Invitation to attend | 7° Simpósio Brasileiro de Geologia do Diamante – Salvador – Bahia – 2018

Invitation to attend

The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to attend the 7th Conference on the Geology of Diamond Deposits in Brazil, to be held at the Hotel Deville Conference Centre in Salvador, Bahia between the 4th and 7th November, 2018.

It is particularly appropriate that the 7th Conference will be hosted in the State of Bahia, which is the largest producer of diamonds in Brazil, and the location of the first commercial diamond mine in Brazil which was developed on a kimberlite deposit, the primary source rock of diamond. This year’s conference also marks the 25th year since the first conference, which was held in the State of Mato Grosso in 1993.

The conference will follow four main themes during the technical sessions which  will: i) focus on the significant diamond potential of Brazil, ii) highlight new technologies and expertise that can positively impact producers and explorers in Brazil, iii) provide expert opinions on the diamond market and insights into how producers can optimize sales, and iv) offer presentations on various avenues that are available to  finance diamond exploration and development projects in Brazil.

The conference will be followed by a field trip to the Braúna diamond mine, Brazil’s largest diamond producer and the first commercial diamond mine developed on a kimberlite deposit in Latin America.

A pre-conference short-course, offered by the Institute of Geosciences of the Federal University of Bahia (IGEO) and the Companhia Baiana de Pesquisa Mineral (CBPM) will also be available to interested delegates, to be held prior to the conference.

The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite submissions for oral and poster presentations that align with the four principal themes of the technical sessions.  Delegates interested in submitting an oral or poster presentation at the Conference are required to Submit an Abstract of the presentation topic.

Generous sponsorship has been a key to the success of these conferences.  The organizing committee welcomes any expression of interest in sponsoring the 7th Conference on the Geology of Diamond Deposits in Brazil. Please contact us.

We look forward to your participation!

The Organizing Committee