Thursday, 2 January 2014

Welcome to the New Year and a full programme of conferences

We always look forward to a new year with optimism, so let's hope that the minerals industry will ease out of its recession in 2014. Although gold and platinum group metals show no real signs of recovery, there are recent signs of improvement in the base metals sector, particularly copper, lead and zinc.

No matter what the state of the industry, there will always be a need for people to come together to discuss common problems and seek innovations, and there are some fine conferences on the horizon. 

The full list of MEI Conferences for 2014 and 2015 is now available. Coming up in Cape Town in April is Comminution '14, which promises to be the biggest yet in this rapidly evolving area of mineral processing. The full technical and social programme has been published, and registration is now open.

We are in Falmouth in June for Biohydromet '14 and SRCR '14. The programmes for these conferences will be drafted in a couple of weeks' time, so please submit your abstracts now if you wish to present papers.

Cape Town

Then in November we are back in Cape Town for Process Mineralogy '14, an area of mineral processing which continues to grow in importance.

The main event in 2014 will, of course, be the International Mineral Processing Congress in October, which will be held this year in Santiago, Chile. MEI is a media partner, and so we will be in attendance, as we will at next month's SME Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, and The AusIMM's Mill Operators Conference in September.

So an exciting year ahead, and we look forward to catching up with you at one, or more, of these events.


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