This world-class metallurgical conference is returning after a virtual event in 2020, once again bringing the international community together in Perth for its 26th annual event comprising five conferences and three short courses. This year features a live, virtual, and on-demand event to ensure all interested delegates have the opportunity to participate. ALTA 2021, to be held from November 13–20, 2021 at Pan Pacific Perth, promises to continue the tradition of delivering a feast of high-quality technical content for professionals from the global metallurgical and related sectors.
Conference Founder and Chair, Metallurgical Consultant, Alan Taylor, emphasises the “for the past 25 years, this event has provided a dynamic forum for sharing ideas, innovations, technologies, and projects. Both ALTA and the industry have come a long way since our first conference in 1995, but our focus on the importance of metallurgical innovation remains the same.”
Alan explains that “over many years the conference has evolved to meet the demands of the industry. For example, in recent years the program has been expanded to include the currently hot topics of Lithium Processing, Battery Technology and In Situ Recovery, and to reflect the rapidly developing field of Battery Metals.”
The 2021 event incorporates five separate conferences focusing on Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-Rare Earths, Gold-Precious Metals, In-Situ Recovery (ISR) and Lithium & Battery Technology. Panel discussions and Q&A are a major highlight of ALTA events, providing a unique opportunity for knowledge sharing, discussion and debate with highly experienced professionals. Following the conference, detailed notes are published for the benefit of the wider industry via the ALTA Free Library. Topics this year include Pressure Acid Leaching, Rare Earth Process Development, Refractory and Complex Gold Ores, Enhancing ISR Permeability, and Developments in Battery Technology.
The conference sessions are bookended by three practically oriented short courses on Nickel-Cobalt Laterites, Copper SX/EW and Heap Leaching of Copper, Gold, Uranium & Nickel.
The ALTA 2021 exhibition offers a welcome return in-person networking while still providing meaningful participation for virtual attendees. The international nature of the event is further evidenced by the long-term support of sponsors, co‑sponsors, and partners from leading global brands and associations.
Following the record attendance at last year’s virtual event, ALTA is on-track for a strong in-person and virtual return, presenting an outstanding technical program to exceed expectations once again.
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