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As Europe's largest mining investment forum, you will hear from some of the greatest leaders in mining, investment, and finance with more than 250 speakers providing the latest market commentary, project updates and insights in tackling the big challenges facing the industry.

Throughout the three-day conference programme, you’ll also hear project updates from more than 100 mining companies, enabling investors to understand management’s vision for the business, the level of financing required, the upsides as well as the risks involved with the project, along with some of the most compelling reasons to invest.

Dr Ali Soofastaei

SpeakerDr Ali Soofastaei


Innovative AI

Dr. Ali Soofastaei is a global artificial intelligence (AI) industrial projects leader, an educational programs instructor, international keynote speaker, academic editor, and professional scientific author.

He established the Soofastaei Institute aimed to develop the innovative application of advanced analytics and AI to tackle business challenges in different industries. This institute covers a variety of businesses, education, and publications activities in the field of applied AI for prediction, optimization, and making decisions for multidimensional systems.

Dr. Soofastaei has been involved in industrial research and development projects in several industries, including oil and gas (Royal Dutch Shell); steel (Danieli); and mining (BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, and Vale). His extensive practical experience in the industry has equipped him to work with complex industrial problems in highly technical and multi-disciplinary teams. Currently, Ali is leading the Soofastaei-Businesses, an organization focused on digital transformation, practical innovations, and value chain improvement by applying integrated AI solutions.

Ali completed his Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia, in the field of AI applications in mining engineering, where he led a revolution in the use of Deep Learning and AI methods to increase energy efficiency, reduce operation and maintenance costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in surface mines. In the past 15 years, he has provided practical guidance to postgraduate students in different prestigious universities across the world as a principal industrial advisor. Recently, he founded an educational organization named Soofastaei-Educations. This establishment facilitates and presents educational short-term, medium-term, and long-term courses for different industrial companies and universities as Bootcamp or semester programs.

Dr. Soofastaei has been known as an internationally famous keynote speaker in the field of advanced applied analytics and AI solutions to improve safety, productivity, energy efficiency and decrease total product costs. He is also directing a publication institute called Soofastaei-Publications to publish scientific journal papers and academic reference books with impressive publishers such as Springer, McGraw Hill, CRC Press, Lambert, and IntechOpen.

Dr Ali Soofastaei