Friday, 14 September 2018

The Starkeys call in en route to Moscow

It's a long journey from Ontario to Moscow, and John and Donna Starkey, of Starkey & Associates Inc., wisely broke it up by spending a few days in Cornwall, and we were pleased to see them today to show them a little of Falmouth and to lunch at the Greenbank Hotel overlooking the Penryn River.

The MEI family with John and Donna Starkey
Starkey & Associates, sponsors of Comminution '20, recently joined forces with  Sacré-Davey Engineering (posting of 4th August), John now heading the office group as Chief Metallurgist.
John and Donna head back to London tomorrow to fly on to Moscow for the XXIXth International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC). I attended my first IMPC in 1988 in Stockholm and have missed only one since then, the Rome IMPC in 2000, where MEI was represented by Amanda.

Moscow will be the first IMPC at which MEI is not represented. Unfortunately the Russian Embassy has made it very difficult (and expensive) to obtain visas, necessitating a long journey from Cornwall to the Embassy to be fingerprinted, and then a wait of up to several days for the visa to be processed. Basically it has not been worth the hassle, so we will rely on the 'grapevine' to feed us information on the progress of the week. If you are going to be there, and would like to share your thoughts, I would be very pleased to hear from you (, and if you are tweeting, please use #IMPC2018.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you gave them information on Truro's three spires to share around, seeing as the Russians have an current interest in spires...

    David G


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