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The minerals community prepares to ‘Mine the ___Gap’ at CIM Convention

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The CIM 2020 Convention will gather more than 5000 participants in Vancouver for knowledge sharing, business and networking.

The 4 day schedule consists of a line-up of expertly-led workshops, 3 full days of technical presentations divided in 8 different and innovative themes ranging from operating challenges and solutions to porphyry deposits of the Cordilleras, great networking opportunities, a complete student/young leaders’ programme, and a world-acclaimed trade show.

This year's convention will revolve around the theme “Mine the ___Gap”, whether it's the knowledge, networking, innovation or business gap.

The programme will kick-off on Monday, 4 May with CIM’s signature Plenary. 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? CIM members will be exposed to cutting edge views on our sector.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 - 6 May, the technical programme will help mine the knowledge gap! The programme will start early with a 45 minute general keynote session. Delegates will start their day in the general room to hear inspiring experts share their visions of the future of mining. They will then head to eight streams to sit in on a diverse selection of technical presentations, each with an overarching theme and a lineup of sessions relevant to wide audiences. More than 300 presenters will captivate an audience of 1200+ conference delegates gathered to learn, exchange knowledge and focus on the future.

The CIM EXPO, one of Canada's premier mining trade show opens with food and fun on 3 May. It will once again feature approximately 450 companies showcasing the latest in mining equipment, tools, technology, services and products. You will not want to miss out on Canada's leading Mining Marketplace. In addition to the trade show, the innovation stage will give trade show visitors a taste of the technical programme taking place in the conference rooms.

Young Leaders have a home in CIM! The CIM Convention 2020 is the ultimate professional networking opportunity. Student registration provides access to the full delegate package and several activities are planned for young leaders, early career professionals and students to network. The Newbie Lounge at the Expo will provide them with learning and mentorship opportunities.

A myriad of social activities has been planned to maximise your networking opportunities and make your convention memorable. From the opening ceremony to the closing reception, participants will want to plan for networking recep-tions, industry lunches, evening galas and celebrations and much more.

Mine the___Gap! is about getting increasingly closer to exemplary practices. To register early, reserve your event tickets and mark your calendar, click here.

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