SME conference offers technical sessions, field trip

By |  January 27, 2016

sme-annual-conference-expoThe Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) plans to host its 2016 Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) Feb. 21-24 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

According to SME, the conference theme is “The Future For Mining In A Data-Driven World.” Technological advancements, upcoming legislation and market trends will be among the topics explored at the conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, meet industry leaders and get an inside look at trending industry issues, adds SME.

SME’s ACE includes more than 100 technical sessions presented by mining industry leaders from around the world. Some technical sessions will focus on aggregates, the environment, and health and safety. The sessions will teach attendees how to utilize data they’ve obtained from their operations to achieve success.

“Data can identify trends in the industry, where customers are and what is currently motivating their purchases, even where certain minerals are located,” says SME. “Companies who know how to make data work for them are the ones that will be successful in the future. The 2016 SME Annual Conference and Expo will examine what data exists and how this data can be used by companies today to help guarantee their success in the future.”

An optional field trip to a reclamation site is also part of the conference experience. Attendees can visit the United Verde Mine Project, a reclamation of rock stockpiles adjacent to the town of Jerome, Ariz.

Learn more about the conference and field trip options at

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