International Copper Conference



Metsoc, the 58th annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM 2019) and CIM are honoured to host Copper 2019, marking a milestone in the International Copper Conference Series with the 10th Edition. The success and outcome of the Copper Conference is the work of the six leading International Professional Societies (IIMCh, GDMB, MMIJ, TMS, SME, MetSoc) who tiredlessly persever in bringing forth symposia of the highest quality to the delegates.


Call for Abstracts is open!

The Organizing Committee is inviting authors to submit a 500 word abstract (maximum) for review before November 30, 2018.


All abstracts must be submitted electronically via our online system following the easy, step-by-step instructions.

All abstracts must be written in English.

Presentation types include Oral or Poster. Oral authors MUST submit a full paper for review (exceptions: no Papers collected for COM 2019 China-Canada symposium and COM 2019 Strategic Minerals symposium). Papers are NOT accepted/reviewed for Poster submissions.

Remember to check spelling and grammar carefully. Your electronically submitted abstract text will be reproduced as submitted.

Submission of an abstract does not constitute acceptance for presentation nor registration for the conference. Submission of an abstract implies the commitment that the author will produce a full paper (oral presenters only) and if the oral or poster abstract is accepted after review, the presenting author will attend the meeting. No financial assistance is available: the expectation is that financial resources to attend are available to the presenter.

Registration fees vary between approximately $900 and $1200 per person for regular attendee/presenter.

Authors are invited to revisit this page for related guidelines, tools and resources to facilitate the abstract and paper review process. Please note: Authors must register before May 15, 2019, to have their paper(s) included in the Conference Proceedings of the conference and to be scheduled in the technical program. A full refund will be provided to authors who have pre-registered but will not attend because their Paper(s) is not accepted.

Authors will be notified of abstract decisions by email starting on January 15, 2019, and will receive all technical information and presentation instructions prior to the Conference.




Abstract submission Deadline :

November 30, 2018


Abstract Approval Deadline:

January 15, 2019


Draft Paper Submission Deadline:

March 01, 2019


Final Paper Submission Deadline:

April 30, 2019


Oral and Poster Author Registration Deadline:

May 15, 2019



Branded the largest international copper event this conference will be held in Vancouver 2019 and will mark the 10th edition of this conference series.

Topics will include:

  • Mining & Geology
  • Mineral Processing
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Pyrometallurgy
  • Electrowinning & Electrorefining
  • Sustainable Development, Health & Safety, and Environment
  • Process Control
  • And more!


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History of the International Copper Conferences

1st; 1987 in Viña del Mar, Chile

2nd; 1991 in Ottawa, Canada

3rd; 1995 in Santiago, Chile

4th; 1999 in Phoenix, USA

5th; 2003 in Santiago, Chile

6th; 2007 in Toronto, Canada

7th; 2010 in Hamburg, Germany

8th; 2013 in Santiago, Chile

9th; 2016 in Japan


Co-organizing Societies

The Metallurgy and Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (MetSoc-CIM) , Canada

Society of Metallurgists and Miners e.V. (GDMB), Germany

Chilean Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMCh) , Chile

The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ), Japan

The NonFerrous Metals Society of China (NFSOC), China

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), United States

Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), South Africa

Society for Mining, Metallugy, and Exploration (SME), United States


  iimch    mmij   
gdmb    tms   sme