Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis MN
Nalco Water’s Christophe Beck will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section. This is the only conference dedicated to all disciplines of mining engineering. Featuring a wide variety of technical sessions and speakers, combined with an expansive exhibit hall, this will be a professional event you will truly enjoy and remember.
This is a four-day interdisciplinary educational experience including a three-day technical session program that attracts thousands of mining professionals from around the world. The SME Annual Conferences are widely recognized as the most distinguished forum for the publication of multidisciplinary mining research. In addition to the leading-edge technical program, the conference's expansive exhibit hall provides close-up views of the latest in mining technology and innovations, allowing our attendees to have hands-on opportunities for creative collaboration with leading industry vendors.
The future of mining resides in the next generation of engineering and mining professionals with an integrated student-focused program, allowing students from around the world to interact with the world's most innovative technology and accomplished mining professionals. The conference hosts several student specific activities, functions, and socials to encourage personal and professional growth.
Christophe Beck, executive vice president and president, Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, will be presenting one of the keynote addresses February 26th at 8:30 am, regarding the Industrial Innovation and Mining.
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Most conference functions will take place in the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Downtown Minneapolis is compact and easy to navigate. The airport is a mere 15-minute cab ride away. From our expansive public transportation system to our unique skyway system, you'll find Minneapolis a joy to get around. One of Minneapolis' most unique assets is the skyway system. Linking most of downtown with above-ground climate-controlled walkways, the system will get you from the Minneapolis Convention Center to most spots in downtown Minneapolis without ever stepping outside.