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Sustainable Mining Conference

Deepen Your Knowledge at N.A.M.E.'s Sustainable Mining Conference and Networking Event
Wednesday September 12th

Conference will start 11am to 2pm

Light lunch included - noon to 1pm Cost is $25

Location: Conference Hall of the Centennial Arena

Moderator: Jason Bubba,  Director Training & Development with Norcat


11:00 am - 11:25 am 
Speaker: Robert Sinclair 

On September 12, the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP) Secretariat will bring mining sector players up-to-date following feedback from federal, provincial and territorial mines ministers on the Plan outline presented to them in August 2018. The Plan’s overall goal is to re-establish Canada as the foremost mining nation in the world. This exciting and informative session will be Northern Ontario's only opportunity to hear the new direction and will be followed up with an invitation to all stakeholders to voice and share their input and have their questions answered.

Join the secretariat of the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan as they layout the new direction for the Canadian mining sector. Mines,  Manufacturers, First Nations, Education, Investors and NGO's are encouraged to be part of the process of arriving at a framework for the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan.Click here for information and video.

11:30 am - 11:55 pm 

Speaker: Brian Huff, VP Product Development Artisan Electric Vehicles

Topic:  Best practices in introducing Electric Vehicles in an underground Mining environment. 

Brian has more than 24 years of experience working with battery electric vehicles. As an undergraduate and postgraduate research fellow with the US Department of Energy Graduate Automotive Education program, Brian developed battery systems and hybrid electric powertrains for the multiple automotive programs. 


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 
Lunch Speaker: (2 speakers Negar Saeidi & Alex Mulloy) both are Technology Adoption Leads with Vale Technology & Innovation

Topic:  Powershift – Shifting Vale towards new technologies

Negar & Alex will provide insight into Vale’s strategy to revolutionize their mining practices through the use of modern technology. Focusing on Vale’s fleet electrification roadmap & mechanical rock cutting vision, this talk will highlight how Vale will mine in the future in order to increase margins & remain a leader in the modern mining landscape.


12:35 pm - 12:55 pm 
Lunch Speaker:  Don Duval, CEO - NORCAT

Topic:  The NORCAT Underground Centre – The World’s “One-Stop Shop” for the Future of Mining Technology 

NORCAT is the only regional innovation centre in the world that has an operating mine designed to enable start-ups, small / medium enterprises, and international companies to develop, test, and showcase new and innovative technologies in an operating mine environment. Learn how this unique facility anchors one of the world’s leading mining technology clusters and represents a “one-stop shop” to see future technologies and innovations that are poised to transform the global mining industry.


1:00 pm - 1:20 pm 

Speaker: Calvin Benchimol, Director of Corporate Development, eCompliance 

Topic:  Building A High Participation Safety Culture

 Did you know 98% of safety leaders believe participation drives safety? In our research study, we analyzed our big data set of 260 million data points gathered from eCompliance customers across a variety of industries.  From this, we measured their level of participation and compared that to their incident rate reduction, with incredibly interesting results.  From the results we extrapolated that companies generally fall within four types of safety cultures, related to their level of employee participation.


Our session will help you define where your company falls within the safety culture framework and you will be able to explore the five intentional steps done by the safest companies to build a High Participation Safety Culture.

Attendees will learn:

  • How employee participation in safety correlates with incident rates
  • The four types of safety cultures
  • The 5 steps to building a High Participation Safety Culture

1:25 am - 1:50 pm 

Panel Discussion and Q&A, featuring; Brian Huff, Don Duval, Calvin Benchimol, Negar Saeidi & Alex Mulloy and Richard Riach from Epiroc Speaker (Richard Riach is the Project Manager for Epiroc’s Battery Electric Vehicle Development in Canada. Projects have included the initial Scooptram ST7 Battery LHD and the Minetruck MT2010 Battery haulage trucks. He Joined Epiroc (Atlas Copco) on 2013 after 32 years with Vale (Inco) working on new vehicle development and safety / regulatory compliance.



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