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SME Annual Conference & Expo 2019 - Society For Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration

Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
Feb 24 - Feb 27, 2019

Why Attend

Event Overview:

Vision, Innovation and Identity: Step Change for a Sustainable Future

The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section is committed to providing you with the insights, information and tools you need in an era of industry innovation and economic change.

The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section provides a forum for more than 6,000 industry professionals from across the world to share innovative ideas, best practices and cutting-edge research in more than 120 technical sessions along with an expansive marketplace of more than 550 exhibiting companies. This combination is a unique opportunity for you to hear from and interact with these leaders as you work to put the tools and initiatives in place that will enable you to adapt to this new reality.

  • Learn more about the continuing need for innovation throughout the industry from the mining professionals who have been able to quickly and efficiently deploy resources when and where they are needed, growing shareholder value and securing profits.

  • Hear from leaders and innovators who have overcome the complacency that creeps into an industry such as ours during periods of uncertainty. The combination of long-term vision, industry innovation and cultural identity is the key to remaining competitive in today’s local and global economy.

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Exhibitor Information:

Benefits of Exhibiting

The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section is a unique opportunity for companies in the mining and related industries to increase their profitability and develop new networks. The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section allows the mining industry a chance to share experiences and identify mutual opportunities for growth and success around the world. Here are some of the reasons why your company needs to exhibit at the most talked about industry conference of 2018:

  1. The Industry's Premier Conference

    Four days of in-depth technical sessions, networking, activities, functions and field trips make the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section the leading conference in the industry.

  2. Profitable Interaction

    One-on-one access to more than 6,000 qualified industry professionals eager to learn how your products and services can help their organization succeed in today's tumultuous market.

  3. Connect

    Learn how mining professionals and organizations are working together to pilot new initiatives, and plan your organization's marketing strategy to appeal to these new and emerging industry markets.

  4. Industry Insight

    Enhance and expand your understanding of the mining industry's purchasing strategies while participating in conference workshops, activities and functions.

  5. Build Your Network

    The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section is the perfect venue to meet the movers and shakers of the industry, and to introduce them to your products and services. Network with peers and experts alike. Capitalize on this unique opportunity to discuss industry issues and share insight, while enjoying a fantastic venue in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

  6. Identify Opportunities

    Create dialogue with conference attendees and help to create the perfect solution for their organization using your specialized services and products. The exhibit hall is the perfect place to do live equipment demonstrations, video demonstrations and to have open, honest dialogue with your current customers and prospects.

  7. Support the International Industry

    The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section is an international conference, garnering the support of mining organizations from around the world. Exhibiting shows support for international industry and encourages international collaboration on trending mining issues in industrialized nations.

  8. Brand Recognition

    Increase exposure and brand awareness through your exhibit space on the expansive exhibit hall floor. Surrounded by industry leaders like you, our exhibit hall is known for hosting the top names in the mining industry today. Choose your perfect exhibit space today.

  9. Customer Insights

    Gain valuable first-hand input and feedback from customers as they interact with your products and services on the exhibit hall floor. Gain a deeper understanding of what drives your target market and how your product helps them to solve their organization's greatest problems.

  10. Amazing Opportunity

    Save valuable time and money, and achieve numerous sales and marketing objectives in an effective and efficient forum.

About SME:

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose nearly 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 85 countries. SME members are engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers.  SME advances the worldwide minerals community through information exchange and professional development. SME's staff of 45 are located in Englewood, Colorado.


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