The Society of Metallurgical Engineers of the Philippines (SMEP) will hold its biennial technical conference or METCON on October 20-22, 2021. After assessing the current pandemic situation, the SMEP Board has decided to hold the conference online through XPERTO according to the following schedule:

1. October 20, 2021, Wednesday

Pre-Conference Seminars

AM (9–12 Noon): PMRC Seminar (optional) with separate registration fee of P500

PM (1–5 PM): Company-sponsored Pre-Conference Seminars, free of charge

2. October 21 - 22, 2021, Thursday and Friday

Conference Proper – Keynote, Plenary and Parallel Presentations

1-5 PM Thursday (Keynote and Plenary)

1-5 PM Friday (Parallel Presentations)

The conference theme is “Empowerment of Metallurgical Engineers as We Forge Ahead Through the Pandemic” and will feature special talks from invited keynote and plenary speakers as well as oral presentations of technical papers in the field of Metallurgical Engineering (Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, Physical and Adaptive Metallurgy) and Materials Science and Engineering (with the participation of the Institute of Materials Engineers of the Philippines, IMEP).

The conference fee amounts to 2,000 Pesos for SMEP and IMEP members with 1,500 pesos discounted fee for lifetime SMEP members, 1,700 pesos for early-bird registrants (not later than August 31, 2021), 2,500 Pesos for non-SMEP/IMEP members, 500 pesos for students (undergraduate only, entitled to certificate only), and 100 US dollars for foreign participants. The amount covers attendance during the actual conference, certificate and membership fee plus SMEP ID (for SMEP participants). Please refer to for other information and future updates about METCON 2021. For further inquiries, kindly send an email to

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