Industry Tours

Video Tour: Glencore Sudbury INO Smelter & XPS Expert Process Solutions

Date: Wednesday, August 29
Time: Noon to 1:45 p.m.
Cost: $65* (includes lunch)

Participate in this unique video presentation of Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (INO) Smelter and XPS Expert Process Solutions facilities. In-person representatives with process samples will guide you through the tour and answer your questions live, over lunch. The video tour has been timed so that you will be able to view each process up close and in action!

Boxed or buffet lunch will be served and is included in the cost of the video tour.

*Please note that registration rates are listed in CAD and do not include 13% tax.


Photo Credit: Sudbury INO

About Sudbury INO

Glencore's Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Sudbury INO) activities include exploration, Fraser Mine, Nickel Rim South Mine, Strathcona Mill and Sudbury Smelter. The company has been mining nickel-copper ores in the Sudbury area of northern Ontario, Canada, since 1928.


Photo Credit: XPS

About XPS Expert Process Solutions

XPS Expert Process Solutions provides metallurgical technology services and testwork for orebody characterization, operational support, growth initiatives, and project development. XPS engages clients with focused, quality project proposals and work that deliver sustainable value to the client’s project or operation.

CanmetENERGY & KPM Laboratory Tours and Thousands Islands Cruise - Sold Out

Date: Thursday, August 30
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $150* (includes lunch)

This full-day tour includes a visit to CanmetENERGY-Ottawa, followed by lunch in the historic city of Kingston, a visit to Kingston Process Metallurgy, and a sightseeing cruise of the Thousand Islands. A charter bus will pick attendees up at the Westin Ottawa at 8:00 a.m. and will return around 8:30 p.m. Dinner is not included in the tour price, but attendees will have the opportunity to purchase food and beverages.

*Please note that registration rates are listed in CAD and do not include 13% tax.

Those who would like to return to Toronto directly could do so by train from Kingston. Boyd Davis, conference organizer, will be able to bring some people back to Kingston—if you sign up for the tour and want to go back to Toronto after the boat cruise, please e-mail Boyd Davis. You will need to purchase a train ticket. The earliest train that is reasonable to catch is the 6:51 p.m. train that gets in at 9:16 p.m. Boyd can give you information on getting to Toronto.

Tour participants should note the following information:

  • All participants must sign in and leave ID with Canmet security
    *Don’t forget to bring ID (passport, Canada/U.S. nexus card, or Canadian-issued ID, if Canadian) with you
  • All visitors must wear long pants, socks, and closed-toe shoes
  • Hard hats, glasses, and steel-toed shoes will provided to participants when needed


Photo Credit: Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa

About CanmetENERGY-Ottawa

A division of Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa is a multidisciplinary, federal government laboratory site working toward a low-carbon future. With more than 225 scientists, engineers, technologists, and staff, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa leads the development of science and technology solutions for the environmental and economic benefit of Canadians. It specializes in energy efficiency, clean fossil fuels, and renewable and alternative energy sources. It is home to world-class expertise, cutting-edge facilities, and unique pilot-scale plants. CanmetENERGY-Ottawa fosters a broad range of successful collaborations with industry, academia, and all levels of government, both domestic and international.


Photo Credit: KPM

About Kingston Process Metallurgy

Established in 2002, Kingston Process Metallurgy Inc. (KPM) provides process development and optimization through contract research and development services to chemical, mining, and metallurgical industries. KPM’s project portfolio is diverse but centers around experimental work in its well-equipped 12,000 ft2 research facility. Its team has the expertise, multidisciplinary skills, and fundamental knowledge to develop concepts and solve unique challenges for its clients.

About the Thousand Islands

Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Thousand Islands, a group of more than 1,800 islands in the St. Lawrence River, straddling the border of the United States and Canada. Sights on the one-hour Beauty of the Islands cruise include the narrow channels of the Admiralty and Navy group of islands, fifth and sixth generation family cottages, as well as Boldt Castle (pictured, left) on Heart Island.

Glencore – CCR Refinery Tour - Sold Out

Date: Thursday, August 30
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $100* (includes lunch)

A charter bus will pick attendees up at the Westin Ottawa at 8:00 a.m. and will return around 6:30 p.m. Lunch in included with this tour registration fee.

*Please note that registration rates are listed in CAD and do not include 13% tax.

Tour participants should note the following information:

  • All participants must sign a waiver for the CCR plant
  • Participants with pacemakers or who are pregnant should not take the tour
  • All visitors must wear long sleeves, long pants (no skirts or shorts) and closed shoes (no sandals and no high heels)
  • CCR will provide safety glasses, hard hats, and coveralls for visitors

About CCR Refinery


Photo Credit: CCR Refinery

Photo Credit: CCR Refinery

Based in Montreal East, the CCR Refinery, the only remaining copper refinery in Canada, refines copper anodes to produce 99.997% copper cathodes prior to marketing. The company, which began operations in 1931, has an annual processing capacity of 370,000 tonnes of copper and also produces precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum-palladium concentrate, and by-products such as nickel sulfate, selenium, and tellurium dioxide. The tour will include the copper refinery and impurities areas.