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Global mining partnership established

World Coal,

In an effort to better serve the global mining industry and its members, four of the world’s most influential mining organisations have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA).

"By entering into this MoU, the participating societies have guaranteed access to education, public information, business networking and technical exchange opportunities for mining and minerals industry professionals worldwide," said Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Executive Director, David Kanagy. "The mutually beneficial relationship of the GMPA partners will promote the minerals industry and advance the professional development of members across a wide range of disciplines and areas of expertise."

The four organisations participating in the alliance are the:

  • Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc. (SME)
  • Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)

Members of any of the participating organisations who are living and working in a host society’s region will be offered a visiting member status for one year. Services and benefits will include technical workshops and meetings, access to print and online libraries, print and online publications and host member registration rates for conferences.

In the long term, the GMPA intends to invite all professional and technical mining organisations from around the world to consider membership in the alliance.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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