Montreal: CIM Dinner Conference featuring Pierre Lapointe

February 28, 2018 all-day
McGill Faculty Club
3450 McTavish Street
Montréal, QC, H3A 1Y1

CIM Montréal, in collaboration with CIM MES Montréal, are pleased to present:


CIM Dinner Conference



Pierre Lapointe

President and Chief Executive Officer, ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P.


who will deliver a dinner conference presentation on:

The Day After the Low Cycle


Abstract: Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO at ArcelorMittal Mining Canada, will raise questions about what comes next after the low cycle in the mining industry. The picture he will paint is largely driven by the iron ore market, however it is quite similar for a lot of other minerals.

As we look at the industry trends over the last few years, we realize that a lot of companies tried to mitigate the situation by capturing quick wins, focusing on operational expenditures, adjusting the organizational structure, postponing investments in infrastructure, limiting investments in innovation and R&D, etc.

Now, let’s look together at what happened next…


Biography: Pierre Lapointe has been President and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. and Chairman of the Executive Board of ArcelorMit tal Infrastructure Canada G.P. since March 2015. He joined the ArcelorMittal Group in 2012 as General Manager, Operational Excellence, and then became Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer. His mandate was to improve the performance of all business processes as well as the integration of all technologies to bring them to a world class level. Pierre has also brought in integrated, global management of the company’s assets, from cradle to grave, in order to ensure value-added production.

Pierre has more than 20 years of experience in the aluminium and mining industries, from the start-up of new operations to their integrated management. Beginning in 2006, as Manager, Centre of Excellence, he structured the sharing of best management and operations practices for all of Alcoa Primary Metal’s worldwide sites. In 2008, Pierre became General Manager of the Deschambault Smelter, seat of Alcoa Primary Metal’s Centre of Excellence.

In 2010, he was named President of the Bécancour Smelter, co-owned by Alcoa and Rio Tinto Alcan.

Mr. Lapointe holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Université de Sherbrooke and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the same university.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018
5:15 – 8:30pm



Registration: 5h15PM
Welcome Cocktail: 5h30PM
Dinner: 6h30PM
Presentation: 7h30PM
Closing Remarks: 8h30PM


McGill Faculty Club

3450 McTavish Street, Montréal, QC, H3A 1Y1, Canada

Venue & Location


COST (taxes are included)

Fee: $50
Life Members/Retired: $40
Students: $10

Debit or credit cards are not accepted.


Seats are limited so please register by Thursday, February 22, at 4:00pm. To RSVP, please contact Lise Chartrand, Secretary, CIM Montréal Branch, at: or tel.: 514 425-5553, to secure your place if you are interested in attending. This is an excellent networking opportunity.


Thank you to our sponsors, McGill Faculty Club, for providing the space, and to BIRD, BBA, and Toromont CAT for financially sponsoring this event!


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