2015 SME Annual Conference & Expo Keynote Video
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) in partnership with the Colorado Mining Association (CMA) hosted a pivitol keynote session during their joint meeting, February 16. The session was titled, 'The Mine of the Future: Forecasting Opportunities and Challenges for the Global Mining Industry,' and examined how the international mining industry is softening as the global economy expands at a more moderate pace and mine capacity may have outstripped demand in the short term. However, in the individual mining sectors of coal, metal, industrial minerals and aggregates, opportunities await for smarter companies that are meeting their own domestic and international challenges by opening new markets, creating new products, cutting costs and improving efficiencies. This multi-industry sector panel addressed both the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for each mining sector.