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Mining Business Optimisation Conference 2015

Date 11 March 2015
- 12 March 2015
We are no longer accepting registration for this event


11 - 12 March 2015
Mintek, Randburg, Johannesburg

Any mine planning activity should explicitly be an optimisation exercise. Optimisation meaning; 'Pick the best option in the time available'. Mining companies aim to increase productivity, reduce unit costs and maximise return on capital. Programmes for business improvement abound.

This conference is an opportunity to leverage collective knowledge and help focus and prioritise those initiatives that matter.

This conference is not for those who want tomorrow to look like yesterday. It is for those who want to improve the future by disrupting the present.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference coordinator
Camielah Jardine
Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email:

•   Share understanding and experience of ongoing efforts to improve the bottom
•   Establish a working framework and reference model for optimisation in the
     mining industry
•  Focus on the initiatives that actually improve value
•   Identify key value drivers across the mining value chain
•   Understand the nature of interconnected activities and the impact of variability
     in the value chain performance
•   Appreciate inherent trade offs in the context of generating extra value.

Who should attend
The Conference will be of value to:

• MRM Practitioners
• Engineers
• Geology Practitioners
• Mine Planning Practitioners
• Mining Consultants
• Mine Management
• General Managers
• Technical Services Personnel
• Head of Operations
• Business Improvement Managers
• Finance and Cost Accountants
• HR Practitioners

Papers are invited on the following topics which are expected to be dealt with during the conference proceedings:

• Portfolio analysis and optimisation
• Optimisation of the mine planning schedule
• Mine planning processes
• Execution across the value chain
• Business and continuous improvement
• Business process framework
• Optimise infrastructure delivery impact on production.

Registration Fees
Please note:

- Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2015, for
  attending this event
- Registration fee does not include accommodation
- Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the 
- Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event

Key Dates
15 Janaury 2015      Submission of abstracts

22 January 2015      Acceptance of abstracts

15 February 2015     Presentation/Paper Submission

11-12 March 2015    Conference

Call for papers
The Conference is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and papers are invited for the Conference.

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:
Camielah Jardine
Conference Co-ordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

Camielah Jardine
Conference Co-ordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923