The symposium will differ from previous international Platinum Symposia as visits to various sites on the Platreef will be undertaken during the week and will be included in the cost of the conference. Morning visits will be to exploration camps and field traverses of choice. It is hoped to visit the Anglo Platinum open-cast operations although permission for these visits can only be given in January 2018. Conference presentations and poster session will continue each afternoon and early evening. The conference will close at lunchtime on Friday July 6th in time for delegates to get to OR Tambo airport for evening international flights.