Online/Australia – IMPC 2022 postponed, IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022 introduced

The IMPC Council, working closely with AusIMM, has announced that the XXXI International Mineral Processing Congress 2022 (IMPC 2022) in Melbourne, Australia in August 2022 will be cancelled.

The organizers said: “In the face of ongoing uncertainties around border closures and travel restrictions, and the acknowledged impact this will have on hosting a global event, postponing the Congress honours IMPC’s commitment to driving immersive knowledge sharing across all facets of mineral processing innovation. Facilitating these important conversations is a critical component for delivering the world-class event our industry has come to expect.”

However, recognizing strong interest from industry, AusIMM, together with co-hosts CSIRO and the IMPC Council, will instead present a regional event, the IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022 in Melbourne from 21st-23rd August 2022. The conference program will cover industry challenges, advances in mineral processing and future operations.

This will be the second Regional Mineral Processing Conference organised under the auspices of the International Mineral Processing Council. IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022 will bring together delegates from Australia, the Asia-Pacific and other regions to share best practice and knowledge in mineral processing. All papers presented at IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022 will be fully refereed. Abstract submissions are now closed.

This smaller, regionally focused event will precede full IMPC Congresses in Washington in 2024 and Cape Town in 2026, before the full-format IMPC Congress returns to Melbourne in 2028. Preparations for IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022 are underway, with further information regarding the format, content and event logistics to be shared over coming weeks. You can sign up to receive program and event updates, including access to discounted pricing and sponsorship opportunities, on the IMPC website.