Opportunities in Mining and Natural Resources
President and CEO
Mining Association of Canada
Program: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, will bring a national perspective on how the industry should position itself to capture the minds of policymakers from all political parties.
Following his keynote presentation, Pierre Gratton will be joined on stage for a panel discussion with Consuls General of Chile and Mexico providing an international prospective on the mining industry and identifying opportunities for Canadian companies.
Aldo Famolaro Beytía, Minister Counselor, Consul General of Chile
Berenice Díaz Ceballos, Consul General of Mexico
About the Speaker
Pierre Gratton was appointed President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) in 2011. His decades of experience in Canada's mining sector, exemplified through his current role and his previous position as President and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia, has made him one of the leading voices in the industry. Based in Ottawa, MAC is the national organization for the Canadian mining industry and its members are engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, semi-fabrication and supply.
Mr. Gratton was instrumental in the development of Towards Sustainable Mining® (TSM), MAC's flagship program that is gaining international recognition and adoption. TSM focuses on enabling mining companies to meet society's needs for minerals, metals and energy products in the most socially, economically and environmentally responsible ways. Since its inception in 2004, TSM is now used in seven countries on five different continents.
Mr. Gratton is First Vice-President of the Interamerican Mining Society (SIM – Sociedad Interamericana de Mineria), Chair of the Raw Materials Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD and the Co-chair of the Green Mining Initiative Advisory Committee. He also serves as a Trustee of the Arctic Inspiration Prize and is on the Board of Ottawa's Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra.