GDS International's Hotly Anticipated Second Next Generation Mining US Summit to be Held in March

NEWPORT BEACH, California, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The 13th to the 15th of March will see North America's biggest players from across the mining industry convene over two days, for what promises to be the best-attended and most disruptive event of the year - GDS International's second Next Generation Mining North America summit, to be held at the The Fairmont Newport Beach, California (NG Mining US2).

Issues surrounding operational efficiency, costs and production, combined with an aging workforce whose knowledge needs to be gathered and transitioned to a new generation of mining executives and initiatives mean the industry is facing a perfect storm. Future successful mining E&P companies will be those who seize the opportunity to embrace efficiencies presented by digital advancement, carefully select those technologies that will make a financial impact to the bottom line and unlock the talents of a new generation who know how to work with these tools to produce exceptional results.

With this in mind, the upcoming NG Mining summit will provide thought leaders with the opportunity to engage in focused conversation with their peers through a range of formats, ranging from roundtables to one-on-one meetings. Working towards common goals ensures that everyone in attendance wants to, and can, leverage extended networking, going beyond the job title and building relationships that last. End user challenges are matched with the most relevant solutions from the industry' leading-edge providers, while five-star privacy and luxury ensures the very best in business conversation.

In attendance at this year's summit will be: Todd Johnson, VP Exploration for Veris Gold Corporation; Todd Rusnak, VP Geological Services for Peabody Energy; Gonzalo Rios, VP Corporate Responsibility for Aura Minerals, Inc.; Michael Gross, HSE Director for Brigus Gold; and Al Akerman, R&D Program Director / Operations for CEMI (Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation). The esteemed delegation will be joined by a selection of big-name sponsors, including: Enstoa, Ivara, Ludowici, McLellan Industry and Orbit Garant Drilling.

Peter Adkins, Next Generation Mining US Summit Director for GDS International, the global events company behind the event, says: "the high caliber of speakers and exceptional content, combined with excellent opportunities for networking, give the delegates and sponsors true value for money and a significant return on their investment."

He continues: "We've been hugely grateful for the expertise and input from all our session leaders in putting the program together - along with the brilliant guidance of our NG20 members who met in the fall of 2012 to set the summit's laser-focused agenda. This year's NG Mining Summit will touch on all the major issues being felt by mining executives across North America. From HSE and waste water management, concerns of governmental obstacles during a challenging regime, cutting-edge exploration and production technologies, the landscape of mergers and acquisitions to the opportunity created by new technology and the Big Crew Change.

"I would like to thank our entire delegation, sponsors, research partners and analyst partners for their continued support and ongoing commitment towards making this year's Summit a huge success."

For more information, please visit http://www.ngminingna.com

About GDS International

GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies worldwide - and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings. Founded in 1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy. Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class events.

http://www.gdsinternational.com

Contact:
Kimberley Hogarth
kimberley.hogarth@gdsinternational.com
+44-1179-261-420

SOURCE GDS International




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