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  • Letter of Abstract Acceptance 7 June, 10 June, 2016
  • Schedule and Conference Programme 20 June, 30 June, 2016
  • Accommodation deadline 31 August, 2016


What? "Minerals, rocks and fluids: alphabet and words of planet Earth": following the success of the 1st European Mineralogical Congress held in Frankfurt in 2012, emc2016 will showcase the state-of-the-art of mineralogical sciences, fostering exchange of new research results between the European - and international - countries.

Where? emc2016 will be held at the Palacongressi of Rimini, a brand-new, perfect venue for an international Congress aiming at attracting one thousand participants or more. In addition, Rimini's long tradition in hotel hospitality business may offer accommodation and food at an unbeatable value for money.

When? The Congress will run on September 11-15, 2016. Mid-september is typically mild weather in Italy. At the same time it is low-season for cheaper hotel accommodation. Pre- and post-congress field-trips and workshops will also be organized.

Who? emc2016 in Italy is organized by the Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia (SIMP). The local organizing committee is chaired by Giuseppe Cruciani (University of Ferrara) and Bernardo Cesare (University of Padova), SIMP past-Presidents.

Food for good

food for good

As of 2015, Palacongressi di Rimini offers its clients the opportunity to recover leftover food from their events and donate it to charities . Palacongressi endorses Food For Good - from meeting to solidarity, an initiative born out of a collaboration between Federcongressi, Food Bank and Equoevento. Every year in Italy, over 6 tons of food go to waste; at the same time, there are 10 million people living in poverty, 6.3 of which in conditions of absolute poverty, including 1 million children between the ages of 0-5 years. The contribution of organisers and exhibitors at the Palacongressi is therefore of major importance: with no additional costs and in agreement with Summertrade chefs, the catering company of the Rimini Fiera Group and official partner of the Palacongressi, menus are planned which are suitable both for the guests' needs and for the conservation and transport of any leftovers, resulting in a worthy act of social responsibility for the local area. The results and the feedback we have had in the first months of the project speak for themselves. Contact our staff for more information: always ready to help guide your choice.  The association chosen by Palacongressi is Opera Sant'Antonio di Rimini, a group of volunteers that manages the city's soup kitchen.

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