Datamine Conferences 2018 – The Year That Was
November 2018 – European Users Conference
We ended the year with yet another memorable and fantastic Conference hosted by Datamine Europe from 12-16 November 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. This was the first time in ten years that the European User Conference has been hosted outside of the UK, so it definitely brought some new and exotic European nuances.
With over 70 attendees from 15 different companies based in 10 countries, it was a mixture of industry professionals from a range of backgrounds including GIS Specialists, Geologists, Mining Engineers, Drill & Blast Engineers and Grade Control Specialists. In addition to our local technical team in Turkey, Datamine consultants and developers from several different countries travelled to the conference to meet and greet our users and finally put a face to a name!
“As a professional Dataminer I see the continuous improvements during my experience for 15 years and I should confirm the company’s motto ‘To maximise the value of your mine’.” Mohammad Reza Kiyoumarsi from NICICO.
“Datamine, a fantastic human team really close to users’ demand. I strongly support the strategy of developing new tools relying on existing products or software solutions by merging established alliances.” Raul Hidalgo from Geotrex.
Istanbul still holds the heart of many, but where should we host the next European Conference??
October 2018 – Australian Users Conference
From October 24-26 Datamine Australia team hosted the Australian Users Conference in the beautiful and pristine Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, Noosa Heads.
It was a highly anticipated event spanning over 3 days. There were 80 attendees, and a number of these stayed for 4 days to attend extra training in several geology and engineering software products. It was definitely the perfect mix of work and play with insightful presentations, interactive technical sessions and smaller, more personal super-user sessions. A poll was conducted asking whether attendees would come to the next conference and we received an overwhelmingly positive response with 56% saying ‘wouldn’t miss it!’ and 44% saying ‘if possible – yes’. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to hear our attendees thoroughly enjoyed their time and walked away with invaluable memories.
“I have to say the conference exceeded my expectations and I have many take aways. Above all it was very gratifying to meet with all the Datamine people such as yourself face to face.” – Brett Gibson from Iluka Resources.
We are most definitely looking forward to the next one and are already coming up with ideas!
July 2018 – Engaging Ghana Conference
Datamine Africa, in partnership with AngloGold Ashanti, held a successful 2 Day Conference and 3 Day Workshop on the 16-20 July 2018 at Iduapriem Mine in Tarkwa, Ghana.
The inaugural event aimed to gather industry professionals in the West African region to share knowledge about our current and upcoming software technologies as well as the implementation of best practices in the area of mineral resource management. The 2-day conference covered geology, underground, open pit solutions as well as database management, whilst the following 3 day workshops which were delivered by members of the Datamine Africa staff covered areas such as resource modelling, open pit planning and Discover MapInfo.
“The conference and workshops were a great success with renewed engagement and commitment with users and clients. We look forward to a greater experience in the coming years” – Eben Assan, Datamine West Africa Business Lead.
It was a great success with everyone involved walking away with some new knowledge, colleagues and memories for years to come!