Register for COM, World Gold, Nickel-Cobalt: Vancouver in only 2 Weeks

Innovation and eco-efficient solutions in mining and processing are critical to our industry’s future. On August 27-30, 2017, the 56th Conference of Metallurgists (COM) is soon to be held in Vancouver and is set to be a huge event with some fantastic discussions and presentations on these subjects and more. The COM will host the 7th International World Gold Conference and the 4th Nickel-Cobalt Conference (Hydrometallurgy and Pyrometallurgy). Register here to attend at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.


  • Energy and Eco-Efficiency in Mining and Processing
  • Enabling Innovation in Metallurgy
  • Advanced Measuring Techniques and Technologies in Mineral Processing
  • Advances in Materials Manufacturing
  • Light Metal Alloys
  • Corrosion and Environmental degradation of Minerals
  • Hydrometallurgy and extractive metallurgy
  • Process Control and Optimisation
  • Geometallurgy and ore characterisation
  • Women of Innovation


Excellent topics will be delivered by some of the industry’s leading experts including CEEC Director Simon Hille (Goldcorp), Timothy Watson (Teck), Nathan Stubina (McEwen Mining), Janusz Laskowski (University of British Columbia), Hani Henein (University of Alberta), Frank Cheng (University of Calgary), Sergei Shipilov (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Elicia Maine (Simon Fraser University), John Marsden (Metallurgium), Alison Lewis (University of Cape Town) and Keith Calder (Deep Green Resources) – see the topics here.

There will be case studies, and also trade shows, short courses, technical tours, student and social activities.


  1. Introduction to Hydrometallurgy -2 days
  2. Gold Processing -2 days

Details here.

For a list of session papers, click here, to be held in the Technical Program Schedule.

CEEC proudly acknowledges and thanks James Budac, Peter Lind, the CIM and MetSoc, the organising committee, and all in the team behind the scenes that are making this excellent event possible. Please support it – the networking and professional development opportunities, and contributions from North American and global experts are highly anticipated, expected to be high quality and of benefit to us all in the industry.