The 13th Mining Forum took place on 18th and 19th June 2015 in the Kongress Palais, Kassel. Almost 250 specialists and decision-makers from the coal mining, raw materials and energy sectors gathered together to discuss current issues in industry and research.
Presentations on a mixture of classical and pioneering subjects, given by international speakers proved, as did the exhibition, that this year‘s Mining Forum was once again a platform for exchanging information in these sectors. Organised by DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen, in cooperation with K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Kassel, and TSU e. V (Association for technical safety and environmental protection), Gotha, the number of attendees was evidence of widespread acceptance of the event: „We are very happy with the event this year,“ explains Prof. Dr. Günther Apel, Director of the Mining Consulting & Engineering division at DMT.
DMT has organised the Mining Forum at different locations every other year since 1991. For the first time, this year‘s event had a very international focus: „We received exceptionally positive feedback for the presentations given in English,“ says Apel. „That boosts our efforts to ensure the attraction and exclusivity of the Mining Forum in the medium term.“
Visually, the focal point of the conference was the integrated trade exhibition: In addition to exhibiting products and services from different companies, it provided an opportunity to make new contacts or talk with speakers and sponsors in a relaxed atmosphere.
Jens Peter Lux, Director of the DMT Geo Engineering & Exploration division and his team, who were responsible for organising and running the event, are already looking forward to the next Mining Forum in 2017: „Our concept for the conference was to emphasise the exchange of expertise between attendees. We are very pleased that it has established itself as a conference known for having expert speakers.“ (DMT/Si)