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Take advantage of the additional programing and social events taking place during MINEXCHANGE 2025. You can access the dedicated technical program from these conferences as well as an expanded Expo floor at the same cost as MINEXCHANGE registration.

World Gold 2025

The World Gold Conference is a biennial grand academic gathering of decision-makers, entrepreneurs, experts and professionals from the global gold mining industry and related technology areas. In 2025, the 11th World Gold Conference takes place in the United States during the MINEXCHANGE SME Annual Conference & Expo.

World Gold Conference features discussions in the following areas:

  • Gold Geology
  • Green Development
  • Gold Metallurgy and Processing
  • Smart Gold
  • Mine Safety
  • Deep Mining
  • Comprehensive Utilization of Resources
  • Precious Metals

CMA 127th National Western Mining Conference

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SME Komar Kawatra Symposium

The 2025 Kawatra Symposium’s technical program is held in conjunction with MINEXCHANGE 2025 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 127th National Western Mining Conference.

This Symposium honors Professor S. K. Kawatra. His students are his legacy.

Symposium Chairs: Dr. Jayson Ripke, Dr. John Uhrie, and Professor Courtney Young.

  • Comminution, Organized and Chaired by Mike Larson,
  • Iron Ore, Organized and Chaired by Jayson Ripke,
  • Phosphate, Organized and Chaired by Karen Swager and Scott Moffatt, and
  • Plant Operations.

Dr. S. Komar Kawatra joined the faculty at Michigan Technological University (MTU) as an associate professor in 1977. He was promoted to Professor in 1985 and chaired the Department of Mining and Materials Processing Engineering from 2000-2002 when the Mineral Processing program merged into Chemical Engineering. Then, he served as chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering from 2007 to 2017.

Kawatra was awarded as an SME Fellow in 1992 and has been heavily-involved with SME for decades and is an accomplished researcher, mentor, teacher, and lecturer.

His primary area of research included Mineral Processing and Chemical Engineering specializing in instrumentation and on-line analysis for monitoring and control of chemical and particulate process plants and treatment/remediation of chemical and industrial wastes.

He has received numerous honors and awards.

Dr. Kawatra has numerous patents, more than 150 technical publications, 5500 citations, and has edited or authored eight books and coauthored “Coal Desulfurization: High-Efficiency Preparation Methods,” a reference book for practicing engineers.

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