Toronto, Canada – August 23, 2017 – Young Mining Professionals (“YMP”) is pleased to announce its newest chapter located in London, UK. The YMP London chapter expands YMP’s reach to four cities, and is its first international chapter. YMP London was established independently at the beginning of 2017, hosted two successful events, and subsequently was approached by YMP to merge with their network of chapters.
With YMP now in Canada coast to coast, we are pleased to be represented internationally in London, UK, as it is a true global hub for mining and finance. YMP will look for opportunities to engage further mining cities around the globe to leverage the networks within these mining hubs.
YMP is a growing association of mining professionals based in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, and now London, UK, that share the goal of advancing the global profile and leadership of the Canadian and United Kingdom based mining industry. YMP was established to assist participants in obtaining the skills, support and knowledge to successfully advance their careers, develop a network of contacts within the industry and identify career and mining-related investment opportunities. YMP facilitates these objectives through networking and social events, as well as high-profile guest speaker events throughout the year.
YMP was founded in 2006 in Vancouver, and the organization expanded to Toronto in 2015 and to Montreal and London in 2017. Each chapter hosts a wide range of events in their respective city, including the Distinguished Speakers series, which has attracted mining icons Peter Munk, Pierre Lassonde, Ian Telfer, Eira Thomas, Rob McEwen, Don Lindsay, Ross Beaty, Lukas Lundin and many more.
YMP, in partnership with the Northern Miner, also hosts the Young Mining Professional of the Year Awards (“YMP Awards”), an annual event held during the PDAC Conference in Toronto, at which a female and male mining professional are recognized for demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and innovative thinking to provide value for their companies and shareholders, as well as for themselves. The YMP Awards are named after mining industry icons, Peter Munk and Eira Thomas. The 2018 YMP Awards will be held on March 3, 2018 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto, with nominations for the award opening in October 2017.