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Event Overview









In April 2014 the Industrial Minerals International Congress and Exhibition, THE largest global gathering of industrial minerals professionals, celebrated it's 40th Birthday in Vancouver.

More than 300 delegates joined us this year for the biennial event and 40th Birthday celebration - 2014 saw a host of top industry speakers, up to date and fresh new content, a fantastic exhibition, a 5 day pre conference field trip and even a magician! 

Have a look at what we talked about in 2014, who exhibited and see if you can spot yourself in the photo gallery or take at look at what you missed! 



Thank you to those of you who have shared your feedback.


Some of the topics covered in 2014:

  • World outlook – the way forward for the Industrial Minerals sector
  • Canadian IM resources and development – outlook and challenges
  • Regional mineral developments
  • Focus on new innovations/equipment for mineral processing
  • Technological advances
  • Latest trends developments in TiO2 feedstock/pigment and Zircon
  • Filler and pigment minerals in paper, plastics and paint
  • The refractory supply chain
  • Battery minerals
  • Glass and minerals
  • Agrimarkets – minerals used in fertilisers, animal feed and horticulture

Who attended?

  • Industrial minerals mining executives from across the mineral board: phosphates, potash, sulphur, magnesite, chromite, alumina, limestone, cement, lithium, graphite, silica, quartz, clays, talc, tio2, zircon
  • Engineers and project managers
  • Refractory brick producers
  • Sales executives
  • Logistical experts
  • Commodities analysts
  • Mine financers
  • Junior miners
  • Investment houses
  • Construction firms
  • Technology firms
  • Traders
  • Ceramics and glass industry
  • Battery industry
  • Processing companies


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Phosphates l Potash l Sulphur l Magnesite l Chromite l Alumina l Limestone l Cement l Lithium l Graphite l Silica l Quartz l Clays l Talc l TiO2 l Zircon l Ceramics l Glass l Processing