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Upcoming IQA Events

12-15 October 2011
Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley, NSW

The 2011 IQA National Conference will be hosted at the Hunter Valley Crowne Plaza Resort, in the wine country of the Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley. This is an opportunity to complement the wine with superb cuisine, gourmet delights and good friends for the perfect conference location! The conference will focus on our most important resource ? people and youth ? and explore the challenges for quarry men and women in a world of competing interests and deadlines. It will also focus on the quarrying industry?s rich history and the transitions underpinning tomorrow?s quarry. Tomorrow will always present the challenge for today. Invoking that theme, there will be an exciting array of speakers and topics, including Chris Harrison, of the NSW RTA, Simon Francis, of DPI Resource Management, Drew Martin, of Orica Quarry Services, Clarence Kreiser, global product manager for Metso, Bruce Perry, of Grace Australia and Emma Bentton, director of SHOE System. The social programme is sponsored by Caterpillar, Komatsu, Hitachi and Orica. For further information, contact Amy Roberts, All Occasions Group, tel 08 8125 2200, email amy@aomevents.com or visit www.alloccasionsgroup.com/IQA2011

6-9 September 2011
Sydney Olympic Park

Held once every four years, AIMEX is the flagship of the international mining industry calendar. At AIMEX, Australian and international suppliers of mining technology, equipment and services will meet with mining industry buyers and specifiers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities, exchange technical information and network in an interactive business environment. For more information, contact Reed Exhibitions, tel 02 9211 7544, email aimex@reedexhibitions.com.au or visit www.aimex.com.au

13-14 September 2011
Citigate, Perth WA

This event will focus on the best practices in design and application for improved productivity and efficiency in mine and port operations. It will provide attendees with a comprehensive analysis of the latest developments in conveyor performance in transporting bulk materials, including maintenance, cleaning and monitoring, design, conveyor safety, improvements in productivity and efficiency, conveyor feeding and transfers, integrated conveyor designs and current case studies from mine sites. For further information and to register, contact IIR Conferences, tel 02 9080 4300, email info@iir.com.au or visit www.iir.com.au/conferences/mining-resources/metals-minerals/conveyors-conference

14-16 September 2011
Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle WA

Hosted by the Department of Environment and Conservation of Western Australia, the Waste Management Association of Australia and the Western Australian Local Government Association, this premier event brings together guest speakers and delegates from some of the world?s leading waste management organisations. It will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and information about current international and local waste and recycling topics. Delegates will have the opportunity to listen to presentations by speakers and keynotes, attend site tours, participate in interactive workshops and the panel sessions ? or tailor a combination of these to fit their schedule ? and help address some of the issues facing the recycling industry. The conference will focus on topics including the stability and longevity of markets for recycled materials, behaviour change, education and community engagement, recycling strategies and policies across the States and Territories, the National Waste Policy and advice on obtaining other sources of non-government funding to implement projects. For further information and to register, contact Keynote Conferences, tel 08 9382 3799 or email keynote@keynotewa.com

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
15-16 September 2011

The Mining Industry Skills Centre?s (MISC) annual conference will provide delegates with an insight into addressing skills shortages in emerging roles, setting new standards in site-based and simulation training and the vital role of quality training in creating safe working environments. An exciting line up of keynote and industry speakers have been secured for the event, including keynote speaker Bernard Salt, KPMG partner, author and business trend forecaster, Don Lindell, Komatsu?s director of international sales in Australia, and Peter FitzSimons, author, journalist and former Australian Wallaby rugby union international. The conference concludes on 16 September with the gala Training Awards Dinner, which will celebrate excellence, innovation and visionary training practices in the Australian resources sector. For more information, contact the MISC conference team, tel 07 3872 8500, email events@miskillscentre.com.au or visit www.miskillscentreconference.com.au

