Global perspectives on mining to be explored at World Mining Congress 2013 in Montreal

Global perspectives on mining to be explored at World Mining Congress 2013 in 
MONTREAL, Aug. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Institute of Mining, 
Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is proud to host the 23rd World Mining Congress 
2013 (WMC) from August 11 to 14, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. WMC 
will host an estimated 1,200 mining experts from industry, academia and 
government representing more than 60 countries. Over the course of the three 
days, 400 renowned mining researchers, academics and scientists from around 
the globe are scheduled to present peer-reviewed papers during an intricate 
14-track program. 
Representing Natural Resources Canada, the Honorable Greg Rickford, Minister 
of State for Science and Technology and FedNor, will be on hand to address the 
opening Plenary on Monday, August 12. Seven high-profile industry leaders, 
from as many countries, are scheduled to discuss advances in mining from a 
global perspective during keynote addresses including: 

    --  Rinaldo César Mancin, Ibram Board of Directors, Brazil and
        South America
    --  Jacynthe Côté, Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Alcan and
        Honorary Chairperson of WMC
    --  Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American
    --  Shri S.K. Srivastava, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government
        of India
    --  Steve Wood, Vice-President, Arcelor Mittal, Iron Ore Americas
    --  Wang Xianzheng, President of the China National Coal
    --  Anatoly Borisovich Yanovsky, Deputy Minister of Energy of the
        Russian Federation

"The theme of the Congress: 'Mapping the Future - Advances in Mining 
Engineering' speaks to the global effort towards sustainable mining," said the 
WMC General Chairperson, Ferri Hassani, Webster Chair Professor in Mining 
Engineering at McGill University. "It is an honour to produce this prestigious 
congress being held for the first time in Canada." The Monday Plenary session 
will kick off a three-day technical program of 400 peer-reviewed papers. The 
congress will feature numerous lively, informative and provocative discussions 
on topics such as mining and communities; ethics and sustainability; women in 
mining; and several on the advances in mining technologies. Józef Dubiński, 
Chairman of the International Organizing Committee of WMC, will also take part 
in this prestigious gathering.

WMC is being held in conjunction with the 30th International Symposium on 
Automation and Robotics (ISARC), also hosted by CIM. Bringing both delegations 
together in business is The Expo! - a premier trade show featuring 260 
technology and equipment suppliers in mining, automation, robotics and 

In anticipation of 2013 WMC, a social media community of 1,400 came together 
in the year leading up to the congress. CIM will provide on-site participants 
with a memorable taste of Montreal, Quebec, and Canada, through a dynamic 
social program and special events designed to share our knowledge, culture and 

Invitation to the Media
Keynote speakers will be available to give short interviews immediately 
following the Plenary, which will take place Monday, August 12, 2013, from 
11h45 to 12h15.

About World Mining Congress: The World Mining Congress (WMC) was founded in 
Poland, in 1958, and was created to meet two objectives: supporting and 
maintaining scientific and technical cooperation in national and international 
area for the development of mineral mining and natural mineral resources; and 
ensuring knowledge exchange taking into consideration the developments in 
security, economics, technology and mining sciences for environmental 
protection and mining operations.

About CIM: The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is 
the leading professional association for the mining and minerals industry with 
over 14,500 members across Canada and globally. CIM is dedicated to the 
advancement of knowledge as well as the promotion of networking, innovation 
and sustainable practices for the mining industry.

Lise Bujold Director of Conventions & Exhibitions Canadian Institute of 
Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum / 514.378.4765

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