MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Metallurgy and Materials Society (MetSoc) of the Canadian Insitute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum is planning 51st Conference of Metallurgists in conjunction with Pressure Hydrometallurgy 2012. The technical program will feature papers from all fields of minerals, metals and materials technologies; but the conference focus will be fostered through a number of key international symposia, such as Pressure Hydrometallurgy, Clean Processing - Pyrometallurgy, Environment, Sustainability, Corrosion, Management and Rare Earths. The conference offers technical programming, continuing education courses and industrial tours
"COM2012 promises to provide opportunities for updates on technological innovation, for fostering new partnerships, and for a reflection on the impact of our field on our society. I look forward to welcoming you to an exciting Conference!" said Vladimiros Papangelakis, University of Toronto and 2012 Conference Chair.
Plenary talks include:
- Bruce Conard - Vale, "The Future of Sustainability"
- Thomas Homer-Dixon, Bestselling author of The Upside of Down and the Governor General's award-winning book The Ingenuity Gap
- Engin Özberk, VP Cameco Corporation, "Enhancing Innovation and Technology Development Capabilities Through Collaboration"
- Chris Twigge-Molecey, Hatch board member for strategic development with Impact on the Economy, "Why Can't we Innovate?"
Information is available through MetSoc's website at www.metsoc.org
About the Metallurgy and Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the leading technical society of professionals associated with the Canadian minerals and materials industry, has 11,000 members from industry, government and academia who are dedicated to the discovery, production, utilization and economics of minerals, metals and petroleum. Metallurgists have been active in CIM from its inception in 1898. In 1945, the Metallurgy Division was formed to reflect the group's technical interests. Constituted as a Society in 1967, the Society is composed of seven technical sections, representing the technical diversity of the metals, minerals and materials community. The Metallurgy & Materials Society of CIM (MetSoc) is one of the ten technical societies making up the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. For more information please visit www.metsoc.org
SOURCE: CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGY AND PETROLEUM (CIM)
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For interviews: contact Brigitte Farah, MetSoc Manager at (514) 939-2710