A word from the Minister

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Québec Mines + Énergie 2019! This year we are celebrating the 40th edition of this congress, which now brings together two key sectors of the Québec economy. “Resources to Shape the Future” is an inspiring theme for those seeking training, conferences and networking opportunities that are firmly rooted in the 21st century.

This year’s featured topics highlight the importance of strengthening synergies in the mining and energy sectors in order to multiply sustainable development opportunities: critical and strategic minerals, electrification of the economy, and future sectors—not to mention the themes that have made Québec Mines + Énergie famous, such as metallogenic environments, new geophysical technologies, innovations and mining restoration.

And since we want to give young people a better understanding of Quebec’s mining and energy industry, nearly 2500 students will have the chance to make a host of discoveries during the educational days that were designed and developed especially for them.

I hope you take full advantage of this first-rate gathering, offering a wealth of opportunities to energize your professional activities.

Enjoy the congress!

Jonatan Julien
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord Region