2013-03-08 11:22:41 - Conference to offer 30+ speaker presentations and valuable networking opportunities. Industry specialists will focus on cutting edge technology to improve efficiency, sustainability, safety and productivity.
Innovation in mining technology has the potential to change the face of the global mining industry at a time when mining companies are seeking new solutions to enhance sustainability, optimize costs, improve quality, capacity and productivity. Technology is the backbone that can make it possible.
Now in it's 4th edition, the Global Mining Technology Forum will take place on 18-19 September 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each year the conference highlights important topics in the industry. This year it will feature 4 streams namely automation and communication, environment and sustainability, health/safety and productivity. Conference sessions will include topics such as road map to greater automation, building robots that are better equipped to navigate, advanced communication systems within mines, mining innovation
for environmental benefits, mine technology for dewatering, harnessing technologies to reduce mine operational risks, increasing efficiency and cutting wasteful costs, reaching best productivity at every stage of the mining cycle.
“Another excellent event, my second. This is the most relevant conference for the mining industry on the calendar and it was excellent to see the many new countries this year, both presenting and participating. I will be back again, said the Managing Director of Citigold who attended the forum in 2012. Project Director from Worley Parsons noted, “Interesting and valuable information was presented and supported by case studies. Good to see there are great innovative ideas being put into practice
Over 30 speakers are expected to present this year including :
David M. Klaas – Chief Engineer Mining Technology Division at Barrick Gold Corporation USA,
Dr. Sean Dessureault - Director of the Mine Intelligence Research Group at the University of Arizona, and President of Mining Information Systems and Operations Management Consulting Services Inc,
Jorge Brown Segui - Principal Engineer Drill and Blast – Integrated Planning, BHP Billiton Metallurgical Coal
Inus Labuschagne - Senior Manager SHE: Ventilation at SASOL Mining South Africa,
Masoud Sahebkar - Manager Mining Solutions - Teck Resources Limited
Armando Correa De Araujo - CTO Mining Segment, ArcelorMittal
J.J. van der Merwe - Business Development Manager, De Beers Marine Pty. Ltd.
Peter Godxijun - Director, Shenhua Group Corporation Limited (China)
Fred Senekal - Project Leader Mine Robotics, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (South Africa),
Mark Gelsomini - Corporate Director of Information Technology, Dundee Precious Metals
Michael Moore (CSHM, CSHP, CSS, WSO-CSE, ARM) - Senior Health and Safety Manager, Kinross Mining Corporation (USA),
Marinus Du Plessis - Manager, Technical Advisory & Innovation, Exxaro Resources Limited (South Africa)
The conference will host an associated exhibition where technology providers and consultants will showcase latest technologies and solutions that are pivotal to the mining industry. Exxaro and Blank Canvas have joined the forum as mining partners, along with Bartec as exhibitor and Tenova as Logo Sponsor. The forum is supported by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), Association of British Mine Equipment Companies and ACIS- Mozambique.
More information about the 4th Annual Global Mining Technology Forum can be obtained by contacting Sonika Mendjoge at email@example.com
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