With gold prices set to soar in 2013, the price of lithium set to quadruple and such strong demand for many other minerals, it's clear to see that the mining sector is buoyant and there is a real sense of renewed optimism within the industry.
North America uses approx. 28% of the world's energy reserves and the US is the world's second largest producer of copper and gold, the country exports over US$26 billion worth of minerals and material produced from minerals each year and its mining industry employs over 3 million people directly and indirectly.
This huge domestic demand, coupled with the phenomenal thirst for minerals in China and the general return of growth to global economies means that the mining industry is well and truly starting to return to times of higher demand, and hence the need for increased supply.
But in many areas, the infrastructure and technology to handle the amount of production that is planned is simply not in place.
As foreign companies look to enter domestic markets in North America, competition has never been stronger. The pressure is well and truly on for North American mining companies to invest in the very best available technology in order to secure access to their increasingly valuable strategic resources.
The NG Mining Summit North America brings together decision makers from across North America including leaders and representatives of multinational mining corporations, national mining companies and government officials to meet with international solution providers who are actively looking to target this exciting growth market.
The NG Mining Summit North America provides a vital means of communication and provide an ideal framework for new business relationships to flourish.
Great level of interaction between mining ruler people as well as opportunity to get in touch with new products.
Victor Manuel Diaz - Gold Fields