Conference Theme, "Leading Excellence"
The plenary session of the CIM 2016 Convention is intended to bring focus and dialogue around the selected conference theme. So for CIM 2016, it is imperative to enlist thought leaders to the panel who have been successful in reaching out to diverse stakeholders to either share the benefits of mining or draw them to the business. And the panel is not be limited to just mining personalities. There are examples from other sectors where people have been able to adapt to new ways and livelihoods that are sustainable.
These thought leaders have been successful in creating opportunities for a variety of stakeholders, particularly those who have not traditionally engaged in mining. Plenary speakers will be from the mining sector, other heavy industry, government, or charitable organizations.
In the end, CIM has enlisted a diverse panel that can enlighten the audience as to what is possible and embolden them to do what is necessary such that “Leading Excellence” has meaning beyond the conference halls.
The Technical Program is organized under seven thematic streams to facilitate the conference experience.
Participants may choose depending on their roles and interests.
Global Dimensions of Mining
Rock Mechanics, Geology and Exploration
The Mining Footprint
Innovations and New Ideas
Excellence in Operations
Management and Finance Day
Sessions vary between traditional presentations by subject experts to panel forums with leading personalities and key individuals to delve into the most relevant topics.
All sessions will focus on a vision of excellence and best practices with ideas, opportunities, solutions and case studies showcasing ways to advance performance in all aspects of these general themes.
Go where buyers, planners, engineers, researchers and other technical experts, managers and directors meet the best equipment and service suppliers, focused on serving the needs of the mining industry. This is where it is happening!
Booths featuring the whole range of industry suppliers, consultants and equipment and service providers will "wow" a whopping 7,000 participants, over a 3-day period. While the latest innovations get much attention, the variety of cost-effective solutions offered to visitors, points to more efficient and socially responsible mining activity. The CIM EXPO is representative of such a wide range of products and services that other industries are turning to the CIM EXPO.
Networking on The Expo! floor
Lunch and cocktail receptions at the CIM EXPO: Monday and Tuesday (May 2 and 3, 12:00 to 14:00 and 15:30 to 17:00. Lunch and one drink ticket are included with the delegate registration fee.
And, if you need to sit and relax, or are looking for a spot to sip coffee while you seal the deal with a new client, the CIM Magazine Lounge is where you want to be.
In addition, a job fair will showcase opportunities at 15 companies.
Founded in 1898, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the leading technical society of professionals in the Canadian Minerals, Metals, Materials and Energy Industries.
CIM has always maintained three main objectives:
to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technology
to foster networking, professional development and fraternity
to recognize excellence and outstanding achievements in the minerals industry
14,600 CIM members and counting
CIM has over 14,600 members, convened from industry, academia and government. With 10 Technical Societies and over 35 Branches, our members help shape, lead and connect Canada’s mining industry, both within our borders and across the globe.