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Sudbury to host mining conference in October

Four-day event co-hosted by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Paris Street Bridge Sudbury
Sudbury's Paris Street bridge

Sudbury will host an international mining conference this fall, which is expected to attract 300 participants from around the globe.

The Conference of Mining Regions and Cities, being held in conjunction with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will take place Oct. 8-11 at the Holiday Inn.

It will feature two key themes: partnering for meaningful development in mining regions, and future-proofing regional mineral supply for the energy transition, with a special focus on Indigenous communities in mining regions.

"This conference is a timely discussion amid increasing global attention on ensuring that the growing demand for minerals enhances long-term development for local and Indigenous communities while minimizing environmental impacts," Andres Sanabria, coordinator of the OECD Mining Regions and Cities Initiative, said in a June 26 news release.

“Sudbury is an inspiring place to discuss about building new partnerships to maximize local benefits from mining, especially with regards to meaningful interactions with Indigenous communities.”

The Paris, France-headquartered OECD is an international organization aimed at shaping policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being. Its goal is to establish evidence-based international standards and find solutions to a range of social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Last year’s Conference of Mining Regions and Cities was held in Karratha, Western Australia. Previous iterations have been held in Sweden, Australia, and Chile.

A draft agenda of the conference is available here. Speakers will be announced at a later date.