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Vale – formerly Inco – to brief Canadian mining suppliers in June on procurement needs

Toronto, ON -- Following sold-out, buyer-seller events for Barrick Gold in 2005, and Phelps Dodge in 2006, the Cana...

Toronto, ON — Following sold-out, buyer-seller events for Barrick Gold in 2005, and Phelps Dodge in 2006, the Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE)is back with another unique opportunity for mining suppliers to meet key buyers in a major mining company.

Vale, the world’s fourth largest mining company, operates on five continents with over 100,000 employees. Iron ore and pellets are a core business and other important commodities produced are nickel, coal, aluminum, potassium, copper, manganese, ferro-alloys and kaolin.

Its five-year, US$59 billion investment program involves more than 30 projects located in Brazil, Peru, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Mozambique and Oman.

Through its recent entrance into Canada’s mining industry through the purchase of INCO, Vale has discovered the Canadian mining supply sector and wants to know more about it. They are open to forging new relationships that will benefit their operations.


A team of seven senior procurement executives will travel from Brazil to Toronto to talk about their requirements and meet personally with supplier representatives. They will be joined by senior procurement managers based in Canada.

Vale has particular interest in procurement in the following fields: fuels and consumables; mining equipment; railway equipment, materials handling; project engineering; and process equipment.

To be held in Markham, ON, just north of Toronto, the event opens in the evening of June 17, 2008 and runs all day on the 18th.

Only 70 delegates can be accommodated and registration cut-off is June 12, 2008. Full information including a registration form is available at

Founded in 1981, CAMESE is the national voice for Canada’s mining equipment and service exporters. Its more than 250 corporate members across the country supply the entire mining industry spectrum, including mineral exploration, mine development, mining, mineral processing, environmental monitoring, smelting and refining.