Top Reasons to Attend
Top 10 Reasons to Attend
The 2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference is your chance to join your peers at the mining and metallurgy industry’s premier event. The extensive technical program, global networking opportunities and expansive exhibit hall make this event one of the top performing conferences in the industry. Here are some of the reasons why you can't afford to miss this innovative conference:
- Network, Connect & Reconnect
This is “THE” conference to attend to meet industry professionals just like you! Whether you are looking to reconnect with old acquaintances or wanting to expand your professional network, this conference provides the opportunity to do both through the expansive exhibit hall, networking functions, and fun social activities.
- Thought Provoking Sessions, Short Courses & Field Trips
Gain exclusive access to the brightest minds in the mining industry. Our impressive lineup of conference sessions, short courses and field trips will inspire you to do more within your organization.
- See the Latest Innovations
Our expansive show floor is sure to impress with more than 725 exhibitors displaying the latest in industry technological advancements from around the world.
- Inside View into Trending Industry Issues
Our experienced professionals attending, exhibiting, sponsoring and speaking at the 2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference create a dynamic view of the future of mining, helping your organization to better understand industry changes.
- Professional Development
Looking for ways to continue your education? Make sure to register for courses that will provide you with the continuing education credits that you need.
- Meet Industry Thought Leaders
It's not what you know, but who you know, and that's why we are bringing together some of the brightest minds in the mining industry today to provide you with the insight and know-how to get things done.
- Cultural Experience
The international reach of SME creates a culturally diverse conference that brings nations and countries together to explore the latest trends and topics on a global scale.
- Real Value. Measurable ROI.
Take away valuable ideas and insight that can be put into practice at your organization.
- Connect with the Next Generation of Hiring Professionals
Immediately put to use all of the fresh ideas and strategies you’ve learned — and positively affect your bottom line.
- Refresh & Recharge
Take some time to break away from the daily routine and surround yourself with thought provoking speakers, technical sessions and short courses that will have you thinking outside the box.