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PDAC 2019

87th Annual PDAC Convention Returns to Toronto

Abundant, reliable and renewable, Canada’s natural resources stretch from the Canadian Cordillera to the Klondike and from ocean to ocean, to ocean, fuelling innovation in mining, energy and ocean science industries. It’s just such industry expertise that helps draws delegates from around the world to the annual PDAC Convention in Toronto.

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community. With over 8,000 members around the world, PDAC’s mission is to promote a globally-responsible, vibrant and sustainable mineral sector that encourages best practices in technical, operational, environmental, safety and social performance. Their 87th annual convention kicks off March 3rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.


The event, which contributes some $70 million to Toronto’s economy welcomes more than 25,000 attendees from 135 countries. “The PDAC Convention is the industry’s largest and most identifiable annual event” says Glenn Mullan, president of PDAC. “It provides mineral and mining professionals, investors, analysts, geologists, executives, government officials and students access to cutting-edge programming, short courses, presentations and networking opportunities.”

The four-day convention features more than 550 speakers, allowing attendees access to the latest trends, investment opportunities and technologies that are emerging and influencing the sector.

Canada’s mining expertise runs the full gamut: from exploration, geophysics, geology and geochemistry to remote sensing, drilling and more. The work being done in Canada’s mining sector is the very definition of groundbreaking.