21 - 24 February 2016
Risk Management in the New Reality of Mining
Four years into the current downturn, the resource sector continues to restructure while facing a ‘new reality.’ Many promising projects remain undeveloped and are in need of financing, while companies race to reduce operating costs. Stakeholder demand for transparency drives both technical and non-technical accountability. Recent fatal and environmental catastrophic events highlighted in the media have begun to impact the industry’s credibility, and by association, the brand value of individual companies.
This new reality calls for more – not less – risk management. Risk management is about taking a commercially minded investment approach when protecting the business from major value erosion events. Cash constraints do not justify tolerating or denying risk. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Companies that can control risk efficiently during the downturn will be most prepared for the rebound.
ERM’s Role at SME 2016: The Future for Mining in a Data-Driven World
Exhibiting at SME
Sunday, February 21 – Wednesday, February 24
ERM experts will be on hand at Booth 1721 throughout the week. Stop by for a visit, whether you are looking to evaluate and establish new sites across the globe, or to improve the efficiency and safety of existing operations.
Technical Session Presentations
In addition to our exhibit, ERM staff will share thought leadership at the technical sessions.
- Efficient Management of Large Volumes of Public Comment on Controversial Projects
Ross Vellacott; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Tuesday, 2/23, 10:45 AM
- Sustainable Mine Planning: Creating a Positive Legacy
Al Trippel; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Tuesday, 2/23, 11:05 AM
- Using Collaboration to Build Sustainable Outcomes in the NEPA Process
Howard Levine; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Wednesday, 2/24, 9:25 AM
Learn more about the Technical Program at SME
Why does ERM Participate at SME?
The Mining sector is a key focus for ERM. The conference gives us the opportunity to collaborate with our clients – past, present, and future. Each year our delegates leave the conference with a deeper understanding of the current mining climate; having substantiated new trends and shared our learnings from the past year.
Learn more about the conference
ERM offers complete lifecycle services to the mining and metals industry, from social risk management at the concept stage to closure implementation. We can helpadd value to projects with a focus on overcoming technical and non-technical issues needed to move a mine project from concept to reality.
Learn more about ERM's services to the Mining Industry