International Mineral Processing Symposia (IMPS) are organized in Turkey every two years at a different venue. The 16th (IMPS2018) will be held in Papillon Zeugma Relaxury Hotel on October 23-25, 2018 in Belek, Antalya and hosted by the Mining Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University. 

The symposium aims to gather scientists, engineers, business people, public and private decision makers of the mineral industries from all across the world in a relaxing environment to exchange ideas, introduce new techniques, novel technologies and products. Turkey has the 16th largest economy in the world and aspires to exploit her mineral resources to further improve her economical position. In addition, being located at the crossroads of the Balkans, Caucasus, EuroAsia and Middle East, Turkey has become a hub for the mining sector. Thus, IMPS2018 will be an outstanding platform for professionals in the mineral industries.

Belek is one of the pearls of the Turkish tourism. This coastal area is not only reputed for its pine forests, crystal clear ocean and sandy beaches but also very close to Hellenic-Roman cities of Perge and Side, the famous Aspendos amphitheatre and the magnificent Manavgat water falls. Papillon Zeugma Relaxury Hotel, which was home to the legendary IMPS2008 and has been extensively renovated, will again host the guests of this meeting.