Join us in Vancouver!

On behalf of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), we welcome you and your colleagues to the 2018 Convention. Taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) from May 6 to 9, this convention focuses on THINKING DIFFERENTLY - the theme chosen to ignite the week’s discussions. At a time when safety, innovation, diversity, social responsibility and sustainability are melded with the traditional topics of operations, technical and financial management, it has become increasingly complex to manage organizations and ensure ongoing success. Be sure to arrive for the opening plenary as this current mix of topics will make up the conversation from the get-go and reveal a Modern Approach to Mining.

The CIM was founded by Royal Charter in 1898 and this year’s gathering of the mining community coincides with our 120th anniversary. In addition, the Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) - one of CIM’s proud societies - is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Both were created from humble beginnings by forward-thinking individuals and reflect the important role mining has played in the history of this great nation. What a great opportunity to celebrate together!

Mining has contributed to the advancement of civilization’s standard of living for more than five millennia – from the Bronze Age to the current Technology Age. While the super-cycle is behind the mining industry, stability is being re-established with some commodity prices rising following the recent downturn. Zinc, copper, lead and the so-called battery metals (especially lithium) and cobalt are recovering, which bodes well for our industry and the years ahead. The 12 streams of the convention Technical Program will cover recent advances in the various sectors of mining and contribute to the collective vision towards continuous recovery.

The Expo, Canada’s Mining Marketplace, will host approximately 450 exhibiting companies, featuring the latest mining equipment, tools, innovations, technologies and services. Celebrating its 35th edition, the Expo is the place to learn, network, exchange and do business. Mining company operators and management are invited to discover the largest selection of innovative and forward-thinking solutions in the 100,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall.  Bring on the miners!

During the four days of the event, you will be able to exchange and engage with leaders from all walks and demographics of mining. We look forward to greeting you in Vancouver, one of Canada’s major cities and top destinations.

Ken Thomas
CIM President 2017-2018

Sean Roosen
CIM Convention 2018 General Chair





Get a taste of the CIM Convention first-hand and join us from May 6-9.

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