Knowledge Partner

International Conference


"Heavy Minerals & Lithium"


Energy Security
(REES Series-2024)

29th - 30th August, 2024
Kochi, Kerala

About the Conference

Heavy Minerals & Lithium are found in poly-metallic deposits which are essential for the functioning of our modern technologies, economies or energy security. There is a risk that its supply chains could be disrupted. They are characterized by their significant economic importance, high supply risk, and critical role in supporting key industries. 

They are the foundation on which modern technology is built. From EVs to solar panels to semiconductors, wind turbines to advanced batteries for storage and transportation, the world needs these minerals to build these products.They are presently the backbone of emerging green technologies.

Being an aspiring trillion-dollar economy, and development prospects in changing geo-political situation, the country is poised to leverage its resource for unleashing the niche values, for achieving self reliance in energy security of the country. Besides, there is a need to develop self reliance in these emerging technologies to achieve ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’ mission.

REES 2024 is being organized jointly by REAI, SAIMM and ISMAA Kolkata Chapter with the objective to serve as an apt platform for exchanging ideas, networking and furthering academic and applied knowledge of Heavy Minerals and Lithium base  on inter-disciplinary knowledge/ experience for the development of value chain of Heavy Minerals and Lithium in the Country and globally.

About Organisers

Rare Earth Association of India (REAI)

Rare Earth Association of India (REAI) is a premier association of Scientists, Technologists and Academicians formed with the objectives of promoting research, development and application of Science and Technology of rare earths and related materials by exchanging , promoting, communicating and disseminating information in this field.

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Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) started as a learned society in 1894 after the invention of the cyanide process that saved the South African gold mining industry of the day. It has both local and international links aimed at disseminating knowledge and assisting our members source information regarding technological developments in the mining, metallurgical and related sectors. It also actively participates in promoting and meeting industry-related obligations to various communities and the environment.

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ISMAA Kolkata Chapter

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Indian School of Mines Alumni Association ( ISMAA ) Kolkata Chapter is an association of ex-students and ex-faculty members of now renamed IIT (ISM), Dhanbad staying in and around Kolkata, West Bengal. Established in 2004 by a handful of Alumni's have now grown into a strong and vibrant Organization with about 400 members in its roll.

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Theme of the Conference

REES-2024 will be addressing the following topics

Conference Dates: 29th & 30th  August 2024

Venue: The conference will be held at Grand Hyatt, Cochin 

Participation & Call for papers

Plenary and Invited talks by experts in the respective field and presentation of contributary posters by scientists / engineers / academicians / professionals will form the main program of the conference. Those desirous of presenting posters in the conference are requested to submit one page abstract of their poster along with the completed registration form.

Abstract Format

Authors wishing to present posters are requested to submit an abstract of not more than 400 words. The abstract should be in English and conform to the following format: Title in Times New Roman 14, bold capital letters, centered, Author(s) Name(s) in Times New Roman 12, centered, presenting author’s name underlined; affiliation and address (including e-mail) in Times New Roman 12, centered, Text in Times New Roman12. Please give a margin of 3 cm on top and bottom and 2.5 cm on left and right side of each page. Figure caption should be given under the figure and table heading should be given on the top of the table, both in Times New Roman 12. References in the text should be in square brackets and they should be listed at the end of the abstract in the ascending order, with initials and names of all Author s, Journal name (italic), Year, Volume (bold in italic}, page numbers. For example: [I] S. Seetha Lekshmi, A. R. Ramya, M. L. P. Reddy, Sunil Varughese, J Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews, 2017, 33, 109. [2] Books should be sighted as follows: K. Binnemans, Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2005, vol. 35, pp. I 07-272. All correspondence regarding poster submission and registration forms should be sent to: Technical Committee Chairman, REES 2024 ( will be considered / reviewed by a panel of referees for inclusion in the programme.

Important Dates- Abstract Submission closes on 15th May 2024

Acceptance of abstract 30th June 2024

Our Patrons,Technical & Organising Committee

Address for Correspondence

Organizing Committee, REES 2024
Mr. R P Jha (Convener) 
Mr. S Arunkumar (Co-Convener)

IREL (India) Limited, Mumbai

Address: Plot. No. 1207, ECIL Bldg, Veer Savarkar Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400 028

Ph: +91 22 24220236 / 8104997192 / 9821173411


Registration Fee

Registration fee will entitle entry to conference sessions exhibitions, tea/coffee breaks, conference lunch, dinner, conference kit and abstract book. In addition to the scientific activities of the conference, site seeing tours may be arranged upon request. For more details, please contact the information/travel desk at the conference venue. Registration fees are:


  • Delegates fees- ₹10,000/-
  • REAI Members- ₹6,000/-
  • Students – (REAI Non-Members) ₹3,000/-
  • Students – (REAI Members) ₹2,000/-
  • Accompanying Person (India) *- ₹5,000/-

N.B- Registration kit is not included for accompanying person.


