Networking Events & Luncheons

Power up your lunch! Chat with people from every sector of the mining industry because it’s not just who you know, it’s who knows you.
First Time Attendee & VIP Reception

Sunday, May 1 | 15:30-16:30 | By invitation

First-time CIM Convention delegates join seasoned CIM mentors for mentorship, orientation and new connections. Start your convention experience on the right foot!  



Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception

Sunday, May 1 | 16:30-17:00 | Included in the delegate registration fee

Participants gather at the opening ceremony of the CIM Convention for welcome speeches and live entertainment. Meet old colleagues and friends over a drink and finger foods at the reception on the EXPO floor while discovering exhibitor innovations. The EXPO is the ideal meeting place for networking, knowledge exchange and business.


Lunches at the EXPO

Lunches at the Expo will take place on Monday and Tuesday from 12:00 to 14:00. Lunch ticket(s) are included with registration.

Receptions at the EXPO

Cocktail receptions at the Expo will take place on Monday from 15:30 to 17:00 and Tuesday from  14:30 to 16:00. Drink ticket(s) are included with registration.


Wednesday Lunch with a Guest Speaker

Wednesday, May 4 | 12:00-14:00


The technical program continues, and delegates are invited to gather and grab a bite before heading to the afternoon sessions.  Invited guest speaker, Kurt House from KoBold Metals, will speak about Bayesian Exploration - How statistics went wrong, and how we can do them better in mineral exploration.

Closing Reception

Wednesday, May 4 | 16:30-17:30 | Foyer of the technical rooms

Let’s raise our glasses to a week filled with learning, knowledge exchange, networking, business – and mostly, SUCCESS! Toast old and new friendships and satisfy your sweet tooth while we recap the highlights of the 2022 Convention.





As part of BC's Restart, the Vancouver Convention Centre is now welcoming back clients, guests, and the community for safe events and gatherings. We have worked hard throughout the pandemic to make sure that our team is ready and our facility is equipped so that you can feel confident when you walk through our doors. As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccination will no longer be required. As of now, face masks are encouraged, but no longer required to be worn in public spaces.