Aug 262013

The Conference on Mining Energy Efficiency Management will be held at Johannesburg on 14 and 15 October, 2013. Join Industry Knowledge Experts as they examine how to increase mining energy efficiency in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as operational costs. Equip yourself with the necessary knowledge, technology and skills to implement energy-efficient solutions on your site.


It will also create the perfect platform to learn about successful energy efficient projects through industry experts and thought-provoking case studies. The minerals and mining industry in South Africa, and across the continent, is actively investigating how to increase energy efficiency in order to reduce operational costs as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Energy is keeping mining companies and mine site managers awake at night. Uncertainty is rife regarding electricity supply, regulatory changes, unstable energy markets, alternate sources of energy and new and untested technologies, along with the financial and operational impact of climate change. South Africa, for example, only possesses a 1% reserve margin which is well below the international standard of 15%. The scale of mining productivity losses due to power failures is on the increase, negatively affecting the economy. Eskom, in spite of limited electricity supply, will increase tariffs by 8% a year over the next five years, escalating the financial pressure faced by mine sites. The need for energy efficiency in the mining sector could not be more critical.

Key Topics

  • Drive Towards an Energy Efficient Mining Sector
  • The Tight Electricity Supply Situation in South Africa
  • Evaluating the Role of Renewable Energies in the Mining Industry
  • A Risk Based Approach to Energy Optimisation
  • Eskom’s Internal Energy Efficiency Programme
  • ŸProgression Towards Self-Sufficiency
  • Energy Monitoring and Targeting in Utilities
  • Financing Energy Efficiency Projects
  • Measurement and Validation of Mining Energy
  • Efficiency Energy Saving Products and Technologies in the Mining Industry:
  • Motors and Motor Systems
  • Heat Pump Systems
  • Ventilation and Cooling Systems
  • Comminution and Materials
  • Movement Lighting Heating
  • Refrigeration

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Jul 312013

The Conference for Streamlining Mining Permit Approvals Africa is held at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg on 14 to 17 October 2013. The Streamlining Mining Permit Approvals Africa provides the perfect arena for all those striving to navigate the complex regulations and processes of African mining. The event will ensure that one understands the ‘what, when and how’ of mining and exploration permits across Africa, as well as allow one to fully understand the security of your tenure.


Bringing to you case studies and presentations from leading mining houses, government ministries and legal experts attendance will see you best placed to capture Africa’s vast resource potentials and develop profitable, long-term projects. Distinguishing practise from theory in dealing with African mining administration, alongside providing insight into the most productive approaches to growingly significant stakeholder relations this high-level business forum is a must for all those developing, operating or considering mining projects on the continent.

• Hear from and meet representatives from the regulatory bodies and mining ministries of some of Africa’s leading mining countries
• Learn how mining companies have successfully navigated mining and exploration permitting processes in many African countries.
• Understand how government policy is developing and how it will affect your mining and exploration projects
• Learn how to successfully transfer your exploration licence to the mining licence you desire
• Hear what will be expected of you under the terms of your licence, what it means for your project and how you can ensure renewal
• Network with senior executives from mining companies, consultancies and law firms
• Understand the reality of your security of tenure, fully gauging the rewards and risks of African projects
• Hear the very latest, innovative approaches to corporate responsibility and stakeholder relations and how your business could benefit from them
• Mitigate security risks to your projects by understanding where threats come from and how you can combat them


Artkangelo Okwang Oler, Director General Mineral Development, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, South Sudan

Tebello Chabana, Head of Public Affairs South Africa, Anglo American, South Africa

Bill Feast, Chief Executive, Spatial Dimension, South Africa

Nchidzi Mmolawa, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Botswana

Minister Boiyan Kpakolo, Assistant Minister for Exploration, Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy, Liberia

Sakhile Ngcobo, Executive Head: External and Corporate Affairs, De Beers, and Non-Executive Board Member, South African Diamonds and Precious Metals Regulator, South Africa

Yedwa Simelane, Executive VP Stakeholder Relationships and Marketing, Anglogold Ashanti, South Africa

Stephen Bullock, Head Sustainable Development and Reporting, Anglo Platinum, South Africa

Who Should attend:

– Mining companies

– Exploration companies

– Government bodies and regulators

– Legal firms

– Mining consultants

– Exploration and mining software providers

– Exploration and mining service providers

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

With one of our bespoke sponsorship packages you can:

– Provide thought leadership

– Demonstrate expertise

– Make new contacts

– Gain essential exposure to senior decision-makers

– Showcase your company’s activities

– Position yourself as a key player

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Jul 092013

Heavy Haul Rail Africa Conference will bring mining and rail representatives the latest projects and investment opportunities in Africa. This conference will be held at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg, 18th to 19th September 2013.


