The Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA) Conference, a staple on the local quarrying sector’s calendar, returns this year after a two-year COVID-19 influenced disruption. Held under the ‘IQSA Reconnect’ theme, this year’s event will tackle a range of critical issues affecting the industry – from legislation to technology and training, among other matters of importance, Quarrying Africa can report.
This year’s event will be held at the Kopanong Hotel & Conference Centre in Benoni, Gauteng, on March 16 – 17, confirms IQSA president Jeremy Hunter-Smith, who began his two-year tenure on June 1, 2021.
The 2022 conference is held under the ‘IQSA Reconnect’ theme and is truly a platform for reconnection after the industry last congregated in 2019. “This year’s conference has been branded ‘IQSA Reconnect’ for obvious reasons; the past two years have really pulled associations apart, limiting members’ ability to network and connect with exhibitors. We believe 2022 is the year for reconnection,” says Hunter-Smith.
Delegates can look forward to a full two days’ programme filled with great papers. While the keynote speaker is always a drawcard, an economist will also shed some light on what is happening and what to expect during the year. Other key papers, adds Hunter-Smith, will touch on the Mining Charter, digitalisation of quarry operations and issues affecting small-scale mining.
Refer to the January/February edition of Quarrying Africa for more on this story.