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5th Young Professionals Conference 2020

Date 17 March 2020
- 18 March 2020
Location The Canvas Riversands, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa
Resources 5th YPC Conference Registration form-12102019.pdf
ANNOUNCEMENT 5th YPC conference 20082019.pdf
Young Professionals Conference 2020 - Sponsorship-11092019.pdf


Innovation and research into mining technology is necessary to position Africa as a world leader in minerals production and beneficiation. The Young Professionals Council is pleased to host a unique, two-day conference that will showcase a broad range of emerging research and innovation from young professionals in the metals and minerals industry. Presentations will focus on new technology, tools and techniques relevant to exploiting Africa’s mineral resources safely, competitively and sustainably.


  • a broad range of topics covering the entire mining value-chain will give a quick sense of developments in the field of mining and metallurgy
  • a large body of research at Masters, PhD and Post-doctoral level will give insights into emerging themes and advances in the minerals and metals knowledge-areas
  • a focus on innovative practices, technological applications and case-studies from mining operations and research institutions will give the practicing professional an opportunity to learn about new tools and techniques relevant to their work
  • a gathering of diverse professionals within the metals and minerals community will give delegates an opportunity to obtain exposure, build reputations, further their careers and network with peers and leaders in the African Minerals Industry