Heavy Haul Rail Africa 2013 will cover all the relevant issues including resource and government sector perspectives on future developments in heavy haul rail infrastructure, challenges in planning and construction, rolling stock requirements, opportunities to source relevant funding, regulatory progress, capacity and maintenance enhancement.

Key Conference Topics include:

  • Rail safety and security
  • Automation in heavy haul transportation
  • Infrastructure financing and investing
  • Remote project challenges
  • Asset management and maintenance
  • Pit to port logistics
  • Integrating rail with port expansions
  • Capacity and efficiency enhancement

Take the opportunity to meet face-to-face with senior representatives across rail and mining sector – both globally and across Africa – and establish relationships with key people that will help your business for years to come. Attendees will include CEOs plus project and operations managers from resource companies plus rail operator representatives, government officials, engineers, financial and legal advisers & financers.

Companies in attendance at Heavy Haul Rail Africa 2012 included:

  • Transnet Freight Holdings
  • Ultratech Cement South Africa
  • Speno Rail Maintenance
  • Hatch Aurecon
  • Kumba Iron Ore
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • Invensys Rail Dimentronic
  • Aurizon
  • Eskom Holdings
  • Thales South Africa
  • African Energy Resources Botswana
  • TransNamib
  • Gibb South Africa

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Jun 262013

ATM Global Business Solutions and Associates is proud to host an International Conference on Project management, Strategic Planning and Budgeting at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg during 16 – 20 September 2013.


ATM Global Business Solutions is a globally positioned body that addresses global solutions that are tailor made and suits the customer’s specifications and needs. This year’s conference themes are positions to address challenges  and  problems  that are encountered in project managements, budgeting as well as administrations including the strategically approaches in planning.

Project management is the discipline of planning, motivating, organizing and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. A project is a temporary endeavor with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained and often constrained by deliverables or  funding).

Whilst project management is essential, Strategic planning is also the most essential element that determines the overall success of a project. It is the overall planning that facilitates the proper management of a process.

Strategic planning takes one outside the day-to-day activities of your organization or project. It is the main objective of this conference to gather experts from around the world to come together to discuss the latest development in strategic planning and project managements. Financial resources also contribute almost 75% of the success of the project. It is therefore that this year’s conference will focus on aspects such as Project implementation, project planning, and budgeting.

The conference is designed to provide educational opportunities for a diverse group of organizations and individuals working on projects and programmes that require strategic planning and project management. The resulting target audience includes professionals, peer support specialists, project management specialists researchers,  project managers, educators and other professionals engaged in project planning and management. The conference will also be beneficial to individuals and groups who have experienced lack of project management skills. To be specific, the following audience are invited:

1. Government secretaries

2. Administrators

3. PA and Personal Assistances to executives

4. Project managers

5. Executive chairpersons

6. Executive management

7. Private entities

8. NPOs and NGOs

9. International Companies

10. Regional Associates

11. Global organizations

12. Project Leaders.

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Jun 132013

10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE is a 5 Star Boutique Hotel situated in the exclusive suburb of Houghton Estate, with effortless style and exquisite luxury nestled into landscaped, lush gardens.


Only 20 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, within easy reach of the business hubs of Rosebank, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, and Sandton, and surrounded by a variety of recreational activities, 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE is conveniently located 5 minutes away from the Rosebank Gautrain Station which links to OR Tambo International Airport, Pretoria and Sandton.

Liaising or lazing, conferencing or conversing, guests will find the hotel and its staff eagerly attentive and suitably equipped.

The chefs are always on hand to create culinary delights, from impressive dinners to lunches to “Champagne” breakfasts, be it for a special occasion or particular dietary requirement. Whether guests are looking to conduct business in tranquillity or relax in comfort, the staff and management will ensure their expectations are ever exceeded by offering ‘Gracious Living in Luxury’.


The venue is well suited for those who are looking to conduct business and conferences within a service driven yet relaxed environment with excellent cuisine and style. The Clivia Room can accommodate corporate gatherings for up to 5 Guests, The Estate Boardroom up to 24 guests, and the Wisteria and Agapanthus Rooms up to 10 guests for more intimate meetings. A small business Centre is also available.

10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE offers Half Day and Full Day Boardroom Packages in light and spacious Boardrooms ideal for upmarket, exclusive, discreet and private meetings.

Presidential Suite

The luxurious Presidential Suite with 3 Luxury rooms and its own 2 private balconies is situated in the original Estate House.

