What is Quarry Tech?

Why Attend?

This one-day event, exclusively for quarry, sand and gravel pit owners and operators, will offer attendees case studies and panel sessions presented by industry experts covering a wide variety of topics including the latest crushing, screening and conveying technologies, unique remediation case studies, telematics updates, remote vehicle technologies, emission-reduction technologies, water conservation, dust and noise control.

*Registration is restricted to quarry, sand and gravel pit owners and operators. If you are a supplier interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Laura Goodwin lgoodwin@annexbusinessmedia.com for more information.


  • Quarry, sand and gravel pit operations managers and owners
  • Process engineers
  • Optimization staff
  • Researchers
  • Design consultants
  • Fleet managers
  • Health and safety staff
  • Environmental consultants

Attend Quarry Tech
Get ready to discover new technologies and solutions

Register to Attend

Should provincial guidelines not allow for social gatherings at the time of the event,
your registration can be transferred to our next event date or refunded

Reasons to Exhibit

Why Exhibit?

Quarry Tech offers sponsors a unique one-stop networking opportunity to meet with aggregate professionals from across Canada. Attendees for our educational forums include quarry and sand and gravel pit operations managers and owners, process engineers, optimization staff, researchers, design and environmental consultants, fleet managers, and health and safety professionals.


8:00am to 9:00am

Registration and breakfast

presented by Assinck, Ltd.

9:00am – 9:45am

Keynote Speaker

presented by Ault, Progressive Reclamation

William Gowdy, a geologist with 35 years in the industry, will speak about progressive reclamation and its increasing importance. Reclamation is not only a legislative requirement in most jurisdictions, but it is frequently an important part of companies’ social license to operate. Progressive reclamation represents a “blank canvas” to become creative in developing alternative land uses and configurations.


Value driven technology – What it means to your operation

Speakers: Craig Rutherford, Technical Sales Manager at the Wirtgen Group and Brad Neville – Territory Manager Mineral Technology – Brandt Group of Companies.

A comprehensive overview on new technology advancements and innovation within the mobile track-mounted crushing and screening industry. This will focus on a number of common obstacles that operators are faced with and how new innovations can assist to overcome these obstacles while increasing plant productivity and efficiencies.
10:15am - 10:45am

Networking Break

10:45am - 11:30am

Screening Problems from the field: Working Through Case Studies

Speaker: Alex Caruana, P.ENG, National Manager – Canadian Aggregates, Polydeck

While there is great value in general information, rules of thumb and pro-tips, this presentation relies on actual case studies to bring theory to life. By working through some actual case studies, we consider background, producer objectives, limitations and the actual issue at hand. Once all of this is understood, we work through each case step by step. Along the way, it is noted that there are multiple solutions, each with their own benefits and costs. At the end of each case, a re-cap is presented to both show the presenter’s solution, as well as give a chance for the audience to compare how they may have solved it differently.

11:30am - 12:15pm

The Canadian Mining Skills Development Strategy (CMSDS)

Speaker: Dana Imbeault, Senior Director, Operations, NOS and CMCP, The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)

Dana Imbeault will discuss the Canadian Mining Skills Development Strategy, grants available through the program and how it can help your operation hire better.

12:15pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 2:15pm

Attracting and Retaining People

Speaker: Mark Nesbitt - Founder, Nesbitt Training

Bringing in thirty years as a veteran in the aggregate, construction, and trucking industry, Mark has fostered a passion for helping people develop many personal and professional assets as they strive to grow and improve upon themselves. Our people are our greatest asset, so our people skills need to be our greatest strength, and this is the focus of Mark’s leadership training, coaching, and speaking services.

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Maintenance and extending the life of your equipment

Speaker: Kevin Ruppert, Global Training Manager for MPP Global

Focusing on hard rock operations, Kevin Ruppert will discuss how planned downtime and regular maintenance can extend the life of your equipment and save you money.
3:00pm - 3:30pm

Networking Break

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Appealing to younger workers

Speaker: Jonathan Clark, CRH Canada Group Inc

Former Rock to Road “Top 10 Under 40” recipient spent the first part of his career bouncing around, trying to find the right fit for him, before finally landing in successful roles in the aggregates sector. Clark will discuss what made him choose aggregates and how his experience can help owners and operators attract and retain younger employees.


Holiday Inn & Suites

101 Kanata Avenue Ottawa, ON K2T 1E6
Direct: (613) 271-2390

Are you a sponsor or attendee joining us from out of town? Please take advantage of our special guest room rate of $199.


To make reservations, please call Hotel Reservations at (613) 271-3057, or Central Reservations Department at 1-800-465-4329.  Please refer to QuarryTech and quote group code “QTE” when making or amending reservations.  You may also go online at www.hisottawa.ca and use the same block code.

All rooms are required to be guaranteed by a credit card.

All reservations must be made by September 29, 2023.


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