The word’s mineral exploration and mining industry meets in Toronto for its 88th annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Convention from March 1-4, 2020.
With Toronto being the mining investment capital of the world, the annual PDAC Convention—the sector’s unofficial temperature gauge— returns to the city to deliver yet another unrivalled lineup of programs, speakers, investment and networking opportunities. It all takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC).
More than 25,000 attendees from 132 countries attended in 2019. The list included analysts, mining executives, geologists, prospectors, investors, students, and government officials.
Highly acclaimed programs, including the Capital Markets Program, Indigenous Program, Short Courses, Sustainability Program and Technical Program return, along with a Keynote Program focused on discoveries of the 21st century.
The International Mines Ministers’ Summit (IMMS)—a unique event bringing together Mines Ministers from around the world—also returns 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 provides to communities and regions globally.
HIGHLIGHTS OF PDAC 2020
Awards Gala & After Party: A prestigious event where outstanding achievements in the Canadian and international mineral exploration and mining industry are celebrated.
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, discusses the recent state of M&A in the gold mining sector.
2020 Indigenous Program: An annual gathering to promote dialogue and cooperative, respectful and mutually beneficial relationships between Indigenous communities and the minerals industry. The aim is to promote dialogue and cooperative, respectful and mutually beneficial relationships between Indigenous communities and the minerals industry.