March 15, 2016



More than 400 researchers from 34 countries have already confirmed their participation at the 24th edition of the World Mining Congress. The event, which has attracted a significant number of confirmed participants, will comprise a congress, technical-work presentations and a fair. The Brazilian Mining Institute - IBRAM ( is responsible for the organization of this edition of the WMC, the theme of which shall be "Mining in a World of Innovation", and will be held for the first time in Brazil between the 18th and 21st October, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ).


The 24th edition of the WMC shall technically and scientifically promote and support cooperation for national and international progress in mining and the development of natural mineral resources. For the CEO of IBRAM, José Fernando Coura, the WMC shall promote the integration between top-level executives, mining professionals and academics, as well as important investors. He stated that "this is, without a doubt, an opportunity to gain new perspectives on the development of the mining industry, attract investments and generate positive impacts on socio-economic indicators, which will benefit all Brazilians."


According to the IBRAM's Director of Environmental Issues and the WMC's Technical Coordinator, Rinaldo Mancin, it is a great opportunity to establish a world exchange network related to mineral science, technology, economics, health and safety in mining operations, and environmental protection. "This will primarily result from the large number of innovations that will be presented by the authors".


Amongst those works registered, more than 50% were produced by Brazilians, followed by Polish (8.4%) and Chinese (4.7%). The main topics dealt with were "Sustainability in Mining", "Innovation in Mining" and "Underground Mining". Those authors whose summaries were approved have until the 20th April to submit their drafts via the event website.




There will also be an exhibition space of approximately four thousand square metres that will house stands of the main companies linked to the mining sector. The purpose of the exhibition is to exhibit the latest equipment, software, and other products connected to the industry. It is expected that more than 10 thousand people will visit during the four days of the fair and they will get a first hand look at the sector's latest innovations.




The partnership of various entities, institutions, associations, and media channels contribute to the success of the 24th edition of the World Mining Congress. The event shall receive special support from Global Business Reports (GBR), and institutional support from Associação Paulista de Engenheiros de Minas (APEMI), Centro de Tecnologia Mineral (CETEM), Centro Universitário Luterano de Palmas (CEULP/ULBRA), CRU Group, Departamento de Engenharia de Minas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (DEMIN/UFMG), Escola de Engenharia da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFGRS), Federation of International Mining and Mineral Resources (FAB), Federação das Indústrias do Estado de Santa Catarina (FIESC), Federação das Indústrias do Estado de Minas Gerais (FIEMG), Gecamin, Instituto Aço Brasil (IaBr),International Social Security Association (ISSA), Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (Poli USP), Sindicato da Indústria Mineral do Estado de Minas Gerais (Sindiextra), Sindicato Nacional da Indústria da Extração do Ferro e Metais Básicos (Sinferbase), Sindicato das Indústrias Minerais do Estado do Pará (Simineral), TCS BRASIL 2016, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Vereinigung Rohstoffe und Bergbau (VRB), Secretaria de Geologia, Mineração e Transformação Mineral do Ministério de Minas e Energia, Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Tecnológico e Inovação e do Ministério de Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (MCTI).


The WMC receives editorial support from: Areia e Brita, Access Africa, Argus Media, Revista Amazônia, Brasil Business Review, Brasil Mineral, Brasil Mining Site, EaeMáquinas, Engineering & Mining Journal, Equipo Minero, Horizonte Minero, Infomine, In The Mine, Madencilik Turkiye, Mídia Truck Brasil, Mineração e Sustentabilidade, Minérios e Minerales, Mining Enegineering, Mining Global, Mining Turkey, Nueva Minería y Energía, Notícias de Mineração Brasil, Panorama Minero, Rocas y Minerales, Steel Technology, M&T, Tracbel Magazine, World Coal, and WDM Group.




World Mining Congress (WMC 2016)
Date: 18th to 21st October 2016
Location: SulAmérica Conventions Centre - Rio de Janeiro (RJ)


Source: IBRAM - Profissionais do Texto


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