The 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry – SDIMI 2013 was held between June 30th – July 3rd 2013, at the Milos Conference Center – George Eliopoulos, on the island of Milos, with the participation of 190 registered conferees, scientists and academia as well as industry representatives from 29 countries. Among over 100 scientific papers, the Miloterranean presentation was a refreshing interval attracting the audience’s attention. The conferees had the opportunity to visit one of the seven Miloterranean routes, “Aggeria”, on a special guided tour organized during the conference.
«We feel very fortunate », emphasized in his presentation Mr. Spiros Tzintzos, S&B Milos Operations Manager , «to operate on an island endowed by nature with a unique geology, accounting for its rich mining past and present and its natural beauty, that attracts tourists from around the world”. Mr.Tzintzos went on to explain how Miloterranean Geo Experience was conceived and why, making also reference to the island’s balanced development of tourist and mining industry over so many years, that has made Milos a notable example of sustainable development, not only in today’s Greece, but in the whole world as well.