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
Rene Aguilar,
Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Antofagasta Minerals Group

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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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
Christophe Beck,
Executive Vice President & President, Nalco Water

Monday, February 26, 2018
Industrial Innovation and Mining



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Panelist
Luis Felipe Duchicela
Global Advisor on Indigenous People for the World Bank

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
What Mining Companies Need to Understand Concerning Sustainability, Social License and Related Concepts