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Glencore & the BBGG would like to invite you to the final BBGG meeting of 2019 at Rolleston Mine.

WHERE: Rolleston Mine
DATE: Thursday 31 October 2019
TIME: Approximately 10:30 am til 3:30 pm
PPE: Please bring your own long sleeve high-vis shirt, long pants, safety boots, hard hat and safety glasses.

Registration is limited to 45 people.

preliminary agenda (taking into consideration flights & travel time to/from Emerald) is as follows:

10:30 – 11:00 Arrival at Rolleston Mine, visitor sign-in/registration
11:00 – 13:00 Site Welcome/Induction, Technical Presentations
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Pit tour
15:00 – 15:30 Final business & depart from site

When organising travel to site, please consider car pooling to assist wtih parking arrangements for visitors to Rolleston Mine.


2020 Bowen Basin Symposium website now live!

The BBGG has a proud history of presenting the Bowen Basin Symposium (BBS) every 5 years since 1985. The 2020 Bowen Basin Symposium is shaping up to be the most adventurous and exciting Symposium yet.

The theme of 2020’s event is looking “Beyond 2020: The Future of Coal”. This is an opportunity to look back at where we have come from, where we are now and where we are going. 

Please put the dates in your diary, make plans to attend and contribute.  Look out for updates on the Symposium website and/or sign up for membership of the BBGG now.

Keeping up to date with the BBGG

There have been a number of reports that BBGG emails are not getting through to some BBGG members.  Reasons include:

– Out of date contact details
– Company IT policy changes
– Firewalls & SPAM filters

There are some things you can do to help ensure BBGG contact is maintained, and to receive messages about BBGG events and the upcoming Bowen Basin Symposium:

1. Update your contact details on the BBGG website, especially when your employment status changes.

2. Discuss BBGG events in your team meetings and encourage your peers to either confirm their details on the BBGG website, sign-up to the BBGG if they are not already members, or check their junk mail filters to ensure BBGG emails/emails from dgerber@rpmglobal.com are not being blocked.

3. Check your junk mail regularly and stop BBGG emails being blocked by your email client.

4. Confirm that your company’s firewall/SPAM filters are allowing “MailChimp” emails into your inbox. MailChimp is used to distribute bulk emails easily, however, it spoofs the dgerber@rpmglobal.com email address. SPAM filter look for spoofing and if it’s recognised, it will prevent the email from even getting to your junk mail. They may even prevent general emails coming from dgerber@rpmglobal.com. You will need to discuss this with your IT department if you believe this is occurring.

5. Check in on the BBGG website for updates every once in a while.

6. Make contact with the BBGG Secretary if you’re not receiving updates.