Strategic Mine Planning with New Digital Technologies. Risk Management and Mineral Value Chains.

November 12, 2018 - November 14, 2018
Perth, Australia

Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace


This course is designed for mining engineers, mine planners, mine geologists,
project managers, resource analysts, involved in feasibility studies, development
and operations, interested in new technologies for risk management and optimal
decision support.

Please note: It is strongly recommended that participants bring a laptop.


Roussos Dimitrakopoulos is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in
Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization under Uncertainty, and
Director, COSMO - Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory. He holds a PhD from École
Polytechnique de Montréal and an MSc from the University of Alberta. He works on
risk-based simulation and stochastic optimization in mine planning and production
scheduling, the simultaneous optimization of mining complexes and mineral value
chains under uncertainty. He has taught short courses and worked in Australia,
North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and Japan. He
received the Synergy Award of Innovation in 2012 by the Governor General of Canada
for research contributions to mining science and engineering and his long-standing
partnership with Anglo Gold Ashanti, Barrick Gold, BHP Billiton, De Beers, Newmont
Mining, Vale and Kinross Gold. In 2013, he received AIME’s Mineral Economics
Award, and was a CIM distinguished lecturer in 2015-2016.

Dr Brett King is a respected global figure in the field of optimisation application
and research. Dr King has more than 30 years of international experience covering
operational and strategic roles in both small and multi-national companies. Prior
to establishing COMET Strategy in 2000 while working in the Rio Tinto Technical
Services group, his role included advising on practical strategy implementation
decisions for their most valuable projects including Bingham Canyon, Escondida,
Grassberg and Boron operations. He then created COMET Strategy Pty Ltd to help
the mining industry implement optimisation principles based on the pioneering
optimisation algorithms from Ken Lane, creating the COMET Optimal Scheduler
software in 2001. This software is now widely used by the large mining houses
for strategic planning of their most valuable assets. Significant clients include Anglo
American, Antofagasta Minerals, BHP Billiton, Codelco, Glencore, IAMGOLD, Rio Tinto,
Southern Peru Copper, and Teck Resources. These projects include bauxite, boron,
coal, copper, diamonds, gold and uranium commodities from Australia, Argentina,
Brazil, Canada, Chile, Peru, PNG, Mongolia, Namibia and the USA. A widely published
author and popular conference speaker, he holds a PhD from the Royal School
of Mines at London University on optimal mine scheduling policies, as well as a
Bachelor and Masters degrees in Mining Engineering from Queensland University.

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Contact Information


Rachel MaGill, Registrations

Ground Floor, 204 Lygon Street

Carlton South


Phone: 61 3 9658 6128 or 61 3 9658 6120

Fax: 61 3 9662 3662