Iron Ore Symposium

North American Iron Ore Symposium

The North American Iron Ore Industry once again seems to be at a crossroad. After enjoying record iron ore prices between 2010 and 2013, followed by a severe downturn with the dramatic slump in iron ore prices that started in late 2013, the industry appears to slowly recover, and some signs of a potential upswing are looming on the horizon. Far from the huge production sustained by the three major iron ore players — BHP-Billiton, Rio Tinto and Vale —, our industry tries to find its way to differentiate itself through Quality, Innovation and Productivity. Even, if there are some bright sides, challenges are significant and the 7th North American Iron Ore Symposium intends to be a forum to discuss these challenges and their solutions.

This 7th symposium will focus on the following:

  1. Iron Ore Resources
    Co-chairs: Serge Perrault & Boyd Eisenbraun
  2. New Project Development
    Co-chairs: Guy Saucier & George Hudak III
  3. Mining Operations
    Co-chairs: Daniel Gagnon & Dennis Murr
  4. Concentration
    Co-chairs: Maxime Couillard & Nick Sosalla
  5. Pelletizing
    Co-chairs: Michel Garant & Shashi Rao
  6. Environment
    Co-chairs: François Séguin & Ryan D. Siats

Who should attend:

  • Surface mine, plant operators and manager
  • CEOs
  • Geologists, mines & process engineers, metallurgists
  • Biologists, and engineers in environment
  • Consulting firms & suppliers
  • Journalists and members of the media
  • Anyone interested by the iron ore industry



Tuesday, April 30 from 17:00-19:00 | 511B
Participants, students and young leaders are invited to gather for Happy Hour and a chance to meet company recruiters from Champion Iron Mines and the Iron Ore Company of Canada. This event will provide exciting opportunities for your career development.

Reception sponsored by: 


The 7th North American Iron Ore Symposium is organized jointly with SME - Minnesota section.



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