SIMSA and Nutrien Hold Their First Virtual Round Table!
Event PPT is HERE
The Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) hosted its first ever “virtual round table” event with Nutrien on June 25th, 2020. Traditionally these events were held in-person, but due to COVID-19 the first virtual event was held.
In addition to providing a wealth of knowledge to SIMSA members on the potash markets, Nutrien procurement, and the like; this event using the Microsoft Live Event platform, saw Nutrien’s IT staff provide SIMSA staff with technical training and support. As a result, now being armed with knowledge and experience using the platform – which runs like a small TV studio from a Producer’s computer – SIMSA will be able to host other similar events, thus providing even greater value to its members.
This SIMSA-members only event saw key topics covered and answers to over 30 pre-submitted questions provided, as well as featured a live Q&A with members voting for their favorite questions. Topics covered included:
- “What’s changed, what hasn’t?”
- What are Nutrien’s focus points/priorities in the various areas (opex, capex, innovation, procurement, etc.)
- Local spending totals and total spend with SIMSA members
The Nutrien presenters were:
- Ken Seitz, EVP and CEO of Potash – introduction and Nutrien overall perspective
- Larry Long, Sr Vice President, Operations, Potash – operations
- Jeff Wagner, Director Capital, Potash – capex
- Josh Dodd, Director Procurement, Potash – procurement
SIMSA’s Executive Director Eric Anderson repeatedly commented during his hosting of the event, “SIMSA is grateful to Nutrien for making all of this possible.” In addition, Nutrien “was the only company to provide weekly update calls with SIMSA during the first 3-months of the COVID-19 crisis. This is an example of a great company supporting the province.”
Anderson also noted that SIMSA’s membership has grown during the COVID-19 crisis – something he attributed to strong member companies and the support of producer companies such as Nutrien.
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About the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA):
SIMSA is the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association, representing Saskatchewan based companies who provide goods and services to mining, oil and gas and industrial projects. SIMSA’s membership of over 200 companies, represents over $10-billion in annual revenues and 21,000 employees in the province. SIMSA’s mandate is to represent the interests and concerns of Saskatchewan industrial equipment and service suppliers, through promotion of its members and the creation of partnerships with industry and other associations.
For more information, contact:
Eric Anderson, Executive Director
Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA)
811 – 56th Street East