Global industry experts will explore the key research and advances in science and technology for mineral processing at the XXXI International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC) in the USA. Hosted by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), IMPC 2024 will take place from 29 September to 3 October 2024 in Washington D.C.

Focused on Mineral Processing for the Energy Transition, leading researchers and experts will address how mineral processing plays an increasingly important role in securing the cost-effective supply of a wide range of minerals for a sustainable and stable future. At IMPC you’ll experience a conference dedicated specifically to mineral processing, including:

  • A robust technical program with notable keynote and plenary speakers.
  • Short course learning focused only on processing topics.
  • Field trip opportunities to provide a first-hand look at best practices in the area.
  • An exhibit hall featuring industry vendors tuned-in to your solving your problems.
  • Exciting social and networking opportunities to expand your professional connections.

International Travel Support

International attendees who require travel visas can find directions on obtaining a letter of invitation and additional supporting information on the IMPC 2024 website. With lengthy visa processing times in some locations, SME is working now to support those attendees and speakers in submitting appropriating documentation to attend IMPC.

About the Program

The structure of global energy supply and demand is undergoing a dramatic transformation with shifts towards renewable and alternative sources of energy. This energy revolution begins with the supply of metals and minerals required to support existing and new methods of electricity generation, electric vehicles, power infrastructure, small and large-scale energy storage, and related technology.

Key topics advancing the mineral processing sector, including:

  • Energy resources
  • Human capital
  • New processes and technologies
  • The interface between research and industry
  • The integrated value chain
  • Optimization of existing processes
  • Sustainability



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