Digitalization in Mining Conference 2020

Date 12 May 2020
- 13 May 2020
Location The Canvas Riversands, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa
Resources Digitalization in Mining 2020 Announcement & CFP 02122019.pdf

Introduction


INTRODUCTION

Whatever terminology you wish to use, it is obvious is that the world of work is changing rapidly.

The Mining Industry, along the Mining Value Chain, has to be a part of this in order to remain competitive, and to reach its ambition of Zero Harm.

Mining businesses in Africa need to join this journey, to remain relevant and sustainable, or be left behind. This event is a showcase and learning experience for everyone associated with the Mining Industry, to learn about Global Best Practices, to network with global leaders in mining and other businesses, and to do so in an exciting and interactive format that we have never used before.

Be prepared to be BLOWN AWAY and to come away excited, informed and modernized!

Background


BACKGROUND

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is the term for the world’s digital transformation journey. Every day, it gathers more pace. Here, constant innovation is inevitable. It now drives competitiveness among successful global companies.

What is also clear is the mining industry, and in particular mining in Africa, must understand where we are on the innovation curve. We need to develop strategies to not get left behind.

This requires deep knowledge of the potential impact and value of digitalization on mining and metallurgical processes. We also need to understand the Ïnternet of (Mining) Things in both opencast and underground mines.

Automation, virtual and augmented reality, real time information management and control are all components of this journey. The underground mining environment in particular, has challenges to address.

Experience


WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

Delegates will experience, within this conference:

  • Keynote speakers from around the globe who are at the forefront of Digitalization
  • Case studies and live stream feeds to global thought leadership
  • Live demonstrations of state of the art technologies, systems and practices
  • Showcasing of the latest developments in Digitalization, applied in real mining environments
  • Networking with global leaders in this area
  • Interactive discussions to address particular challenges
  • A platform to discuss challenges.

Objectives


OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this conference are to showcase global thought leadership in digital transformation, in mining, but also in other industries, to understand the ‘art of the possible’, and to gain understanding of how emerging advances in these technologies and applications can be transferred into our industry. Success for Southern Africa’s Mining Industry lies in Collaboration, Open Innovation, and knowledge-sharing unlike ever before. This event thus provides for a timely and appropriate platform from which to make an impact.

Call for presentations


CALL FOR PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS

Papers are called for on any of the following topics:

  • International and local case studies and success stories
  • Emerging and novel technologies
  • Automation, remote operation and real time management
  • Change management and skills development
  • Monitoring systems and sensors
  • Impacts on health, safety and productivity
  • Data collection and transmission
  • Data analytics
  • Impact on mine planning and optimization
  • Fleet management
  • Oreflow management
  • Digital Strategy.

Key dates


KEY DATES

  • 3 FEBRUARY 2020 - ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION
  • 10 FEBRUARY 2020 - ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE
  • 9 MARCH 2020 - SUBMISSION OF PAPERS/ PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Contact

CONTACT