Johannesburg hosts GMSG workshop

Date: August 20, 2014

Venue: Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) was formed as an international body to advance the utilisation of standards and guidelines in the global mining industry. The need for and benefit of standards and guidelines for the mining industry is to facilitate improvement in safety, productivity, cost, and efficiency for common industry business and operating functions. GMSG enables collaboration and focuses on 4 priority objectives:

  • Centre of facilitation for multi-stakeholder efforts to address common challenges
  •  Information & knowledge centre: ‘hub of knowledge’ and global network
  •  Identification/utilisation of existing standards and practices
  • Drive/support standards and guidelines developments

With over 50 sponsoring member companies and participants from around the globe, participants come from mining companies, OEMs, technology suppliers, consultants, academics, and contractors; all mining industry stakeholders are welcome. GMSG spans the globe with members currently in six continents and is supported by 5 Partner Organisations: AusIMM, CIM, SME, SAIMM, and SMART.

This workshop will highlight some of the more recent advances by GMSG working groups, including the Industrial Comminution Efficiency Working Group, developing guidelines to standardize metrics for energy efficiency in comminution including the Bond Model and Morell method, and develop a database to enable comparison and ranking in conjunction with CEEC.

For further informaton contact: Head of Conferencing, Raymond van der Berg, SAIMM, P O Box 61127, Marshalltown 2107

Tel: +27 11 834-1273/7 • Fax: +27 11 833-8156 or +27 11 838-5923 • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Website:

Download the full Workshop announcement here.