How does the global minerals market effect the development, growth, innovation and technological advancements of local markets?
The 2017 SME MN Conference is an investment in your career advancement. The world is getting smaller each day and this conference promises to examine how global events and economies are affecting you and your career. You will hear from professionals in the industry and see how you can not only survive but thrive during this economic downturn.
Every year, nearly 20 tons of new minerals must be provided for every person in the United States to make the things we use daily, from the iron ore used to build cars, buildings, and bridges to the copper used to carry the electricity powering your laptop.We live in a global marketplace where minerals as products travel around the world before they arrive at our front door. As a society, we are becoming more concerned about how products we purchase are being manufactured and are asking that our products be sustainably created. Sustainable development calls on the mining industry, like all industries, to consider its influence on people, places, and products at every stage - to always think beyond our operation's boundaries to the world beyond. In order to ensure that minerals are brought into the global marketplace in a responsible manner, we need to support our local mines that emphasize safe working practices, fair labor conditions, and environmental stewardship while providing a quality product. A sustainable society starts here.