2023 Ventsim User Conference

September 26 -27 - Montreal, Canada

Howden is excited to announce that we will be hosting our second Ventsim™ User Conference in Montreal, Canada, on 26-27 September 2023. We look forward to seeing you in person. And also, you will be able to join us online.


The Conference

It has been organized as a two (2) day conference for Ventsim software users and professionals in the mining and tunneling ventilation industry.

A series of presentations focusing on the modeling and implementation of ventilation systems, cost savings, productivity, safety, and efficiency improvements, and advances in ventilation design and modeling will be given by guest keynote speakers, industry participants, and some of our Ventsim team.

Spanish and French simultaneous interpretation will be available.

Register in person by July 31, 2023, to be eligible for the draw of the latest iPhone!


The Experience

The conference will be an excellent time for: 

  • Networking and peer interaction.
  • Learning from presentations.
  • Engaging with other ventilation professionals.
  • Discussing current challenges and providing feedback to the Ventsim team.
  • Participants can see the latest cost savings tips, safety improvements, efficiency ideas, and ventilation design and modeling advances.
  • We will be holding a gala dinner on the first night to thank our amazing and loyal customers, entry to the gala dinner is included in the conference ticket price.

A hand-picked selection of exhibitors will also display their latest safety and ventilation innovations.  



  • Ventilation modeling case studies
  • Coal and metalliferous ventilation design challenges
  • Unique or novel uses for ventilation simulation
  • Safety and productivity initiatives
  • Calibration and validation of ventilation models
  • or specific modeling topics about fans, heat, refrigeration, gas, radon or contaminants.

The program will be available soon.


The Venue

The Americas' favorite host city for international conferences. Vibrant and ever the trendsetter, Montréal is Canada's culture and food capital.

Its European heritage, friendly people, lively streets, openness to the world, festive ambiance, and safe environment charm visitors time after time. Say hello to a truly amazing host city.

Montreal Convention Centre

A destination of choice for major event planners, delegates, and visitors alike, the Montreal Convention Centre has an impressive track record. It has been recognized by organizations that confer the highest distinctions.


Call for papers

The Ventsim User conference is a great opportunity for users to share their experiences in mine ventilation and how Ventsim has assisted their work.


Suggested topics include:

  • Ventilation modelling
  • Ventilation automation
  • Coal, Metalliferous or Tunnelling Ventilation Design challenges
  • Unique or novel uses for ventilation simulation
  • Safety and Productive initiatives
  • Calibration and Validation of Ventilation models or
  • Specific modelling topics about fans, heat, refrigeration, gas, radon or contaminants

Abstract due 15th of April 2023. 

Thank you to all that submitted their papers. If accepted, the Ventsim Team will contact the user and coordinate the presentation during our conference.


Ask us anything!

The conference will be a great opportunity to get in touch with the Ventsim team, ask questions about an existing feature or request more features in the future!

Just get in touch during lunches and breaks!


If you would like to submit an enquiry please get in touch.