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World Gold Conference 2021

Date 18 August 2021
- 20 August 2021
Location Misty Hills Conference Centre, Muldersdrift, Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg
Resources Sponsorship Opportunities World Gold 2021-29072020.pdf
World Gold Announcement-29072020.pdf



The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM,) and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) will jointly convene a World Gold Conference every two years. In 2021 the conference will be eld in Johannesburg, South Africa and hosted under the auspices of the SAIMM.

Several important aspects of the current mining environment will onstitute opportunities and threats for the industry in the foreseeable future. These include:

  • Environmental, safety, and health compliance
  • Social license to operate
  • Gold price volatility
  • Lower grade resources
  • Increasing refractoriness
  • More energy-efficient mining and processing
  • Maximizing long-term optionality