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September 19 – 20, 2019
One King West Hotel & Residence Downtown, Toronto


About the Conference

Globally, future underground metal mines will be deeper and hotter; they must become more safe, productive and profitable. In 2017 Deloitte (Tracking the Trends) estimated that mine productivity declined by 30% in the last decade. To recover, mines will have to use new technologies and the adaptation of older ones, improving access development, production systems, materials handling, ore up-grading and energy usage. Digital technology is already making some improvements possible, but the true promise of the digital revolution is to unlock the value trapped in the inefficiencies of current practice.

The challenges associated with sustaining and growing Canada’s mining industry are reflected in mines around the world, all subject to very similar constraints and all demanding very new solutions. To achieve a safer and more profitable future for the sector within a decade, the Future of Deep Mining Conference aims to identify future R&D needs and show how mines can rise to the challenge of implementing critical innovations in very difficult operational settings.

The Future of Deep Mining Conference 2019 will bring together a broad array of deep mine operators, solution providers, the mining research community, and those within allied industries that want to learn how to bring their solutions to meet the needs of this emerging marketplace.  We look forward to meeting and collaborating with everyone in mining that wants to help build Safe, Smart and Profitable underground mines in Canada and around the world.

What You Will Experience At FUTURE OF DEEP MINING 2019


Thought Leaders & Deep Mining Experts


Face-to-Face Networking with Like-Minded Industry Professionals


Different formats driving peer-to-peer interaction such as:

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    Panel Discussion

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    Solution Pitches


New Technologies and Innovations


Connect with Disruptive Start-ups

Who Should Attend

Leadership from across the deep mining ecosystem are invited to attend. The conference format will allow you to connect with your peers through networking, business meetings and strategic information sharing sessions.

  • CEOs – COOs – CTOs
  • Engineering Managers
  • Mine Managers
  • Mining Engineers
  • Front Line Miners
  • Financiers
  • Ventilation Managers
  • Researchers and Innovators
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Deep Mining Solution Providers
  • Academics
  • Government and Sponsored Groups

Meet our Prestigious Speakers

  • Samantha Espley

    General Manager - Mining Technology & Innovation


  • Janice Zinck

    Director Green Mining Innovation


  • Negar Saeidi

    Engineering Mining


  • Lorrie Fava


    Revolution Mining Software

  • Photinie Koutsavlis

    Director General, Policy and Economics Branch, Lands and Minerals

    Natural Resources Canada

  • Ellen Palmeira

    International Marketing Director


  • Joan Haysom

    P.Eng., J.L. Richards & Associates
  • Fred Stanford

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    of Torex Gold Resources Inc

  • Alex Henderson Consulting Inc

  • Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation

  • Sujit Sengupta

    P.Eng., Senior Engineer-Reliability


  • Ken Schroeder- P.Eng

    Digital Product Manager


  • Peter Bray

    Global Product Manager – Rock Reinforcement Equipment

    Epiroc Rock Drills AB

  • Chrysalix Venture Capital

  • Martin Cote

    Eng – Project Manager, CanmetMINING

    Government of Canada

  • Peyman Moeini

    Founder & CEO


  • Oliver Wang

    CEO & Co-founder

    ApoSys Technologies Inc

  • Erik Rorem

    VP, Business Development

    Geobrugg North America, LLC

  • Vale

  • Stephen Hardcastle

    Managing Director

    BBE Consulting

  • Trevor Kelly

    President and CEO TKM Consulting Inc & Innovation Manager

    Mining CMIC (Canada Mining Innovation Council)

  • Andy Charsley

    Principal Mining Engineer

    Vale SA

  • Charles Nyabeze

    Vice President of Business Development


  • Dr. Erik Eberhardt

    Peng, Director, Geological Engineering Professor

    Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering, The University of British Columbia

  • Paul Summers

    Lead Developer, Electric Drive Systems

    Miller Technology Incorporated

  • CanMIND Associates

  • Keiran Swanton

    Long Term Planning Lead

    Glencore Kidd Operations

  • Brian Huff

    Co-founder and Vice President of Technology

    Artisan Vehicles

  • Dean Millar

    Professor of Mining Engineering

    Laurentian University’s Bharti School of Engineering

  • Roger Emdin

    Chair of the CEMI Board

Become Our Partner:

“Future of Deep Mining Conference” offers you the opportunity to present your challenges and solutions in the ‘spotlight’ and to discuss your ideas with some of the most dynamic innovative companies in the global mining industry.  This conference provides many different platforms for cutting-edge solution providers to increase their market awareness, expand their target audience and leverage a variety of new partnership opportunities.

