E-mining: a Virtual Business Event was created by IBRAM as part of an initiative seeking to generate new opportunities for the mining production chain during the Covid-19 pandemic. The event, which was held for the first time in 2020, is specifically aimed at bringing together small-scale suppliers active in the mining sector. E-mining was also the first major online initiative organized by IBRAM, which subsequently inspired the history-making 2020 edition of EXPOSIBRAM, which was held in a 100% virtual format. The event was such a resounding success that the institute eventually included e-mining in its annual event schedule.
The second edition of e-mining, which was held in June of 2021, included more than 25 panels on a variety of relevant themes in the mining sector, 20 different miners participating in rounds of business discussions, 433 registered suppliers from 8 different countries and 18 Brazilian states, 198 of which were chosen to participate in business meetings, 5 technical workshops presenting different services and businesses, and 10 startups pitching new business ideas.