GMG Edmonton Forum | Tomorrow’s mining: Innovating to improve the way we mine


In partnership with Surface Mining Equipment Owners Group (SMEOG), the Surface Mining Society of CIM and MM-ISAC


This forum will delve into the industry’s top priority areas common to most mining operations today, through the lenses of operations, maintenance and safety. We will hear case studies and demonstrations from innovators, implementers and operators, peers will share experiences and expertise to define opportunities, and together we look across and outside the mining industry for new ways to better how we mine.


University of Alberta, 8-207 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering,
9211 – 116 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB, T6G 1R1


March 8 2023 – March 9 2023
8:30am-4:30pm MST (both days)

Mine tour – Syncrude’s Aurora Mine (Tour full – Registration closed)

The Syncrude Aurora North mine, commonly referred to as Aurora, is an open-pit mining operation extracting bitumen in the Athabasca Oil Sands.  The mine is located 80km north of Fort McMurray in northeastern Alberta and produces approximately 200,000 bbls/day of bitumen from 300,000 tonnes/day of oil sand and moves an additional 350,000 tonnes/day of waste materials.  The Aurora truck and shovel mining operation consists of a mixed fleet of ultra-class cable shovels and a Caterpillar 797 truck fleet which includes the original 1997 Field Development Program trucks.  Space is limited. Tour open to owners/operators ONLY.

This mine tour is part of the SMEOG (Surface Mining Equipment Owner/Operator Group) meeting. To learn more about SMEOG. CLICK HERE


Mine Operators Meeting (March 7, 2023)

Hosted by SMEOG (Surface Mining Equipment Owner/Operator Group)

Organizers from Teck, Suncor and Syncrude are looking to build relationships with other mining equipment operators to discuss collaboration opportunities on industry best practices in equipment maintenance and reliability, operations, and safety.

Please see full program details and register HERE

Hotels Nearby (Edmonton)

Campus Tower Suites Hotel

11145 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0Y1


Mettera Hotel on Whyte 

10454 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4Z7 


DoubleTree by Hilton Edmonton Downtown  

9576 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5H 3V3 


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