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The 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo

19 - 22 February 2017

ERM will be presenting and exhibiting at the 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo held in Denver Colorado.

The 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 119th National Western Mining Conference provides a forum for more than 6,500 industry professionals, from across the world, to share innovative ideas, best practices and cutting-edge research in more than 120 sessions along with an expansive marketplace of more than 650 exhibiting companies. This combination is a unique opportunity to hear from, and interact with, these leaders while working to put the tools and initiatives in place that will enable the adaptation to this new reality.

These thought-leaders and innovators have been able to eliminate or avoid the complacency that creeps into an industry such as ours during a period of sustained growth. A combination of long-term vision and short-term flexibility is the key to success in today’s volatile commodities market.

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ERM’s Role at SME 2017: Creating Value in a Cyclical Environment

Exhibiting at SME
Sunday, February 19 - Wednesday, February 22
ERM experts will be on hand at Booth 1036 throughout the week. Stop by for a visit, whether you are looking to evaluate and establish new sites across the globe, or to improve the efficiency and safety of existing operations.

Technical Session Presentations
In addition to our exhibit, ERM staff will share thought leadership at the technical sessions.

  • Towards achieving a sustainable community to meet your closure goals
    Kylie Ashenbrenner, Principal Consultant
    February 20, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

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ERM in the Mining Industry

ERM offers complete lifecycle services to the mining and metals industry, from social risk management at the concept stage to closure implementation. We can help add value to projects with a focus on overcoming technical and non-technical issues needed to move a mine project from concept to reality.

The Mining sector is a key focus for ERM. The conference gives us the opportunity to collaborate with our clients – past, present, and future. Each year our delegates leave the conference with a deeper understanding of the current mining climate; having substantiated new trends and shared our learnings from the past year.

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ERM's Speaker

Kylie Ashenbrenner
Kylie Ashenbrenner is an HSEC professional with 20 years’ experience, currently based in Minneapolis, USA. She has worked within the mining, oil and gas, government, industrial and infrastructure industry sectors and also as a consultant. Kylie has extensive experience in managing large multidisciplinary environment, social and stakeholder management projects, and advising clients in managing their development, operational and closure sustainability risks. She has in-depth experience with social, cultural and stakeholder risk assessment and management.  

Kylie’s core technical expertise is in social and stakeholder assessment and management across the globe, in a variety of regulatory jurisdictions and in different cultures. She worked to develop an innovative community foundation based on expansion of a controversial refinery, and has managed cultural and heritage assessment and permitting for a variety of EIA projects in Australia. Kylie is an experienced presenter, facilitator and negotiator and has delivered multiple impact assessment and community engagement sessions to a variety of extractive and government stakeholders.

Ms. Ashenbrenner has worked as a consultant in-house for Chevron, Rio Tinto, Shell Global Solutions and GDF Suez Bonaparte to assist in problem-solving for projects and operations across the globe. She has held both management and spokesperson roles on complex and controversial projects, providing strategic advice and developing break-through public participation approaches.

Location

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

ERM at Booth 1036

ERM experts will be on hand at Booth 1036 throughout the week. Stop by for a visit, whether you are looking to evaluate and establish new sites across the globe, or to improve the efficiency and safety of existing operations.

Joe Driscoll
Account Director
Joe Driscoll is a Partner and Mining Account Director for ERM based in Denver, Colorado. He is a past Board of Director for SME and currently serves on the SME Governance and Structure Strategic Committee.

Derek Chubb
Senior Partner
Derek Chubb is a Senior Partner with ERM based in Toronto, Canada. He has a successful track record in managing programs, projects, people and relationships across a variety of consulting and industrial settingsand works with clients looking to advance projects from exploration through to development and into operations.

Kylie Ashenbrenner
Principal Consultant
Kylie Ashenbrenner is a Principal Consultant and HSEC professional with 20 years’ experience, currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has worked within the mining, oil and gas, government, industrial and infrastructure industry sectors and also as a consultant. 

Penny Hunter
Program Director
Penny Hunter is Program Director at ERM based in Denver, Colorado. She has 15 years of experience with permitting, compliance and remediation of mine sites and other industrial properties throughout the U.S. and typically serves as the primary interface with clients and regulatory agencies on mine expansion planning and mine closure programs.