International Mineral Processing Congress 2022 postponed
Introducing the IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022

The IMPC Council, working closely with AusIMM, has announced that the XXXI International Mineral Processing Congress 2022 (IMPC 2022) in Melbourne will be cancelled.


In the face of ongoing uncertainties around border closures and travel restrictions, and the acknowledged impact this will have on hosting a global event, postponing the Congress honours IMPC’s commitment to driving immersive knowledge sharing across all facets of mineral processing innovation. Facilitating these important conversations is a critical component for delivering the world-class event our industry has come to expect.


With this announcement, numbering for future International Mineral Processing Congress events will adjust accordingly. As a result, the next event in the series, to be held in Washington DC in 2024, will be titled the XXXI International Mineral Processing Congress.

Welcoming the IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022

Recognising strong interest from industry, AusIMM, together with co-hosts CSIRO and the IMPC Council, are delighted to advise that we will instead present a regional event, the IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022. This will be the second Regional Mineral Processing Conference organised under the auspices of the International Mineral Processing Council.

IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022 will bring together delegates from Australia, the Asia-Pacific and other regions to share best practice and knowledge in mineral processing in Melbourne, Australia, in August 2022. In keeping with the high standards set by the IMPC, all papers presented at IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022 will be fully refereed.

This smaller, regionally-focused event will precede full IMPC Congresses in Washington in 2024 and Cape Town in 2026, before the full-format IMPC Congress returns to Melbourne in 2028.

Preparations for IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022 are underway, with further information regarding the format, content and event logistics to be shared over coming weeks.

Abstract submissions now open

Abstracts will be accepted until 9pm AEDT on Sunday 5 December for the IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022. Please note, there will be no further extensions beyond this date.

Authors who have already submitted an abstract have the option to have their abstracts considered for the IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022; or to withdraw. Please refer to the email sent out to IMPC 2022 abstract authors and confirm your decision via email by 9pm AEDT Sunday 5 December  2021, or contact for more information.

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