Month: June 2013

Healthcare

Key success factors in implementing the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

The World Health Organization (WHO) developed the Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) to help healthcare professionals minimise the most common and avoidable risks endangering the lives and well-being of surgical patients. We have asked some of our speakers participating in the 5th Annual Operating Theatre Management conference what has been their most significant step toward successfully…

28 Jun 2013, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Driving the costs out of rail

Australia has the sixth largest rail network in the world, moving over 1 billion tonnes of freight every year. Our passenger networks facilitate 780 million customer journeys annually. From the world’s leading heavy haul networks, to our passenger networks at capacity, we are all facing the challenge that is being faced everywhere in the world:…

27 Jun 2013, by Test Test

Healthcare

Developing a scope of practice for Assistants in Nursing

Implementing the Assistants in Nursing (AIN) role in hospitals and health services brings a number of challenges for organisations.  We had the chance to speak to Darrin Cowan, Clinical Nurse Consultant at Northern Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health  the importance of a scope of practice for AINS and his experience at Northern Sydney Local…

26 Jun 2013, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

NSW budget 2013 a turning point for rail

By Peter Koning - Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in New South Wales It's Budget time again and for a short period, our newspapers are full of stories of new dawns or broken promises.   Commentators from all sides of the political spectrum have taken turns to praise or dismiss the myriad…

26 Jun 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Driving operational efficiencies in difficult market conditions

The work of Nils Voermann, Global Managing Director Technologies at Hatch, is reflected in the design of metallurgical plants around the world. He has been involved in many of the landmark ferro-nickel projects over the last decades, including SNNC’s greenfield ferronickel plant in Korea in 2008, and most recently Koniambo. We had the chance to…

25 Jun 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Russia coal: Responding to a changing market

How should the coal industry respond to a changing market? This was the central question speakers and delegates addressed at the Russian & CIS Coal Summit in May. Over 100 key coal industry stakeholders and government representatives attended the gathering in Moscow to analyse global supply & demand trends, the interplay of consumption, exports and…

25 Jun 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Iron Ore: Challenges and opportunities in Africa

According to recent estimates by Wood Mackenzie, Africa is fortuitous in having a vast undeveloped iron ore resource. The value has been put at roughly 8.3 billion tonnes of marketable reserves. At the recent Africa Iron Ore conference, industry professionals and key government decision makers came together to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the…

25 Jun 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Assessing global nickel demand

“China is absolutely dominating demand, being virtually the ONLY growing market for nickel and stainless steel over the past decade”, Macquarie Securities’ Chairman Commodities Research, Jim Lennon said in a recent interview with IMM Events. Earlier this year, industry professionals came together at the China Nickel Conference in Shanghai to discuss the latest market trends…

24 Jun 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Rio Tinto interview: Building a sustainable mining industry in Mozambique

According to government forecasts, Mozambique is expected to be mining 50 million tonnes of coking and thermal coal annually by 2020. This will place the country amongst the world’s five largest exporters for coking coal. Andrew Woodley, Managing Director at Rio Tinto Coal in Mozambique spoke to us about the company’s current projects and what…

24 Jun 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Africa Iron Ore: Collaboration key for future success

Earlier this month, IMM Events held its 3rd annual Africa Iron Ore conference. The high-level industry event brought together executives from around the world to discuss the biggest opportunities and challenges in the current market, with a particular focus on the iron ore developments in the African continent. Our media partner Mining Weekly reported extensively…

24 Jun 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Bill Hewitt

Bill Hewitt is the Country Manager Indonesia for Pan Asia Corporation , a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Bill will be making the case for extended divestment periods to improve long term outcomes including community engagement and environmental management in his talk at the Kalimantan Coal conference. The conference will be held on…

23 Jun 2013, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Focus on Russia & CIS Coal

The recent Russia & Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Coal Summit brought together key decision makers and industry representatives offering an understanding of the Russian coal industry’s key strengths and weaknesses. We have made some of the most insightful presentations available for download. Phil Ren, Vice President of Tader Coal SCM Co. Ltd. & Chairman…

22 Jun 2013, by Test Test