AGENDA

 

Dubai, 2 - 3 October 2017

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Oct 208:45
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Organisers welcome

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David Beguely, Managing Director, Terrapinn Middle East FZ LLC
Oct 208:50
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Official welcome address

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H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister, Ministry Of Energy UAE
Oct 209:00
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for Deputy Ministry for Mines & Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia
Oct 209:10
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for Deputy Ministry for Mines & Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia
Oct 209:30
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Ministerial address

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Reserved for Minister of Mining
Hilal Mohamed Hamood Al Busaidi, CEO, Public Authority for Mining
Oct 209:40
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Keynote: Defying the great big bear and navigating exceptional territory

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  •     The world of mine investment strategy, economics and their impacts in 2017 and beyond: booms, busts, blow-overs and saying “bye-bye!” to normality
  •     The ingenious investor: how to make uncertainty useful
  •     Bulls vs bears: have we bottomed out?
Oct 210:00
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Keynote: Energy priorities, power challenges and the potential of renewables in mining

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  •     Reducing operational energy costs: exploring power and energy options
  •     Implementing integrated resource planning: sparking the culture and mindset of efficiency and sustainability
  •     Defining your energy strategy and why alternatives should be part of the mix
Alfredo Lamego Duarte, Global Senior Category Manager - Energy, Anglo American
Oct 210:20
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Keynote: Responsible leadership in the sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources

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  •     Leading exponential innovation with resource efficient technologies and life-cycle solutions
  •     Reinforcing the vision of a sustainable world: leadership in creating a positive footprint
  •     The OEM’s role in automating sustainability and energising the future
Markku Teräsvasara, President & CEO, Outotec
Oct 211:20
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Panel: Strategic production in a world of shocks and shifts

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  •     Managing production of bull and bear metals
  •     Overcapacity and oversupply: the new normal of supply-demand dynamics
  •     Exercising production flexibility to protect position
Oct 211:20
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Ministerial address: Updates on mining industry of Sudan

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  •     Exploring new investment opportunities, titles and licenses
  •     Steps to pursuing mining exploration in Sudan
  •     Working to make Sudan a favourable and pro-business destination
H.E. Osheik Mohamed Taher, State Minister, Ministry of Minerals Sudan
Oct 211:20
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Quarry managers open Q&A: Open, interactive panel discussion of quarry challenges and their solutions

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     Loading and transporting
  •     Equipment, vehicles, maintenance and monitoring2.    Crushers
  •     Types of crushers, belts, maintenance and drums3.    Surveying
  •     Surveying technology, drilling, blasting, material handling4.    Quality control
  •     Systems and processes
  •     Health, safety and environment
Afzaal Asghar, Manager Drilling and Blasting, Mining House Company (Al-Ayuni Group)
Mallikarjuna Rao Kommana, Head - Coal Mining Operations, Dangote Industries
Oct 211:30
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Ministerial address: Updates on mining industry of Egypt

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  •     Reform, renew and reengage: Egypt and its policies
  •     Egypt as a top mining jurisdiction in the world
  •     Revising investment models for mining in the 21st century
Fekry Youssef Mohamed, Undersecretary For Mineral Resources, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources - Egypt
Oct 211:40
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Getting long-term operational excellence right

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  •     Applying lean and six sigma: maximising value, minimising waste
  •     Optimising the production value chain and recycling to achieve sustainability
  •     Lessons from lean production and manufacturing from alternative industries
Oct 211:40
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Ministerial address: Mining investment and development in Jordan

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  •     Updates on mining investment and development opportunities in Jordan
  •     Overview of strategies and production sharing agreements
  •     Understanding regulations and frameworks for investment in Jordan
Oct 211:50
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Innovation in rock extraction

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  •     Updates in safe, efficient blasting and extraction
  •     Overcoming outdated technologies for future quarry growth
  •     Fueling uptime with innovation
Afzaal Asghar, Manager Drilling and Blasting, Mining House Company (Al-Ayuni Group)
Oct 211:50
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Mineral geology and investment opportunities of KSA

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  •     Updates on geological mapping and advances
  •     Overview of latest investment opportunities in mineral sector
  •     KSA’s Vision 2030 and where minerals and mining fit in
Oct 212:00
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Accelerating the future of underground mass-mining

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  •     Overcoming technical challenges and uncertainties with large underground mines
  •     Cost efficient excavation with mass-mining
  •     Targeting high-grade ore bodiesReserved for SNC Lavalin
Oct 212:00
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Ministerial address: Mines and minerals in Pakistan

