When you have a history of revolutionary products that dates back to 1894, and a reputation for making products that transform and innovate the industries they serve, you get excited about interacting with the people who rely on your products. You look forward to opportunities to network and communicate, teach and learn, inspire and connect.
This means attending the world’s biggest and best industry trade shows, and anyone in the mining industry knows that the SME Annual Conference is definitely one of them.
SME—the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc.—is a professional society representing members of the industry in more than 85 countries. SME dates back to 1871 and a small group of forward-thinking coal miners, and today is responsible for having led the industry’s interests in growth, innovation, and success.
Their annual conference is the ideal representation of this; it’s all about forward-thinking, technology-driven products, demonstrations, educational sessions, and interactions. This year’s Keynote Session, for instance, was entitled “The Mine of the Future: Forecasting Opportunities and Challenges for the Global Mining Industry,” and proved to be as interesting and important as it sounds.
Other highlights included technical sessions, short courses, and of course meeting with old and new friends, making and reinforcing great connections.
After all, our TecsPak® systems serve countless customers and applications in the mining industry, and we love having the opportunity to show what we can do, while having a chance to get face-to-face with industry members and leaders. Additionally, we welcome the opportunity to learn more about the specific trends, news, and challenges the mining industry faces, giving us better insight into how we can address and solve changing needs.
We’d like to thank everyone involved in this year’s SME Conference for making it such a great success, and we can’t wait for the next one!