The CIM 2020 Convention is set to gather more than 5,000 participants in Vancouver, Canada – for knowledge sharing, business and networking.
The four-day schedule consists of a line-up of expertly-led workshops, three full days of technical presentations divided in eight different and innovative themes ranging from operating challenges and solutions to porphyry deposits of the Cordilleras, great networking opportunities, a complete student/young leaders’ program, and a world-acclaimed trade show, the organisers say.
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) calls itself the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. “We have been bringing professionals and experts of the minerals industry together for 123 years,” it says.
“This year’s convention will revolve around the theme “Mine the_Gap”, whether it’s the knowledge, networking, innovation or business gap,” CIM said.
The program will kick-off on Monday, May 4, with CIM’s signature Plenary. “Sophisticated technology, artificial intelligence and their performance metrics – within or outside the mining sector – can position mining as the industry to benchmark against at this time of disruption,” CIM said, adding that the Plenary will approach innovation with a focus on empirical results – or proven technology.
“Which countries achieve better underground performance metrics? Can their practices be effectively transported? How can mining rapidly adopt the successes of the energy sector? What lessons have been learned in mining the oil sands? CIM members will be exposed to cutting edge views on our sector,” the organisers said.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5 and 6, the Technical Program will help mine the knowledge gap, CIM said. The program will start early with a 45-minute general keynote session taking place in the general room to hear “inspiring experts share their visions of the future of mining”, CIM said.
They will then head to eight streams to sit in on a diverse selection of technical presentations, each with an overarching theme and a lineup of sessions relevant to wide audiences. More than 300 presenters will captivate an audience of plus-1,200 conference delegates gathered to learn, exchange knowledge and focus on the future, CIM said.
The CIM EXPO, one of Canada’s premier mining trade show opens on Sunday, May 3. It will once again feature around 450 companies showcasing the latest in mining equipment, tools, technology, services and products.
“You will not want to miss out on Canada’s leading Mining Marketplace,” CIM said. “In addition to the trade show, the Innovation stage will give trade show visitors a taste of the technical program taking place in the conference rooms.”
Young Leaders will also have a home at CIM, with student registration providing access to the full delegate package. Also, several activities are planned for young leaders, early career professionals and students to network. “The Newbie Lounge at the Expo will provide them with learning and mentorship opportunities,” CIM said.
“A myriad of social activities has been planned to maximise your networking opportunities and make your convention memorable. From the opening ceremony to the closing reception, participants will want to plan for networking receptions, industry lunches, evening galas and celebrations and much more.”
Mine the_Gap! is about getting increasingly closer to exemplary practices. Register early, reserve your event tickets and mark your calendar at www.convention.cim.org.
International Mining is a media sponsor of the CIM 2020 Convention