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  •     Introducing new mine laws for investment in Pakistan
  •     Kickstarting mineral booms
  •     Ensuring availability and security of sustainable resources
Muhammad Iqbal, Director General - Mining, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, Pakistan
Oct 212:00
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Optimisation of drill and blast operations

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  •     Establishing safe, efficient and cost effective blasting and use of explosives
  •     Principles of explosive and rock interaction
  •     Exploring explosive types, blast holes and optimum performance
Alajendro Caicedo, General Manager, Emirates explosives LLC
Oct 212:10
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Investing in emerging and foreign mineral markets

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  •     Pushing the hunt for new discoveries in developing mineral markets
  •     Adopting the long-term approach
  •     Sustaining investment in partnerships and skillsEnquire now to sponsor this session
Oct 212:22
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1. Project update: SABIC

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Oct 212:22
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Oct 212:23
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2. Project update: Alara Resources in Oman

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Oct 212:24
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Oct 212:25
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4. Project update: mining in Iraq

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Ali Hussein Alwan, Director General, State Company For Mining Industries, Iraq
Oct 212:26
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Oct 212:27
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6. Project update: Dangote Industries in Nigeria

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Mallikarjuna Rao Kommana, Head - Coal Mining Operations, Dangote Industries
Oct 214:20
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Panel: The mine of the future

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  •     Envisioning the mine of the future: streamlined, safe and productive 24 hours a day
  •     Developing infrastructure required to facilitate autonomous and innovative technology in mining
  •     The future of mining is digital: humans vs robots
  •     ROI: to invest in technology or to invest in commodities?
Oct 214:20
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Ministerial address: Updates on mining industry of Morocco

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  •     Assessing the roadmap of geological infrastructure development
  •     Strategic and operational objectives of Morocco
  •     Facilitating cooperation with international markets 
Addi Azza, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment - Morocco
Oct 214:20
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Ministerial panel: UAE geology and mineral resources: investment laws, regulations and initiatives

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  •     Capitalising on mineral reserves for a diversified economy
  •     Meeting health, safety and environmental regulations: learning and development opportunities
  •     Propelling Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah as leaders in the GCC quarrying market
  •     Updates on investment laws, planning and licensing processes in UAE
  •     Understanding authorities involved and how to work with them
  •     Government initiatives to support UAE mineral development
Ali Hasan AL Sharief, Geological Expert, Fujairah Natural Resources Corporation
Khalid Ali Al Hosani, Geology Expert / Director of Geology & Mineral Resources Dept, Ministry Of Energy UAE
Oct 214:30
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Restarting a mining operation in KSA

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  •     Overcoming challenges of mining in KSA and the GCC
  •     Increasing productivity of underground and processing plants
  •     Developing new gold projects in KSA
Oct 214:50
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Mineral exploration in Central Asia

Stream 2
  •     Topic details to be updated
David Oberhuber, Programme Director – Trade & Investment Facilitation, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)
Oct 215:00
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Photogrammetric software for smart, simple and cost efficient stockpile management

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  •     Effective resource utilisation by managing the object/stockpile in 3D mode
  •     Accurate workflow planning with a full-scale object/stockpile analysis
  •     Limitless software applications according your business needs
Oct 215:00
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Investing in people

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  •     Empowering people through great leadership
  •     Achieving innovation through investing in your workforce
  •     Addressing international standards for people management
Oct 215:10
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Mineral property valuation: guaranteeing ROI

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  •     Evaluating mineral projects: what to consider?
  •     The three valuation approaches: cost, market, income
  •     Techniques for risk assessmentEnquire now to sponsor this session
Oct 215:10
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Investing in MENA markets

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  •     The why’s and how’s of investing in minerals and aggregates
  •     New market entry: who are the local business partners and how to identify them?
  •     Tips for foreign investors looking to enter MENA marketsEnquire now to sponsor this session 
Oct 215:20
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Junior showcase: Ethiopia

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  •     Location, data, stocks
  •     Why invest?
Michael Forrest, Exploration Director, Nubian Gold Exploration
Oct 215:20
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Exploration in Saudi Arabia

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  •     Driving mineral exploration in gold, phosphates, bauxite and gold-copper
  •     Mineral business in Saudi Arabia
  •     Contract mining vs self-mining
Ali Alamri, CEO, Saudi Manajem for Mining Co
Oct 215:20
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Quarry development in Duqm, Oman

