CONNECT WITH OUR ADVERTISERS!Click on any advertisement that “blinks” at you to be connected with that advertiser! Click here to view a flip magazine of this issue. INDUSTRY GREETINGS A Message from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) In this message Janice Zinck discusses the industry’s successes and challenges. FEATURED COVERAGE Bringing What’s Past to the Present Bitcoin. Internet of Things. Automation. Let’s put these innovations aside for a moment and think about the good ‘ol days. Why Open Standards are Essential to the Mining Industry’s Future The industry is changing from an “ore-push” to a “customer order-pull” model in which market demands influence production. Five Negotiation Tips for Mining Companies One of the fundamental mistakes made in negotiation is “bidding against yourself.” But wait…there are more mistakes you’ll want to avoid Company Culture Must Incorporate License to Operate Driving digital effectiveness and maximizing portfolio returns are still top of mind, but rethinking the approach to license to operate is the biggest priority for miners this year. Optimizing Your Mine with Pitram Mine Control Solution New underground mining precision performance software, which uses machine learning to refine and enhance loading and haulage processes, has been launched by global mining software company, MICROMINE. Indigenous Consultation in 2019: An Outlook for Project Proponents In taking stock of their large projects in Canada and considering what 2019 will hold, many proponents will likely focus on their project’s consultation with Indigenous peoples. Five Pioneers Inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame held its 31st Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony in January. Let’s look back at this evening of recognition, which marked the induction of the first Indigenous woman ever into the Hall of Fame. Also inside TOOLS OF THE TRADE Spring 2019 Learn about the latest tools and technologies available to market. Do you want your product showcased here and in the magazine? Contact us for details on how to be a part of the content! MINING EVENTS Mining Events: Canada and World-wide You can also view upcoming shows here and click directly to their individual event pages.