CIM2019 Opening Plenary:  The Changing Face of Mining

A fresh new plenary model will keep the audience engaged from start to end. CIM is proposing a 2-hour opening plenary on April 29 vs. the historical 3 hours – and it will be dynamic!

Nathan Stubina, VP Technology, Sherritt International Corporation will moderate and challenge a panel of 4 influential and inspirational mining industry leaders, all change agents!  Together, they will discuss today’s most relevant focuses:  New skill sets for the workplace, Diversity, Youth and Emerging Leadership, New Era of Automation & Digitization, Innovation in all its forms and… what the future is telling us!

Powered by Hecla Mining, this high profile gathering of 600+ mining professionals - including hundreds logging in remotely, will open with Phillips Baker, President & CEO of Hecla, who had the CIM2018 Vancouver audience of hanging off his every word.

Play an active role in this session through polling, which will allow panellists to address the audience’s take on current challenges and opportunities in real time.


Nathan Stubina

Vice-President, Technology, Sherritt International

Nathan M. Stubina, was Managing Director of McEwen Mining Inc. from 2014 to 2018 and just recently took on the new and exciting challenge of Vice-President, Technology at Sherritt International. Mr. Stubina has more than 30 years of experience in the mining and metallurgy industry and has worked for Barrick Gold, Noranda and Falconbridge, Byron Capital Markets, Barrick Technology Centre at Barrick Gold Corporation where he held technology-related leadership positions. Nathan has expertise in base metals such as copper, nickel and cobalt, as well in gold and PGM processing. He worked in diverse areas such as Operations Management and Support, Technology Development, Continuous Improvement and Commercial Contract Negotiations. He was also Precious & Base Metals Analyst with Byron Capital Markets where he was responsible for leading research initiatives in the mining sector. On a volunteer level, Nathan served as President of Metsoc as well as Vice President, International Affairs of CIM. Stubina is a P.Eng. (Professional Engineers of Ontario). He has a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from University of Toronto and holds a B.Eng. in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering and a Master of Engineering from the McGill University.



Online registration will be open soon!