Mar 282018

The Canvas Riversands

Conference Venues SA welcomes The Canvas Riversands as one of the newest conference venues in MidrandJohannesburg, Gauteng

Located near Fourways and Midrand, The Canvas Riversands, offers versatile spaces for events, exhibitions and training. Whether a board meeting for eight people to an outdoor concert for 10 000, venue is well- equipped to meet your eventing and conferencing needs.


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Mar 042014

The Coal Transportation Africa Summit will be held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on the 8th and 9th of April. South Africa is ranked  in the top ten in the world for its’ large coal reserves and  being one of the largest coal exporters. However, many challenges still hinder coal transportation capacity ranging from infrastructure, investment and regulatory constraints. This conference will bring stakeholders together from across Southern Africa to discuss current successes and challenges within coal transportation across rail, sea and land.



  • Transporting coal from port to pit seamlessly
  • Tackling South Africa’s coal transportation challenges and  emerging opportunities within the global market
  • The importance of regional cooperation for coal transport solutions for a landlocked country
  • Engaging parastatals and government departments to ensure the timeous and swift movement of coal
  • Addressing the regulatory landscape in South Africa with respect to coal
  • Leveraging on new technology to facilitate the transport of coal
  • Comparing South Africa and other emerging coal exporters in Africa
  • Considering PPP as a way to speed up investment in rail infrastructure


Transport Managers
Chief Executive Officers
Head Of Infrastructure
Supply Chain Managers
Service Delivery Mangers
Chief Operating Officers
Chief Financial Officers
Inventory Managers
Head Of Logistics
Head Of Supply Chain
Head Of Inventory
Head Of Commercial
Port Managers
Rail Managers
Managing Directors
Head Of Marketing
Chief Procurement Officers

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Feb 062014

The greatest challenge as an industry is to consider mining activities and keeping the environmental impact in mind. Top mineral producers have been fined for complying with the requirements that are in line with the MPRDA and the NEMA. The ITC (Intelligence Transfer Centre) is hosting the Fourth Annual Enviro Mining Conference on 26 and 27 March 2014 at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand Johannesburg.


Confirmed speakers at the conference include Honourable Deputy Minister- MP, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL & WATER AFFAIRS, who will be speaking on “Looking at the key aspects of waste disposal while ensuring compliance and investigating the social impact poor waste management has on mine communities”.

Director of Mine Closure, Reuben Masenya and Director of Environmental Management, Kgauta Mokwena of the DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES, will be speaking on; “Dissecting the DMR’s expectations for environmental mining, reporting and compliance.”

Director General, Neliswa Magubane, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, will be speaking on; “Guaranteeing and managing energy supply on mining operations and evaluating renewable energy.”

Key industry speakers will be providing expert knowledge concerning issues such as:

  • Anticipating liability for closure to minimise risk
  • Good corporate governance and compliance in relation to the MPRDA and NEMA
  • Adequately financing for mine closure and rehabilitation
  • Sustainable community livelihood development and land use management as part of integrated environmental management
  • An update of current criminal liability offenses and enforcement
  • Breaking down the process of obtaining authorisation for your environmental projects
  • Ensuring that your projects are sustainable when rehabilitating or going into a mine closure state
  • Evaluating the guidelines to obtaining your Water Use License in time


  • Mine Manager
  • Geologists
  • Legal Advisors
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Mine Surveyor
  • Mine Supervisor
  • Mineral Resource Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Environmental Director/ Manager
  • Sustainability Managers
  • Finance Risk Managers

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Feb 042014

The Lean Principles in Maintenance and Asset Management Conference at the Gallagher Estate Convention Centre in Midrand will be held on 18 and 19 March. Due to the current economic status, companies are forced to work harder, as well as reduce potential waste. The current business trend shows that effective asset management and lean maintenance eliminates waste and in turn provides financial rewards and increased productivity.



In many industries,  the lack of preventative, routine, emergency or planned maintenance can have life threatening consequences and not only harm your clients or employees but destroy your reputation in the long term.

Keynote address by Nonkululeko Sindane, Director General, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE who
was awarded the “Lean Institute Africa Diamond Award 2012” will form part of the unrivaled speaker faculty.


  • The advantages of embracing change and creating a lean thinking organisation
  • Understanding the role of an asset management model and the advantages of applying it within your organisation
  • Looking at what an asset management model will do for your organisation in the long term
  • Exploring Mike Rother’s Toyota Kata as a possible solution within the Health Sector
  • Implementing Lean Sigma project
  • A practical guide for implementing ISO 55000 and alignment with other standards
  • Problem solving in the case of unscheduled breakdowns
  • An overview of the ISO 55000 suite of standards
    Looking at the lean journey of Department of Justice and steps taken resulting in an award winning department


Atomised Maintenance teams
Senior Mechanical engineers
Industrial Engineers
Process Engineers
Asset Managers and Directors
Logistics and Supply Chain Directors
Liability engineers
Development Directors
Corporate Services Managers
Operations Managers
TPM coordinators
Administration Managers
Finance Director
General Managers
Maintenance IT team
Business Strategists
Lean Office pillar leaders
Risk advisory Directors

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Jan 132014

The 5th Annual Women in Mining Conference at the Galagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg on the 19th, 20th and 21st of February 2014  will once again gather over 120 women from different mining sectors at all levels to interact and share their daily success stories as well as challenges motivate the integration and development of women in mining. Keynote speakers include Bridget Radebe- Executive Chairperson: MMAKAU MINING and  Cynthia Carroll, Former CEO:  ANGLO AMERICAN.



  • Looking At The Statistics Of Women In Mining Today
  • Overcoming The Barriers To The Boardroom
  • Thriving In A Male Dominated Sector
  • Making Mining A Career Choice Not A Job
  • Attracting as well as retaining Women In The Mining Industry – Being The Industry Of Choice
  • Combating Sexual Harassment Within The Mining Industry
  • Creating A Unified Front Between Women Across All Mining Levels.
  • Discussing The Amendments To The Mining Charter
  • Addressing Absenteeism And Pregnancy In Mines And The Effect It Has On Production


All women in mining including CEO, COO, HR Managers/ Directors, Compliance Officers, Transformation and Diversity Managers/Directors, Health & Safety Manager/Directors, Industrial Relations Manager/Directors, Union Leaders, Training & Development Managers, Mine Supervisors, Mine Managers, HRD Managers, HR Superintendent, Head Legal

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