Our Sponsors

We are very pleased to be supported this year by the following organisations:

Gold Level Sponsors


EPC Groupe is one of the world’s pioneers in explosives manufacturing and distribution.
With around forty subsidiaries in some twenty countries around the world, the group is now
a leading player in the fields of explosives, demolition and drilling & blasting.



Forcit is a comprehensive service company operating in the field of explosives. We are experts on blasting in challenging Nordic conditions. Our service repertory consists of our own explosives production and delivery as well as blasting and vibration consulting.



The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company. We combine complex specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of our customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.





Orica is the largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining and infrastructure markets, the global leader in the provision of ground support in mining and tunnelling, and the leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction.

Orica has a strong portfolio of manufacturing and distribution assets strategically located across Australia Pacific, Asia, EMEA, Latin America and North America which enables us to provide valuable supply chain capabilities for our customers.


Yara has been supplying the Mining and Explosives market for nearly a century and is the largest independent supplier of Technical Ammonium Nitrate globally. With this comes experience and understanding of the evolving needs of the Industry.

By continuing to invest in, develop and extend our UltrAN Technical Nitrates products and services we can guarantee our customers quality Ammonium and Calcium Nitrate for consistent ANFO, emulsion and explosives production.  Our global supply chain provides reliable and on-time deliveries to customers in all 6 continents, and our disciplined processes result in extended shelf life of UltrAN products which means no waste, less customer handling time, and increases safe working.

Yara has local HESQ teams to assist and advise customers according to their own business needs, and our Technical Experts design customized production plants for own use by civil explosive makers, both for ANFO and emulsion. We value long term relationships with our customers and “win-win” innovative solutions.

Our continued investment in the UltrAN range of Technical Nitrate products and services means your blasting is safer, more efficient, cost effective and time effective by having Yara as your reliable AN partner.


Silver Level Sponsors




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Important Dates

31 March 2017- 2nd Circular (Preliminary Programme)
10 May 2017 - Submission of final papers
10 June 2017 - Final notification of accepted papers
31 July 2017 - Early Bird registration closes
10 September 2017 - Workshops and welcome drinks reception
11 September 2017 - Exhibition, technical presentations and gala dinner
12 September 2017 - Exhibition and technical presentations

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