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  •     Opening the door for increased mineral exports in Oman
  •     Updates on the next superquarry of the region
  •     Reviewing the expansion programme for future sustainability
Oct 215:30
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Junior showcase: Saudi Arabia

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  •     Location, data, stocks
  •     Why invest?
Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, Executive Chairman, Kefi Minerals
Oct 215:30
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Evaluating potential mineral deposits in Oman

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  •     Updates on geological mapping of Oman
  •     Overview of current operational deposits: marble, chromite, silica
  •     Exploiting future deposits part of strategic long-term plans
Salim Al Busaidi, Chief Executive Officer, Maadin Enterprises
Oct 215:40
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Junior showcase: Tanzania

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  •     Location, data, stocks
  •     Why invest?
Oct 215:40
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Panel: Power and energy: the renewables shift

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  •     Adopting energy efficiency as a strategic priority to reduce operational expenditure 
  •     Assessing renewable options for operational mines and quarries
  •     A look at the long-term ROI for investing in energy efficiency
  •     Can mines and quarries generate 100% of their energy from renewable sources?
  •     Examining solar, wind and hybrid initiatives 
  •     Combating challenges with powering remote sites
  •     Assessing methods of storing and recycling excess power and energy
Alfredo Lamego Duarte, Global Senior Category Manager - Energy, Anglo American
Oct 215:40
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Public-private cooperation

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  •     PPPs: the MENA opportunity
  •     Making relationships with government work
  •     Cases of successful PPP initiatives
  •     Managing timelines and stakeholders involved in large PPP projects
Oct 215:50
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Junior showcase: Eritrea

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  •     Location, data, stocks
  •     Why invest?
Oct 216:00
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Junior showcase: Pakistan

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  •     Location, data, stocks
  •     Why invest?
Muhammad Yusaf, Senior Manager (Mining), Minerals Exploration & Development Organization (MEDO)
Oct 216:00
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Rethinking the optimum energy strategy

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  •     Optimising fossil-fuels, solar, battery and payment systems for best energy performance 
  •     On-grid vs off-grid solutions to manage energy price increase and reliable supply
  •     Case studies to develop, fund and deliver renewable assets
  •     Energy improvements through better alignment and integrationEnquire now to sponsor this session
Oct 216:10
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Conducting due diligence of juniors

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  •     Sourcing the data you need efficiently and quickly
  •     How to use information to analyse a junior, exploration or development mining companyEnquire now to sponsor this session
Oct 216:10
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Maximising usable material from your quarry site

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  •     Advanced geotechnical modelling solutions for material management
  •     Waste minimisation strategies and techniques for quarry operators
  •     Cost gains of reusable materialEnquire now to sponsor this session
Oct 217:00
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Keynote: Digitally-savvy miners: the operator’s architecture for digital transformation

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  •     Developing new skills and business models to compete effectively in an all-digital world
  •     Inspiring change and top-down commitment 
  •     Attracting change agents and championsEnquire now to sponsor this session 
Oct 217:20
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Keynote: Recalibrating the extractives industry for a digitally energised world

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  •     Technological leadership and the innovation adoption curve in a world of disorder
  •     The disruptive operator: staying ahead of competition with technology
  •     Defining the miner’s innovation strategy: achieving breakthrough performance

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Oct 309:00
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Keynote panel: The world of investment, macroeconomics and geopolitical ripples

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  •     Assessing the business impacts of Trumponomics, Brexit and Eurozone crises
  •     Evaluating shifts in mood, sentiment, globalisation and the rise of economic nationalism
  •     Scenario planning to ride the waves of change
Biswajit Dasgupta, Chief Investment Officer, Emirates Investment Bank pjsc
Oct 309:30
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Keynote panel: Strategies for investing in today’s mineral markets

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  •     Approaching investment strategies in foreign mineral markets
  •     Shifting global powers: a look at the mineral contribution to sustainable economies
  •     CEO strategy: anticipating, maintaining and gaining in the new normal
Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, Executive Chairman, Kefi Minerals
Oct 310:00
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Keynote: Improving the long-term approach to investing in operational excellence

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  •     Striving for excellence and avoiding short-term views in a capital stricken climate
  •     Committing feasible long-term investment to operational excellence: adopting lean practices
  •     Finding new productivity gains: learning from alternative industriesEnquire now to sponsor this session
Oct 311:20
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Hazards and how to avoid them

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  •     In-action case studies: cause and control
  •     Integrating hazard identification for sites
  •     Mitigation measures and their implementation
  •     Preparing for an accident investigation
Khuwailid Al Hinai, HSE & Security Manager, Gulf Mining Group
Oct 311:20
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Ministry showcase: Uganda