26-27 September 2011
Perth WA

With the West Australian mining industry continuing its unprecedented expansionary phase come many challenges for personnel from resource companies and Government departments with responsibility for the development and assessment of environmental approvals for resources projects. The key objectives of this two-day workshop will be to identify common pitfalls in the environmental approvals process and provide advice on how to avoid them, provide practical hands-on insights into sustainable mine closure planning and implementation in line with the new State regulatory guidelines on mine closure, and clarifying Government requirements for baseline studies and surveys to support new mining proposals. For further information, contact Leigh Goss, SMI Knowledge Transfer, tel 07 3346 5923, email smikt@jktech.com.au or visit http://www.jktech.com.au/userfiles/BrochureENVAPP2011.pdf

28-30 September 2011
Brisbane QLD

This masterclass is primarily designed for community relations practitioners, working in both mine site and corporate environments, who have responsibility for or who are involved in the processes of researching community issues, and evaluating and monitoring the social impacts of mining developments. Participants will have the opportunity to hear of latest developments in researching and understanding community issues associated with resource developments from leading researchers and industry experts. The masterclass will also benefit personnel in the resources industry, government, consulting groups and regional authorities with an involvement or interest in evaluation and monitoring the social impacts of resource development. For further information, contact Leigh Goss, SMI Knowledge Transfer, tel 07 3346 5923, email smikt@jktech.com.au or visit http://www.jktech.com.au/userfiles/pdf/Knowledge%20Transfer/2011%20Brochures%20and%20Flyers/BrochureCommRes2011.pdf

12-13 October 2011
Putrajaya, Malaysia

IQM Conex 2011 is an opportunity for the global quarrying community and potential investors to showcase the latest environmentally friendly technological advances and practices, as well as an invaluable platform for all in the industry to network, exchange ideas and offer resolutions to further strengthen the prestige of the quarrying profession and industrial sector. The conference will include an indoor and outdoor exhibition displaying state of the art quarry machinery, equipment, services, technology and related products. The anticipated delegates attending for the two-day conference will be about 200, from both international and local quarrying businesses. The theme for this year?s conference and exhibition is ?New frontiers and innovations in quarrying? and the focus will be on all the latest leading-edge practices, technology, assessment, management and human capital development systems to propel the quarrying sector towards greater strategic excellence in southeast Asia. For further information, contact the IQM secretariat, tel 60 3 8062 4194 or 60 3 8062 4195, or email aetiqm@po.jaring.my

17-21 October 2011
Brisbane QLD

Monitoring systems play a key role in the initial assessment of environmental, social and economic values and the likely impacts of any project on these values. This programme has been designed in a modular format to allow delegates to tailor their attendance to a specific area of interest. Delegates can select one or more of the following modules: Module A ? Monitoring; Module B ? Monitoring Airborne Dust and Other Contaminants, Noise and Vibration; and Module C ? Water Accounting. The course will benefit personnel in the resources industry, government, consulting groups and authorities, with the involvement or interest in evaluating environmental performance, including sustainability managers, environmental/water managers, environmental advisors or officers, rehabilitation practitioners, emissions consultants, Government regulatory agencies, mine planners and project managers. For further information, contact Leigh Goss, SMI Knowledge Transfer, tel 07 3346 5923, email smikt@jktech.com.au or visit http://www.jktech.com.au/userfiles/BrochureMON2011.pdf

4 November 2011
Brisbane QLD

This training course provides an introductory overview of the environmental indicators at mine sites (eg air, water, fauna, flora, land, waste and water). It describes environmental processes at mine sites and the characterisation of environmental media at mine sites. On completion of the course, participants should be in a better position to contribute to environmentally sound mining activities and to devise monitoring and rehabilitation programmes, and they will have a greater understanding of the long-term effects of operating and abandoned mine sites on the environment. For further information, contact Leigh Goss, SMI Knowledge Transfer, tel 07 3346 5923, email smikt@jktech.com.au or visit http://www.jktech.com.au/userfiles/pdf/Knowledge%20Transfer/2011%20Brochures%20and%20Flyers/BrochureENVIND2011.pdf

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