|Event Start Date||04 July 2019|
|Event End Date||05 July 2019|
|Downloads||Smart Mining 14122018.pdf|
Society in general, and the economy in particular, is evolving at breakneck speed. Old jobs are being lost and new ones are constantly being created. It is likely that mines developed in the next ten years will have a very different staff complement to those currently in production. It is also clear that we are at tipping points for climate systems and for biodiversity: the challenges facing the extractive sector in the coming decades are likely to be much greater than anything in the past century. What does this mean for environmental management? How should we be planning mines to reduce environmental footprints? What skills do we need to do this? Which energy sources will be available and will they have an impact on production? Can we close mines in a way that ensures that viable postmining economies can be established? This conference bridges the gap between practitioners and decision-makers and managers in both the public and private sectors. The intention is to transfer knowledge and to debate the big issues facing regulators, mining companies, labour, and communities in a way that identifi es solutions. The conference will consist of a number of invited keynote speakers who will focus on strategic issues, with the possibility of a workshop included.
The conference should be of interest to anyone working in or with the mining sector, including government and civil society organizations. It would be of particular relevance to advisors, consultants, practitioners, researchers, organized labour, government officials, and specialists working in the following areas:
Conference Co-ordinator, SAIMM
P O Box 61127, Marshalltown 2107 ·
Tel: +27 (0) 11 834-1273/7