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Mine Planning School 2014

Date 15 July 2014
- 16 July 2014
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

SAIMM and University of the Witwatersrand School of Mining Engineering are hosting the ....


15 - 16 July 2014 | New Mine Design Lab, Chamber of Mines Building, The University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand, School of Mining Engineering has a Mine Design Laboratory with 100 computers. The SAIMMʼs Mine Planning Forum has previously clearly highlighted the limitations in currently available mine planning skills.

The 2012 Planning School was well received and there seems to be sufficient support
for it to be successfully repeated in 2014.

On behalf of the SAIMM and the organising committee we would like to thank the following sponsors for their invaluable contribution:

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Sponsorship Opportunities
Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Coordinator

Cameron Nagel
Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923


Using a backdrop of a generic description of the mine planning process, provide a platform for the mine planning fraternity to explore best practices, and share experiences, in
order to create a learning experience that will increase their competencies.

This will be supplemented by presentations on best practice and displays of state of the art mine planning tools.

Who should attend

* Mine planners and practitioners
* Mine designers
* Technical support
* Cost and financial modelers
* Chief planners
* Mineral resource managers
* Mine managers responsible for planning
* Consultants
* Independent mine planning consultants


The following topics will be featured in the school:
 - Mine planning as a multi-disciplinary process
-  Geo-modelling-structure and grade
-  Mine design and scheduling in different mining environments
-  Technical support modelling (e.g. Eng, Rock Eng and Vent)
-  Cost modelling and optimisation
-  All of the above to be industry practiitioners with real models
-  Supplementary academic and practical presentations on MRM, MAM, IT tool
   capabilities as time permits or requires.

Registration Fees

Please note:
-  Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2014 for
    attending this event
-  Registration fee does not include accommodation
-  Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.


Cameron Nagel
Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923