Northern Regions Mining Summit

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
28 May 2014 to 30 May 2014
Where: 
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Institute of the North is excited to announce the Northern Regions Mining Summit, to be held May 28-30 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the Pinnacle Marriott Hotel. The Summit will address the social, cultural and economic impact and opportunity of mineral resource development for Northern peoples in Alaska, Canada and Greenland. The organizing committee hopes you will consider attending and participating in what promises to be a unique forum for exploring the relationship between responsible mineral resource development and benefits to Northern peoples.

Recognizing that the North American Arctic has vast reserves of mineral resources – from traditional base and precious metals to rare earth elements and coal – the Summit will explore how policy development, regulatory environments, and fiscal regimes impact the mining industry. It will provide an interactive, meaningful opportunity for cross-governance engagement and cross-sectoral communication among participants, resulting in practical recommendations to address the challenges faced in northern exploration and development.

Issues to be addressed include Resource Supply and Market Evaluation; Governance; Regulatory Frameworks; Fiscal Regimes; Infrastructure, Operations, Access, Transportation and Logistics; Workforce Development; Capacity-Building; Investment; and Partnerships.