Academics and industry professionals from over 30 countries gathered at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, from June 10 to 14, to exchange
knowledge, network and discover industry innovations.
With nearly 1,000 participants, a sold-out exhibition floor, two insightful plenary sessions, a jam-packed technical program, field trips and
entertainment, MassMin 2012 was well worth the voyage.
The chair of the conference, Dr. Greg Baiden, kick-started the opening ceremony with an impressive video featuring the majestic beauty of Canada, its
natural resources, as well as the technologies being used and developed for mass mining.
The two plenary sessions, featuring six leading experts were well-attended and the technical program addressed critical topics including, Cavability
Management and Control, Mining Methods, Mine Design and Case Studies; Mass Mining of the Future: Innovation, Technologies and Novel Ideas and Techniques;
Mine Planning, Operation and Production Optimization and Applied Geomechanics, Safety and Environmental Issues in Mass Mining.
Fifty companies filled the exhibition floor and an premiere outdoor equipment display where they could showcase the latest advancements in mass mining
technologies, equipment and services.
MassMin 2012 was organized with the support of CIM, Penguin Automated Systems Inc. and Laurentian University. A special thanks is due to Atlas Copco,
Hatch, Sandvik and other sponsors who made this event possible.
The mass mining community will meet again at MassMin 2016, to be held in Sydney, Australia.