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ZrTa2011 New Metals Development Network Conference

Event Start Date October 12, 2011, 12:00 am
Event End Date October 14, 2011, 12:00 am
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AMI, Department Science and Technology in association with the SAIMM are hosting the

ZrTa2011
New Metals Development Network Conference

12 - 14 October 2011
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The Advanced Metals Initiative (AMI) of the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) facilitates research,
development and innovation across the whole value chain in the field of advanced metals.

The goal is to achieve sustainable local mineral beneficiation and to increase the downstream value addition of local advanced metals in a
sustainable manner through industry, relevant research and development, technology transfer, and ultimately, commercialisation.

ZrTa2011 aims to bring together researchers, industry and government stakeholders to share and debate the latest trends, research and innovative
solutions in the field of zirconium, hafnium, niobium and tantalum metals. This is the focus of the New Metals Development Network of the AMI.

The event kicks off with a Student Seminar covering the full scope of the AMI on 12 October 2011. This includes all the networks,
namely Light Metals (Ti, Al, Mg), Precious Metals (Au & PGMs), New Metals (Zr, Hf, Nb & Ta) and Ferrous & Base Metals. Students are
encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to share their research with peers and to improve their presentation skills.

Conference delegates will be treated to a cocktail reception function on the evening of 12 October 2011 and the conference dinner will take
place the next evening.

ZrTa2011 formally starts on the morning of 13 October 2011 and runs through to the afternoon of 14 October 2011.

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Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Co-ordinator

Raymond van der Berg
Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

 

Conference Committee

Conference Chairman
Dr. J.T. Nel (Necsa)

Ms. W. du Plessis (Necsa)
Mr. A.D. Pienaar (Necsa)
Ms. C.J. Pretorius (Necsa)
Mr. J.L. Havenga (Necsa)
Dr. E. Snyders (Necsa)
Dr. U. Naidoo (DST)

Objectives

To review the results and progress achieved by the New Metals Development Network (NMDN) and promote the activities of
the NMDN to the broader South African industrial and scientific communities. It will also create an opportunity for engineers,
scientist and students in the whole AMI to present their research

 

Who should attend

- Stake holders from the R&D community
- Private industry
- Academic institutions.

The conference will provide a forum for researchers and industry role players to present the progress made over the past few years on
research and development, as well as industrial application of technologies with regard to these metals. The intention is also to promote
the activities of the New Metals Development Network to the broader South African industrial and scientific communities. It is a unique
opportunity for networking and information sharing.

 

Topics

Papers are invited on the following topics which are expected to be dealt with during the conference proceedings:

- Metal manufacturing
- Mineral beneficiation
- Purification.

 

Registration Fees

Registration

 

Delegate Registration Fee

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Please note:
Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2012, for attending this event

Registration Fees:

Please Note:
Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event

 

Accommodation

The conference will be hosted at the Mount Grace Country House & Spa, which is located Magaliesburg.

For more information visit: http://www.mountgrace.co.za

 

Call for papers

The Conference is being organised by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy And the Advanced Metals Initiative, and
papers are invited for the Conference.

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words
and should be submitted to:

Conference Co-ordinator,
Raymond van der Berg
Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za.

 

Contact

Raymond van der Berg
Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

Key Dates

12 April 2011 Submission of abstracts

09 May 2011 Acceptance of abstracts

01 July 2011 Final paper submission

12-14 October 2011 Conference

 

Publication

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in CD-ROM format. Selected papers will be
published in the Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

 

Downloads

1) First Announcement

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