Keynotes Announced

We are excited to confirm six outstanding Opening and Keynote Speakers:

  • Conference Opening Address: David Weight, President, Cobalt Institute (UK): The Changing Landscape of the Cobalt Market
  • Nickel-Cobalt-Copper: Dr Bryn Harris, Managing Partner, NMR360: The Future of Ni-Co-Cu Processing in the Age of Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Uranium-REE: Dr Karin Soldenhoff, Technology Manager, ANSTO Minerals: Uranium IX – Past, Present and Future
  • Gold-PM: Prof Jacques Eksteen, Director, Gold Technology Group and Chair, Extractive Metallurgy, WASM, Curtin University: What Attributes do we want from a Gold Lixiviant within an Overall Processing Context?
  • In Situ Recovery (ISR): Dr Horst Maerten, Vice President Technology, Heathgate Resources, Trends in ISR Technology
  • Lithium Processing: Adrian Griffin, Managing Director, Lithium Australia: The Need for Innovation to Meet the Future Lithium Demand

Call for Papers

ALTA 2019 is a world-class annual metallurgical conference, now in its 24th year, and a leading platform for innovation. The event comprises five conferences and three short courses over eight days. We invite you to submit an abstract and secure your place in this prestigious event.  Call for papers

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ALTA 2018

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