The International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) is the largest and most well known association focused on precious metals in the world. IPMI is an international association of producers, refiners, fabricators, scientists, users, financial institutions, merchants, private and public sector groups, and the general precious metals community formed to provide a forum for the exchange of information and technology. IPMI seeks and promotes the efficient and environmentally sound use, reuse, and recycling of precious metals from both primary and secondary sources. IPMI conducts educational meetings and courses and serves as a primary resource for information for the public, industry, and government agencies worldwide. IPMI recognizes excellence and achievement through awards to individuals and educational institutions.
One of our goals is to furnish timely technical, economic, environmental and educational information for the benefit of our members. In addition, IPMI provides the networking opportunities necessary for success in today's global marketplace. Whatever your current profession, if your work involves precious metals, we invite you to become an IPMI member.
IPMI offers its members a full range of benefits, including:
- Precious Metals News, our newsletter
- Our annual Members Directory
- IPMI Buyers' Guide to Precious Metals Products and Services, published annually
- A comprehensive technical reference library
- The opportunity to become active in regional chapters. New England, Central States and Metro New York chapters currently offer regular meetings and events.
- IPMI website with an upcoming members only area containing
valuable information for IPMI members.
IPMI Precious Metals Conference
Our key event, the Technical Conference, is held each June. Members may attend presentations given by industry leaders on topics ranging from Emerging Technologies, Financial Management, Environmental Management, Recovery, Refining, Catalysis to Sampling and Analysis.
In addition to our Conference in June, IPMI also sponsors several seminars each year to address special topics of interest to members of the precious metals community. These seminars are a valuable tool, as members of the audience are encouraged to participate in open discussions with the speakers and other industry experts.
The IPMI Awards Program pays tribute to individuals who have made a significant contribution in the field of precious metals. Additionally, the IPMI student grants awarded each year encourage young people to look to precious metals as a career choice and support vital educational and research programs.