The group said late last week that “Mine to Market: Now It’s Global”, which wrapped up February 23, welcomed a total of 5012 guests from across the industry including students, researchers, operators and mine workers.
Of the total, 850 were international attendees and 532 were students of the nation’s mining engineering institutions.
A record 690 exhibit booths were on the show floor at the Washington State Convention Center, SME confirmed.
The group launched a new mobile application in 2012 to help guests quickly see the schedule of technical sessions, floor plans and times for associated events.
Officials said the app was downloaded by 1681 people.
With the Seattle gathering now closed, SME is making preparations for the 2013 annual meeting and exhibition and Colorado Mining Association’s 115th national western mining conference, set for Denver, Colorado on February 24-27.