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Tuesday 28 August 2018

Workshop 1: MetSoc Plant Operators Forum

 7.30am - 5.00pm
 Brisbane Convention Centre

The inaugural AusIMM Metallurgical Society (MetSoc) Plant Operators Forum is a one day session that will provide a low cost opportunity for operations personnel to engage in discussions on operational challenges and successes covering a wide range of aspects including metallurgical performance, production, maintenance, safety and environmental management. Presentations will be given by operations based personnel from a diverse range of companies including Newcrest, Evolution, Independence Group, Goldfields, Newmont, AngloGold, PanAust and Agnico Eagle.

Topics cover several aspects of plant operations including safety, geometallurgy, flotation, process optimisation and tailings management. The program will allow for opportunities for attendees to discuss the presentations, table specific issues or topics relevant to their site and to participate in discussion forums on all relevant aspects of plant operations.

The AusIMM MetSoc Plant Operators Forum will be held ahead of the Mill Operators conference on Tuesday 28th August in Brisbane, register and join us for what will be an enjoyable and productive workshop.

 

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Lecture : G D Delprat Distinguished Lecture

 6.30pm -8.00pm
 Brisbane Convention Centre

Professor Geoffrey Norman Blainey AC

To celebrate the AusIMM’s 125th Anniversary, the Metallurgy Society are pleased to announce that the 2018 Delprat Lecture Series will be delivered by preeminent historian Professor Geoffery Blainey.
Geoffrey Blainey is one of Australia’s most significant historians. His impeccably researched presentations delivered with humour, reveal breathtaking insight. His vast knowledge and historical understanding reinforce his growing reputation as a futurist in both the economic and business milieu and on social and political trends.

A social and economic historian, his book The Tyranny of Distance (a history of the effect of isolation on Australia) gave the term international currency. He is equally well-known as a social commentator whose penetrating and often provocative statements have made headlines and stirred national debate.
Naturally, Professor Blainey’s lecture will be a historically themed commentary of the Australian mining industry, with a highlight being his memories of personally meeting with GD Delprat and other mining luminaries in the 1950’s. Each lecture will be unique, linking local themes relevant to the location with the importance of mining and metallurgy in Australia’ history.