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Canadian Mining Expo highlights Ontario Mining Week

May 29, 2024

Timmins is in the heart of Canada’s gold mining district, along the Golden Highway, better known as the Abitibi-Greenstone Belt. The Abitibi – Green Stone Belt, is a geographical region with 54 operating mines within a 300-400 kilometer corridor that stretches from Northwestern Quebec, through Timmins all the way to Lake Superior. This belt contains some of the world’s largest deposits of gold, silver, copper and zinc. In addition, critical minerals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, rare earth elements that important for the transitioning to a carbon-free economy are also found in the Abitibi-Greenstone Belt, along with platinum group metals, and industrial minerals such as talc.

(Photo: Timmins Mayor Michelle Boileau declares Mining Week in and for the City of Timmins along with Canadian Trade-Ex President Glenn Dredhart at the Newmont lookout in downtown Timmins)

Mining in the Abitibi -Green Stone Belt

It just makes sense as to why Timmins and the Canadian Mining Expo (CME) have grown this event to over 400 indoor and outdoor booths and attracts more of a global audience each year it operates. The event has established the slogan, “Where the World Comes to Explore.”  Each year delegates from the junior explorers and producing mines in Northern Ontario, Northwestern Quebec grow the audience. An event like this has so much to offer the procurement staff from within those mining operations. It becomes profitable for a mine to send its key staff members to the CME event as it assists them in sourcing new technologies, products and services thus helping them increase their production, reduce their costs and downtime and do it all in a safe and sustainable manner. 

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Largest Gold Producing Region

Timmins is the largest gold producer, and gold is Ontario’s highest valued mineral, generating over $5 billion annually. The location of Timmins between northern Ontario and northwestern Quebec mining centers makes it an ideal location for equipment manufacturers and service providers to access both Ontario and Quebec markets. The success of mining in the region is bolstered by a skilled workforce and excellent training available through local Colleges and other organizations.

First Nations Partnerships

One of the most prominent features of mining in the Timmins region is the strong relationship local mines have established with First Nations. The Timmins area has a very strong indigenous engagement with mining which is very positive as the indigenous partners in the region are very entrepreneurial. They want to be part of mining development and see their businesses grow. 

Trends come and go - but there’s a new trend that looks like it is going to be around for quite some time – partnerships. 

Highlights of CME 2024

Glenn Dredhart, President of Canadian Trade-Ex the organizer of the Canadian Mining Expo says, “the Canadian Mining Expo plays a vital role in promoting mining operations, junior mining exploration, supply and service companies, education and training institutions, investment opportunities, new trends in technology, and the inclusiveness of First Nations over the last 30 years.” This year that tradition continues at CME 2024. Everything that is mining will be on display at the McIntyre Center

“We’re excited, the industry is excited, and Timmins is excited,” Dredhart said. The Canadian Mining Expo is the premier mining trade show in Ontario and is a “boots on the ground” event that is supported by the mining communities and companies that surround it.

The McIntyre Community Center provides excellent indoor and outdoor display areas for the 400 exhibitors. That includes indoor display areas in the hockey arena and adjoining Curling Rink. The outdoor displays are arranged for accessibility and ease of viewing of the latest mining equipment. The historic McIntyre Headframe overlooks the outdoor displays and connects todays mining with our mining heritage. 

Canada’s Largest Mining Job Fair

Canada’s largest Mining Job Fair will commence on Wednesday June 5. This year   over 90 companies are accepting resumes onsite. The registration desk is located upstairs in the Auditorium. It’s free for those with resumes. They can walk and present their resumes to company recruiters on the trade show floor. The Far Northeast Training Board will be onsite in the Auditorium along with over 20 companies to kick off the event. For more details about the Far Northeast Training Board - CME Job Fair visit https://virtex.canadianminingexpo.com/expoactivity/details/id/853


Indigenous Partnership Building More First Nations Businesses

This year the Indigenous Forum will feature the theme “Building More First Nations Businesses.” The Indigenous Partnerships Forum is hosted by Wabun Tribal Council and starts at 9:30 a.m. June 5. During the forum you will hear from successful Indigenous companies, their partnerships and processes. You can meet and connect with Indigenous leaders, government officials, industry leaders, and organizations who have fostered profitable and sustainable business partnerships. For more information https://virtex.canadianminingexpo.com/expoactivity/activitypage/type/expoactivity_forum

Projects in the Pipeline and Minister’s State of Mining Report

The very popular and well attended Projects in the Pipeline Conference will showcase Canada’s largest gold producers, active juniors (future producers). The conference will take place on June 6 in the McIntyre Ballroom. George Pirie, the Minister of Mines, will give the Ontario State of Mining Address during lunch. You will hear from companies such as Onyx Gold, Gowest Gold, STLLR Gold Inc., Canada Nickel Company, Agnico Eagle Mines, Equinox Gold’s Greenstone Mine, GFG Resources, EV Nickel, Galleon Gold, Alamos Gold and more. For more information visit. https://virtex.canadianminingexpo.com/expoactivity/activitypage/type/expoactivity_pipeline

Grand Opening and Jackleg Drilling Competition

The Grand Opening will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, and will feature welcoming remarks from Timmins Mayor Michelle Boileau, George Pirie, Ontario Minister of Mines and representatives from the Indigenous Community and the operating mines that support the district. At 11:30 a.m. following the Grand Opening, the Jack Leg Drilling Competitions will begin with the Dignitary Invitational Jackleg. Followed by the Novice Jackleg and the Professional Jackleg. Competitors will display the jackleg drilling skills and compete for the coveted Miners Statuettes designed by Ernie Fauvelle and cash prizes.

If you are going to attend the CME 2024 register now for the individual events, as space is limited. To view the complete agenda and complete your registration online visit: www.canadianminingexpo.com   For group registrations 1-705-264-2251 and ask for Rhonda Larochelle or email info@canadiantradex.com  Upon registration your name will be automatically entered into a free draw for a chance to win 1 ounce of gold.

For more information visit https://virtex.canadianminingexpo.com/  or Call 705-264-2251

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