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Heavy Minerals Conference Announcement & CFP-30112022.pdf
Heavy Minerals Conference Final Programme 16082023.pdf
Heavy Minerals Sponsorship Packages-17072023.pdf
SAIMM Event Registration Process-14032022.pdf
Zimbali Updated Attractions 18012023.pdf
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This series of conferences was started in 1997 and has run since that date. The Conference alternates between South Africa and other heavy mineral producing countries. It provides a forum for an exchange of knowledge in all aspects of heavy minerals, from exploration through processing and product applications. This is a strictly technical conference, and efforts by the Organizing Committee are aimed at preserving its technical nature. The benefit of this focus is that it allows the operators of businesses within this sector to discuss topics not normally covered in such forums. The focus on heavy minerals includes the more obvious minerals such as ilmenite, rutile and zircon; and also other heavy minerals such as garnet, and alusite, and sillimanite
The HMC series of conferences has previously been focused on mining and processing of heavy minerals. Whilst this conference will still focus on these important issues, there is a shift in focus to include some of the more strategic risks affecting this industry. With the recent global changes such as climate change and its effect on operations close to sea level, the energy crisis and its effect on the economics of smelting and geopolitical risk and its effect on supply chains dependent on unfriendly countries. The future of the industry is now at risk from such changes which are outside of its immediate control. Failure to recognise these significant risks could impact the entire future of the heavy minerals industry. There are also time constraints on finding solutions to such issues. This conference will attempt to high light some of those risks and to suggest possible mitigation measures
Zelmia started her career in iron ore, evaluating the properties of Iscor iron ore in price negotiations with India and China. She moved to coal process engineering in 2008, where she was exposed to both LSTK and EPCM projects. This offered her the opportunity to become involved in the full project life cycle, from the tender and adjudication phases to creating and reviewing BOOM, BOOT, and commercial contracts, to contracts close-out. She also had the opportunity to be involved in carbon, coal, and coking coal projects in India and China and worked with multi-disciplinary teams in both countries until 2011.
In 2017 she was offered an opportunity to move from a highly specialized environment into a leadership role and she became the Commissioning Manager of the R5 billion Grootegeluk Expansion Mega-Project in Lephalale. This was a turning point in her career and her experience has highlighted the importance of building relationships, effective stakeholder management, diversity and inclusion, and innovation in the success of any mega project.
She now not only believes in the power of knowledge, but also the power of relationships, connection, innovation, and learning. She wants to build a safe space for team members to grow into a diverse, high-performing team where innovation can flourish.
Zelmia is also involved with the SAIMM, where she started with the annual SAIMM Student Colloquium. She has since been one of the Steering Committee members for the Technical Programme Committee (TPC), involved in the SAIMM’s Committee: Diversity and Inclusion in the Minerals Industry (DIMI) and serving as an Office Bearer.
Chairman and Managing Director, IREL (India) Limited
Having rich and varied experience spanning over more than three and half decades in the field of Strategic Corporate Planning, Project Management, Production Planning & Control, Quality Control & Quality Management System, Human Resource Management, Skill Development & Industrial Training.
Prior to present assignment, worked as Director (Marketing) IREL, Director (Corp. Planning & Business Development) at EDCIL (India) Ltd.
Graduation in Engineering, M. Tech in Industrial Design and M.B.A in Marketing.
Having credential of association in various projects under World Bank, OPEC and Asian Development Bank including prestigious projects of Central Govt.
UNIDO fellowship in Germany.
Credited with over 65 presentations in international mineral and other conferences
Prof Francois Engelbrecht
Director and Professor of Climatology Global Change Institute, University of the Witwatersrand
Francois Engelbrecht is Distinguished Professor of Climatology and Director of the Global Change Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He specializes in climate model development and the simulation of climate variability and change in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. Engelbrecht has established extensive regional climate modelling capabilities in South Africa, and leads the development of an African-based Earth System Model. He served as an invited Lead Author of the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC (2018) as well as of the Assessment Report Six Working Group I report (2021). Currently serves as co-chair of the Scientific Steering Group of CLIVAR of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), co-chair of the Joint Expert Team on Earth System Implementation of the World Meteorological Organisation and as elected President of the South African Society of Atmospheric Sciences.
Executive Chairman, TZ Minerals International, Australia
David has 32 years professional experience, with 20 years global management consulting to boards, C-suite and the global financial community. He holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Masters of International Finance and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David is the Executive Chairman of TZMI a member of the Markets and Strategic Services team working for clients on a wide variety of global projects across opaque mineral, metal and chemical sectors. David also serves on external company boards.
Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts of not more 500 words, in English. Please email abstracts and requests to be added to the conference mailing list to Gugu Charlie: Conference Co-ordinator, SAIMM at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professionals specialising or working in the areas of:
As well as the following industry professionals are invited to participate:
Wednesday, 23 August 2023
Delegates will get the opportunity to visit Richards Bay Minerals mining operations and then proceed to the smelter and processing areas. For more information about Richard’s Bay Minerals…
POST CONFERENCE TECHNICAL VISIT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
*The early bird registration is valid until 22 May 2023
Early SAIMM/SAGA/GSSA Member
Early Non SAIMM/SAGA/GSSA Member
Non SAIMM/SAGA/GSSA Member
Southern African Academics
For detailed instructions about the event registration process, please download the PDF helpfile...
Download a detailed sponsorship prospectus on the left or contact the Conference Coordinator
Tel: 27 11 538 0238
About the Conference Venue
Located in a luxury eco estate with insanely beautiful Indian Ocean views, less than 15 minutes from King Shaka International Airport. SET IN A TROPICAL FOREST that unfurls into the ocean, the resort blends organically into a lush natural landscape. A magnet for fun seekers, families, couples, solo explorers and business travellers; the resort is far enough removed to allow you to step back and take time to enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
For more information on leisure activities in the Zimbali, please download the PDF Updated attractions
The Capital Zimbali
Accommodation at The Capital Zimbali is at a discounted rate of R3 250 per night. Accommodation is bookable in Protel and on the Website.
Rate Name: SAIMM
Booking Link: CLICK HERE TO BOOK
The Capital Zimbali does have a shuttle service (from the airport) based at the hotel.
Delegates can contact them directly to arrange a shuttle
Ulwandle Travels - email@example.com
For bookings, contact Chiméne and quote ref: SAIMM
Self- Catering luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments
One-bedroom apartment R2 500 per night
Two-bedroom apartment R3 500 per night
*Price includes housekeeping and excludes meals
At Doms B&B
The Vineyard on Ballito
Jakita’s Ballito Guesthouse
Coco der Mer Boutique Hotel
Zimbali View Eco Guesthouse
La Perle Ballito
Fairways Boutique Hotel
Petit Provence B&B
Conference Coordinator, Gugu Charlie.
Tel: 27 11 538 0238