vendors and the issue of exploration and investment – for investors, juniors, government and service providers.
The event will bring also together investors, mining companies and ministers to promote investment and to optimize operations. There will be presented investment opportunities and best practice methods and practical examples of technology and machinery for operating mining companies.
The main idea of this event and the key challenges are to find a way how to face operation including production efficiency and digitally transforming operations and environmental responsibility.
Leading equipment and service providers will also demonstrate the latest solutions for new projects in the region. Where is a better place to find solutions to challenges and to open the door to fantastic opportunities and meet and form relationships and partnerships.
Incorporating Quarrying & Construction Materials
Back for a 2nd year, Quarrying & Construction Materials 2017 was launched to address the needs of the local market and to provide an annual meeting place for professionals in the aggregates industry.
For 2 days, the region’s largest quarry and construction players, the most innovative pioneers and, champions of sustainability and efficient materials management will all meet in one place.
Rethinking exploration, stimulating investment, pursuing operational excellence and benchmarking regulations, The Mining Show is a catalyst and showcase of innovation across the mining and quarrying sectors.
For more information visit: http://www.terrapinn.com/miningme
5 minutes with... Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, CEO, Tapoly
Founder and CEO of award-winning insurtech firm Tapoly, Janthana Kaenprakhamroy heads up Europe’s first on-demand insurance platform for the gig economy, winning industry awards, innovating in the digital insurance space, and leading with inclusivity.
Here, Business Chief talks to Janthana about her leadership style and skills.
What do you do, in a nutshell?
I’m founder and CEO of Tapoly, a digital MGA providing a full stack of commercial lines insurance specifically for SMEs and freelancers, as well as a SaaS solution to connect insurers with their distribution partners. We build bespoke, end-to-end platforms encompassing the whole customer journey, but can also integrate our APIs within existing systems. We were proud to win Insurance Provider of the Year at the British Small Business Awards 2018 and receive silver in the Insurtech category at the Efma & Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2019.
How would you describe your leadership style?
I try to be as inclusive a leader as possible. I’m committed to creating space for everyone to shine. Many of the roles at Tapoly are performed by women and I speak at industry events to encourage more people to get involved in insurance/insurtech. Similarly, I always try to maintain a growth mindset. I think it’s important to retain values to support learning and development, like reliability, working hard and punctuality.
What’s the best leadership advice you’ve received?
Build your network and seek advice. As a leader, you need smart people around you to help you grow your business. It’s not about personally being the best, but being able to find resources and get help where needed.
How do you see leadership changing in a COVID world?
I think the pandemic has proven the importance of inclusive leadership so that everyone feels supported and valued. It’s also shown the importance of being flexible as a leader. We’ve had to remain adaptable to continue delivering high levels of customer service. This flexibility has also been important when supporting employees as everyone has had individual pressures to deal with during this time. Leaders should continue to embed this flexibility within their organisations moving forward.
They say ‘from every crisis comes opportunity’, what opportunities do you see?
The past year has been challenging, but it has also proven the importance of digital transformation in insurance. When working from home was required, it was much harder for insurers to adjust who had not embedded technology within their operating processes because they did not have data stored in the cloud and it caused communication delays with concerned customers at a time when this communication should have been a priority, which ultimately impacts the level of customer satisfaction. This demonstrates the importance of what we are trying to achieve at Tapoly in driving digitalisation in insurance and making communication between insurers and distribution partners seamless.
What advice would you give to your younger self just starting out in the industry?
Start sooner, don’t be afraid to take (calculated) risks and make sure you raise enough money to get you through the initial seed stage.