Global Calls for Abstracts/papers – Online, Canadian, American, Australian and South African events

Online/Canada – CMP 2023

The 55th Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) Operators Conference will take place on 17th-19th January 2023 in Ottawa, Canada.

The organizing committee invites the submission of abstracts for technical papers to be presented at the conference. They will consider papers regarding all aspects of mineral processing for all commodities, including plant design, start-up and improvement; process optimization and control; comminution, ore sorting and flotation; gold and precious metals recovery; application of new technologies; and tailings handling and management.

Abstracts should be approximately 200 words, and should be submitted to Irma Gabric at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31st July 2022.

The authors selected will be required to produce a written manuscript by 15th October, which will be included in the conference proceedings, and present a 20-minute technical presentation at the conference.

The organizing committee also invites proposals for short courses to be presented at the conference, which can be in French or English. The example topics that would be of interest to conference participants include:

  • Process design and operation, including comminution, flotation, gravity separation, gold ore processing, hydrometallurgy and tailings preparation;
  • Process equipment selection and operation, including slurry pumps, pipelines, belt conveyors and solid/liquid separation;
  • Ore characterization, including mineralogy and testing and piloting; and
  • Plant performance monitoring and optimization techniques, including sampling, geometallurgy, instrumentation, process control & measurement, simulation, tailings management and water treatment, metallurgical accounting, and mineral economics, deposit economic evaluations, cost estimation, NI43-101.

Short course proposals should be submitted to Berge Simonian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30th September 2022.



The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) MINEXCHANGE 2023 Annual Conference & Expo will take place from 26th February – 1st March 2023 in Denver, US.
The organizers invite the submission of program abstracts by 1st August 2022. Registrations for the event are not yet open, but you can sign up here to receive updates.


Online/South Africa – Comminution ’23

MEI’s 13th International Comminution Symposium (Comminution ’23) conference will be held online and in Cape Town, South Africa from 17th-20th April 2023. CEEC is a proud Industry Advocate of this event.

The conference will profile cutting-edge research and innovation in all aspects of crushing, grinding and ultrafine grinding in the minerals industry.

The conference organizers strongly encourage industrially based research papers showing the benefits of basing practical application on scientific rigour, such as the industrial validation of models and control techniques. Short abstracts, of no more than 150 words, can be submitted here until 31st October 2022. Abstracts should be in English, the official language of the conference.

Delegates can register for the event here.

MEI’s Dr Barry Wills noted in his MEI blog that some papers that resulted from presentations at Comminution '21 in April 2021 received recognition from the Evaluation Panel. The 2021 CEEC Medal for Technical Research and the two High Commendations, for Technical Research and Operations respectively, were for papers presented at the conference. Read more about the CEEC Medal Winners and High Commendations here.


Online/Canada – SAG 2023

SAG 2023 (R)Evolution will take place in Vancouver, Canada on 24th-28th September 2023.

The conference brings together mineral processing professionals with a focus on evolving comminution towards a sustainable future. The organizers said that attendees will be able to expand their knowledge base and learn about advances in innovation, the key changes happening in crushing and grinding that will help shape mining for the next decade. It will also focus on specific environmental initiatives, and improving the economic and social wellbeing of the communities where mining takes place.

While SAG 2023 will be an in-person conference, there will also be an opportunity to attend virtually to view and listen to the technical presentations.

Pre-registration is scheduled to open in September 2022, and abstracts can be submitted here until 31st October 2022. More information is available on the conference website here.


Online/Australia – MetPlant 2023

The MetPlant 2023 conference will be held online and in Adelaide, Australia from 29th October – 1st November 2023.

The organising committee are very excited to be holding this premier event in South Australia for the first time in its long history, on the doorstep of some of the most complex and exciting metallurgical plants and operations.

The conference will be the event you know and love, the Organising Committee remains the same and it will be delivered using an alternative Professional Conference Organiser (PCO).
All previously announced Keynote speakers remain committed, along with the sponsors, exhibitors, and partners.

MetPlant 2023 has strong support from the South Australian Government, the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB) and local South Australian businesses which will provide an enhanced delegate and accompanying partner experience including additional opportunities for customisation of sponsor and exhibition facilities.

The theme of MetPlant 2023 will continue to be ‘World's Best Practice in Metallurgical Plant Design and Operating Strategies’, with a major underpinning theme of energy/carbon footprint reduction, process safety and ESG in autonomous operations, modularization of plants, social performance and designing for renewable energy. CEEC Director and past Chair Joe Pease is one of the keynote speakers at the event.

The event will be hosted face to face and online through a virtual platform. Delegates will access outstanding keynote and technical presentations, interactive panel sessions, a full live trade exhibition, virtual booths, interactive discussion groups and networking functions, from anywhere in the world.

The dates and the venue are confirmed, and a new website and associated online speaker and registration portals will be established in the following weeks, along with the release of a preliminary program and confirmation of conference themes.

The call for abstracts is open and the link will be available in the coming days.

There is no need for authors to resubmit their abstracts (if previously submitted via AusIMM’s website) at this time.

Registrations are not yet open for the event, but if you are interested in attending you can contact the MetPlant Conference Convenor Janine Herzig at any time on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and +61 410 220 355.