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CIM Toronto Branch Luncheon

 The Future of Mining in the Digital Age 

                         Pre-Registration Online:    $50.00 Members       $65.00 Non-Members       $20.00 Students

At the door:                    $65.00 Members       $80.00 Non-Members       $35.00 Students

     Note:  The National Club will exert its best efforts to accommodate walk-in registrations,  however, pre-registration is strongly advised. 

Cancellations must be emailed 48 hours prior to avoid being charged. 

Rick Howes will share his views on the opportunities and the potential that exists for significant mining industry transformation, if we embrace innovation and the digital age. He will discuss his personal journey and vision for the future of mining as well share the recent efforts and experience of Dundee Precious Metals in  taking a 50 year old Soviet era underground mine to the beginnings of an advanced digital age mine.

Rick Howes, President and CEO - Dundee Precious Metals 

Rick Howes is a Professional Mining Engineer with over 34 years’ experience in the mining industry. His extensive industry experience includes progressive technical, operating, management and project roles in many of the largest Canadian underground mines and mining companies throughout Canada and most recently internationally. Throughout his career, Mr. Howes has been closely associated with the practices that make for world-class mining operations including Inco’s North Mine which won the 2006 Ryan Award as the safest mine in Canada. He is a visionary leader in mining and organizational innovation and transformation to create competitive advantage. Mr. Howes joined DPM in early 2009 as General Manager and Executive Director of Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech EAD and, in November 2010, was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In April 2013, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Dundee Precious Metals, Mr. Howes worked for 30 years in various operating and technical capacities in the Canadian mining industry working for major mining producers including Vale Inco, Falconbridge and Cominco. Mr. Howes attended Queen’s University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering.

Dundee Precious Metals Inc. is a Canadian based, international gold mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, mining and processing of precious metals.
DPM’s principal subsidiaries include:

  • Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech (Chelopech), which owns and operates a gold, copper and silver mine located east of Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • Dundee Precious Metals Krumovgrad (Krumovgrad), focused on the development of a gold property located in Krumovgrad in southeastern Bulgaria; and
  • Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb (Tsumeb), which owns and operates the company’s concentrate processing facility located in Tsumeb, Namibia.
  • DPM also owns in Avala Resources Ltd. which is focused on early-stage exploration and pre-development projects in Serbia.

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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - Annual MES & CIM Toronto Branch Professional Development Series Rocks & Stocks - "Mining Project Development - What Needs to Change!" (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) followed by CIM Toronto Branch's Grubstake (4:30 - 7:30 p.m.) ... details and registration are here 

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Rick Howes,

President and CEO,

Dundee Precious Metals

Thursday, September 15, 2016

                12:00 noon  -   Networking

                12:30 p.m.   -   Lunch

                  1:15 p.m.   -   Presentation

                  1:45 p.m.   -   Networking

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