Global from Australia – MetPlant 2023 dates and keynotes announced plus Call for Abstracts

The MetPlant Conference Organising Committee is now inviting abstract submissions for presentation at the next AusIMM MetPlant conference, which will be held in Perth, Australia and online from May 29-31, 2023.

MetPlant showcases the world's best practice in metallurgical plant design and operating strategies, attracting resources professionals across all mineral commodities. The details of the upcoming conference were announced at AusIMM’s MillOps conference in Brisbane in June, including the keynote presentations by Joe Pease from Mineralis (also CEEC Director and past Chair), Kathy Ehrig from BHP Olympic Dam and John Vagenas from Metallurgical Systems.

The theme of MetPlant 2023 will be ‘World's Best Practice in Metallurgical Plant Design and Operating Strategies’. Collaborative papers between clients, engineers and designers are strongly encouraged.

Abstract submissions are now open for the conference, and authors can submit an abstract here by June 24th, 2022. Other key dates for authors include draft paper submission on December 19th, 2022 and final drafts due on March 6th, 2023.

Convenor of MetPlant Conference Series (and CEEC Advocate) Janine Herzig said: “I invite you to get busy on your submissions - contemporary case studies that demonstrate world’s best practice in metallurgical plant design, expansion, commissioning and operation. Themes of interest also include process safety and ESG in autonomous operations, modularization of plants, acid integrity remediation, brownfields projects, carbon footprint reductions, project management, social performance and designing for renewable energy.”

Abstracts that are accepted by the Conference Organising Committee will be subject to peer review. The selection criteria include relevance to the conference theme, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and presented during the technical sessions. All presenting authors are required to register, pay and attend the conference.

The organizers will be offering presentations onsite as well as on the virtual platform. Presenters are encouraged to present in-person where possible, with an option of pre-recording presentations for our virtual platform if they are unable to travel.

Registrations are not yet open for the event, but if you are interested in attending you can subscribe here to get up-to-date conference announcements.