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Dec 06, 2019



SAMSSA AGM 2019 A Great Success


The SAMSSA held their annual general meeting on Dec. 4 at Dynamic Earth. 

In welcoming members from North Bay, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, and Thunder Bay, the association reaffirmed its intention to support Northern Ontario businesses on a global scale and to generate leads for their member companies.

SAMSSA is currently working to increase their visibility both in the North and around the world. They’ve recently initiated an in-coming and outgoing export program and completed a trade mission to Nevada. 

From Jan. 12 to 17, 2020, SAMSSA is planning another trade mission to Santiago, Chile. Members are being encouraged to register to explore the market towards establishing a footprint on the ground.

In his presentation, Bradette, Executive Director of SAMSSA, also took the time to showcase SAMSSA’s new website, which will help potential customers and clients locate Northern Ontario businesses and their products.

With the new “Find a Supplier” button, anyone can easily locate businesses according to their area of expertise. 

A panel discussion called “Collaboration in Mining,” featured panel speakers CIM president and Cementation Americas director Roy Slack; Lynn Iturregui, project management of mining at Hatch; Shane Wisniewski, general manager of mining projects at Glencore INO; and Gribbons, co-founder and vice-president of sales and marketing at Maestro Digital Mine in Sudbury.