On March 14, 2021, PDAC, the World Economic Forum and The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development co-hosted the sixth annual International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS). The Summit brought together 20 ministers responsible for mining from around the world.
Held virtually for the first time, following the PDAC 2021 Convention, the event provided an important setting for the global mining community to explore challenges and opportunities affecting the industry. This year’s Summit focused on the theme Preparing for the Future: Building Resilience in the Mineral Industry. Discussions focused on the importance of a resilient mining sector to provide crucial financial and socio-economic benefits in a time of crisis.
A report of the event has been prepared, and is available in English, French and Spanish. The next International Mines Ministers Summit will be held in June of 2022.