2nd Mining Security & Crisis Management Forum to take place in Johannesburg in November

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Global Summits organiser, IRN, will hold the 2nd Mining Security & Crisis Management 2015 Forum on 11th-13th November 2015 in Johannesburg.

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2015 has seen a spike in xenophobic violence in South Africa and this has led to increased security concerns and measures across the public and private sector, including the mining industry. Cybersecurity has also reached a leading position in the charts this year when it comes to business risks the mining sector is facing; 42 per cent of mining and metals companies have no intelligence program in place for hacking threats and another 35 per cent have only informal measures.

Illegal mining, cyber-crime, workplace violence, fractured labour relations and theft of equipment affect the way the mining industry assesses investment opportunities. Those were some of the topics that emerged frequently during the first edition of the Mining Security and Crisis Management Forum that took place in November 2014, stressing the need for larger international cooperation to combat security problems in the mining industry.

The second edition of the Forum, a three day Conference and workshop taking place on November 11th-13th 2015 in Johannesburg, will address:

  •     Criminal syndicates
  •     Latest technologies for the security industry
  •     Insider threat
  •     Illegal mining
  •     Organisation's responsibility and loyalty culture Union strikes from a non-violent approach
  •     Cyber-crime
  •     Corporate Social Responsibility policies
  •     Crisis preparedness and training
  •     Disaster management plan
  •     Disused mines and ways to outsource reliable security service providers

The confirmed speaking panel includes representatives from Antwerp World Diamond Centre, AngloGold Ashanti, Lonmin Process Division, South African Institute of Security, Diamond Trading Company Botswana, Debswana Diamond Co. Botswana, Petra Diamonds South Africa, Sierra Rutile Limited, Adamus Resources, Vale Mozambique/Malawi, Anglo American South Africa, Temi Group, Department of Military Veterans and Reutech Radar Systems, to name but a few.

More information about this forum is available on the website: http://www.miningsecurityforum.com

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