The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s International Convention, known as PDAC and to be held in downtown Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Sunday, March 3 to Wednesday, March 6, is expected to be the mining event of the year.
What makes this event special is its ability to bring together top mining executives and leaders along with industry analysts and brokers. Students, managers, financiers, geologists and scientists; all the players with a stake in the industry want to be at the right place and time of the year to profit the most from enhanced networking with participants coming from all around the world, including the Mexico Mining Review team.
WHAT PDAC 2018 PROMISED:
Last years’ convention was a roaring success, breaking records with over 25,000 attendees and indicating the good health of the sectors despite price volatility. “The 86th edition of the PDAC Convention was full of energy and excitement for the year ahead,” said PDAC President Glenn Mullan in 2018’s Convention Impact Report. Next week, the 87th edition of the event has a high bar to scale.
According to the 2018 PDAC Impact Report, over 30 Canadian government officials – from the federal, provincial and territorial levels — assisted with the convention, which hosted over 1,000 exhibitors and offered 12 short courses to the participants.
THE 87th PDAC AND MEXICO:
With only five days to go, the countdown has begun for PDAC. Mexican miners and regulars at the convention describe it as an excellent networking space. It is certainly an event that the industry cannot afford to miss.
According to last year’s Impact Report, Mexico had the fifth-most most attendees at the expo. Operators, geologists and supply chain providers hope to profit from the event’s business opportunities. Such is the case of the French surveillance and inspection giant SGS, which will be hosting its own networking cocktail at 2019’s expo.
The Mexican government also has its eyes on PDAC as an ideal platform to broadcast the industry’s efforts in Mexico. Last year the Ministry of Economy hosted the Mexico Mining Day as a strategy to underline the opportunities that exist for doing mining business in the country and to highlight its competitiveness as a mining jurisdiction. This year, tradition follows and the Mexico Mining Day will take place on March 5, again organized by the Ministry of Economy.
At the 2019 event, the PDAC team expects to host guests from over 135 countries, including more than 1,000 exhibitors and 3,500 investors. Besides visiting the expo and its networking events, attendees will also have the opportunity to listen to 550 speakers. “After two years of sold-out exhibitor space and long waiting lists, I’m pleased to announce that Trade Show North is expanding to accommodate demand,” said Mullan in his 2019 President Message.
“The PDAC Convention is the industry’s most-attended yearly event, leading the way in professional development, networking and educational opportunities,” Mullan added. “This accolade is not coincidental, it is something that we work very hard to achieve each year, and something we are very proud of.”