We kick-off every new year of CIM Magazine with our annual Innovation issue, and this one tells the true story of an industry shaped by keen forward thinking and commitment to improvement. Also, this issue includes the preliminary program of the CIM Conference and Exhibition 2009 in Toronto, May 10 to 13, which is a perfect tie-in with innovation as it's a consistent theme throughout the event.
In today's shaky times on the markets, the ability to apply innovative ideas and processes to improve performance and results is key to successful navigation through the challenging waters. CIM, as Canada's leading association committed to the transfer of knowledge throughout our industry, strives to be the ultimate venue to foster innovative concepts and enable ideas sharing that will lead to improved operations. Simply read the following pages and you're bound to learn something new!
This year's CIM Conference and Exhibition is themed Canada's Global Impact — really, this could be a theme for CIM itself. It speaks to the incredible leadership Canadians have displayed throughout the global minerals industry. It raises questions of what is required today to ensure continued, and potentially even increased, leadership tomorrow. It's a commitment to coming together, and tackling issues together to ensure success.
Make sure you take a moment to sift through the conference program on pages 90 to 115 — it's a high-calibre event. Many of industry's top minds are participating, sharing their experiences and knowledge to offer ideas and practices you can take back to your work and apply.
I'm looking forward to seeing as many CIM members as possible at the conference and exhibition in Toronto — because this year, we all need to get together and share solutions.
See you in Toronto!