Why SIMSA

SIMSA focuses on bring buyers and sellers face-to-face with members-only events; creating sales is our primary focus, educating is secondary, with “lobbying” in third.  Frankly, if you can’t pay for your membership from one of our events, you’re probably in the wrong business.

Given this, our membership has grown by over 150% since December 2016.  SIMSA now represents over 190 companies active in Saskatchewan – totaling over $10-billion in annual revenues and 20,000 employees – who provide goods and services to industrial, mining, and energy projects.  As our growth continue and we build stronger relationships with resource companies by supporting them not fighting them, the value of SIMSA will continue to grow.

 

11 Reasons to Join SIMSA – #1 being sales!

  1. SIMSA’s “Roundtable” events see executives and procurement staff from Saskatchewan major mining companies meet face-to-face for 4 or even up to 8-hours with our members – and they even now bring their EPCMs with them!  See images and descriptions of these events via these links; Nutrien with Hatch, Stantec, Wood, and WorleyParsons,  Nutrien (PotashCorp and PotashCorp again), Mosaic, BHP with Hatch/Bantrel, K+S, Cameco, and the junior potash sector.
  2. SIMSA’s “Speed networking” events see our members have 5-minute meetings with the procurement staff from Saskatchewan’s major oil producers and Tier 1 suppliers.  See images and reports on these events via these links; Global Petroleum Show with Husky, Crescent Point, Enbridge, TransCanada, Graham, and Ledcor; and the annual Oil Forum with Husky, Crescent Point, Enbridge, TransCanada, Federated Co-op, and Stantec.
  3. SIMSA’s “Saskatchewan Supplier Database” is a SIMSA members-only link to major resource company procurement staff, completely bought and paid-for by the following.  You can see it here.  
  4. SIMSA was asked and created “Major Project Procurement Guidelines” for SaskPower.
  5. SIMSA members have exclusive early access to the Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum and Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Supply Chain Forum tradeshows, which sell out fast – the April Mining Forum’s tradeshow sold out in December!
  6. SIMSA works to support members’ innovation by building with others – see here and here.
  7. SIMSA supports the resource companies we work for.  See potash letter here and potash graphics here and here; see oil graphic here.
  8. SIMSA supports and provides guidance in Indigenous inclusion, including assisting in building partnerships, providing inclusion guidelines, and providing educational events on awareness.
  9. SIMSA provides educational events on negotiation skills, cannabis in the work place, contract law, developments in the junior potash sector, etc.
  10. SIMSA events allow members to network with each other
  11. SIMSA members receive market news via email
  12. We require companies to actually have a Saskatchewan presence to become and member.  And, to be eligible for our Board of Directors, a company must also have its global head offices in Saskatchewan.  We are focused on supporting the Saskatchewan supply chain.  For membership criteria, go here.