CIM 2016 Convention Explores "Leading Excellence"

VANCOUVER, April 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ -"Leading Excellence" will be a topic of thought provoking discussion and deliberation at the upcoming CIM 2016 Convention taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from May 1 to 4. The convention, put on by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), is expected to attract over 5,000 mining industry participants from Canada and around the globe.  

"The Canadian mining industry has worked diligently to demonstrate leadership role in areas such as technological innovation, safety and the development and promotion of standards, guidelines and best practices," said CIM President, Garth Kirkham, President of Kirkham Geosystems Ltd.  "Of course, we are always striving to do better. That is why gathering face-to-face to discuss, discover and debate leading practices is so imperative."

CIM 2016's three-day program will kick off with an electrifying Plenary session featuring a marquee line-up of industry leaders examining the convention's theme. Moderated by Colin Joudrie, Vice-President Business development and General Manager Hydromet, Teck Resources Ltd., panelists include: Phillips S. Baker, President and CEO, Hecla Mining Company; James Gowans, President, CEO and Director, Arizona Mining; Donald R. Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck Resources Limited; and Randy Smallwood, President and CEO, Silver Wheaton and.

Topics to be explored during the Convention's six-stream technical program include the operational excellence culture, standards of excellence, innovation leadership, the mining footprint, sustainable organizations, diversity and inclusion, 3D modelling for resource estimation, geochemistry and rock mechanics.

In addition, a dedicated "Management and Finance Day," to be held on the Wednesday, will tackle the challenging topic of "Mining in Crisis," as well as risk assessment within feasibility studies and the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility expenditures.

"As Canada's premier technical society for mining industry professionals, CIM is well-positioned to support organizations and individuals as they strive to demonstrate leadership, especially during these turbulent economic times," said CIM 2016 Convention Chair Tom Broddy, Manager, engineering projects at Taseko Mines Ltd. "We hope that the relevant knowledge shared and the discussions sparked during the Convention will give mining practitioners and stakeholders the knowledge, tools and inspiration to strive to new heights of leading excellence."

CIM EXPO: Held in conjunction with the event, the 33rd installment of the esteemed mining marketplace, the CIM EXPO, will host 452 exhibitors featuring the latest in mining equipment, tools, technologies and services. Attendance to the EXPO only costs $40, and is free for full-paying CIM Conventions delegates.

MEDIA: There will be a Media Room on site at the CIM Convention, and press are invited to register for passes for access to the various venues.

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the leading Canadian technical society for the minerals industry with over 14,000 members across Canada and globally. CIM is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and technology as well as the facilitation of networking, fraternity and professional development for the mining industry.


SOURCE Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)

For further information: Angela Hamlyn, Director of Communications, Publications and Media, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM),, 514-939-2710 (1303), 514-668-2555 (cell)


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