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17th January, 2017 - 19th January, 2017

49th Canadian Mineral Processors Conference

Start Date17th January, 2017
End Date19th January, 2017
VenuWestin Hotel
LocationCanada Ottawa,Canada

The 49th Annual Canadian Mineral Processors Conference will be held in Ottawa at the Westin Hotel January 17 to 19, 2017 in the Confederation Ballrooms (4th Floor).  The conference will feature presentations on various aspects of mineral processing including comminution, flotation, gold and iron ore processing, mineralogy, mill optimization, process control and projects.

A special rate of $209 (standard/premium) and $259 (deluxe) which includes complementary internet has been negotiated at the Westin Hotel (reference the Canadian Mineral Processors Conference). The Westin Hotel will only guarantee these rooms until January 3, 2017. Last year our block of rooms sold out in early December so please book your room early to avoid disappointment. Phone (613) 560-7000 for room reservations. You can also make your hotel reservations on-line through the conference hotel link.

The early registration fee for this year’s meeting is $641.59 for CIM/AIME/TMS members, $828.59 for non-members (not including tax). The non-member rate includes one-year membership in CIM. Registration includes the three day meeting, coffee breaks, the Tuesday and Wednesday luncheons and evening social receptions, the Wednesday reception and awards banquet, as well as a copy of the proceedings. Conference registration and attendance at social events should be indicated when registering on-line.
All pre-registered delegates will be able to pick up their registration kits at the Conference Registration Desk, 4th Floor, Westin Hotel, Monday evening between 19:00 and 22:00 and during the conference each day between 7:00 to 15:00 (Tuesday to Thursday). New registrations will be taken during these times.

CMP Story

The Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) is a Technical Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and had its beginning as an operator-oriented group called the Canadian Gold Metallurgists. The formation of the Canadian Gold Metallurgists was predicated on the principle of “Cost plus tails”, i.e. obtaining the lowest possible cost per ton of ore milled with the highest recovery possible. This focus on operators and their interests is maintained as a priority today.

The CMP is organized across the country into ten Regions with a Representative from each Region sitting on the Board of Directors. The Executive includes a Past Chairman, Chairman, 1st Vice-Chairman, 2nd Vice-Chairman, Secretary and a Treasurer. Three meetings of the Board are held on an annual basis, two in January and one in September. The principal technical meeting of the Division is the Annual Operators Conference held during the 3rd full week of January in Ottawa . In addition, the CMP sponsors several technical sessions and symposia at all CIM Annual General Meetings and at The Metallurgical Society’s Annual Conference of Metallurgists.
Each Region will try to host one or two technical meetings each year and these generally include a mill/mine tour. The CMP has always been a strong believer and supporter of education programs, both those initiated by CIM as well as those initiated by CMP on a national and regional basis.
At the regional level surplus funds are generally awarded to selected students. Nationally the CMP invites two selected students, from each of the Universities and Technical Schools in offering courses in Mineral Processing, to their Annual Operator’s Conference all expenses fully paid. This provides the students with an excellent opportunity to meet with industry operators and become familiar with current problems and practices.

CMP’s Mission, Vision and Values

The Canadian Mineral Processors’ Division of CIM exists to provide an open and friendly forum for Mineral Processing Operators across and throughout the world to meet, network and exchange technical information. CMP accomplishes this by offering one national meeting each year plus a number of regional meetings across the country to which all those involved in the Mineral Processing industry are invited and welcome.
CMP commits to serve and promote the industry by encouraging all participants to develop and share new knowledge and good practices, cultivate and maintain core values of integrity, respect and professionalism, teach and support its students, and recognize its contributors, heritage and roots.
CMP aspires to become the world’s premier Mineral Processing Organization by fostering innovation but remaining practical and relevant, and by actively encouraging all those who contribute to the industry, including operators, suppliers, engineers, academics, consultants, executives, government, students and retirees, to participate and enjoy lifelong the fellowship of this community.

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