As you read this, tear-down activities are in high gear at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, as the Society for Metallurgy, Mining and Exploration closes its annual meeting and exhibition for another year.
Entitled MINEXCHANGE, the event kicked off with an opening reception on Feb. 27 and wrapped mid-day on March 2. While attendance numbers are still being tabulated and were not available at press time, SME confirmed that 750 exhibitors had booth space at this year’s show.
The 2021 event was held virtually, so this year’s meeting in Salt Lake was the first to be held in person in two years. Attendance was healthy, a pleasant surprise from the perspective of the North American Mining team, including domestic and international guests.
The meeting featured a keynote presentation on the topic of telling the positives of the industry’s story, and dozens of technical sessions were held on the themes of exploration, coal and energy, automation research, ventilation and many more.
The dates for the 2023 annual meeting and exhibition were not confirmed for NAM by SME, but it is known that the event will return to its home city of Denver, Colo.
North American Mining and Miners News and its parent company, SEMCO Publishing, were a media partner for this year’s SME meeting. Keep watching online and in print for more from the event.