Education Sessions

Monday 10–11:30 a.m. | SOUTH BUILDING, ROOM S223

The Opening Session brings together mining industry leaders to discuss the impacts of recent market conditions and the industry’s significant role in global development, prosperity and sustainability.  A ticket is not needed – seating is first come, first served.


  • Phillips S. Baker, Jr., president and ceo, Hecla Mining Co.
  • Harry M. “Red” Conger, president and COO – Americas and Africa Mining, Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
  • Kevin S. Crutchfield, CEO, Contura Energy, Inc.
  • Ted Doheny, president and CEO, Joy Global Inc.
  • Gary J. Goldberg, president and CEO, Newmont Mining Corp.
  • Denise C. Johnson, group president for resource industries, Caterpillar Inc., and Chair, MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016

Moderator: Nina Easton, Fox News analyst and chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International