|Date||09 June 2021|
|-||11 June 2021|
|Location||The Canvas Riversands, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa|
Diamonds 2021 Hybrid Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities - 01122020.pdf
Diamonds 2021 Hybrid Conference Registration form-09122020.pdf
Diamonds Preliminary Programme-09032021.pdf
Diamonds Source to use-Abstracts received 22102020.pdf
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At this point in time, the event is planned as a hybrid conference with international participation, which will allow for contact and online attendance and presentation. We are still in Stage 1 Lock down in South Africa as a result of COVID-19. We will monitor the situation, and if it appears that the effects of the pandemic are still such as to pose a threat to the health and safety of delegates, or restrictions are lifted to allow for more contact participation and international travel, the event delivery method will be adjusted accordingly.
Please submit your abstracts and papers as these will be peer reviewed and published for all contact and hybrid/online conferences.
The Diamonds – Source to Use conference series targets the full spectrum of the diamond pipeline, from exploration through to sales and marketing. The 2021 conference, the eighth in the series, will focus on advances in the mining and metallurgical aspects as well as many of the downstream and related industries.
Susanna Aletta Carolina Hockaday
Mrs. S.A.C. (Lina) Hockaday (F) nee Stadler, is a Senior Engineer at the Pyrometallurgical Division at Mintek. She joined Mintek in 2002 after obtaining her B. Chem. Eng. (Minerals Processing specialization) and M.Sc. in Extractive Metallurgy at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. During 2002 to 2010 she worked in the commercial projects group on various projects including the recovery of precious metals in liquid iron and the smelting of ores to produce design specifications of an industrial ferrochrome DC arc furnace. From 2011 to late 2015 she took a break from work and had two delightful children, now aged 9 & 6. From 2015 to current, she has been involved in research of new technologies for titanium metal production, chlorination of titanium dioxides in a fluidized bed and the application of renewable energy in minerals processing. Since 2016 she is enrolled at the University of Stellenbosch as a part-time Ph.D. student with the working title of “Solar thermal treatment of Manganese Ores” at the University of Stellenbosch. She is currently involved in the PRéMA project as work package leader responsible for €2 million of research towards advancement of solar thermal process heating technology in manganese ferroalloy production. The PRéMA project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 820561 and is part of the SPIRE group of projects.
Born in Leningrad (now - Saint-Petersburg) in USSR, graduated from Leningrad State University in 1982. Started to work on diamond exploration projects in Siberia in 1981 being a student. Continued as a Senior geologist/Project leader in Diamond Department of All-Russia Geological Research institute. Since 2018 - an Advisor of Chief Executive Officer in AGD Diamonds (Russia) mining Grib pipe, member of Advisory Committee of International Kimberlite Conferences (ACIKC). In 2002- 2017 was a Project leader on diamond exploration operations of ALROSA in North-West of Russia, Angola, Botswana and other territories. Results of works are published in 2 monographs, 60 papers and dozens of geological reports on Geology and Exploration of Mineral Resources. Doctoral research is devoted to development of diamond exploration technologies on covered territories and to prediction of new mines within Siberian, East-European and African platforms.
Burgundy Diamond Mines Ltd
Mr. Ravenscroft has 40 years of experience in the international mining industry, with specific knowledge of diamonds, and a background in exploration, geostatistics, resource evaluation and mine planning. He progressed from technical roles in De Beers and Anglo American in southern Africa to leadership positions in Rio Tinto in the UK, Australia and Canada. He has been involved in operations, projects and M&A in base metals, gold and iron ore across the Rio Tinto group, and was also for many years Rio Tinto’s leading expert on diamond resource evaluation. In an executive role with Cleveland Cliffs Inc., Mr Ravenscroft built a global exploration function focused on diversification through earn-in deals with junior partners and brought several successful projects to an advanced evaluation stage. More recently he has been an independent consultant providing strategic advisory services to a number of global clients, with a particular focus on the diamond sector in Canada. He has served as a non-executive director on a number of boards in Australia and Canada. Mr Ravenscroft has a Masters equivalent from the Paris School of Mines and is a Fellow of the AusIMM.
Paul Zimnisky Diamond Analytics
Paul Zimnisky, CFA is a leading global diamond industry analyst based in the New York City metro area specializing in diamond supply/demand fundamentals. His research and analysis on the diamond industry is used by financial institutions, management consulting firms, private and public corporations, governments, intergovernmental organizations and universities including: HSBC, UBS, Scotiabank, Fidelity Investments, KPMG, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, De Beers, ALROSA, Rio Tinto, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, The International Monetary Fund and the governments of Canada, South Africa and Botswana.
Paul is a regular contributor to leading industry trade journals and websites including: The London Mining Journal, Mining Review Africa, World Diamond Magazine and Jeweller Magazine, and he is regularly quoted by prominent media outlets including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Economist, The Times of India, Agence France-Presse, The South China Morning Post and Xinhua. In addition, he is often invited to speak at institutional investor and industry conferences around the world and has given presentations on diamonds in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Prior to his work as an independent diamond industry analyst, Paul worked in the financial markets industry for over 10 years in capacities including buy-side analyst, high-frequency trader and exchange-traded fund developer. Paul is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in finance. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of New York.
The objective of the conference is to provide a forum for the dissemination of information relating to the latest tools and techniques applicable to all stages of the diamond industry, from exploration through mine design, processing, to cutting, marketing, and sales.
2 ECSA CPD points, 20 GSSA CPD points and 2.5 SACNASP CPD points will be allocated to all attending delegates.
Note that preference will be given to oral presentations accompanied by full papers which will be reviewed for publication in the conference proceedings.
Acceptance of papers for publication in the SAIMM Journal will be subject to peer review by the Conference Committee and SAIMM Publications Committee post-conference.
The conference is being organized by The Southern african institute of mining and metallurgy and papers are invited for the conference.
The format of this conference will be hybrid. Please advise on your submission if you will be presenting in person or virtually. Virtual presentations will be streamed live or prerecorded.
Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers in English. The complete Proceedings volume will be made available on the internet for public access after the conference.
Limited sponsorship (registration only) may be available to students presenting papers. applications for such sponsorship will be considered only on the acceptance of a full paper.
Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:
Camielah Jardine Head of Conferencing:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, SAIMM
P.O. Box 61127, Marshalltown 2107, South Africa
Telephonic enquiries may be made at
Facsimile +27 11 838-5923 or E-mail: email@example.com
CALL FOR PAPERS
30 November 2020 Submission of abstracts (both oral and poster presentations) 14 January 2021 Submission of final papers
11 December 2020 Acceptance of abstracts
9–10 June 2021 Conference
14 January 2021 Submission of final papers
Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact
The Canvas Riversands: Measures taken regarding COVID19
Johannesburg, 12 March 2020
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