APCOM (Applications of Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industries)
APCOM is a series of well established, high-quality international scientific conferences which was started in the early 1960s with the aim of sharing technological advances by engineers and computer scientists in all fields relevant to the mining industry.
The APCOM events have evolved to become a major driver of innovation in the minerals industry, and over the years, many breakthrough innovations, such as geostatistics and mining process optimisation, have been initially discussed at or originated from the APCOM conferences. One of the success factors of APCOM is the intensive, high-quality dialogue that it promotes between industry and academia. Thanks to the personal commitments of APCOM’s loyal participants and supporters, the symposia continue to be a thriving success.

The APCOM 2021 Conference, the 40th in the series, will be held at Misty Hills, Muldersdrift, South Africa from 29 August – 2 September 2021. Nestled in the foothills of the Swartkop Mountains on the threshold of the beautiful Kromdraai Valley in Muldersdrift, Misty Hills is one of the most popular hotel and conference venues in Johannesburg. This charming stone-built hotel embodies the ethos of Africa. Set in more than 60 acres of lush botanical gardens, Misty Hills is the ideal venue for unctions, conferences, exhibitions, product launches, team-building, getaways, and events. Come and experience the splendour of rich African hospitality in the heart of Gauteng. Johannesburg. An optional tourist visit is planned to the nearby Pilanesberg National Park which presents an opportunity to view the ‘Big Five’.