CIM to support event through organization’s network of Canadian professionals

EDMONTON, Sept. 20, 2017 – Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) is bringing global mining automation and innovation priorities to Canada via a two-day interactive forum. The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM) is the official partner of this event, which will be held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton on October 18-19, 2017.

“These forums are a key part of our strategy to extend our global outreach and educate the mining industry on the standards and guidelines available for a more efficient and sustainable future,” says Heather Ednie, Managing Director, GMSG. “The more the industry collaborates, the more we can disrupt the old ways of thinking about mining.”

Edmonton Forum participants will discuss key issues for the global mining community within the context of Canada’s mining industry and discover opportunities for their companies to grow and innovate. This event is a chance to discover what the industry’s collective vision of future mining looks like. CIM is supporting the event through the organization’s wide network of Canadian professionals, and will be a key speaker as well.

Critical topics at this event include autonomous mining, interoperability, the “connected” mine, and maintenance and equipment reliability. Interactive breakout sessions will include discussions on barriers in interoperability, and the opportunities of digitization.

The following companies are confirmed presenters:

  • ARANZGeo
  • ArcelorMittal
  • ASI Robotics
  • Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL)
  • Gibraltar Mine
  • Golder Associates Inc.
  • Peck Tech
  • Suncor


GMSG’s Future Mining Forums were developed to foster wide collaboration between industry members, allowing participants to share their expertise with the global mining community and discover new pathways to sustainability and cost-efficiency.

Edmonton Forum Social Event

Join us following Day One of the Edmonton Forum to network over drinks & appetizers.

Date: Wednesday October 18, 2017
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m. MST
Location: University of Alberta Faculty Club
Papaschase Room
11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB

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Registration is available here.

For more information, contact:

Heather Ednie
Managing Director, GMSG

About GMSG: Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) is a non-profit organization established to oversee the development of guidelines designed to be supported and used by mining stakeholders to improve the safety, operational, environmental, and financial performance of the mining industry. Through our Future Mining Forum series and hands-on workshops, GMSG facilitates open collaboration between mining industry leaders to create solutions for common industry problems.

About CIM: Founded in 1898, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. CIM has over 11,000 members, convened from industry, academia and government. With 10 Technical Societies and over 30 Branches, our members help shape, lead and connect Canada’s mining industry, both within our borders and across the globe.