World’s Mining Leaders Headline MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012

Washington, D.C. – Chief executives of four of the world’s biggest mining and mining equipment companies will discuss “The global supply chain for coal and minerals, where we have been and where we are going,” on Sept. 24 at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012, the National Mining Association’s (NMA) quadrennial mining exhibition at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Opening Session, which is a new feature for MINExpo®, will feature CEOs Richard Adkerson of Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, Gregory Boyce of Peabody, Richard O’Brien of Newmont Mining Corporation and Michael Sutherlin of Joy Global, Inc. Sutherlin is also chair of MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2012. Noted author and international trade expert Jeffrey Garten of the Yale University School of Management will moderate the panel discussion beginning at 10 a.m. in Room S223 of the Convention Center.

“We’re very fortunate to begin the biggest mining show in history with such a powerful line up to survey this truly global industry, which is essential to the global economy,” said NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn.

News media must be registered for MINExpo 2012 and are encouraged to attend this news-making opening session.

WHAT: Opening Session, MINExpo 2012

WHO: Richard Adkerson, president, CEO & director, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold
Gregory Boyce, chairman & CEO, Peabody
Richard O’Brien, CEO, Newmont Mining Corporation
Michael Sutherlin, president & CEO, Joy Global, Inc., and chairman of MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2012
Jeffrey Garten, Juan Tripp Professor of International Trade, Finance and Business, Yale University School of Management

WHERE: Room S223, Las Vegas Convention Center

WHEN: 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

For more information on MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2012 and registration, see our website at

Credentialed media representatives can register here.