The word’s mineral exploration and mining industry will come together in downtown Toronto for the annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Convention from March 1-4, 2020 marking the 88th year for this iconic event.
Toronto is known as the mining investment capital of the world, and the annual PDAC Convention—the sector’s unofficial temperature gauge—is set to bring another unrivaled lineup of programs, speakers, investment opportunities and networking to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
More than 25,000 attendees from 132 countries attended in 2019, including analysts, mining executives, geologists, prospectors, investors, students, and government officials.
“The PDAC Convention is the one event the mineral exploration and mining industry cannot afford to miss,” says PDAC President Felix Lee. “It is the only place where professionals and companies can connect every year to best position themselves and their companies for the year ahead. For me, 2020 will be my 32nd consecutive year attending.”
Highly-acclaimed programs—such as the Capital Markets Program, Indigenous Program, Short Courses, Sustainability Program and Technical Program—will return, along with a Keynote Program focussed on discoveries of the 21st century.
The International Mines Ministers’ Summit (IMMS)—a unique event bringing together Mines Ministers from around the world—is returning for the fifth consecutive year. Co-hosted with the World Economic Forum, the IMMS provides a communal setting for sharing insights and taking part in discussions that are aimed at enhancing the positive impacts the industry can provide to communities and regions globally.
“More than 130 countries are consistently represented at the PDAC Convention, and one of the top reasons for this is the learning opportunities,” adds Lee. “In addition to regular programming, the IMMS offers a unique platform for international mining leaders to share their knowledge with others who work in similar roles, but in other parts of the world. It’s a rare meeting opportunity that we are proud to provide.”
For more #PDAC2020 information and the latest programming details, head to www.pdac.ca/convention.
Awards Gala & After Party: A prestigious event where outstanding achievements in the Canadian and international mineral exploration and mining industry are celebrated.
Grand Finale: After four outstanding days at the world’s leading convention for mineral exploration and mining, it’s time to party at this free event!
Mineral Outlook Luncheon: 2019 saw the return of major M&A activity in the mining industry. Catherine Raw, Chief Operating Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation will discuss the recent spate of M&A in the gold mining sector.
Network Reception: PDAC’s new reception is the must-attend event to connect with domestic and international professionals, and discuss matters shaping the industry.
Opening Day Reception: Come to the largest networking event at the convention! Connect with attendees, peers, and exhibitors while you enjoy a free drink and appetizers.
PDAC New Members Networking Reception: Over 1,500 industry professionals are invited to network with PDAC Directors and fellow members from around the world. This is an opportunity to meet with your peers, make valuable connections and discuss issues facing the industry.
Student-Industry Networking Luncheon: This reception-style buffet luncheon provides an opportunity to make valuable connections with the industry professionals and peers.
Trade Show Reception: Networking with Trade Show North exhibitors and attendees from international and local companies, including organizations promoting technology, products, services and mining jurisdictions.