The suite with spacious en suite bathroom has a separate lounge area suitable for private meetings or just relaxing in with the additional LCD Screen, independent satellite connection and “wet” bar. One balcony leads off from the master bedroom overlooking the beautiful gardens, while the other extends from the lounge area overlooking the terrace and swimming pool.

Luxury Rooms

The 11 Luxury Rooms revolve around private courtyards with soothing water features. 4 of the Luxury Rooms have their own private balconies while two of the other Luxury Rooms share a terrace area.

The spacious Luxury Rooms with en suite bathrooms, work station and sitting area are a celebration in luxurious comfort, softly decorated to create an elegant sophisticated feel with soft stylish touches reminiscent of an English country house. A serene haven, at the close of another dynamic day.

Room Amenities

Fresh Fruit on arrival in the room

LCD Screens and Speaker Docks for iPod & iPhone / Clock radio

Electronic Safe

Full Bouquet of DSTV Satellite TV


Complimentary Limited Soft Drink Mini Bar including Mineral Water

Complimentary Wireless Internet Access

Fireplaces or Underfloor Heating

Bath and Separate Shower

Towelling robes & slippers

Personalised direct Telephone Number in Your Room

Coffee / Tea Making Station together with our Homemade Short Bread


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Jun 072013

The SANRA Conference is of interest to all healthcare professionals dealing with stroke rehabilitation patients and all patients who need neuro-rehabilitation after a debilitating event. The conference will be held on 28th to 30th August 2013 at the Hilton Hotel 138, Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng.


Who Should Attend?

Speech Therapists
Occupational Therapists
Social Workers
Rehabilitation Doctors
Registrars in the field on Neurology

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Jun 062013

EES-SIYAKHA is a leading Training and Consulting firm, with expertise in all fields related to Human Resource Development, Employment Equity, BEE and Transformation. It is close to the Johannesburg, Rosebank and Sandton Central Business Districts, in the historic Parktown. Less than five minutes from the M1 Highway and a convenient distance from OR Tambo International Airport.


The EES-SIYAKHA Conference Centre offers a choice of three upmarket, air-conditioned, well-equipped meeting rooms and a range of competitively priced whole or half day conference packages.

All prices include standard conference equipment and venue hire. The conference packages can be structured to meet your organisational needs, and they cater for all specific dietary requirements. Complimentary notepads, pens and mints are provided. They have a separate lunch and tea room where one can relax and talk to fellow delegates.

EES-SIYAKHA is within easy reach of Johannesburg’s many entertainment, sporting and historical destinations. Johannesburg Zoo and Zoo Lake are close by, with a wide variety of restaurants in the character-filled suburbs of Greenside, Melville, Parkview and Parkhurst. The conference centre is also only a short drive from Johannesburg’s well known shopping malls.

It provides the perfect setting for seminars, workshops, smaller conferences, as well as client briefings, board meetings, power breakfasts and more intimate brain-storming or team building sessions.

Standard Conference equipment included in the package includes:

  • Markers and Erasers
  • Large White Screen
  • Digitial Surround Sound System
  • Flips Charts and White Boards with Pens
  • CD and DVD Players
  • Power Points
  • Floor Pedestal

Equipment available on Request:

  • Television and Video
  • Overhead Projector

Specialised equipment can be hired at reasonable prices.


The boardroom can accommodate 16 delegates, and the other two rooms can be set up in these layouts to suit your requirements:

U-Shape Classroom Cinema
Karee 26 30 60
Kooboo 24 26 45
Kuni 16   (Boardroom)


Conference Packages

Full day Packages

Combo platter package includes:
Arrival tea and coffee
Midmorning tea, coffee and pastries
Midafternoon tea, coffee and biscuits

Light meal package includes:
Arrival tea, coffee and muffins
Midmorning tea, coffee and pastries
Light meal options with dessert
Midafternoon tea, coffee and biscuits

Normal meal package includes:
Arrival tea, coffee and muffins
Midmorning tea, coffee and pastries
Lunch with dessert
Midafternoon tea, coffee and biscuits

Half Day Package

Package includes:
Arrival tea, coffee and muffins
Midmorning tea, coffee and pastries
Full lunch with dessert

Half Day Package without lunch

Package  includes:
Arrival tea, coffee and muffins
Midmorning tea, coffee and pastries

Breakfast Package

Package includes:
Hot breakfast items, pastries, tea and coffee

Cocktail Package

Package includes:
A selection of hot and cold snacks served on platters

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Feb 112013


The Power & Electricity World Africa conference is taking place in Johannesburg the 8th to 11th April 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre. This is Africa’s largest and most holistic power and energy business event including an exhibition, series of seminars, and strategic conference.

