Thursday, 1 January 2015

Looking forward to 2015 with a degree of optimism

Last year was not a great year for the minerals industry, with all the major metal prices suffering to some degree, platinum in particular.

Some major metal prices, 2014
But we always look forward with optimism, knowing from past experiences that the fortunes of the industry are cyclic. No matter what the state of the industry, however, 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 2015 through to early 2017 is now available.

Nickel and precious metals have suffered recently, so May will be an opportune time to visit beautiful Cornwall, to discuss common problems and the ways forward at Precious Metals '15 and Nickel Processing '15, which will run back to back in Falmouth. The provisional programmes for both these events have been published but we still invite abstracts if you would like to present papers.

River Fal, Falmouth
Later this month we will be putting the provisional programmes together for Computational Modelling '15 and Physical Separation '15, which will also take place in Falmouth, in June. So we invite your abstracts for these as soon as possible.

Our main event this year will be Flotation '15 in Cape Town in November. We already have a record number of sponsors for this, so it looks like being a big one. We invite your abstracts by the end of May.

Current Flotation '15 sponsors

MEI is a media partner for a number of other major events in 2015 and we plan to get to as many of these as possible, and look forward to an active year, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

So we wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2015.

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