MeMO 2016


memo 2016

Press Release

CIM is hosting MeMO 2016 – a Conference by Operators for Operators; October 16-18, Radisson Hotel, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Sudbury, Ontario, September 23, 2016: The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is proud to host the 2016 edition of the Maintenance, Engineering & Reliability/Mine Operators Conference and Trade Show (MeMO). The conference will kick-off with a timely and lively Plenary Session addressing “Leading and Managing in a Volatile Economy,” moderated by Bruce Jago, Executive Director of the Goodman School of Mines, Laurentian University. Panelists include: Michael Winship, CIM President 2016-2017; Stuart Harshaw, Vice-President, Ontario Operations, Vale; Peter Xavier, Vice-President, Sudbury INO, a Glencore Company; and Frank Demers, General Manager for KGHM’s Sudbury Operations.

The two-day technical program will feature more than 90 presentations on topics including: Health, Safety & Environment; Reducing Mining Costs & Value Optimization; Managing Challenging Ground Conditions; Innovations in Mineral processing; Asset Management & Reliability; Energy Management; Ventilation; Open Pit; and more. MeMO 2016 offers a cost-effective way to acquire knowledge about the latest ideas and innovations from industry leaders across a broad spectrum of disciplines. This is a conference by operators for operators.

A sold out trade show will feature the products and services of 30 top suppliers and mining organizations.

Media and Conference attendees will also want to check out the Mining 4 Society (M4S) Show – an interactive educational show about mining, minerals, metals and materials – being held on October 13 & 14 at the Alumni Hall of Laurentian University – in the days before the big kick-off. Up to 1,000 students from the region will explore the importance of mining in everyday life and participate in the “Amazing Mine Challenge”.


For more details on MeMO 2016 and flexible registration options visit:

Media are invited to register by contacting:

Lise Bujold at 514-939-2710 (x1308) or