Stream 2
  •     Growth and outlook of Uganda
  •     Taxes and licensing
  •     Exploration, mining and processing for gold and base metals in Uganda
Mayanja Jackson, Mining Engineer, Ministry of Energy and Minerals - Uganda
Oct 311:20
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Improving operational efficiency of mineral processing

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  •     Utilising world-class technology to ensure competitive leadership of production
  •     Mineral processing innovations in action: crushers, screens, wears and spares
  •     Implementing fully automated operations
Oct 311:30
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Ministry showcase: Tanzania

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  •     Growth and outlook
  •     Taxes and licensing
Oct 311:40
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Top miners’ health tech

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  •     Quality management of workforce health
  •     Prevent and monitor: recording milestones and triggers
  •     Deploying artificial intelligence in underground mines
  •     Monitoring and managing workforces with wearable devices
Oct 311:40
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Ministry showcase: Ethiopia

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  •     Growth and outlook
  •     Taxes and licensing
Belisti Adugna Kebie, Mineral Economist, Ministry of Mining ethiopia
Oct 311:40
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Saving power with optimised crushing chambers

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  •     Re-engineering crushing chambers in the Middle East
  •     Reducing power consumption without compromising crushing capacity
  •     Lowering total costs and reducing voltage to save energy
Oct 311:50
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South Africa mining investment in an African context

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  •     African mining activities and opportunities
  •     Investment environment in South Africa
  •     South African linkages and support for projects into Africa and South Africa
Oct 312:00
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Ensuring safe management of advanced additives and chemicals

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  •     Fertiliser chemical additives – what’s involved?
  •     Innovative products and approaches to chemical and fertilizer management in mining
  •     Helping the mining industry meet complex metallurgical and environmental challenges
Jamal Matalka, CEO, Saudi Specialty Chemical Industries
Oct 312:00
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Indonesia case study: The next trillion-dollar economy?

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  •     Indonesia as a mining destination: options for foreign investors
  •     Revised mining regulations, relaxed export rules and revitalised opportunities
  •     Update on in-country processing and refining requirements 
Oct 312:00
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Fully automated plants and versatile quarries

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  •     Driving innovations in aggregates production with plant automation
  •     Asset integration: feeders, crushers, screens and conveyors
  •     Generating electricity through innovative conveyor management
Christian Drewes, Technical Manager, Quarry Mining LLC
Oct 312:10
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Developing mines in emerging markets

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  •     Establishing access in emerging markets
  •     Commissioning facilities to extract, treat and transport 
  •     Going online and preparing for commercial production
Oct 312:22
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1. Updates on the mining industry of Algeria (discussion led in Arabic)

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Mabrouk Bezaz, Director, Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Algeria
Oct 312:22
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1. Investment opportunities of UAE: geophysical survey results 2002-2012

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Oct 312:23
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2. Mining update from Pakistan

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Muhammad Iqbal, Director General - Mining, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources, Pakistan
Oct 312:24
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3. Project update: Ariab Mining Company in Sudan

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Nasr Eldin Elhussein, General Manager, Ariab Mining Company
Oct 312:25
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4. Project update: Savannah Resources

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Oct 312:26
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5. Project update: Uganda

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Mayanja Jackson, Mining Engineer, Ministry of Energy and Minerals - Uganda
Oct 312:27
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6. Project update: Najran cement in Saudi Arabia

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Oct 314:20
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Junior exploration: the power of discoveries

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  •     Pioneering discovery investing and overview of discovery portfolio
  •     Reviving investor appetite in juniors and exploration
  •     Why juniors will spur the mining rebound
Oct 314:20
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Mastering innovation in mine asset management

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  •     Balancing the engineering and business perspective
  •     Running an automated asset management project with agility and flexibility
  •     Developing and executing your innovative, efficient asset management strategy
Oct 314:20
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Panel: Managing environmental concerns for quarry operators

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  •     Government agendas: climate change, recycling and waste, carbon emissions, biodiversity
  •     Meeting requirements and regulations: looking at internal training and development needs
  •     The quarry managers challenge of increasing output, whilst meeting regulations
Yousef Tayseer, Mining Advisor, Ministry Of Energy UAE
Hithame Al Khodry, Health & Safety Engineer, Fujairah Natural Resources Corporation
Oct 314:40
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The case for long-term leasing

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  •     Considering buy, lease or sell options for mines and quarries
  •     No ‘one size fits all in’ aggregates
  •     Assessing lease accounting rules, leases and contracts
  •     Lease financing vs bank financing
Oct 314:40
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Assets: integrity, ROI and maximising depreciation

