The XXV International Mineral Processing Congress 2010 (IMPC 2010) jointly hosted by The Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (The AusIMM) , CSIRO and JKTech will be held from 6 September to 10 September in Brisbane, Queensland Australia.
This event is a highlight on the minerals industry calendar and recognised as the ‘Olympics’ of mineral processing.
This year the Congress celebrates its silver jubilee and IMPC 2010 President Dr Robin Batterham, FAusIMM is looking forward to the landmark event.
“The IMPC has always attracted the very best researchers and practitioners who come together to discuss the latest developments, and this year is no exception,” Dr Batterham said.
Leading researchers and practitioners from across the globe will be meeting at IMPC 2010 with almost 1000 delegates already registered. This is an opportunity for all industry representatives from around the globe to address major issues facing the mineral processing industry and consider how current concerns will impact future developments.
The Congress is being jointly hosted by The AusIMM, CSIRO and JKTech. Patrons of IMPC 2010 are Ausenco, Outotec and Vale. The theme for IMPC 2010 in its silver jubilee year is ‘Smarter Processing for the Future’.
“This is a very appropriate theme for the event, linking recent worldwide economic changes and the continuing need to examine ways of improving mineral processing efficiency,” Dr Batterham said.
The Congress Chair of IMPC 2010, Dr Ralph Holmes is also looking forward to IMPC 2010 and hosting the event in Australia.
“Australia is renowned as a major player in mineral commodities and it is an honour for Brisbane to be the host city for IMPC 2010. This is one event not to be missed,” Dr Holmes said.
“The international calibre of IMPC speakers and delegates will only add to the quality of the Congress, increasing opportunities for delegates to be exposed to a range of ideas, scenarios and discussions.”
Pre- and post-Congress tours and workshops will take place, with the main technical sessions being held across four days from 6 September to 10 September, 2010. The sessions will address topics ranging from transformational technologies to sustainability, energy utilisation, water and bio-processing.