There's no time to lose! The submission period of summaries for the 24th World Mining Congress (WMC) closes in less than three weeks, on the 30th December 2015. The main theme of the event is "Mining in a World of Innovation" and it shall take place between the 18th and 21st October 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. In order for works to be presented, each summary must be submitted through the site www.wmc2016.org.br . The programme will cover the following subjects: Mineral Research, Open Pit Mining, Underground Mining, Mineral Economics, Sustainability in Mining, Mineral Processing, Automation and Robotics, and Innovation in Mining.
The congress is being organized by the Brazilian Mining Institute – IBRAM (Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração) - www.ibram.org.br - and shall incorporate an exhibition area, technical work presentation space and the congress area itself. The involvement of top executives, mining professionals and academics, as well as important Brazilian and foreign investors, will see a broad exchange of information on the mineral sector.
The WMC takes place every three years and is lead by a secretariat with organizational status and associated with the United Nations. Its goal is to promote and support cooperation, both technically and scientifically, for national and international progress in mining and mineral resource development; establish a world exchange network on mineral science, technology, economics, health and safety in mining activities, and environmental protection.
In 2012, Brazil had the task of promoting the WMC during the 92nd International Organizing Committee (IOC) meeting, who is responsible for the event. It fell to IBRAM to defend the Brazilian candidature after liaising with the Brazilian government, sector and mining entities.
The 24th edition of the WMC has received, to date, special support from GBR, and institutional support from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), the Brazilian Government, the Secretariat for Geology, Mining and Mineral Processing, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Secretariat for Technological Development and Innovation, the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), the Engineering School of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UGFRS), the Mine Engineering Department of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (DEMIM/UFMG), the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli - USP), the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), the Palmas Lutheran University Centre (CEULP), Gecamin, the National Syndicate of Base Metal and Iron Extraction Industry (Sinferbase), the Syndicate of Mineral Industries of the State of Pará (Simineral), the Mineral Industry Syndicate of the State of Minas Gerais (Sindiextra), the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais (FIEMG), the Federation of Industries of the State of Santa Catarina (FIESC), TCS BRASIL 2016, the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), the Mineral Technology Centre (CETEM), CRU Group, Vereiningun Rohstoffe and Bergbau e. V. (VRB), the Federation of International Mining and Mineral Resources (FAB).
The WMC receives editorial support from: Areia e Brita, Access Africa, Argus Media, Amazônia, Brasil Business Review magazine, Brasil Mineral, Brasil Mining Site, EaeMáquinas, Engineering & Mining Journal, Equipo Minero, Horizonte Minero, Infomine, In The Mine, Madencilik Turkiye, Mídia Truck Brasil, Mineração e Sustentabilidade, Minérios e Minerales, Mining Engineering, Mining Global, Mining Turkey, Nueva Minería y Energía, Notícias de Mineração Brasil, Panorama Minero, Rocas y Minerales, Steel Technology, M&T, Tracbel Magazine, World Coal, WDM Group.
The last edition took place in Montreal, Canada, in 2013. The event was organized by McGill University and had one of the Canada’s main Universities in the portfolio. The WMC 2013 was held in conjunction with ISARC 2013 - International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in the Construction and Mining Industries.