CIM 2017 Convention - Montreal CIM 2017 Convention - Montreal



Monday, MAY 01 | 9:00 - 11:45

The plenary session of the CIM 2017 Convention is intended to bring focus and start dialogue around the conference theme of “New State of MINE”. Leaders from all aspects of mining are brought together in these thought-provoking discussions.

Carol Plummer to moderate the 'New State of Mine' plenary

Carol Plummer is the Vice-President Project Development, Southern Business for Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. Prior to this, she held several positions since joining the company in 2004 including Mine Superintendent LaRonde Mine, General Manager Lapa mine, General Manager Kittila mine, General Manager LaRonde mine, Corporate Director Mining, Senior Corporate Director Engineering and Project Development. Plummer previously worked for 16 years with Noranda at three of its mining operations in Quebec and New Brunswick. She has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Quebec.

Pierre Arcand to open the 'New State of Mine' plenary

  • Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
  • Minister responsible for the Northern Plan
  • Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region

Pierre Arcand began his career in the 1970s. He worked primarily in radio as a journalist, news director, vice-president, general manager and co-owner of the station. In the early 2000s, he was appointed president of Corus-Québec, which then owned 14 radio stations throughout Québec He also served on the boards of directors of Tel-Aide and the Fondation pour enfants diabétiques.

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Confirmed panelists

Michelle Ash, Chief Innovation Officer, Barrick Gold Corporation

Michelle Ash is Chief Innovation Officer at Barrick. In her role, Ash oversees the company's Innovation program looking both at how innovation can drive productivity in the existing business as well as how it can be harnessed to deliver alternative business models. Ash joined Barrick in January 2016 and brings with her more than 20 years of experience in the mining and manufacturing sectors with a focus on business improvement and change management. She began her career as a blasting engineer with Rio Tinto.

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Pierre Lapointe, President & CEO, ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P.

Mr. Pierre Lapointe was appointed President and CEO of ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. and Chair of the Management Committee of ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada G.P. in March 2015. He joined the ArcelorMittal Group in 2012 as General Manager, Operational Excellence, and later became Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He worked to improve the performance of all business processes and as well to bring all technologies to a world class level. Pierre's mandate included the global management of the company's assets, from cradle to grave, in order to ensure value-added production.

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Renaud Adams, CEO & President, Richmont Mines Inc.

Mr. Renaud Adams, P.Eng., has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Richmont Mines Inc. since November 17, 2014. Mr. Adams has 20 years of mining experience. He served as General Manager of El Mochito and Vice President of AMPAC for Breakwater Resources Ltd., since December 2004. He served as the Chief Operating Officer at Primero Mining Corp. from November 1, 2011 to October 2014 and served as its President from May 8, 2014 to October 2014. He served senior positions at Cambior Inc. and Breakwater Resources Ltd.

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Daniella Dimitrov, Mining Executive and Corporate Director, Excellon Resources Inc.

Daniella Dimitrov’s mining résumé—as a director, board chair, CEO, CFO and COO at an array of small- and mid-cap companies—would qualify as an impressive life’s work for many in the industry. Yet in Dimitrov’s case, this is actually her third career. As a lawyer, she started out in real estate, before moving into, and up the ladder, in financial services. Upon arriving in the mining industry, she quickly realized her knowledge of capital and equity markets, coupled with an outsider’s perspective, meant she could bring fresh perspectives to the challenges and problems many mining firms face.

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Gerald B. Sanders, Propulsion and Power Division, Engineering Directorate, NASA Johnson Space Center

Gerald Sanders has worked at the NASA Johnson Space Center full time for 30 years in the Propulsion and Power Division of the Engineering Directorate, and has extensive experience in propulsion, fluid systems, and In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU), or commonly known as space mining. Mr. Sanders currently serves as the lead for NASA’s ISRU Capability Leadership Team and Deputy Manager for the ISRU Technology project.

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Wrap-up and Closing remarks by CIM President 2016-2017.

Michael Winship, CIM President 2016-2017

Michael Winship, has over 35 years’ experience in mine development, operations, and corporate business. He has international experience on six continents in the operation or development of over 25 mining operations in diverse working conditions and cultures.

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