The Power & Electricity World Africa conference is also a place where innovation and expertise are showcased, solutions are found, and learning is done. It is the place where solution providers find new business. The conference brings together more than 4,000 key stakeholders and decision makers from across the continent to explore partnership ideas, business trends and investment opportunities in Africa’s power and energy sector.

Key highlights of the conference include:

  • Over 150 free on-floor technical seminars
  • 4 day senior level conference
  • 2 full workshop days
  • Africa Energy Awards

Power & Electricity World Africa will be a world-class two day senior level conference with a Day One plenary. Day two will include five industry tracks, tackling all projects and energy challenges the region is facing. The opening plenary day will focus on everything power related, giving conference delegates insight on where the industry stands at the moment, where existing and new projects are going as well as significant opportunities on the horizon.

The conference will attract a global audience of power producers and solution providers who have the expertise or are interested in getting in to Africa. To provide maximum networking opportunities, formal and informal networking time has been built into the programme. Planned networking includes:

  • Networking drinks receptions
  • Speed networking
  • 1-2-1 partnering

Reasons to Attend the Conference

  • Debate how regional integration can meet growing power demands
  • Discover how to attract investment and increase your infrastructure
  • Learn about upcoming power projects in Africa
  • Learn how to capitalise on gas opportunities in Africa
  • Learn how to use energy trading to develop a continental electricity market

Exhibitions and Seminars 

Over 100 free technical seminar sessions will take place covering the following:

  • Power generation
  • Large energy users
  • Smart T&D
  • Solar power
  • Billing and revenue management

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Sep 132012

The ThinkSales Sales Leadership Conference 2012 will be taking place at the Sandton Sun Hotel from the 9th to 10th of October.  The objective of the conference is to encourage, inspire and inform CEOs, Owners, Managers and Sales Leaders to develop effective, high growth sales organizations.

Sandton Sun Hotel Conference Venue

Sandton Sun Hotel Reception

The conference will be presenting powerful thought leadership principles and tools, featuring unique new keynote speakers and presentation formats. ThinkSales 2012 will have extended workshop sessions and structured networking opportunities, as well as an exhibition space with more than 10 sales targeted exhibitors. The conference will also feature high profile South African sales experts giving talks and hosting Q&A forums.

The ThinkSales Conference is a unique, one-of-its-kind sales leadership conference. Attendees will learn sales management lessons from local and international experts, as well as gaining exclusive exposure to best-practice, tested and proven sales strategies. The conference is an opportunity to connect with 300 peers from South Africa’s leading companies.

People, who should be attending the ThinkSales Sales Leadership Conference 2012, include leaders who are responsible for delivering top sales volumes in competitive markets. Other attendees will be executives who play a key role in defining the sales strategies of their respective companies or organisations, including CEOs, MDs, GMs, Sales Directors, Sales Managers and Owner-Managers

Conference Venue

The venue for the ThinkSales Sales Leadership Conference 2012 is the Sandton Sun Hotel situated on the corner of 5th & Alice Streets in Sandton.  Elegant and distinguished, the Sandton Sun offers guests a distinguished and memorable stay. Linked to the Sandton Convention Centre and the Sandton City Shopping Centre, this hotel combines business services, modern dining and fashionable shopping, appealing to both leisure and business travellers. Located in the heart of Sandton CBD this hotel is 40 minutes by road from O.R Tambo International Airport and 900m from the Gautrain Station. The hotel offers convenience and easy access to the city’s finest amenities.

Conference Keynote Speakers

Frank V. Cespedes teaches at Harvard Business School. For 12 years, he was Managing Partner at The Center for Executive Development (CED), a company that delivered services to help companies develop capabilities, implement organisational change, and achieve results. CED won awards in the United States and Europe for its work with Fortune-1000 companies worldwide.

Steve Diamond advises senior executives and their management teams on how to improve their competitive advantage, increase their revenues, and improve their results. He is known for his ability to develop business strategies, for building support for these strategies within client organisations, and for helping his clients to achieve sustainable performance improvement.

As President and CEO of Prime Resource Group, Jeff Thull has designed and implemented business transformation and professional development programmes for companies such as Shell, 3M, Siemens, Boston Scientific, HP, Compuware and Georgia-Pacific, as well as many fast track, start-up companies.  He is sought after as a thought leader in the field of sales and business strategies for companies involved in complex sales.

Justin Spratt, CEO of Quirk Agency, is responsible for the Johannesburg, Cape Town and London offices with a headcount of over 160 people. Together with the three Managing Directors of each office, James McKay, Nic Ray and Nicole Dickens, they drive over R50mn in annual revenue, in over 4 lines of business and 18 different digital services.

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