Government-Industry Forum

East Convention Level / All Passes Welcome
Chair(s): Robert Stevens, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Policy

Communities, Government and Industry: balancing resource development decisions

Mineral exploration and development are an integral part of Canada’s economic landscape and provide significant benefits to rural and urban communities in British Columbia and across the country. Minerals and metals are also critical to a low carbon future. Yet our ability to make balanced, effective and predictable development decisions that benefit communities while ensuring investor confidence is often challenged. This session will examine the issue of balanced resource development decisions through a panel of municipal, provincial, federal and Indigenous government leaders and industry and through thought-provoking lightening talks (Ted-talk style).

Top Take-aways:

At the end of the session participants and government will have:

  • An overview of the challenges and opportunities in resource development decision making
  • A suite of leading practices that are working well
  • An outline of measures that will increase predictability and confidence
  • New tips to improve effective dialogue and reduce development conflicts
  • Ideas for government, industry, communities and Indigenous nations on how to effectively reach balanced resource development decisions

Who Should Attend:

This session is open to all roundup attendees with an interest in effective resource development decisions including government, explorationists, Indigenous and community members, and business professionals.


Monday, Jan 28 (1:15 pm - 4:00 pm)



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