Africa-Europe users conference

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Maptek hosted the first regional Africa and Europe users conference in the spectacular surroundings of a Big 5 game park near Johannesburg in South Africa in March 2010.

Duncan Lee, General Manager of Africa & Europe said that it was an excellent opportunity for both Maptek and customers – to share ideas, forge new relationships and highlight the innovations that we have to offer.

Customers gave the conference a 92% overall rating, stating that presentations had strong relevance for their business. As well as hearing about our technical applications and learning new ways to use them, attendees had the opportunity for 1 on 1 advice from Maptek experts from around the world.

‘The conference allowed us to renew our commitment to be strategic partners in delivering mining solutions, not just as technology vendors. We’ll continue to provide leading edge technology and services, applying innovative thinking to help operations optimise their investment with Maptek,’ Duncan Lee concluded.

‘When you attend a conference you see straight away how you can do better. I’ve picked up a number of things, such as with optimisation of our stockpiles. I was trained in scheduling, I have the knowledge but now I can see how you can fully utilise the Vulcan software.’

Patience Ndhlovu, Murowa Diamonds

‘This is one of the best conferences that I have attended. It has reminded me how important it is to mix as an industry. The optimisation and scheduling talks are very relevant for everything that we are doing now. We are a developing company and we need to ensure that our methods, our systems are in tandem with our expansion. In terms of technology, Maptek is one of the organisations that will be able to help us through our expansion program.’

Wadzanayi Mutsakanyi, Zimplats

‘One benefit that I found was it deepened the confidence in my work, adding to the value that I have within my operation. Networking with other people, and understanding that they have similar frustrations and work issues has been interesting in itself. It gives you the motivation to go back to work and keep chugging along.’

Jayde Webb, Tulawaka Diamond Mine (Barrick Africa)

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