The SME Annual Conference & Expo is the leading conference for international collaboration and growth in the mining industry. The extensive technical program and expansive exhibit hall make the SME Annual Conference & Expo one of the top performing conferences in the industry. Here are some of the reasons why you can't afford to miss ACE 2016:
Network, Connect, & Reconnect
SME Annual Conference & Expo 2016 is THE conference to attend to meet industry professionals just like you! Whether you are looking to reconnect with old acquaintances or wanting to expand your professional network, ACE provides the opportunity to do both in our expansive exhibit hall, our conference networking functions, and our fun social activities.
Refresh & Recharge
Take some time to break away from the daily routine and surround yourself with thought provoking speakers, technical sessions and short courses that will have you thinking outside the box.
See the Latest Innovations
Our expansive show floor is sure to impress with more than 800 exhibitors displaying the latest in industry technological advancements from around the world.
Thought Provoking Sessions, Short Courses, & Field Trips
Gain exclusive access to the brightest minds in the mining industry. Our impressive lineup of conference sessions, short courses, and field trips will inspire you to do more within your organization.
Looking for ways to continue your education? Make sure to register for courses that will provide you with the continuing education credits that you need.
Meet Industry Thought Leaders
It's not what you know, but who you know, and that's why we are bringing together some of the brightest minds in the mining industry today to provide you with the insight and know-how to get things done.
The international reach of SME creates a culturally diverse conference that brings nations and countries together to explore the latest trends and topics on a global scale.
Inside View into Trending Industry Issues
Our experienced professionals attending, exhibiting, sponsoring and speaking at SME ACE 2016 create a dynamic view of the future of mining, helping your organization to better understand industry changes.
Real Value. Measurable ROI.
Attending ACE 2016 provides you with the opportunity to take away valuable ideas and insight that can be put into practice at your organization.
Immediately put to use all of the fresh ideas and strategies you’ve learned — and positively affect your bottom line.
The SME Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) is the key to reaching the world's mining market. The conference represents a multidiscipline of mining industries and professionals from several different job levels. We invite your company to join us, connect with industry thought leaders, and increase your company's visibility. Your organization will have the opportunity to network with SME attendees, discuss your product or service, and generate ideas about the future.
OVER 260,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space with over 800 booths to choose from.
ACCESS to over 7,000 qualified attendees.
100-word product/service description in the 2016 ShowGuide and SME website. Company and booth number listing in the Preliminary Program mailed to over 16,000 members and subscribers, and in the onsite program and/or mobile app.
DISCOUNTED advertising in the January and February issues of Mining Engineering magazine and cover positions of the onsite program.
20 exhibit hall one-day VIP passes for your customers per 10' x 10' booth.
Electronic final attendee mailing list after the conference.
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME's staff is located in Englewood, Colorado.