Meet Our Expert Speakers

At the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section we will bring together some of the brightest minds in the industry.


The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section features more than 700 speakers from 25+ countries recognized as experts in coal and energy, industrial minerals and aggregates, geology, mining, metallurgy, environmental practices and health and safety for the mining and mineral industry.
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Keynote Speaker
Ivan Arriagada,
CEO, Antofagasta PLC

Monday, February 26, 2018
Industrial Innovation and Mining



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Keynote Speaker
Lourenco Goncalves,
CEO, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.

Monday, February 26, 2018
Industrial Innovation and Mining



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Keynote Speaker
Rolf T. Weberg,
Executive Director, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth

Monday, February 26, 2018
Industrial Innovation and Mining



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Keynote Speaker
Douglas M. Baker,
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Ecolab Inc.

Monday, February 26, 2018
Industrial Innovation and Mining



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Keynote Speaker
Bob Anderson,
Vice President for Research and Development, 3M

Monday, February 26, 2018
Industrial Innovation and Mining



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