NORCAT is to host Mining Transformed, the world’s first technology exhibition in an underground operating mine.
Mining Transformed will occur at the NORCAT Underground Centre, a state-of-the-art operating mine located in the City of Greater Sudbury, Canada, on September 26-29th, 2022.
Mining Transformed 2022 will, NORCAT says, provide a unique hands-on opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to engage underground among live demonstrations of emerging technologies that are poised to transform the global mining industry.
Over the course of four days, NORCAT’s goal is to enable the “builders” of innovation and the “buyers” of innovation to connect and conduct business in an ecosystem like no other in the world.
Don Duval, CEO of NORCAT, says: “NORCAT is thrilled to host the world’s very first technology exhibition in an underground operating mine. Our investments in the Underground Centre have proudly created a unique operating mine that enables companies from around the world to develop, test, and demonstrate emerging technologies creating a vibrant ‘active laboratory’ to see and touch the future of the industry. We are excited to welcome partners, tech exhibitors, mining executives, and visitors from around the world next year.”
Over the four-day exhibition and trade show, participants will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of activities.
Technology companies will be on-site conducting live demonstrations – both underground and on surface. Thought leaders will deliver talks and participate in panels and roundtable discussions on provocative topics challenging status quo thinking in the mining industry. In addition, angel investors and private equity and venture capital firms will be available to meet with emerging tech companies to discuss potential investment opportunities.