International Mines Ministers Summit
On March 6, 2023, PDAC, the World Economic Forum and The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development co-hosted the eighth annual International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS). The Summit brought together 20 ministers responsible for mining from around the world.
Held during the PDAC 2023 Convention, the event provided an important setting for the global mining community to explore challenges and opportunities affecting the industry. This year’s Summit focused on the theme Closing the Loop: developing a circular mineral industry. Discussions focused on the transition to a circular mineral industry, from early exploration to recycling, which will be critical in ensuring that global demand for critical materials can be met in an environmentally sustainable yet economical way..
A report of the event has been prepared, and is available in English, French and Spanish. The next International Mines Ministers Summit will be held in March of 2024.