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Registration open for battery electric vehicle conference

BEV In Depth: Mines to Mobility takes place May 31 to June 1 in Sudbury
A battery-converted Epiroc scooptram used in the mining industry is pictured at the 2022 CIM MEMO Conference in Sudbury.

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.