The Mindanao Association of Mining Engineers, Inc. (MAEM) in coordination with the Mines and Geosciences Bureau RXI (MGB RXI) and Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSEM) will hold its 21st Annual Mining Symposium and Exhibits on June 11 to 13, 2015 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Lanang, Davao City.

The theme for the symposium this year, recognizing the need to address pressing problems on energy and mining, is “Overcoming adversities in energy and mineral development through responsible mining”. Some of the speakers invited are from the Department of Energy and topics include Mindanao Power Situation, Policies Governing Renewable Energy Resource Development in the Philippines and Coal operating Contract.

Activities set for the first day, among others, include tree planting in Davao City Airport, golf tournament at the Rancho Palos Verdes, ecotour in Tamayong Prayer Mountain and cocktails night at the Waterfront Insular Hotel.

Other speakers are from the MGB Central Office who will talk on Responsible Mining in the Philippines: New Regulatory Requirements and Ground Implementation of Executive Order 079 to be delivered by Elmer Billedo, assistant director of MGB. Other topics to be discussed in the second day are: Application of Rock Bolting in Open Pit Mine-Laos Copper Mine, Best Available Technology for Tailings Management: A Move to Dry Stacking, Harmonizing Mine Development and Environmental Enhancement and others.

Prominent invited guest for the main event is Senator Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. who will deliver a speech on the status of the mining industry, the environment and the involvement of the mining industry to economic development of the country. Highlight of the event will focus on discussions about the proposed new mining engineering law.