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The Congress

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) is pleased to announce that it will host PACRIM 2015 at the Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong from 18-21 March 2015.

PACRIM is a quadrennial congress that focuses on research, exploration and development of mineral deposits around the Pacific Rim. Its appeal extends far and wide to geologists, geophysicists, geochemists exploring in the Pacific Rim and people interested in the mineralisation processes of active tectonic margins, and those developing projects following discovery in these regions.

PACRIM 2015 will present over 85 technical abstracts plus additional keynote presentations over a three day period. The program will also include networking functions, pre and post conference workshops, technical tours, students program and optional sightseeing tours.

View the Chinese translated PACRIM flyer

The congress will cover technical themes including:
Mineralisation Processes Project and Development
Mineralisation Styles Exploration and Mining Investment
Provinces and Case Studies Exploration Techniques

Latest News

Current List of Participating Companies

With over 200 delegates already registered don’t miss your opportunity to join this elite group of attendees. PACRIM 2015 is a great opportunity to meet and connect with contacts from around the globe. The current list of registrants already shows a great international flare with delegates from over 25 countries.

 list of participants

PACRIM Technical Program Released
The organising committee are pleased to release the technical program for PACRIM 2015. The three day program will present over 85 technical abstracts plus an additional 7 keynote presentations from renowned international speakers.

Technical Program

Registration Now Open
Registration for PACRIM 2015 is now open. Register now to save up to HKD 1,680 off the standard registration rate. Early bird registration closes 31 January 2015.

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Save 30% off your Mines and Money Registration

Planning to attend Mines and Money Hong Kong? SAVE $1,228.50 (US) on your registration by registering for PACRIM 2015 first. That’s most of your PACRIM 2015 registration in savings!!

To receive the discount register for PACRIM 2015 first and use the discount code provided in your confirmation email to register for Mines and Money Hong Kong.

Further information

Workshops and Tours

Keynote Speakers Confirmed

PACRIM 2015 is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:

  • How Leaky are Oceanic Ridge Axes? A New Assessment of the Spatial Density of Submarine Hydrothermal Discharge
    Edward Baker, Research Scientist, Principal, Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, USA
  • Metallogeny and Related Tectonic Settings in China
    Mac Canby, Vice President, Eurasian Exploration, Freeport-McMoRan Exploration Corporation, USA
  • Recent Developments in Understanding of and Exploring for Epithermal Deposits in Volcanic Arcs
    Jeffrey Hedenquist, Principal, Hedenquist Consulting Inc, Canada
  • Exploration for Skarn Deposits – General Principles and New Observations from China and Peru
    Larry Meinert, Head of Mineral Resources Program, US Geological Survey, USA
  • Metallogeny and Related Tectonic Settings in China
    Franco Pirajno, Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Exploration Targeting, University of Western Australia
  • Richard Schodde MAusIMM, Managing Director, MinEx Consulting and Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia
  • Recent Advances in Porphyry Copper Geology and Their Exploration Utility
    Richard Sillitoe, Consultant, United Kingdom
  • Exploration and Mining – The Need for Innovation
    John Thompson, PetraScience Consultants and Professor, Cornel University, USA

Session Convenors Confirmed

PACRIM 2015 is pleased to confirm the following session convenors will be assisting with the technical program of the congress:

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities Now Available

The organising committee is pleased to invite companies to support PACRIM 2015. A limited number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. The opportunities, which can be tailored to address your organisation’s business needs, are a very cost effective way to reach potential and actual meeting delegates.

PACRIM 2015 will be an ideal opportunity for sponsors to maximise exposure to a prime international audience.

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Further Information

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