Month: May 2013

Healthcare

How are you meeting the challenge of increasing staff satisfaction and improving staff retention?

Workforce shortages can have a negative impact on quality patient care. The emergency department in particular requires an efficient, collaborative and patient-care-centric workforce in order to streamline the patient journey and strengthen models of care. We picked the brains of some of the guest speakers for the 5th Annual Emergency Department Management Conference to get…

31 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Workshop outcomes: Towards zero harm at railway level crossings

The rail industry has set the ambitious objective of zero harm at railway level crossings by 2025 and as a consequence, Rail Safety 2013 started with a comprehensive half-day workshop on level crossing safety. The industry is certainly quite passionate about level crossing safety management and the workshop brought together national and international experts, operators…

30 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Close-Up: Angela Gifford

It was in 1980 that Angela Gifford decided to leave her UK banking career of 16 years and enter the world of caring for older people who wished to remain living in their own home rather than moving into an aged care facility. Having been brought up in a close family where caring for older…

30 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Rowan Karstel

Rowan Karstel, aged 50, was appointed as CEO of Beacon Hill Resources Plc in November 2012. Rowan joined Beacon Hill from Keaton Energy Limited, a Johannesburg listed thermal coal producer. Prior to Keaton Energy, Rowan was the Chief Project Development Officer at Optimum Coal Holdings where he was responsible for the development and execution of…

28 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Lesley Campbell

Lesley Campbell worked for a number of ring-dealing members between 1980 and 2000. She advised multinational companies on risk management, including a major car manufacturer and one of the world’s largest copper mines. Since she set up her own consultancy, Lesley has advised the World Bank and the United Nations on commodity-related projects, as well…

28 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Planning & Design

Announcing Australia’s first BIM Awards

The Building Information Modelling Summit is proud to announce Australia’s first ever BIM Awards.  Architectural firms, BIM Managers, Project Managers, Construction and Engineering firms are invited to submit their work for a chance to win in the following categories: Innovation - new ideas, visual art performance Collaboration - amongst various the various teams Sustainability -…

28 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Asia – The new centre for copper trading?

Due to its high use in construction, infrastructure and industrial equipment, copper demand is seen as an indicator for the health of the global economy. We had the chance to speak to Jacky Chan, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Mining Investment Professionals about China’s current demand for copper and crucial success factors for copper exploration and…

28 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-up: Brian Van Rooyen

Brian is the GM Ferrous at Exxaro Resources, a company listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange  Ferrous is a new commodity business in Exxaro that was established following the acquisition of AKI in Australia in 2012 Brian has a mechanical engineering background, supported by a MBA.  He spent most of his early career working in…

28 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Peter J. Hancock

Peter J. Hancock has been appointed President of Koniambo Nickel SAS in April 2011. He graduated from Dalhousie University in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Metallurgical Engineering and followed this up with a Masters Degree in 1988. Upon graduation he started working in the mining industry at Noranda’s Technology Centre in Pointe Claire, Quebec.…

28 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Sharing heavy haul expertise in Jakarta

By Nick Kingsley Senior Editor, Railway Gazette International Delegates gathered at the Hotel Borobudur in Jakarta on May 15-16 for Informa’s inaugural Heavy Haul Rail Indonesia conference, supported by the Australasian Railway Association. Central to the two days of debate were two key themes — how safety and technical standards might be developed to help…

27 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Infrastructure crucial to unlock Africa’s iron ore potential

In 2012 South Africa overtook India and became China’s third-biggest iron ore supplier. We had the chance to speak to Andrew Hodge, Analyst – Iron Ore Cost Research at Wood Mackenzie about what’s in store for the iron ore market in Africa.  IMM Events: A recent article in the Economist has described Africa as the…

27 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Vale in Mozambique: On track for success

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest World Economic Outlook predicts that economic activity in Africa will “remain robust” in the next few years. Economies in sub-Saharan Africa are expected to achieve growth rates not seen outside Asia. Mozambique is one of the powerhouses of the region with a record coal export of 4.9 million tonnes…

24 May 2013, by Informa Insights