Welcome Note from Conference Chair

Welcome Note from Conference Chair


It has been a long time since we were last together at the Hoist and haul 2015 conference in Stockholm, Sweden.  The COVID19 virus pandemic and the ensuing restrictions on travel and gatherings caused the postponement of the Hoist and Haul 2020 until August 2023.

I would like to invite everyone to join with me and the Hoist and Haul 2023 organizing committee in Montreal to renew acquaintances, meet new people and learn all about the newest developments and best practices in the international mining industry relating to transporting people and material in mines with safety and efficiency.

The conference will have over 30 peer reviewed papers presented over 3 days together with keynote speakers, 15 exhibitors and an excellent social program.

Past H&H conferences have been well attended by experts from academia, industry professionals, mine operators, equipment manufacturers and government regulators.

The weather in Montreal, Quebec, is lovely in August and there are many historic sites and scenic places to explore during your visit to Montreal.  Montreal is very accessible via the international airport, major highways and railway.

The Hoist and Haul 2023 international conference is being organized and hosted by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.  CIM has extensive experience in hosting conferences over the past 125 years since it was established in 1898.


R. A. (Dick) McIvor, P. Eng., FCIM

Conference Chairman