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  •     Regular inspective and maintenance of assets
  •     Preventive and predictive maintenance 
  •     Assessing how asset integrity management systems fit in to your strategy
  •     Accuracy of records and data management
Ahmed Hussein, Maintenance Coordinator, Lafarge Emirates Cement
Oct 314:40
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Corporate social responsibility in the mineral industry

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  •     The role of operators in reducing negative impacts of their projects
  •     Actions companies can undertake
  •     Investing in infrastructure, developing communities and building human capital
Yousef Tayseer, Mining Advisor, Ministry Of Energy UAE
Oct 315:00
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Metal streaming: the world’s saviour?

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  •     Streaming: a lucrative and low risk investment model
  •     Non-dilutive financing for mining companies
  •     Examples of streaming success
Oct 315:00
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India case study: Drone technology for mine monitoring

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  •     Introducing drones in mines: surveillance, monitoring, inspection and safety 
  •     Recording drone data and resulting cost analysis benefits
  •     Defining the miner’s asset and resource inventory with drones: reclaimed area, profiling, volume calculation
Oct 315:00
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Hazardous waste disposal

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  •     How to identify and manage hazardous and non-hazardous waste 
  •     Permits and regulations for managing hazardous waste
  •     Cutting edge solutions for waste facilities
Oct 315:10
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Dedust solutions: facts, fads and fillers

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  •     Dust control in bulk mineral handling and processing
  •     Advantages of installing dedust solutions: concepts, design and technicalities
  •     Health, safety and machinery maintenance considerationsEnquire now to sponsor this session
Oct 315:10
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Financial reporting in the mining industry

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  •     International financial reporting standards (IFRS)
  •     How to respond to accounting challenges along the value chainEnquire now to sponsor this session
Oct 315:10
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Unplanned equipment downtime: cease and desist!

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  •     Asset management, reliability and maintenance leadership
  •     Anticipating obstacles and eliminating unexpected repairs and replacements
  •     Top downtime fails of 2017 and how to prevent them!
Oct 315:20
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Debt management in capital-stricken landscapes

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  •     Identifying and shedding non-core assets
  •     How big data can enable autonomous decisions on handling procedures
  •     Outlook for debt and leverage 2017-2018
Oct 315:20
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The great mining brain drain

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  •     Cyclical bear impact on the retiring and redundant
  •     Managing mass exodus of long-term, mid-level professionals
  •     Strategies for passing on expertise and managing skill-gaps
  •     The disappearing and disengaged: generation changes and demographics
Oct 315:20
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1000 examples of industrial IoT in action

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  •     From dust to concrete to vehicle tyres to conveyor belts: the most revolutionary IoT solutions
  •     Investing in IoT: making it work for your business
  •     Mapping your quarry network of sensors
  •     The power of IoT big data and analytics for quarries
Oct 315:40
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Performing effective risk management for mine investors

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  •     Identifying all material risks
  •     Implementing control measures
  •     Effective crisis management
  •     Maintaining stakeholder expectations and standards
Oct 315:40
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Panel: The ongoing drive for female empowerment in mining

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  •     Achieving gender equality
  •     Championing cultural change and moving the conversation forward
  •     Developing diverse teams
Mayanja Jackson, Mining Engineer, Ministry of Energy and Minerals - Uganda
Oct 315:40
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The network provider at the heart of mineral innovation

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  •     Network connectivity to facilitate the use of advanced technology 
  •     Ensuring availability of network connectivity in remote locations
  •     The 5G path for mineral operators
  •     Bringing your project up to speed
Oct 316:00
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Automating traffic movement with radio frequency identification

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  •     RFID tags in action: solutions for busy, chaotic quarries
  •     Managing workforce, assets, contractor trucks and resource load efficiency 
  •     Benefits to worker safety and load recoveryEnquire now to sponsor this session
Oct 316:00
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Junior showcase

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  •     Location, data, stocks
  •     Why invest?
Oct 316:10
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Junior showcase: Mali

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  •     Location, data, stocks
  •     Why invest?
Badara Diallo, Geology Manager, MGM
Oct 316:10
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Market rate alignment in a hypercyclical world

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  •     First port of call: salaries, contractor rates, expatriate packages, expenses
  •     Adjusting rates in line with market changes
  •     Importance of accurate data and analytics toolsEnquire now to sponsor this session
last published: 10/Jul/17 11:05 GMT

 

 

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