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Dominic Fragomeni, VP, XPS opens the 2017 National Canadian Mineral Processors Operators Conference in Ottawa this past January.

d fragomeniDominic’s keynote entitled Innovation in Mineral Processing, Celebrate the Past… Look to the Future was delivered to over 400 delegates at this yearly international conference.

In his keynote address, Dominic highlighted the mineral processing industry and its long history of innovation. These include significant advances in mineral measurement, testing, comminution, mineral separation and process control technologies that have transformed mineral assemblages into ore.   His presentation presented some of the major mineral processing innovations and the impact they have had on our industry. As we look to the future, it is critical that we innovate and change. He explored some examples of the next developments and how they can be catalyzed in the face of risk management, lower metal price cycles, resource constraints, inertia and the challenge of short term value delivery.