CIM Announces Partnership with BDT2020

CIM Announces Partnership with BDT2020


SUDBURY, December 9, 2019 – The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), a trusted voice for leading industry expertise in Canada for the past 121 years, is pleased to announce its partnership with Beyond Digital Transformation 2020 (BDT2020), to be held in Sudbury on February 5-6, 2020. This year’s conference is co-hosted by and CIM with Redpath Mining as the event’s Platinum sponsor. 

 “In the past two years, BDT2020 has established itself as an important venue for the mining sector to meet and focus on the digital transformation of the industry,” said Roy Slack, CIM President and this year’s Conference Chair. “There is much synergy between this young and emerging conference and the broad goals of CIM. It’s Northern Ontario and Sudbury-centric, an area which has traditionally been and continues to be influential and a global leader in our industry.” 

BDT2020 switches gears this year with the theme “Data to Decisions” offering a more practical “down to earth” focus on how new innovations are applied. The conference will also shine the “miner’s lamp” on the industry’s unsung heroes, offering insights from mine managers, superintendents and other speakers who are directly responsible for operations, and who will share the real day-to-day mining challenges. 

Mining technology vendors can participate through sponsorships and by displaying their newest tech at the NORCAT Tech Alley, to be held at Cambrian College’s Centre for Smart Mining located within the Glencore Centre for Innovation, to demonstrate a hands-on application of established and emerging technologies set to provide a positive disruption to the way the industry currently functions.

Glencore Vice President, Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations and BDT2020 Honorary Conference Chair, Peter Xavier said, “The implementation of practical innovative solutions that solve real relevant problems and the engagement of the future of mining is a major priority for Glencore. I am excited to be this year’s honorary conference chair and bring the true day-to-day perspective of underground mining operations challenges and to get connected with organizations and vendors who would be suitably qualified to help resolve these problems in a tangible yet innovative manner.”

Registration and sponsorship package information for BDT2020 is available now. For details, visit or call 1-844-353-PACE (7223). Attendees are encouraged to shape their experience prior to the conference through the CIM Link app. CIM Link is the online community for mining professionals to network and build valuable connections and foster discussions about the industry. 

For further information about BDT2020, please contact:

Neha Singh, Founder and CEO

Phone: (705) 662-0054