Opening Plenary

The 2020 conference theme Mine the ____ Gap! is about getting increasingly closer to exemplary practices. Michael Gray , as moderator, will engage a panel of influential mining industry leaders with their visions for attaining this goal.


Michael Gray
Partner, Agentis Capital Mining Partners

Sophisticated technology, artificial intelligence and their performance metrics – within or outside the mining sector – can position mining as the industry to benchmark against at this time of disruption. The Plenary will approach innovation with a focus on empirical results – or proven technology.

  • Which countries achieve better underground performance metrics? Can their practices be effectively transported?
  • How can mining rapidly adopt the successes of the energy sector?
  • What lessons have been learned in mining the oil sands?

Confirmed speakers:

Jerry Asp , President, Gray Wolf Solutions Ltd.
Co-Founder, Chair & CEO, Global Indigenous Development Trust
Dean Gehring , Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Newmont
Jim Gowans , interim President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Trilogy Metals Inc.
Jody Kuzenko , Chief Operating Officer, Torex Gold

CIM members will be exposed to cutting edge views on our sector.

Hosted by Wenco, this high profile gathering of 600+ mining professionals includes viewers logging in from around the world.

Don’t miss this enlightening session. It is sure to kickstart your conference with a vision.


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Cancellation of CIM Convention & EXPO 2020

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