Update on Global Mineral Processing Conferences

Events are a great way to continue learning, networking and collaborating on the latest advances, even with the changed conference landscape in 2020. To assist with your planning, CEEC has collated a list of conferences and online events over the coming months.

Please contact CEEC if you have any additional mineral processing events to be communicated to our network.

All information was correct at time of going to press - 29th July 2020.

Water and Tailings

  • October 2020, Online (Chile): Gecamin is hosting Watercongress2020: 8th International Congress on Water Management in Mining and Industrial Processes online from 12-16 October, 2020. 60+ technical talks. Early registrations close 17 September, 2020 https://gecamin.com/watercongress/

  • October 2020, Online (Chile): Gecamin’s Hydroprocess 2020 focuses on providing a forum where professionals can learn about and analyze the main developments, innovations and best practices carried out in the management of hydrometallurgical processes in metal and non-metallic mining. 74+ technical program items. Discount registration applies until 28 September. The event is held from Santiago from 26 – 30 October, 2020 https://gecamin.com/hydroprocess/?idioma=ingles


  • December 2020 (Santiago, Chile): Gecamin’s Minexcellence Conference from Santiago in 16-18 December, 2020 is focused on offering a forum, where professionals can learn and analyse the strategies and tools that allow the improvement of the mining business. 61+ program items. Discounts apply for registration before 16 November, 2020. https://gecamin.com/minexcellence/?idioma=ingles

  • June 2021, (Brisbane, Australia) – AusIMM’s Mill Operators Conference will be held on June 23 – 25 focusing on best practice in all areas of plant operations practices and management, tailings and water management, geometallurgy and professional development. Abstract submission deadline has passed (but checking with organisers) https://milloperators.ausimm.com 

Preconcentration and Processing

  • August 2020 Online (Prague) - The 7th International Conference on Mining, Material, and Metallurgical Engineering (MMME’20) will be held online from 16-18 August 2020. https://mmmeconference.com/

  • October 2020, Online (Canada): The Conference of Metallurgists 2020 + Uranium Conference 2020 will be held online from 14-15 October 2020. The theme is Emerging Technologies in Materials and Metallurgical Industries. https://com.metsoc.org/

  • November 2020, Online (Australia): AusIMM’s Preconcentration Digital Conference 2020 will be held online from 10-11, 17-18 November 2020. https://precon.ausimm.com/

  • April 2021, (Cape Town, South Africa): The International Mineral Processing Conference (IMPC) 2020 has been postponed to in Cape Town https://www.impc2020.com/

  • June 2021, (Cornwall, UK): MEI’s 6th International Symposium on Sustainable Minerals (Sustainable Minerals '20) is postponed to June 2021 in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. Short abstracts (150 words) are due by the October 2020. http://www.min-eng.com/sustainableminerals20/

Digitalisation and Emerging industries

  • August 2020 Online (Australia) AusIMM’s Lithium and Battery Metals Digital Conference will be held online from August 18 - 19 and 25 – 26. https://lithium.ausimm.com/

The annual metallurgical conference ALTA 2020 Online comprises five conferences:

  • Nickel-Cobalt-Copper (10-12 November) including Hydromet Processing of Ni-Co-Cu Sulphides Forum & Panel;
  • Uranium-REE (18 November) including Application of Membranes Forum & Panel;
  • In Situ Recovery (ISR) (19 November) including Application of ISR to Copper Forum & Panel;
  • Gold-PM (25 November) including Cyanide Alleviation & Alternative Lixiviants Forum & Panel; and
  • Lithium & Battery Technology (26 November) including Trends in Battery Technology Forum & Panel.

There are also six short courses: 

  • A-Z of Copper Ore Leaching (9 November) by ALTA Metallurgical Services;
  • The ART of HPAL - The Way to Success (13 November) by Dr Naoyuki Tsuchida and Fumio Iwamoto (ex Sumitomo);
  • Uranium Ore Processing (17 November) by ALTA Metallurgical Services;
  • SX and its Application to Copper, Uranium & Nickel-Cobalt (20 November) by ALTA Metallurgical Services;
  • Design of Successful Bulk Flow Systems for Hydromet Operations (23-24 November) by Jenike & Johanson;
  • Lithium Processing (27 November) presented by METS Engineering. https://www.altamet.com.au/conferences/alta-2020/

October 2020, Online (Australia): The Amira Global ROAR will be held online on 10 October 2020. ROAR celebrates Mining Industry 6.0 through global Remote Operations, Automation and Robotics. Call for contributions is open. https://amira.global/global-roar-1010-2020/