Internationally recognised keynote speakers have been confirmed for the Metplant 2019 Conference. Keynotes include CEEC Medal winner Aidan Giblett, from CEEC Sponsor Newmont-Goldcorp, CEEC Director Joe Pease from Mineralis, and CEEC Director Greg Lane from CEEC Sponsor Ausenco. Other keynotes include Dr Kathy Ehrig from BHP, Dean David from Wood, Steve Morrell from SMC Testing, Emeritus Laureate Professor John Ralston from University of South Australia, Peter Munro from Mineralis, and John Vagenas from Metallurgical Systems.
To be held in Perth, Western Australia, on 9 and 10 September, Metplant 2019 brings together a broad range of disciplines from across the minerals industry to discuss and review developments in plant design, optimisation and operations.
The theme of the conference is Metallurgical Plant Design and Operating Strategies – World’s Best Practice, with topics including:
- geometallurgy, mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, biometallurgy and pyrometallurgy
- whole of life planning and operations
- water, emissions and tailings management
- design of metallurgical plants – greenfield, brownfield and expansions.
The conference program has been announced and is available for download. In addition to sessions from 38 presenters, delegates can attend the concurrent exhibition, which will showcase more than 60 exhibitors.
The conference will be immediately followed in Perth on 11-13 September by the World Gold 2019 Conference, which returns to Australia for the first time in six years.
The World Gold Conference series is a joint venture between The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM), the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
World Gold keynotes have been announced. They include CEEC Director Simon Hille from CEEC Sponsor Newmont-Goldcorp, and CEEC’s founding Chair Elizabeth Lewis-Gray from CEEC Sponsor Gekko Systems. Keynotes also include Northern Star’s Bill Beament, Regis Resources’ Jim Beyer, Prof Eksteen from Western Australian School of Mines, Ian Glacken from Optiro, Dr Vanessa Guthrie from the Minerals Council of Australia, Dr Steve Morrell from SMC Testing, and Daniel van der Spuy from Process IQ.
World Gold will include all aspects of gold mining, including exploration, geosciences, mining (including geotechnical aspects), metallurgy (processing), environment and related themes.