  • Delegates fees- $400/-
  • REAI Members- N.A
  • Students – (REAI Non-Members) $200/-
  • Students – (REAI Members) $2,00/-
  • Accompanying Person (India) *- $150/-

For cancellations, if request is made by 1st  July 2024, 50% of the conference registration fees will be refunded. Please note that refund will be made after deducting the processing fee charged by our bank. Cancellation request must be received in writing only, via, Email:

Beneficiary Account No: 59205823456789
Beneficiary Name : ‘REES 2024’
Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Bank Address: Prabhadevi
Mumbai-400 025
IFSC Code: HDFC0000012

Abstract submission closes on: 15th May 2024
Acceptance of abstracts: 30th June 2024

A souvenir consisting of abstracts of the scientific papers/posters, advertisements and general information will be published on the occasion of REES 2024. The organising committee requests all the well wishers/ participants to render their fullest support by way of providing advertisements/scientific inputs in the souvenir.

Advertisment Charges

Tariffs for advertisements in the souvenir are given below:

  • Cover Front Page Colour ₹ 2,00,000/-
  • Inside Full Page Colour ₹ 1,00,000/-
  • Back Full page Colour ₹ 2,00,000/-
  • Inside Back page Colour ₹ 1,50,000/-


The tariff for sponsorship in connection with REES-2024, will provide a perfect opportunity to showcase and promote the Industries in Heavy Minerals on an International platform.

8 Free delegates, with 1 full page colour advertisement in souvenir & prominent display of logo at the venue

3 Free delegates, with 1 full page colour advertisement in souvenir & prominent display of logo at the venue

2 Free delegates, with 1 full page colour advertisement & display of logo at the venue

1 Free Delegate, with 1 full page colour advertisement & display of logo at the venue 

3 free delegates Advertisement,Branding of logo on REES-2024 Kit

2 free delegates & 1 full page colour advertisement

2 free delegates & 1 full page colour advertisement

Note : Logo of the company will be displayed at prominent locations at the venue


It has been decided to organize an exhibition of Lithium  & Heavy Minerals, magnets, instruments, machinery, books, etc., in connection with REES-2024. This will provide an excellent opportunity to display their products for industry and discuss with experts on the future business scope in the field of rare earth-based materials and their application.

3 meter X 3 meter (and in multiples of 3 x 3)

Rs. 2,00,000 (Lump Sum Charges)

About the Venue

(Grand Hyatt, Kochi, Kerala) Perched on 26 acres of plush green land on serene Bolgatty Island, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty is an urban waterfront resort overlooking the backwaters of Vembanad Lake.


Kerala is renowned for some of its unique cultural and geographical  characteristics. The practices and traditions handed down from generation to generation, alongside some of the natural wonders that we have been blessed with have attracted people to this land for centuries. From the ancient healthcare system of Ayurveda to our picturesque hill stations and diverse wildlife, we provide you with links to access a wide range of our specialties.

These specialties of God’s Own Country that are linked below shall be useful in narrowing the search and guiding you to your preferred destination along with providing the requisite information.


Organizers have reserved limited number of rooms at hotels near the conference venue for the participants at special discount rates. Hotel reservation will be made on a first-come, first serve basis. For student­ participants, budgeted  accommodation  can be provided  upon request and the same will be confirmed only on receipt of the registration form well in advance.

Culture and Art:

Kerala has birthed and nurtured a plethora of art forms over a thousand years. Our shores have watched them evolve and flourish in various shapes and forms. They can be divided into 4 main categories, viz. Performing arts, Ritual art forms, Martial art & Folk art.


Kochi represents different things to different people. From an emerging cosmopolitan city with bustling life in the streets, the cinema halls, the shopping malls, and the skyscrapers; the commercial capital of the state, with a style statement different from the rest of the State – whether in clothes or lifestyle. Kochi is a place with beautiful monuments and a variety of linguistic and ethnic communities including Jew, Konkani, Gujarati and so on.

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International Conference on

Heavy Minerals & Lithium for Energy Security-(Rees2024)

August 29th-30th, 2024 Kochi

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