Companies Mine For New Business Ventures At GDS International's Next Generation Mining North America Summit 2011

By Gds International, PRNE
Monday, November 21, 2011

BRISTOL, England, November 22, 2011 -

Next Generation Mining North America - which took place from 31st - 2nd November at The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, Canada - brought together decision makers from across North America including leaders and representatives of multinational mining corporations, national mining companies and government officials to meet with international solution providers who are actively looking to target this exciting growth market.

“As foreign companies look to enter domestic markets in North America, competition has never been stronger.” Said event organizers at GDS International - the global business event company behind NGM North America - ”The pressure is well and truly on for North American mining companies to invest in the very best available technology in order to secure access to their increasingly valuable strategic resources.”

The summit saw senior level executives from mining companies across North America meet to discuss objectives such as growth opportunities in Canada and the increasing demand of mined products. Speakers included leading industry professionals such as; Hamish Fraser, President & CEO, McKinsey & Company; Larry Reaugh, President & CEO, American Manganese; and Malcolm Thurston, SVP Mineral Resource Management, DeBeers Canada. Leading mining companies including Pennington L3, GSE, and Genesee & Wyoming sponsored the event.

Executives had ample opportunity to network with peers. Paul Wilkinson, VP Environemtnal & Social Affairs, New Millennium Capital Corp, said of the event, “What I found particularly useful about it was the balance between workshops and presentations and the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with groups and persons with whom one is potentially interested.”

As well as one-on-one meetings and panel discussions, a total of 16 comprehensive workshops covered a range of exciting and pressing topics for the mining industry. Topics included sustaining competitive advantage, available mining solutions, risk management, climate change, water resources, electrical energy use in mining, exploration, and much more.

Ryan Kanis, Director of Energy at GDS International said of the event, “It is very rewarding to know that our events provide the environment for executives to meet and build valuable relationships that will lead to many exciting new ventures and innovations.”

See what the delegates had to say about the event at

About GDS International:

GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies worldwide and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings.

Founded in 1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy.

Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class events.

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