The Meeting Hub

The RFG2018 exhibit hall is renamed the Meeting Hub as this is where the action and networking happens! The trade show is at the heart of the various Meeting Hub elements bringing delegates together daily: the poster presentations, the Gathering Place, Innovation Stage Presentations, food cash concessions, daily receptions, the Early Career Lounge, rest areas and more.  All Events and Activities at the Meeting Hub will follow Trade Show Hours:

Sunday, June 17 17:00 - 20:00
Monday, June 18 11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday, June 19 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, June 20 10:00 - 14:00

Day: Monday, June 18
Time: 13:30 to 17:00
Place: Meeting Hub Stage

Sponsors and exhibitors are invited to make short presentations of innovative products, technology and business solutions. The schedule of presentations is posted at the entrance of the area and in this program. One day only.

Day: Tuesday, June 19
Time: 11:00 to 17:00
Place: Meeting Hub Stage

The Gathering Place focuses on examples of benefits and opportunities in the mineral exploration development and mining industry with a Canadian perspective. Join us to hear directly from Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders on mutual benefits of working together in our industry at this critical time. The schedule of presentations is posted at the entrance of the area and in this program. One day only.

Join your fellow Early Career Delegates for an opportunity to mix and mingle at the Early Career Lounge. This is great meeting place for mentors and mentees to chat—potential employers and candidates too. Friends will put their feet up, take a break, exchange knowledge, network, and just relax!

More than 200 posters are presented in the Meeting Hub, from Sunday evening to closing on Wednesday. Meet the authors for the latest technologies and projects under each Technical Program Theme.

Food concessions are offering a variety of lunch items for purchase daily. Having lunch on the trade show floor will keep the RFG community networking and getting to the afternoon sessions on time.

The Icebreaker reception kicks it all off on Sunday, from 17:00 to 20:00. Be among the first to visit the RFG2018 Trade Show exhibits!

Grab a beer on Monday and Tuesday, from 15:30 to 17:00. Peers and friends will gather at the Trade Show, visit the exhibitors and discuss the day’s technical sessions.

RFG Partners’ Booths

CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum)

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about CIM at booth 309. Get your copy of the CIM Magazine today. Soon, you’ll want to receive it digitally!  Come learn how members benefit from the Institute’s technical content, belonging to societies and branches, attendance at events and conventions and, being part of a community of 10,000 mining industry experts and decision makers. While there, fill out a membership form and join this elite group of industry leaders. Be sure to visit to discover this year’s award winners, distinguished lecturer and all else you need to know on member services and opportunities.

GAC (Geological Association of Canada)

Visit GAC representatives at booth #501 and check out new and recent book releases and their journal: Geoscience Canada. Be sure to join or renew your membership, and see who has been honoured with top prizes this year, including the Logan, Neale, Ambrose, and Hutchison Medalists. And take advantage of deep discounts to access journals such as the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (CJES), the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, the Canadian Journal of Soil Sciences, and Environmental Reviews. No time to visit the booth? Check out all the details on our website at

MAC (Mineralogical Association of Canada)

You are invited to drop by booth # 501 to check our publications from the Special Issues of The Canadian Mineralogist, our Special Publications and our Topics in Mineral Sciences formerly Short Course volume series.  Sign in or renew your membership; your complimentary subscription to the Elements magazine – An International Magazine of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrology, alone is worth the price of your membership.  Online and print subscriptions to the Canadian Mineralogist also available.  Visit to check the publications list and complete membership benefits.

Phone charging stations at the RFG Lounge

Delegates are welcome to use the complimentary phone charging units at the RFG lounge - booth 516 - during the trade show hours.