Sunday, 28 June 2015

Join us for a great week at Flotation '15 in Cape Town

Flotation '15 is set to be MEI's biggest conference to date, with a record number of sponsors, exhibitors and papers.
Current Flotation '15 sponsors
During the 4 days of the conference, around 150 papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions, including keynote lectures by Jan Cilliers, Janusz Laskowski, D.R. Nagaraj and Peter Amelunxen. The provisional programme for the conference has now been published.

Coffee and lunch breaks will take place in the exhibition/poster area, to provide as much exposure as possible for exhibitors and poster presentations. Twenty-two out of the 24 exhibit booths available have currently been reserved, so please book your booth without delay to give your organisation maximum exposure at the event.

In the exhibit area at Flotation '13
As always the conference is being held at Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel, and we will be making use of their magnificent gardens, overlooked by Table Mountain, for evening wine functions and happy hours.

Table Mountain viewed from the Vineyard conference centre
Happy hour in the Vineyard gardens
Networking is an important feature of all MEI Conferences, and the conference dinner will be an informal occasion in the nearby Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

A very informal evening at Kirstenbosch
Immediately prior to the welcoming wine function on the Sunday afternoon Elsevier will host an Author Workshop. There are two modules: How to Get Published in a Research Journal (~90 minutes) and Author’s Rights and Responsibilities (~45 minutes). The target audience is PhD and post-doctorate students as well as young faculty members who have little experience of the publication process but expect to be submitting papers to academic journals in the future. Registration is free of charge to all Flotation '15 delegates as well as to UCT students and faculty. Please note the workshop is not appropriate for undergraduates. The speakers will be:

Dean Eastbury, Executive Publisher for Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, UK
Kathryn Hadler, Grinding Solutions, UK and Associate Editor of International Journal of Mineral Processing
Pablo Brito-Parada, Imperial College, UK and Associate Editor of Minerals Engineering.

If you would like to join the workshop, please contact Dean Eastbury at

Also prior to the conference Dr. Stephen Gay will be running a 3-day Simulation Course covering all aspects from basic data accumulation and analysis to advanced software development. Stephen will show how simulation can be used for plant optimisation, plant trouble shooting, feasibility studies and plant design. Importantly the course will give plant managers an approach by which they can obtain guidance on how to improve plant performance via reduced energy costs, and better recovery. Full details can be found here.

And for the adventurous, on the Friday afternoon after the conference Jon, Amanda and I will be leading our usual hike to the top of Table Mountain. Not to be missed if you are a fit regular hiker.

Table Mountain with Flotation '13 delegates
So the scene is set for a great week in Cape Town, and we look forward to seeing you there.  If you have never attended an MEI Conference in Cape Town, then this 7-minute video, taken at Process Mineralogy '14 will give you some idea of what to expect.

Registration forms are now available on the conference website.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Barry. What a great program.
    Best regards
    Andrew Newell, RungePincockMinarco, Australia


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