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Nov 29, 2021


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Mining the NorthWest Virtual Expo & Conference


It’s an exciting time in northwestern Ontario.

Multiple new mines are expected to open in the next few years and that means a major boost to the region’s economy.

Canadian Trade Ex and it’s partner the Thunder Bay CEDC are proud to bring you the Mining the NorthWest virtual regional event. The event brings together stakeholders from a broad cross-section of the economy.

We have an incredible three days of events lined up. On day one we bring you Projects in the Pipeline conference, “Challenges and Opportunities” in the Mining Industry, a full day of high-profile speakers sponsored by the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission and moderated by MNP.

On day two we’ve assembled an incredible array of participants that will connect educators, employers, and young people looking to start or advance their careers with our “Workforce Needs of Mining Companies & Local Training Opportunities for Mining” all-day session. This exciting day of activity is sponsored by Lakehead University, Confederation College and the North Superior Workforce Planning Board, all are important and strategic players in the region’s economic landscape. You can visit with up to 30 exhibitor displays and upload your resumes to the HR staff in attendance. There are all kinds of incentives and a career in mining is one of the highest paying career choices with over a hundred available positions.

We are encouraging the grades 11 and 12 students from the high schools of Northern Ontario to logon to the event and share with the students the Virtual conferences scheduled for December 1st. There is much to learn from the mining educators and trainers on a future career in mining.

Day three features the Inclusion Day 2021 Conference hosted and sponsored by the Anishnawbe Business Professional Association with sessions addressing; Contributing to Sustainable Communities, Aboriginal Employment in Mining, Business And Economic Opportunities, & Environmental Practices.

That’s not all. We are also introducing a cutting-edge virtual conference hall and exhibit platform that revolutionizes the way traditional trade show exhibitors and manufacturers, can showcase their equipment.

This whole event concept is a first-to-market achievement that no other trade show provider has been able to accomplish. We’re proud of the event platform and the fact that it is able to connect buyers with sellers, jobseekers with job-providers, and indigenous stakeholders with resource developers. The Virtex event platform is a Northern Ontario software package developed by a group of trade show producers that have been in the business for over three decades.

We look forward to meeting you virtually throughout these three days and we equally look forward to having this global pandemic in our rear-view mirror so we can meet in person in 2022. The producers of the virtual event have booked the Canadian lakehead Exhibition Grounds for September 14-15, 2022, in Thunder Bay and will be hosting the largest ever gathering of Mining, Forestry and Energy companies that will be on display under one roof. Over 300 displays, live demos, conferences, training sessions, Jackleg Drilling Competitions and so much more will be on display. The event organizers have indicated they are 75 percent book with exhibitor registrations.  

In the meantime, get ready to enjoy the most comprehensive and innovative virtual event ever.

We feel like we’re just getting started, and Mining The Northwest is a milestone event that showcases all the northwest has to offer.

By registering online and building your profile you have a chance to win the big draw. 1 Troy Ounce of Gold.

Registration is open at:

On with the Show! See you there.