Sunday, 10 November 2019

A fine Sunday in Cape Town

It's always good to be back, for the 21st time, at Cape Town's Vineyard Hotel, especially when the temperature is a full 20C warmer than the very wet and windy Cornwall that we left three days ago!
Sunday is always a day of preparation, this time for our largest conference ever, with over 280 delegates from 33 countries expected.
It'll be alright on the night!
Glencore is one our valued sponsors, and the Australian operation markets and produces the well known Jameson Cell, which is 30 years old this year and has over 350 installations around the world. Prof Jameson will be at the conference, and this afternoon Glencore Technology ran a special workshop, with around 40 attendees,  to show how the cell works, the latest improvements, case studies, and a live streaming from Mount Isa mine in Australia to see it in action. It also gave some of our delegates the chance to meet Virginia Lawson, Glencore's Technology Manager for Mineral Processing.
Graeme Jameson and Virginia Lawson cut the 30th Anniversary Jameson Cell cake
All this a prelude to the late afternoon welcoming wine reception and registration, giving early arrivals the chance to get a first glimpse of the exhibition and to sample some of the famous South African wines. A packed house tonight, but with around the same number yet to register, tomorrow should be an interesting day!
Launching the new range of MEI sun-hats

@barrywills #Flotation19

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations for the good gathering of Mineral Engineers; gives hope for brighter future. Industry taking more proactive role by conducting a workshop augurs well-such meeting of brains are sure to bring new ideas for future research.
    Seems all set for a Great Event-- Presence of Prof. Jameson would inspire academicians and young researchers.
    Wish you all the best


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