Registration is now open for the 2023 BEV In Depth: Mines to Mobility Conference, which will take place May 31 to June 1 at Cambrian College in Sudbury.
This marks the second year for the conference, which debuted last spring, attracting delegates from across sectors — government, mining, automotive, battery development — to discuss battery-electric vehicles and their future in Ontario.
Sudbury, and other Northern Ontario mining jurisdictions, is positioning itself as a source of the raw materials — critical minerals like nickel, palladium, lithium, and others — to make the components needed to manufacture batteries that will keep these vehicles running.
The conference aims to strengthen the battery-electric supply chain, from mining the ore to developing the technology to manufacturing related equipment.
Over the course of the two-day conference, participants will hear from keynote speakers from across sectors, and post-conference activities such as tours and onsite demonstrations will be available.
Speaker highlights include appearances by:
- Jean Marc Leclerc, president and CEO of Honda Canada;
- Graeme Goodall, vice-president of operations for Frontier Lithium;
- Carla Y. Neil, vice-president of corporate relations, stakeholder engagement and innovation for the Independent Electric Systems Operator;
- George Pirie, Ontario's mines minister;
- Basma Amine, senior manager of small modular reactor development for Ontario Power Generation;
- Vic Fedeli, Ontario's economic development minister; and
- Brian Kingston, president of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association.
BEV In Depth is an initiative of the city's economic development department.