AusIMM MetPlant conference to host notable speakers

The Australasian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) MetPlant conference will be held from September 9–10, immediately followed by the World Gold conference from September 11–13.

Since 2002, the MetPlant conference series has continued to build on the tradition of promoting and imparting knowledge pertaining to world’s best practice in metallurgical plant design and operation.

It brings together a broad range of disciplines from across the industry involved in whole of life planning and operation – from design and maintenance engineers, operations managers, planning engineers, metallurgists and process engineers, environmental specialists, equipment suppliers, service providers and consultants – to discuss and review developments in metallurgical plant design and the optimisation of operations.

The MetPlant organisers are delighted to have secured nine highly regarded keynote speakers from companies including BHP, Newmont Goldcorp, SIMEC, OZ Minerals and Ausenco. With an increased focus on technology, digital transformation, lessons from Silicon Valley, intellectual property, machine learning and AI, MetPlant delegates will be challenged by the concepts presented and impressed with the calibre of the conference.

The inaugural RME/AusIMM Innovation Award will also be presented to the author of the paper judged to be the most innovative.

AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin said that in 2017, AusIMM’s MetPlant conference was attended by 350 delegates from 15 countries, with the conference receiving a record 83 abstracts from all over the world. With the conference being held in conjunction with the World Gold conference, Durkin expected an even larger turn out this year.

More information and registration details are available on the conference website.

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