Albie Visser [photo]
Albie Visser

GM for Surface and Underground Operations in Africa

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Christo van Zyl [photo]
Christo van Zyl

Blasting Engineer

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Clem Sunter [photo]
Clem Sunter


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Lucas Bottomley [photo]
Lucas Bottomley

Australian Mining Engineer

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Robert McClure [photo]
Robert McClure

President, R.A. McClure Inc.

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Tapan Goswami [photo]
Tapan Goswami

Chartered Mining Engineer

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Tinus Strauss [photo]
Tinus Strauss

Software Developer

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Tony Rorke [photo]
Tony Rorke

Director of Blasting Science at BME

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Victor Krause [photo]
Victor Krause

Blasting Engineer

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Tinus Brits [photo]
Tinus Brits

Global Product Manager: AXXIS Digital Initiation System

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Tamara Wiseman [photo]
Tamara Wiseman

Technical Service Manager for R.A. McClure Inc

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The 25th BME Annual Conference

Join us for the 25th annual drilling and blasting conference.


2 November 2017


CSIR in Pretoria


Registration from 7am-8am

At BME we know that blasting is crucial to the success of any mining operation and impacts the downstream costs and life of the mine.

The BME conference aims to disseminate our knowledge in explosives engineering, blasting, and geotechnology to help our customers achieve faster, safer, and more efficient ore recovery to increase their bottom line.

Join us for our 25th annual drilling and blasting conference.

For world class technical experience, think BME.

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08:00 - 08.15 Welcome Address Albie Visser
08:00 - 09.00 Reactive Ground Victor Krause
09:00 - 09:45 3-D Surveying for Underground Blasting Operations Robert McClure
09:45 - 10:00 Tea  
10:00 - 10:45 Mobilising Zambia Albie Visser
10:45 - 11:30 Blasting in the USA Tinus Brits
11:30 - 12:15 Creating Value with Technical Blasting Services Lucas Bottomley
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch  
13:15 - 14:00 The World and South Africa beyond 2017 -
The latest flags, scenarios and probabilities
Clem Sunter
14:00 - 14:30 Fragmentation: The Benefits of Electronic Detonators Christo van Zyl
14:30 - 14:45 Tea  
14:45 - 15:30 A Holistic Approach to Managing Blast Outcomes Tapan Goswami
15:30 - 16:15 Safety in Wall control Tony Rorke
16:15 - 16:30 Closing Tony Rorke
16:30 Cocktails & Networking  





CSIR Conference Centre
Meiring Naude Road
Pretoria, 0184


Begins at 7:00 on the 2nd of November 2017 at the CSIR


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Telephone: 083 676 5779 (Hayley)