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Abitibi-focused mining tradeshow slated for June

Virtual event will highlight Abitibi Greenstone Belt's abundance of battery-electric minerals 
McIntyre Mine headframe in Timmins (File photo)

A new mining tradeshow focused on the mineral riches of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt will take place virtually June 2-3.

Mining The Abitibi Greenstone Belt Virtual Event – Meeting the Needs of Today’s Mining Industry will highlight the belt’s abundance of minerals required for the production of battery-electric vehicles.

The event is a joint effort of tradeshow producer Virtex, a division of Timmins-based Canadian Trade-Ex; the City of Timmins; and the Timmins Economic Development Corp.

Canadian Trade-Ex is the producer of the annual Canadian Mining Expo, which is typically held in Timmins each spring.

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“We are offering participants a unique opportunity to engage in face-to-face networking time with senior mine buyers from throughout the Abitibi Greenstone Belt,” Virtex president Glenn Dredhart said in a March 30 news release.

“Mines and large-scale capital mine projects can set up a virtual display and reach a group of industry stakeholders and harness the full supply chain.”

Features of the virtual tradeshow include individual and group meetings, a procurement event, and an education and career training component for students and those entering the workforce.

Dredhart anticipates attendance of more than 25 buyers and 200 supplier companies.

More information is available by calling 705-264-2251.