Every year the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) hosts the largest mining convention in the world, where industry peers engage in conversations about pressing topics in mining. 2017 wasn’t the exception. Over 22,000 attendees from 119 different countries landed in Toronto for a full week of lively discussions where innovation and sustainability were the most recurrent themes.
Some of our experts contributed to this year’s knowledge exchange:
- Michelle Ash, Chief Innovation Officer, joined two panels about innovation in the mining world, one of which was dubbed The Uberization of Mining.
- Peter Sinclair, Chief Sustainability Officer, shared ideas with peers at a forum by the Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) called Innovation for Sustainability in the Mining Sector.
- Debra Bouchie, Superintendent of Employee Relations at Hemlo, led a panel about the successful partnership with local communities. She was joined by Chief Duncan Michano of Ontario’s Biitigong Nishanaabeg and Chief Wayne Sabourin, of the Pic Mobert First Nation.
- John McCartney, Vice President of Water Management, discussed strategies to reduce the industry’s water footprint at a panel called Liquid Assets: Companies, Communities, and Collaborative Water Management.
- Manuel Fumagalli, Executive Director in Peru, joined industry peers with operations in the country to talk about competitive Peruvian mines.