3rd Young Professionals Conference 2017

Introduction

UNLOCKING THE FUTURE OF THE AFRICAN MINERALS INDUSTRY: VISION 2040

 9–10 MARCH 2017 | INNOVATION HUB, PRETORIA

It is recognised that we live in an era characterised by accelerated change, overwhelming complexities and tremendous competition, all of which result in considerable uncertainty about the future. The challenge for young professionals in this time is to create a vision for mining in Africa that will inspire confidence for the future. Young professionals must create a roadmap that describes the steps neccessary to realise the vision.

In setting the strategic direction to achieve the vision, these are a few of the questions that must be answered:

  • What are the policies that should be developed and implemented to transform the status quo to the envisioned mining environment?
  • What are the technical solutions that need to be pursued?
  • What are the human capital needs that must be satisfied?
  • What are the economic conditions required?

This conference will provide a platform for young professionals to interact with peers and industry thought leaders to drive the dialogue towards unlocking the future of the African minerals industry.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Coordinator
Camielah Jardine
Conference Coordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Email: camielah@saimm.co.za

Objectives

Objectives

  • To provide an opportunity for Young Professionals in the Minerals and Mining Industry to showcase their post-graduate work and experiences.
  • To provide opportunities for young professionals to obtain exposure, build reputations, further their careers and network with peers and leaders in the African Minerals Industry.

Who should attend

Who should attend

This conference should be of value to all professionals across the entire minerals industry value chain, including:
• Exploration
• Geology
• Mining
• Mineralogy
• Geotechnical engineering
• All metallurgical fields
• SHE practitioners
• Industrial relations and community involvement

Topics

Topics

Technical papers on design, research and development and current practices and processes in the following areas; amongst others:

GEOLOGY, MINERALOGY AND ANALYTICAL SUPPORT SERVICES
• Exploration
• Resources and reserves evaluation
• Permitting and compliance
• Sampling and Geostatistical analysis

METALLURGY AND PROCESS
• Extractive
• Physical
• Beneficiation

MINERAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
• Rock engineering and slope stability
• Mine planning and optimisation
• Survey and valuation
• Ventilation and occupational environment management

MINING (SURFACE & UNDERGROUND)
• Mine design and engineering studies
• Material handling
• Shaft sinking
• Equipment

MINERAL POLICY AND MINERALS ECONOMICS
• Governance, compliance, transformation
• Policy making and regulations
• Project valuation and finance
• Investment decision making

SUSTAINABILITY
• Stakeholder relations
• Mine reclamation and closure
• Risk management
• Environmental and waste management
• Energy and Water engineering/management
• Community welfare

HUMAN CAPITAL & TALENT MANAGEMENT
• Education
• Training and skills development
• Industrial relations

OTHER
• Occupational health and safety
• Product marketing (supply and demand)
• Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering
• Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Registration

Registration

Please note:

  • Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2017, 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.
  • Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event

Why present a paper

Why present a paper

Presenting a paper is a great opportunity to:

  • Present your work to industry professionals
  • Obtain exposure, build reputation and further your career
  • Network with peers and upcoming key players
  • Familiarise yourself with current developments and exchange ideas on future innovations
  • Have your paper published in the SAIMM Journal*
  • Earn 2 ECSA credits for attending the conference (1 credit per day)

Key Dates

Submit a paper Today

Submission of abstracts:31 August 2016
Acceptance of abstracts:07 September 2016
Submissionof extended abstracts: 07 October 2016
Conference: 09–10 March 2017

Submit the title and abstract of your paper, in English. The abstract should be no longer than 500 words and must be submittedto: Camielah Jardine; Email: camielah@saimm.co.za

Contact

Contact

Camielah Jardine
Conference Coordinator
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Email: camielah@saimm.co.za