Gecamin announces the IMPC 2014 International Congress at Procemin 2012

The XXVII International Mineral Processing Congress, IMPC 2014, will be held in October 2014 in Santiago. It is the second time that the leading mineral processing congress will take place in Latin America.

The 9th International Conference on Mineral Processing, Procemin 2012, concluded last Friday after three days of technical sessions focused on new developments and experiences in the area of mineral processing. The conference was highlighted both by the 65 high quality papers presented and the participation of major worldwide mining countries, something that is usual for this conference as it has emerged to become the leading mineral processing conference in Latin America.

At the closing of the 2012 conference, Gecamin, the co-organiser of Procemin, announced that in two years the XXVII International Mineral Processing Congress, IMPC 2014, will be held in Chile. The conference will be co-organised by the Universidad de Chile, Universidad de Concepción, Universidad Federico Santa María and Gecamin and is considered the most important congress in the field of mineral processing. Over a thousand people from all over the world are expected to attend.

This will be in the second time in history that the IMPC will take place on Latin American soil after being held in Brazil in 1977. Holding the conference in Chile represents a major milestone for the academic and business worlds of mining in the region. This year the IMPC was held in New Delhi, India, where representatives from the organising team announced Chile as the next host of the congress.

The president of the IMPC 2014 will be Professor Juan Yianatos from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. Professor Yianatos was in attendance at Procemin 2012 and commented on how it was decided to announce the IMPC 2014 during a conference like Procemin as both conferences are along the same lines although the IMPC takes place on a much larger scale. During Procemin, the first extended meeting of all the IMPC committee members took place where members drew the first guidelines that will govern the organisation of the congress.  

The IMPC 2014 congress is receiving abstracts until 8 April 2013. Interested authors can submit a 150-300 word abstract in English to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.