|JK staff and students, past and present|
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
More news from Jon in Perth, of Tuesday at the AusIMM Mill Operators Conference:
The second day at the conference carried on with the enthusiasm from day 1. The sessions were busy and everyone was talking about the same thing, one of the bonuses of having no parallel sessions, although a necessity at some conferences, something that no one seems to like. The fact that everyone breaks out at the same time after the same papers gives a real buzz to the exhibition area where the breaks are held as everyone is talking about the same thing.
There are 46 exhibitors which is testament to the popularity of this event and it was good to catch up with many who are MEI conference regulars (but may have their Australian team here) and also to meet with companies that aren't so aware of our events.
The evening dinner was, as at past Mill Ops conferences, a great event with the usual comedian, this time a member of the inaugural Australian National Sudoku team! A team he set up so he could wear the green and gold of Australia, not taking into account that he couldn't play Sudoku. Diana Drinkwater presented the CEEC Medal during the dinner and this will be reported on MEI Online shortly.
Good food, wine and company made this an enjoyable evening and a fitting end to the second day.