|Event Start Date||June 6, 2018, 8:00 am|
|Event End Date||June 7, 2018, 5:00 pm|
|Location||Focus Rooms, Sunninghill, Sandton|
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Whatever terminology you wish to use, it is obvious is that the world of work is changing rapidly. The Mining Industry, along the Mining Value Chain, has to be a part of this in order to remain competitive, and to reach its ambition of Zero Harm. Mining businesses in Africa need to join this journey, to stay alive, or be left behind. This event is a showcase and learning experience for people associated with the Mining Industry, to learn about Global Best Practices, to network with global leaders in mining and other businesses, and to do so in an exciting and interactive format that we have never used before. Be prepared to be BLOWN AWAY and to come away excited, informed and modernized!
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a term that describes the digital transformation journey that the world is traveling, at an increasing speed, as every day goes by. What is clear is that within this environment, constant innovation is not only inevitable, but a compelling driver of competitiveness amongst successful global companies.
What is also clear is that mining as an industry, and mining in Africa, must understand where it is on the innovation curve, and develop strategies that do not leave it behind. This requires deep knowledge of the potential impact and value of digitalisation on mining and metallurgical processes, and the understanding of the Internet of (Mining) Things in both opencast and underground mines. Automation, augmented reality, real time information management and control and virtual reality are all components of this journey, but there are also challenges that need to be addressed, especially for the underground environment.
The objectives of this conference are to showcase global thought leadership in digital transformation, in mining, but also in other industries, to understand the ‘art of the possible’, and to gain understanding of how emerging advances in these technologies and applications can be transferred into our industry. Success for Southern Africa’s Mining Industry lies in Collaboration, Open Innovation, and knowledge-sharing unlike ever before. This event thus provides for a timely and appropriate platform from which to make an impact.
Delegates will experience, within this conference:
Delegates will learn where global best practice exists, and how to transfer these practices into local operations. They will also learn how challenges of change management have been addressed, and how people can be taken along this journey.
Also, presentations will inform how data can be collected, screened, transmitted and analysed, for real time decision making at the right kevel within the organisation, so that proactive control can be exercised, and solutions applied, before things go wrong.
Papers, presentations, soundbites or video clips can be submitted for this conference.
Soundbites and video clips must be no longer than 5 minutes. An abstract/sample/title of the video clip must be submitted by 28 February 2018.
If you are unable to travel to the conference but would like to present you can stream into the conference from wherever you are or provide a pre-recorded video.
Papers are called for on any of the following topics:
Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:
Gugu Charlie, Conference Coordinator
Telephonic enquiries may be made at:
Tel: +27 (11) 834-1273/7
Facsimile +27 (11) 838-5923 or
Call for papers/presentations
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