XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress

September 11-15, Québec City Convention Center

IMPC Congress

About IMPC XXVIII Québec 2016

The IMPC 2016 will be hosted in Québec City, Canada.

The IMPC 2016 is expected to gather over 1,000 professionals and academics from the mining industry representing approximately 60 countries. Top universities specializing in mineral processing,all major mining companies, plus the leading providers in the world of services and technologies will attend the congress. The technical sessions will facilitate knowledge exchange, analysis and discussion of the most recent innovations in themes related to mineral processing. 

About IMPC Congress History

The International Mineral Processing Congress has been in existence now for more than sixty years. The very first congress was held in September 1952 in London, and with 39 technical papers and 332 delegates, it was indeed an impressive beginning of a series of ever growing congresses. The IMPC has been a major driving force for the promotion of scientific and technical knowledge in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy worldwide. It is the most prestigious event in the field of mineral processing in the world today. The congress has been truly international with delegates from all parts of the world deliberating on issues facing the mining and minerals processing industry globally.

IMPC 2016 Symbolism


XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress

Ship sails, composed of thick black strokes, white space, and a limited color palette, resemble symbols found in Canada’s Aboriginal history. The sails are representative to Québec’s rich history of naval exploration. The French explorer, Jacques Cartier, was actually drawn to Québec’s Cap Diamant because of glittering stones found in the high cliffs. The Aquamarine color palette is representative of Québec’s precious stones. This direction is meant to tell the story of Québec’s history, culture, welcoming the international mining community with open arms. Held within the sails is the Fleur de Lysée; a symbol found on Québec’s flag, divided into several pieces. This signifies various minerals all coming together in Québec City in 2016.