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We are offering two MASTERMINING courses and workshops during PDAC 2017. We also offer these course in customized, in-house versions designed to meet the specific needs of your organization.

  • Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z - March 2-4, 2017

  • Medicine for Miners: Travel and Occupational Health Workshop - March 8, 2017 - Toronto

  • For more information on all of our courses download the brochure or contact Wayne Floreani.



    Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z - March 2-4, 2017 - Toronto

    Download the Understanding the Mining Industry brochure.

    Join the more than 150 participants who have mastered the mining industry by taking our acclaimed 3-day course "Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z". This modern and interactive course provides you with an overview on all aspects of mining and financing including:

    Day 1 - Introduction to Mining (mine life stages, exploration, mining studies, the mining process, design and planning, quantification and interpretation, extraction and processing, rehabilitation)

    Day 2 - The Economics of Mining (operations into economics, exploration expenditure, determining capital requirements, mining equipment options, economic evaluation)

    Day 3 - Financing and Deal-making (raising funds and financial instruments, equity investments, debt and project finance, joint ventures, marketing and off-take agreements, technical report and media release interpretation)

    Your class leader is Dr. Willem Smuts, a geologist with a Masters degree in sedimentology from the University of Port Elizabeth and a Ph.D. from Pretoria University, who has authored over 79 scientific and technical papers. Willem has 27 years of technical and management experience in research, exploration, mining and consulting. He has edited several leading mining magazines, independently consults on coal, gold and base metals exploration and has been delivering hands-on mining courses for companies and individuals around the globe.

    Registration is C$2,950 and includes all course materials and meal.

    Register online for Understanding the Mining Industry.



    Medicine for Miners: Complimentary Interational Travel and Occupational Health Workshop - March 8, 2017 - Toronto

    Download the brochure.

    People are your most important assets and protecting them when travelling to, or working in medically challenged regions is life and reputation saving. This 90 minute workshop will provide you with a concise overview on the basics and principles of travel and occupational health in developing and tropical countries, the major medical, legal and logistical risks facing you and your employees, and how to proactively deal with these risks in a cost-effective manner. Your workshop leaders are international health management experts Dr. Albie de Frey, Director of Geneva-based iNHEMACO S.A., Tullia Marcolongo, Executive Director of International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT), and Peter Sturm, Senior Safety, Health and Risk Management Executive with Sturm Consulting Inc. We are offering two workshops: the first running from 8:30 am to 10:00 am and the second running from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.

    Topics to be covered include:
  • An introduction to travel health, concepts, benefits and practice
  • Organisational cross-border Duty of Care
  • A global geographical health risk profile
  • Vaccine preventable disease for expats and national employees
  • What it does and does not cover
  • Malaria myths
  • Health insurance coverage - what to look out for
  • Medical emergency management - you need more than just a number

  • There is no charge to attend for this but you must register as space is limited.

    Register online for Medicine for Miners:
  • 8:30 am to 10:00 am workshop
  • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm workshop



  • Course Fees
    Course registration fees include all course materials, breakfasts, coffee breaks and lunches where applicable. Discounted rates are available for more than one participant from the same organization. Contact us for details. Fees quoted do not include taxes where applicable.

    Professional Development Credits
    Courses may count towards Professional Development continuing education credits for professional designations for investment advisors, accountants, lawyers and engineers, etc. It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure that their professional development credits are applicable to the individual regulatory and licensing bodies under which they are governed.

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course the refund is 90% (your cost is 10%)
    Cancellation between 8 weeks and 2 weeks before the course the refund is 50% (your cost is 50%)
    Cancellation between 2 weeks and the day of the course the refund is 0% (your cost is 100%)
    Or, in all cases we will credit 100% to another course within one year at the full price for the alternative course. After a year there would be no refund at all.
    Or, the registration can be transferred to another individual from your organization.
    If we cancel the course 100% of your fees will be refunded.

    For more information on all of our courses download the brochure or contact Wayne Floreani.