Delegate Portal

Welcome to ALTA 2019

Please review the important information below.  We recommend you bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates during the conference.  We hope you enjoy our 24th annual event!

  • Daily conference alerts will be sent to all attendees, if you are not receiving yours, please contact Allison Taylor.
  • Correct lanyards must be worn at all times, sharing lanyards is not permitted.
  • Arrival coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be held in the exhibition. Exhibition visitors may not attend during lunch.
  • Welcome Reception and Happy Hour functions will be held in the exhibition. Exhibition visitors are not permitted to attend unless a ticket is purchased.
  • The Conference Dinner will be held on Tuesday evening and limited places remain available. Tickets will be collected on admission.
  • Special offer to delegates of 25% discount on ALTA proceedings and short course manuals for orders placed prior to until 30 June (refer satchel insert for discount code).
  • The dress code is smart casual or business suit for sessions, exhibition and networking functions.
  • Photographs are prohibited during sessions, except for authorised personnel.
  • Video or audio recording of sessions is strictly prohibited. Offenders will be asked to leave the sessions.
  • Please remember to turn off your mobile phones during session!
  • ALTA complies with the antitrust laws of Australia. Attendees are encouraged to consult with their own corporate counsel for further guidance in complying with Australian and foreign antitrust laws and regulations.

Thank you to our Wi-Fi Sponsor





  • Enable the Wi-Fi settings on your mobile device or laptop.
  • Select the network meet@panpacific
  • Open your preferred internet browser which will automatically direct you to the Pan Pacific log-in page.
  • Select Conference and enter the daily password below in Conference Code





  • Access passwords will be sent to delegates 16 May via email "ALTA 2019 Papers" and activated on 18 May.  
  • Sharing passwords is strictly prohibited.
  • Registration fees must be paid in full to receive passwords.
  • If you do not receive a password, contact Allison Taylor.
  • Papers are listed in order of presentation.  Late papers will be posted as received (may not be in ALTA format).
  • Booth support staff and exhibition visitors do not receive passwords or proceedings.
  • Delegates may download to a mobile device for use during the conference.
  • Delegates may print for individual personal use only.  Distribution without the express written permission of ALTA is prohibited
  • The delegate portal will remain open until 7 June.
  • The final proceedings will be provided in electronic format to all delegates after the conference by 31 July.

Download Program

Any program changes during the conference will be announced here.

  • ISR Sessions, Friday 24 May.  Change of presenter.  Jim Dirstein, Geophysicist and Company Director will now present the Coomooroo Explorations paper at 10:55am.

Nickel-Cobalt-CopperMondayDr Mike Dry, Owner, Arithmetek Inc. (Canada)
Dr Grant Wellwood, General Manager, Jenike & Johanson Pty Ltd (Australia)
Dr Bryn Harris, Managing Partner, NMR360 (Canada)
TuesdayDr Murdoch Mackenzie, Consultant, JWM Mackenzie (Australia)
Tom Robinson, Senior Leader Business Development, Teck Resources (Canada)
Bravo Mbao, Regional Technical Manager - EMEA & AP, Solvay (Zambia)
Frank Trask, Technical Director, Mining & Process Solutions (Australia)
WednesdayMike Miller, Mike Miller Consultancy Services (Australia)
Hermann Scriba, Consultant, Linico Pty Ltd (Australia)
Alan Taylor, Managing Director, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)
Paul Tucker, Engineering Manager, Bantrel Co. (Canada)

Pressure Acid Leaching Panel
Alan Taylor, Managing Director, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)
Uranium-REEThursdayGrenvil Dunn, Principal Process Engineer, Orway Mineral Consultants (WA) Pty Ltd
Dr Brett Moldovan, Team Leader, Uranium Resources and Production, IAEA (Austria)
Dr Karin Soldenhoff, Technology Manager - Minerals, ANSTO (Australia)
Alan Taylor, Managing Director, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)

Developments in IX Panel
Alan Taylor, Managing Director, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)
Gold-PMThursdayDr Paul Breuer, Principal Research Scientist - Gold Processing, CSIRO (Australia)
Seshree Pillay, Head : Precious Metals and Uranium, Mintek (South Africa)
Dr Yeonuk Choi, President, YaKum Consulting Inc. (Canada)
Rick Edwards, Sales Engineer, Air Liquide (Australia)

Fit-for Purpose Leaching Systems Panel
Prof Jacques Eksteen, Chair: Extractive Metallurgy, Director: Gold Technology Group, Curtin University (Australia)
In Situ RecoveryFridayJohn O’Callaghan, Head of Metallurgy, Newcrest Mining (Australia
Dr Ewan Sellers, Program Director, Mining3 (Australia)
Leon Faulkner, Managing Director, Environmental Copper Recovery Pty Ltd (Australia)
Dr Horst Maerten, Vice President Technology, Heathgate Resources (Australia) and CEO, Umwelt-und Ingenieurtechnik GmbH Dresden (UIT) (Germany)

Enhancing ISR Permeability Panel
Dr Laura Kuhar, Research Team Leader, CSIRO (Australia)
Lithium ProcessingFridayDr Goutam Das, Research Project Leader/Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO (Australia)
Dr Jeffrey Claflin, Consulting Process Engineering, Ausenco (Australia)
Dr Anthony Gerbino, Scientist, OLI Systems (USA)
Grant Harman, Lithium Consultants Australasia, (Australia)

Novel Lithium Processes Panel
Dr Chris Griffith, Senior Process Chemist / Business Development Lead, ANSTO Minerals (Australia)

David Weight
President, Cobalt Institute (United Kingdom)
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Conference Opening Address
The Changing Landscape of the Cobalt Market
Dr Bryn Harris
Managing Partner, NMR360 Inc (Canada)
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Nickel-Cobalt-Copper Keynote Address
The Future of Ni-Co-Cu Processing in the Age of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Dr Brett Moldovan
Team Leader, Uranium Resources and Production
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Austria)
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Uranium-REE Opening Address
What will Future Uranium Mining Projects Look Like?
Dr Karin Soldenhoff
Technology Manager - Minerals, ANSTO (Australia)
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Uranium-REE Keynote Address
Uranium IX - Past, Present and Future
Prof Jacques Eksteen
Director, Gold Technology Group and Chair, Extractive Metallurgy,
Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University (Australia)
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Gold-PM Keynote Address
Fit-for-Purpose Precious Metals Leach Systems: Matching Leach Strategies to Source Characteristics
Dr Horst Maerten
Vice President Technology, Heathgate Resources (Australia) and CEO, Umwelt-und Ingenieurtechnik GmbH Dresden (UIT) (Germany)
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In Situ Recovery Keynote Address
Trends in ISR Technology
Adrian Griffin
Managing Director, Lithium Australia (Australia)
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Lithium Processing Keynote Address
Innovation Required to Meet Future Lithium Demand
Alan Taylor
Conference Chair, ALTA 2019
Metallurgical Consultant and Managing Director, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)
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Dinner Address
The Rise of Cobalt – A Laterite Wars Story





Planning for our 25th anniversary event is already underway!  The conference will once again be held at Pan Pacific Perth.

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