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MECA Symposium Ian Pierce Coming To Sudbury in October Register Below

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We are proud to announce our keynote speaker, Ian Pearce!

Ian Pearce serves on the board of several mining and mining services companies, including as Director at KoBold Metals, chair and independent director of Newgold, Nevsun and MineSense Technologies, and independent director at Outotec.

Ian has over 30 years of experience in the mining and construction industries from all the corners of the globe. Ian is a former CEO of Xstrata Nickel (now Glencore) and founding partner of X2 Resources and held various senior roles at Falconbridge prior to its acquisition by Xstrata.

Ian is a former chair of, the Mining association of Canada, the Nickel Institute, and former board member at the Canadian Opera Company and advisor to Women’s Executive Network.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear him speak this October in Sudbury!

To register for the MECA Symposium, please visit https://mecasymposium.c#hardrocksoftskills



$245 – $445



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Wed, 9 Oct 2019, 6:00 PM –

Fri, 11 Oct 2019, 3:00 PM EDT

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OCTOBER 9, 2019

Meet & Greet

Keynote Speakers: Samantha Espley and Roy Slack, Honorary Chairs

Night Life On The Rocks will be the launch to MECA. This Meet & Greet is part of a series of nights at the science centre just for adults. Enjoy an entertaining evening with friends & peers while partaking in drinks, cocktails, and savvy talks by our experts. This will be a night to remember!

We will be hosting this fun social event in partnership with Science North. Showcasing what Sudbury has to offer in a fun and interactive way, participants can explore Science North and network with like-minded professionals. Our keynote speakers will launch the event and speak to engagement within the mining industry and how we can build a sustainable future in mining, by mining our people first.

Location: Science North | Time: 6pm – 10pm

OCTOBER 10, 2019


Keynote Speaker:Ian Pierce

Join us for a series of workshops, a plenary and a think tank session. More information regarding these events can be found under the “Program” menu.

Location: Dynamic Earth | Time: 7:30am – 4:30pm

OCTOBER 10, 2019

Gala: Celebrating Engagement By Coming Together

Keynote Speaker: Stephen de Jong, CEO of VRIFY

This event will celebrate the conference as a whole. Join us for a night of fun, entertainment and good food!

The event will feature keynote speaker Stephen de Jong who will provide closing remarks and capture the theme of engagement in the mining industry. He will leverage his experience building teams and working across disciplines to achieve big goals to inspire and round up the MECA Event.

Location: Vale Cavern, Science North | Time: 6:30pm – 12:00am

OCTOBER 11, 2019

Underground & Surface Tours

Registered guests will be offered underground, surface, and Sudbury “silicon” valley type tours. The complimentary (free) tour registration link will be shared with Registered delegates starting on September 1st.

Thank you to the Sudbury Area mines and businesses that are graciously opening up their doors to our delegates.

Location: Multiple Locations| Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Please note: CIM takes photos and video tapes this event. By registering, you give CIM permission to use any images taken during the conference in which you appear.