The 1st International Conference “Mining in Europe” took place in Aachen in May 2016. Prof. Bernd Lottermoser as conference chair took the opportunity to focus within the renowned Aachen International Mining Symposia (AIMS conference series) on the new key issue “Mining in Europe”. Having attracted more than 300 participants from 28 countries, the two-day conference was an extraordinary success. The conference’s agenda contained more than 90 expert contributions, covering a wide variety of current topics in mining as well as other related fields: A large number of speakers, among them representatives from universities, government authorities, the mining industry and consulting companies put forward their latest findings relevant to the selected topics of “Responsible Mining, Mining Technologies” and “Mineral Resources”. Furthermore, 22 different exhibitors seized the opportunity to present their latest products and developments to an international audience.
Prof. Lottermoser and his staff of the Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering (MRE) at the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen/Germany, are delighted with the conference’s outcomes and already look forward to a sequel next year: The 2nd International Conference “Mining in Europe” has been announced to take place during 7th to 8th June 2017. RWTH Aachen University’s recently opened new lecture hall complex located on the Claßenstraße will provide a most appropriate setting to foster a dialogue among mining expects. The accompanying dinner party will take place in the sophisticated ambience of the Coronation Hall located within Aachen’s historic City Hall. Having been the site of numerous coronation feasts for kings and princes over centuries, the MRE is looking forward to welcoming conference participants from near and far once again. (RWTH)