IPMI serves as a global platform for the precious metals community, facilitating regional and international chapters, working committees, seminars, and webinars. By enabling the exchange of vital information on industry topics, IPMI fosters unparalleled networking opportunities for members. In addition, IPMI proudly hosts an annual international conference—a premier event that brings together industry experts and stakeholders for insightful discussions and collaboration.
Our members include corporations, universities, individuals involved in the precious metals world. EG: exploration & mining / banking, trading & finance / refining & manufacturing / pharma & biomedical / automotive / electronics & other consumer goods.
The International Precious Metals Educational and Scientific Foundation (Foundation) is dedicated to promoting science and technology within the precious metals industry and attracting a new generation of trained professionals. We accomplish this through providing student awards and honoring institutional leadership. Furthermore, the Foundation carries on its long-standing charitable mission, serving as a beacon of inspiration and opportunity for students and professionals alike
The Foundation hosts many technical sessions at our Annual Conference and Seminars. The Foundation also produces The IPMI Journal, an annual technical publication, which includes ground-breaking new papers as well as papers from our archives.
We have a number of working committees whose purpose is to provide a forum for focused work and distribution of information on topics pertinent to the group.
Holds meetings typically two to three times per year with an annual seminar as part of the IPMI Winter Meetings. SAC also holds technical sessions at the Annual Conference and the SAC Symposium at the Colorado School of Mines. The focus of SAC seminars is on sampling, assaying and representation of precious metals in various forms ranging from pure metal to all types of containing scrap that contains precious metal that is sent to our member companies for recycling and refining. SAC explores and explains new developments in the area of precious metals analysis; from the latest in new instrumentation to the latest in analytical techniques. SAC also conducts a series of Round Robin assaying projects each year. Member companies submit their analysis to IPMI and there is a blind report given to all participants. The Round Robin process is a key benefit for members to improve their technical analytical capability. Read more.
Holds meetings typically twice per year with an annual seminar as part of the IPMI Winter Meetings. PGMRC also holds technical sessions at the Annual Conference. The primary purpose of the PGMRC is to share knowledge and promote discussion about the use of industrial products containing Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). The topics include, without limitation, PGM pricing trends, fundamentals, and financing options as well as cradle to grave rechecking and refining handling, processing and accounting. PGMRC share effective practices including, but not limited to, identification of new growth areas of processing and recovery of PGMs including such areas as fuel cells and information on market trends in PGM supply and demand and price evolution. Read more.
Holds meetings typically twice per year with an annual seminar as part of the IPMI Winter Meetings, for members and presenters to discuss contemporary Security & AML issues and events impacting our industry. SECAM also holds technical sessions at the Annual Conference. SECAM provides a unique interactive forum for precious metals industry Security and Anti-Money Laundering professionals to exchange effective practices to mitigate systemic vulnerabilities regarding personnel, precious metals inventories and money laundering. Members are provided with SECAM Alert Bulletins depicting Security and AML threats, possible mitigation steps and points of contact to seek guidance on evolving Security and AML Issues. Read more.
The Environmental, Health & Safety Operations Committee's (EHSOC) mission is to share proven Environmental, Health and Safety practices among IPMI members with the goal of improving the overall EHS performance of the precious metal industry. The EHSOC's objectives are to share: the latest trends in Operational Health and Safety Programs, behavior Based Safety Programs, computer software to manage health and safety issues, ongoing updates about Pt exposure (IPA information), known success stories. The EHSOC also aims to share environmental compliance processes and programs in the industry and for member companies. The EHSOC also works collaboratively with the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee (LARAC). Read more.
The Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee (LARAC) identifies, monitors and reports on legislative, regulatory and policy developments that may impact IPMI members and to help IPMI members ensure continued compliance and performance. LARAC will represent the interests of IPMI members domestically and internationally. LARAC's objectives are to: Monitor and inform legislative, regulatory, and industry developments that may affect member’s business, Upon review of actions directly affecting IPMI members, the committee shall formulate and recommend the appropriate course of action and/or legislative and regulatory response to be advocated for in Washington D.C. and International Countries to the IPMI Governance and Compliance Committee, to engage with and influence government agencies to prevent the promulgation of regulations, legislation or policies damaging to the precious metals industry, to support the IPMI objective of close relationships with other industry groups, both in the US and internationally. LARAC organizes an annual seminar in Washington, D.C. Read more.
The Sustainability and ESG "SESG" Committee that will serve as an inclusive and collaborative forum on these topics in the precious metals industry.
The Women of IPMI serves as an inclusive and collaborative forum in the precious metals industry. The Women of IPMI committee is open to all IPMI members.
The IPMI Premier Awards Program pays tribute to individuals who have made a significant contribution in the field of precious metals. The IPMI Student Awards Program each year encourage graduate program students to look to precious metals as a career choice and support educational and research programs.
The IPMI Internship Award is granted to undergraduate students who are selected and employed by a member company for an internship.
Know someone whose outstanding efforts should be recognized?
The IPMI is now accepting nominations for its upcoming awards. All awards are given at our Annual International Conference, held in June. The goal of this program is to encourage undergraduate students to enter the precious metal industry upon graduation.
Nominate a person by using the following link.
The IPMI is the gateway to a wealth of resources and connections essential for success in the Precious Metal Industry. We offer targeted membership packages with a tiered benefits structure, ensuring that each member—individual or a company—receives tailored support and resources.
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