OECD Rural development and rural well-being

OECD Conference of Mining Regions and Cities



 8-11 October 2024Greater Sudbury, Canada


2024 OECD Conference of Mining Regions and Cities - A shared vision for well-being in mining regions


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The 2024 OECD Conference of Mining Regions and Cities Conference will take place on 8-11 October 2024 in Greater Sudbury, Canada. 

This year’s conference will gather stakeholders from across the public and private sectors, academia, civil society organisations, and Indigenous representatives to discuss well-being in mining regions,#008000. focusing on two pillars:

  1. Partnering for sustained development in mining regions
  2. Future-proofing regional mineral supply for the energy transition

8 October: Preconference featuring an Indigenous-led discussion to develop a new approach for Indigenous well-being in mining regions. The findings will be presented to all participants at the conference. Other parallel meetings will also take place. 

9-10 October: Main conference featuring sessions on Indigenous and community-based initiatives, aligning ESG and regional policies, and the role of small and medium mining companies in the green transition, and enhancing circular economy practices. 

11 October: Participants are welcome to join a number of field visits in the region.

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Location: Holiday Inn. 1696 Regent Street, Sudbury, ON P3E 3Z8 Canada

Reaching Sudbury

  • By car: 388 km or 241 mi. north of Toronto: Three major highways converge in our region. Highway 69/400 South from Toronto, Highway 144 northbound to Timmins and Highway 17
  • By plane: Sudbury Airport is currently served by Air Canada, Porter Airlines, and Bearskin Airline. The closest international airports are Toronto Airport and Ottawa Airport


  • Holiday Inn (host hotel)
  • Travel way Inn


  • Shuttles will be provided from the airport if a large group of people arrive on the same plane and shuttles will also be provided for day and night events.
  • Car rental, taxi/rideshare, and municipal bus services are available to navigate around Sudbury 


About Sudbury

Sudbury is the largest centre in Northern Ontario, functioning as a regional capital and service hub. While mining and resource-based industries remain a major influence on the local economy, the city has diversified significantly to establish itself as a major centre of financial and business services, tourism, health care and research, education and government.

Sudbury's origins can be traced back thousands of years as the long-established territory of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek peoples, who thrived through deep connections to the natural world and through a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. Learn more about Sudbury.










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