Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Flotation '17- call for abstracts

Froth flotation, despite being patented over 100 years ago, is still the most researched area of mineral processing, highlighting its importance not only to the minerals industry, but to society in general. It has often been claimed (OK, mostly by me) to be the most important technological development since the discovery of smelting. It would be hard to envisage a world without flotation, which is essential to the economic production of the metals and minerals on which civilisation depends.
MEI's flotation series of conferences, which began in Adelaide in 2000, have now become the benchmark events, attracting the leading researchers, operators, equipment and chemical manufacturers from around the world. Flotation '15, held in Cape Town, was the most succesful in the series, with a record number of papers, sponsors and exhibitors, showing that progress in flotation innovation and research shows no signs of flagging.
Relaxing at one of Flotation '15's Happy Hours
We are now calling for papers for the 8th conference in the series, Flotation '17, which will be held at the Vineyard Hotel again in Cape Town. Already we have two well known and eminent keynote lecturers, Prof. Roe-Hoan Yoon of Virginia Tech, USA, who will speak in the Fundamentals Symposium, and Bill Johnson, of Mineralis Consultants Pty Ltd and Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland, Australia, who will present in the Applications Symposium.
If you would like to present a paper, short abstracts should be submitted by the end of May next year. If accepted, draft papers will be required before the conference, which will be included in a Proceedings USB. After the conference final papers will be invited for submission to a special flotation issue of Minerals Engineering.
Companies at past conferences have found that exhibiting at the event provides great marketing opportunities, as the exhibition area is the location for coffee and lunch breaks. There are also attractive sponsorship packages which provide great exposure.
At the Flotation '15 exhibition
We look forward to seeing you at Flotation '17. November is a great time to visit Cape Town, so bring your families, stay on a little and enjoy all that this wonderful region of South Africa has to offer.
Family gathering at Flotation '15

1 comment:

  1. Already!!!
    We are busy putting in teh effort for the papers for process mineralogy!


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