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Future of Sand Washing Conference, South Africa

CDE South Africa, in collaboration with ASPASA, are delighted to invite you to join us at the Future of Sand Washing Conference on Wednesday 31 July in Johannesburg.

31 July 2019

Johannesburg South Africa

Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre

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This first of its kind event for the South African quarrying industry will be held at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre from 9am to 5pm, followed by cocktails and a braai.

The conference will explore how the quality standards expected from the sand and aggregates industry can be met and exceeded with new washing technology. Through presentations and exchanges, participants will discover how they can increase the quality and quantity of the materials they produce, whilst at the same time reducing pond footprint and maintenance, recycling up to 90% of used water and diversifying their offer.   

Commenting on the conference, Nico Pienaar, Director at ASPASA had this to say:

"ASPASA is pleased to announce that it endorses this unique conference led by CDE. Having new innovation in South Africa is so important and therefore thanks to leading materials washing company CDE for taking the trouble of doing all this work. I'm looking forward to facilitating the conference which is set to be a great success."

Register Today For Free

We invite you to attend the whole day and dinner to get the most of the event but you can choose to register for the morning or afternoon session only, with an extra option to join us for the braai.

To register your interest in attending this conference, please complete the adjoining registration form. Registration for the conference is FREE.

You can view the full agenda below.

Morning Session

Time Session Topic Presenter
08:30 - 09:00 Coffee & Registration Fran Barlet, CDE
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome CDE and ASPASA
09:30 - 10:00 Moving on from buckets and screws - using cyclone technology to increase production and minimise waste Wayne Warren, Business Development Manager, CDE
10:00 - 10:30 Legislation and regulatory developments  Nico Pienaar, Director, ASPASA
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break  
10:45 - 11:45 Future-proofing your sand washing operations – how market leaders achieve fast ROI  Willem du PlooyBusiness Development Manager, CDE 
11:45 - 12:00 Summary and Q&A  
12:00 - 13:30 Break - Lunch  

Afternoon Session

Time Session Topic Presenter
13:30 - 14:00 The role of ASPASA in small surface mines in South Africa    Nico Pienaar, ASPASA 
14:00 - 14:45 Target Zero Waste – how to stop losing saleable material to ponds  Willem du Plooy, CDE  
14:45 - 15:30 The Manufactured Sand (M-Sand) revolution   Wayne Warren, CDE 
15:30 - 16:00 Break  
16:00 - 16:30 CDE Combo – unique, efficient, sustainable – the future of sand washing  Paul Holroyd, Head of Sand & Aggregates, CDE 
16:30 - 17:00 Open floor Q&A / Closing Summary  CDE and ASPASA
17:30 - 23:00 Cocktail reception and Braai  


Conference Details:

Date: Wednesday 31st July 2019

Time: 08:30 - 17:00

Location: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, 14 View Point Rd, Bardene, Boksburg, 1456, South Africa


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Fran Barlet