|Date||04 July 2019|
|-||05 July 2019|
|Location||Accolades Boutique Venue, Midrand|
Smart Mining Announcement and CFP 06032019.pdf
Smart Mining Photographic Exhibition 01042019.pdf
Smart Mining Prelim Programme 12062019.pdf
Smart Mining Reg form 07052019.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 publiand 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 strategiissues, 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:
1 April 2019 Submission of abstracts for paper / presentation
6 May 2019 Submission of papers / presentations
4–5 July 2019 Conference
Day 1 — Thursday 4 July 2019
Session 1 — Industry 4.0 and the creativity imperative – driving environmental Performance
@ The Verge
Current requirements for the future- and smart-connected mine
4th Industrial Revolution: lessons for Emalahleni from Welkom
Mining-impacted water as a valuable resource: technologies for values recovery
Session 2 — Modernizing the minerals sector to embrace values, people and the environment (WEF Theme) without sacrificing efficiency and production
Economic Complexity and Succession Planning in the SA mining industry
The fit and misfit between Mining 4.0 and Sustainable Development
Mining at the crossroads: Sectoral diversification to safeguard sustainable mining?
Panel Discussion 1 — Social Challenges
Day 2 — Friday 5 July 2019
Session 3 — Mining and poverty – increasing importance of offsets
Mining and processing of ornamental stones in context of job creation in rural South Africa
Is successful resettlement possible with such divergent lender, private sector and community demands and expectations?
The role of innovation in the conversion of Invasive Alien Plant biomass into products for rehabilitating mining land while restoring livelihoods
Session 4 — Mining without biodiversity loss
The Biodiversity Protocol
Session 5 — Social and environmental performance as a value driver, not a cost centre
Community development agreement and its applicability to Finnish Mining Context
Importance of competent assessment of and reporting on socio- environmental liability
Development of the Socio-Economic Technology Initiative (SETI) platform to create a commonly recognised evidence base that can be used as a basis for better development planning
Panel Discussion 2 — Environmental Challenges
This conference is organised by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts for papers, presentations, video clips, podcasts, industrial theatre, sound bites and workshop topics in English for this conference, (an ISBN number will be allocated for papers published).
Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:
Yolanda Ndimande, Conference Co-ordinator E-mail: email@example.com
The 2019 SAIMM Mining Environment and Society Conference – Smart Mining, Smart Environment, Smart Society – has a distinct ‘future feel’. Rather than hark back to the past in requesting poster presentations, this year the SAIMM Organizing Committee invites submissions of photographs that best demonstrate the themes associated with the conference. The fundamental theme to be judged is how well the picture demonstrates the future positive environmental legacy of mining.
Photographs can be submitted without the photographer attending the conference: in this case, there is no submission fee. Anyone who wishes to attend the conference and display a photograph will be charged the normal conference attendance fee.
All photographs accepted will become the property of SAIMM. These photographs will be loaded onto a database, to be accessed and available to all SAIMM members, with appropriate credit to the photographers.
Photographs need not be taken by a professional photographer: amateur submissions are encouraged. Participants are required to send a low-resolution pdf of their submission, along with the attached completed form, to Ms Yolanda Ndimande (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 6 May, following which they will be informed of their successful entry within two weeks. Successful participants are then required to print their own photographs and bring them
to the conference on the day.
The photographs will be judged during the secon day of the conference. There will be three categories of winners, each receiving a token award:
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Co-ordinator.
Conference Co-ordinator, SAIMM
P O Box 61127, Marshalltown 2107 ·
Tel: +27 (0) 11 834-1273/7