Skip to content

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.

push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks