Natural Resources
October 30, 2018

Mineral Industry Conference to Feature Public Lecture on Women in Mining

Mineral Resources Review - Eastern Canada's largest mineral industry conference and trade show - is happening October 31 to November 3 at the Delta Hotels St. John’s Conference Centre. Along with technical sessions and networking opportunities, the conference features the Geological Survey’s annual public lecture. The topic this year is Unearthing the Journey: Women in Mining, and will take place tomorrow (Thursday, November 1) at 7:30 p.m.

Mineral Resources Review is an annual conference and trade show made possible due to a partnership between the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the provincial branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. The conference attracts approximately 750 delegates and exhibitors representing the diversity of the mining industry. More information is available at www.nr.gov.nl.ca/nr/mines/mineral.html.

Mining is one of the province’s most important industries. With $48 million in exploration expenditures and $3 billion in mineral shipments forecast in 2018, the mining industry is expected to directly employ 4,800 people (excluding construction) throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

A plan for growth in the Newfoundland and Labrador mining industry - a key initiative under The Way Forward – is being developed in partnership with Mining Industry NL and community stakeholders to continue positive new developments.

Support for the mining industry also delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“Mineral Resources Review provides the opportunity for industry to discuss important issues as we plan for mineral development in Newfoundland and Labrador. Investments in mining are creating significant employment growth, generating new opportunities for local businesses, and improving government’s ability to invest in programs, roads, education, and health care. I’m delighted that this year’s conference features a public lecture on women in mining. The future of our industry depends on educating, training, recruiting and retaining talented people, particularly women. We look forward to working with our mining partners on building the future in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Siobhan Coady
Minister of Natural Resources

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