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The Northern Ontario Exports Forum is designed to assist mining supply and services companies grow the export potential of their business. As a one-day conference, the Export Forum features facilitated peer-to-peer discussions on select mining markets, and an innovative blend of distinguished speakers and mining sector insights that will serve to strengthen participants’ knowledge of global mining sector opportunities.

Distinguished Speakers

Alicia Woods

Forum Chair
Marcotte Mining Machinery Services

Robert Assabgui

Vice President, Manitoba Hudbay

Benjamin Burgess

Chief Mine Engineer , Minesa SA(Colombia)

Víctor de la Cruz

General Manager, San Rafael Mine Unit
Minsur SA (PERU)

Sydney Hay

Arizona Mining Industry Get Our Support (AMIGOS)

Dan Neff

Chairman of the Board
M3 Engineering & Technology Corporation
Chairman of the Board of AMIGOS

Alec Morrison

President and CEO, Mining Suppliers Association of B.C.; and Strategic Advisor,
Mining Association of B.C.

Bill Shaver

Chief Operating Officer, INV Metals (EQUADOR)

In addition, delegates are invited to attend up to three export market access exchanges throughout the day with insightful discussions on current and future mining markets including as confirmed to date, SW United States, Chile, Mongolia, British Columbia, Peru, Australia, Africa, Argentina, Ecuador, and Colombia.

ATTEND, PARTICIPATE, LEARN, and EXECUTE - in each of these breakouts, the focus will be on peer-to-peer exchange of best practices and mining sector knowledge for the specific market.  Beginning with one or two contributors who will instigate discussion, the Northern Ontario Exports Forum has brought together an assortment of export  and trade development expertise and experience including:

Jon Baird, Principal, SEMP Consulting
Elmer Bauman, Latin America Sales Representative
Eric Boucher, CEO and Trade Commissioner - 48e Nord International
Paul Bradette, Director of Business Development, SAMSSA
Tomas Cabanillas, Sector Advisor Mining, Global Trade Group, Export Development Canada
Rafael Castillo, Regional Manager, Export Development Canada, Peru
Christian Collings, Operations Manager, Minnovare (Perth, Australia)
Felix Jimenez Cieza, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada in Peru, Global Affairs Canada
Alejandro D'Agostino, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada in Argentina, Global Affairs Canada
Dante Dominguez, Corporate Executive Sales Manager, Latin America, Hard-line
Wayne Floreani, Vice President, MineAfrica Inc. & Director, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
Yvette Frost, Senior Chief Representative, South America and Caribbean, Export Development Canada
Andrea Gaunt, Global Trade Director, Mining, Export Development Canada
Juan David Gomez, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada in Colombia, Global Affairs Canada
Will Gove, International Business Development Manager, Minecat
Jeff Fuller, President, ACR Fuller Group
Marek Karwowski, Area Director – Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ministry of International Trade
Ryan McEachern, Managing Director, MSTA Canada
Carlos Miranda, Trade Commissioner , Liaison Officer (Mining), Global Affairs Canada
Noam Sugarman, Trade and Investment Specialist, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Ricardo Valdez, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada in Ecuador, Global Affairs Canada

The Export Club reception will take place in the Solarium at the Holiday Inn, our Export Forum venue.  All are invited!

Venue & Registration Details

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
8:30am to 5:00pm (hot buffet breakfast served 8:00am)
Export Club Reception 5:00pm

Holiday Inn Sudbury
1696 Regent St., Sudbury ON
P3E 3Z8

$150 + HST per attendee

Registration includes buffet breakfast, plated lunch, and networking refreshments breaks.

Registration will be limited to three attendees per company on a first come first serve basis.

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For inquiries, please contact Scott Rennie at 705-674-4455 X4403 or Elena Zabudskaya at 705-674-4455 X4625

A minimum 48 hours notice is required for cancellations.

A limited number of guest rooms for Tuesday, June 26th and Wednesday, June 27th are available at a discounted group rate of $142.00 per night.  To reserve your guest room please call 705-522-3000 or 1-800-461-4822 and include block code “EXP” no later than June 5th.  For information on more hotels in Greater Sudbury, please visit

The Northern Ontario Exports Forum is delivered by Ontario’s North Economic Development Corporation and is developed in cooperation with Export Development Canada (EDC), Global Affairs Canada, the Mining Suppliers Trade Association (Canada), the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) and the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSSA). As part of the Northern Ontario Exports Program, it is funded by FedNor and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

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