Thursday, 12 November 2009

Flotation '09- the party's over


The conference was officially closed at 1540 by Prof. J-P Franzidis and me, the delegates then enjoying a final wine event in the exhibition area.
It has been a great conference, thanks to the quality of the papers, the high level of interest shown by the delegates, the perfect venue, and, of course, the weather, which has kept most people indoors for the last week!
I would like to thank our 12 sponsors again, and our two consultants, the chairpersons, authors, and all delegates for making this event such a success.
The conference has ended, but has just begun as far as I am concerned, as I now have the satisfying task of putting together a high quality special issue of Minerals Engineering. The conference itself has provided the initial peer-review of the papers and authors have been asked to submit their final revised manuscripts within the next month.
The weather is still atrocious, but is forecast to improve by weekend, which is good news for all who are staying on to sample the delights of the Cape.
The next Flotation conference will be held at the Vineyard Hotel again, from November 7-10, 2011 and Maelgwyn Minerals have already agreed to continue with their sponsorship.
Finally, we will be preparing a report on the conference for MEI Online, and would greatly appreciate your views and comments, sent directly to me at bwills@min-eng.com.

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