Accessing the U.S. Mining Market

The U.S. market is typically the first export market attempted by Canadian mining supply and service companies because of its proximity, language and cultural similarities. It does however have differences to the Canadian market which is why local representation for service is critical to success.

Here are early access events to entering the U.S. market. Each event has its own flavour and opportunities that fit with your company’s growth strategy.

Spokane Convention Center

1. American Exploration & Mining Assoc. Annual Meeting

Spokane Washington, November 30 – December 4, 2015

This hard rock Western U.S. event offers strong representation of exploration, underground, and surface mining industries.

Phoenix Convention Center

2. Society of Mining Engineers Annual Conference & Expo

Phoenix Arizona, February 21-24, 2016

The SME attracts 6,000 mining professionals developing innovative mining technology, mining practices, and contracting methods.

Las Vegas Convention Center

3. MINExpo International

Las Vegas Nevada, September 26-28, 2016

The mother of all mining events bringing 60,000 mining professionals and 2,000 companies into a 3 day event. Abstract deadline is October 31st, 2015

Summary and Final Thoughts

In summary, the major event is MINExpo 2016, it’s held every 4 years and 47% of suppliers attend only this event in their annual calendar showing how popular (and expensive) it is. It is the must attend event even if it is to walk the floor to understand the market, see the competition and interview Agents and Distributors.

Take advantage of the opportunity to present a paper as it adds credibility to your offering and it can be used many different ways in your marketing program.

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