A Conference to be Remembered!
The Organizing Committees together with the Officers and Directors of the Metallurgical Society of CIM (MetSoc) invite you to the 46th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Canada’s foremost annual meeting on minerals, metals and materials, which will be held August 25-30, 2007, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This year’s conference promises to be a major event as COM2007 has the unique honor, for the first time since 1991, to host the International Copper – Cobre Conference (Cu2007) with the 37th Annual Hydrometallurgy Meeting of the Hydrometallurgy Section of MetSoc. Cu2007, with its 8 symposia on the theme of copper, is co-organized by six leading International Professional Societies:
the Institutos de Ingenieros de Minas de Chile (IIMCh), the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, Resource and
Environmental Technology of Germany (GDMB), the Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ), the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS),
the Society for Mining Engineers (SME) and MetSoc.
Cu2007 will bring together global leadership in business, operations, technology and research from around the world for this unique forum that only occurs every four years. Plenary speakers will be senior executives of Xstrata Copper, Norddeutsche Affinerie, Nippon Mining, Phelps Dodge, TeckCominco and IIMCh. Technical sessions, with approximately 400 technical presentations, will address key issues in:
Economics and Markets
Electrowinning and electrorefining
Fabrication and downstream applications
Process control and optimization
Sustainable development, environment, health & safety.
In addition to its primary focus on the copper theme, COM2007 technical program will feature the Light Metals 2007 Symposium dedicated to Light Metals in Transport Applications, a topic well suited for Southeastern Ontario, the cradle of the Canadian automotive industry and a major centre of Canada’s aeronautic industry.
In parallel to the technical program, COM2007 will offer conference delegates with the opportunity to participate in short courses on symposia themes given by internationally recognized experts, join industrial tours to leading facilities of Xstrata and CVRD Inco, visit the traditional Metals Trade Show, and join a number of social events, including MetSoc’s AGM & Awards Luncheon and the Copper Banquet.
COM2007 will also feature a Poster Session, where students will present their research work, and an Industry-Student Mixer, which will provide a venue for students to meet and network with delegates from industry. To submit a Poster, click here.
Finally, a new and creative “A la Carte” Companions Program is organized to offer companions a memorable experience of the conference venue, the city of Toronto and the Niagara region.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2007 Annual Conference of Metallurgists hosting the prestigious International Copper – Cobre 2007 Conference. So if you are serious about Copper, join us in Toronto, a world-class destination city on Lake Ontario.
COM 2007 Conference Chair
Cu2007 Conference Chair