Project Evaluation 2012 was the third conference in a
developing series that commenced in 2007 and followed up in 2009. In 2012 the
theme was ‘Dealing with Uncertainty’. This is a reality for minerals projects.
From inception to completion, as a producing operation and as a business, a
minerals project will have to deal with a plethora of variable inputs, many
beyond its control. Developers and investors working in the minerals industry
require an appreciation and respect for these uncertainties so that considered
decisions can be made in relation to potential opportunities, risks and future
value of projects.
This conference successfully attracted papers covering: dealing with
uncertainty; management of opportunity and risks; application of project
evaluation tools and methods; the role of benchmarking in project evaluation;
financial modelling; resolving project issues; and building effective project
and study teams.