Programme

We have included an outline agenda for reference below. Please note that the timings shown are for planning purposes and are subject to change.

Sunday 10th September 2023
10.00 – 16.30    Sunday Workshop
12.00 – 16.00    Exhibition Set-up
12.00 – 18.00    Conference Registration
18.30 – 20.00     Welcome Reception, Opening Speeches and Entertainment

Monday 11th September 2023
08.00 – 12.00   Conference Registration
08.30 – 17.00     Technical Sessions
08.30 – 17.00    Exhibition
10.00 – 16.30    Exhibition Demonstration Presentations
19.00 till late     Group Dinner

Tuesday 12th September 2023
08.30 – 16.00    Technical Sessions
08.30 – 16.00   Exhibition
10.00 – 16.30   Exhibition Demonstration Presentations
16.30                  Conference Close

Technical Presentations
The technical sessions will be divided into key themes. Authors will present their papers in English to an audience in a lecture style format with some time for questions from the audience. Each presentation will run for 20-25 minutes which will be overseen by the Technical Committee. Those papers of high quality that cannot be presented due to the time constraints of the conference may be shown in a specific poster session adjacent to the exhibition area. The conference will focus on practical papers on the following themes:

• Blast Design Management
• Blast Vibration and Seismology
• Blasting Work Experiences
• Construction, Mining & Quarrying (Blasting)
• Demolition Blasting
• EU Directives & Harmonisation Work
• Explosive Detection for Security
• Health, Safety & Environment
• New Applications and Training
• Technical Development