With extensive Networking & Partnership options available, packages can be tailor-made to suit your business development objectives.

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Registration and Networking Breakfas

Welcome from the Honorary Chairperson

OPENING PANEL : The Future of Deep Mining (6 points)

(Panelist from : SME, Academic, Researcher, Mining, Government)

THEME 1 : High Intensity Mine Production – Higher production,higher ore value, lower cost

The economics of ultra-deep hard-rock mining for precious and base metals (e.g. gold, copper, and
nickel), requires reversal of the decade-long decline in mine productivity (ore-value and production rate). This includes increasing project NPV by accessing new ore-bodies faster, increasing the production rate and improving product value. The conventional batch production process has involved four sequential activities – drilling, blasting, ore removal and ground support. The logistics of conventional delivery systems for operating supplies and backfill to deeper mine levels is slower and more expensive. The advent of new rock-cutting and rock-breaking technologies makes continuous, autonomous production systems possible and makes faster, more cost-effective delivery systems essential.

Develop mining methods that will accelerate the rate of ore production.

#MakeDeepConnections: Grab your Coffee or Tea & #Network

Leverage process simulations to design high-value, low-cost production systems.

Facilitate field trials of continuous production equipment (rock cutting systems).

Pilot field trials of ore upgrading technologies (ore sorting and waste diversion).

Improve the safety and performance of drill-blast systems.

#Deep Lunch Hour

Solidify your contacts over the lunch table, take a moment to shoot an Instagram pic or tweet about the event to let people know of your experience.

Assess the impact of rock cutting equipment on rock-stress management and burst risk.

Stability analysis of excavations following continuous rock cutting equi

Design ground control systems for continuous and autonomous mining systems

Afternoon Break & Networking

SME Tech Talks : Connecting SME Start-ups to the Industry
Connecting SME Start-ups to the Industry

  1. Presentation by: 15 mins.
  2. Presentation by: 15 mins.
  3. Presentation by: 15 mins.
  4. Presentation by: 15 mins.

Hear from innovation driven SME Start-ups and learn about upcoming technology solutions.

Interactive Wrap-up Session & Closing Noted from the Chair

Cocktails & Conversation Hour – Unwind With Refreshments!

Registration and Check in (Networking Breakfast)

Welcome Note from the Chairman

THEME 2: Energy Consumption – reducing the total amount of energy consumed

OPENING POWER PANEL: Energy Requirements for Deep Mining Panel (SME, Academic, Researcher, Mining, Government)

Energy is the second highest cost, after labour, for deep underground mines; both these costs have to be reduced significantly if deep mines in high-cost economies are to remain globally competitive. The advent of high-speed, high-quality communications in underground mines will allow these operations to catch up with the reduction in labour that digital technology has already brought to manufacturing. New mines in remote places have huge infrastructure costs; industry’s challenge is to ensure that older mines with existing power and transport infra-structure can continue to produce despite increasing geothermal heat at depth. Using equipment that reduces ventilation demand is a first step but mining ever-deeper ore will require radically different approaches. How do we reduce the total amount of energy used?

Development of technologies that will deliver significant ambient mine cooling, and non-atmospheric equipment cooling and personal climate systems.

#MakeDeepConnections : Grab your Coffee (or Tea) & #Network

Trials of alternative hoisting systems which reduce energy consumption by deep mines.

  • Alternative Hoist Rope
  • Load Haul and Trucks (2 presentations)

#DeepLunch Hour

Solidify your contacts over the lunch table, take a moment to shoot an Instagram pic or tweet about
the event to let people know of your experience.

Significantly improve the ore transportation efficiency and efficacy. 2 presentations

Afternoon Break & Networking

Challenge obsolete and outdated existing mining standards and regulations.

Awards Rewards & Refreshments

  • Best Speaker (Style)
  • Best Speaker (Content)
  • Best Start-up Solution Provider Presentatio
  • Most Innovative Presentatio
  • Best Panellist Day 1
  • Best Panellist Day 2
  • Most Active Participant
  • Raffle Draw

The winners will be chosen by our “Deep Advisory Committee”

Interactive Wrap up & Closing Remarks from the Chai

End of Conferenc

Event Venue

One King West Hotel & Residences, Downtown, Toronto

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Registration Fee $1,500

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