GMG-CIM Forum: Edmonton
Oct 1 - Oct 2
GMG and CIM pair up once again to host a forum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in October. Critical topics include autonomous mining, artificial intelligence, functional safety, interoperability, the integrated mine and tailings management.
Alberta is a hub of surface mining activity, and forum participants will have the opportunity to hear surface mining case studies and to share information. Alberta’s neighbouring provinces, British Colombia and Saskatchewan, are two of Canada’s top-producing mining regions and will also have a presence.
Alberta’s carbon-rich geology has made it home to significant coal reserves as well as the Athabasca oil sands, which hold the third largest oil reserves in the world.* The forum will also be a chance to engage with what can be learned from the oil and gas industry’s innovation with technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation. The oil and gas industry dominates the Alberta economy but has seen a decline in recent years. As a result, the industry has harnessed Alberta’s growing technology sector to remain sustainable.
Edmonton is home to offices for mining companies, including headquarters of KMC Mining and Athabasca Minerals and equipment and technology suppliers, including Amalgamated Mining Services headquarters. It is also home to the University of Alberta, which offers graduate and undergraduate programs in mining and petroleum engineering. It runs the Canadian Centre for Clean Coal/Carbon and Mineral Processing Technologies (CMPT), a research initiative where clean coal is a key focus.
Stay tuned to this page as program details are confirmed.