Resourcing Tomorrow, the world’s leading resource industry event, is set to have the largest miner turnout in its 7-year history. The event, organized by the British Resource Industry Promotions Organisation (BRIPO), will bring together the world’s leading mining corporations to discuss new developments in extraction technology, government regulations, and marketing strategies. This year, some of the world’s top mining operations have confirmed their attendance. China’s Zijin Mining Group, the world’s largest copper company, will be present, as will Russia’s aluminum giant Rusal and Australia’s miner Rio Tinto. All three companies are government-run, yet their combined operations account for an estimated 25 percent of the world’s global mined production. The event will draw mining executives from most of the world’s mining hot spots. Countries like China, Russia, and Australia will be featured prominently, as well as others such as Canada, Brazil, and South Africa. The main focus of the event is to discuss the latest technology and industry developments, which are increasingly becoming more sophisticated and more expensive to implement. Rusal and Rio Tinto, for example, have been testing new techniques for extreme extraction conditions, as well as building automated equipment that can navigate deep underground. Furthermore, Rusal has developed environmentally friendly mining technologies that would reduce waste and minimize energy costs. This has been a primary concern in the mining industry, as mining operations become more energy-intensive. In addition, the event will also address issues concerning trade and government regulation. Rusal and Rio Tinto have been in the headlines lately for their pricing and regulatory strategies. These top miners are often publicly mentioned in debates over the cost of energy, the volatility of mineral prices, and the practicality of environmental regulations. With this year’s massive turnout of mining executives, Resourcing Tomorrow looks to be the most comprehensive event yet. International corporations will gather to talk about the current and future trends in the industry, as well as to discuss strategies to maximize efficiency and profits. It promises to be an important gathering for both mining professionals and industry observers.