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Record Attendance for World Mining Conference

Attendance Soars at Prospectors & Developers Association Conference in Toronto

Attendance at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) 2018 Convention held this week in Toronto totalled 25,606—a clear sign that the mineral exploration and mining industry has regained its swagger and is building momentum.

The world’s premier mineral exploration and mining convention attracted investors, analysts, mining executives, prospectors, geologists, Indigenous peoples, government officials and students from over 125 countries.

“This year’s convention was full of energy and excitement for the year ahead,” says PDAC President Glenn Mullan, referring to sold out exhibitor space, panel discussions, courses, workshops, and networking events.

PDAC, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, hosted the International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS) for the third year, bringing together 26 Ministers responsible for mining from around the world—the largest turnout to date. This year’s summit focused on the various ways in which trust can be fostered to enhance and expand the contributions that the mineral exploration and mining sector has on the prosperity and development of nations.

“In Canada, and around the world, PDAC is recognized as a leader in promoting a responsible, sustainable mineral exploration and mining community,” adds Mullan. “The PDAC Convention is the venue for forging long-lasting connections, and developing strategies to enhance the positive contributions of our sector around the world.”

Four days of presentations, exhibitions, and short courses were hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, at over 600,000 square feet, the largest in Canada. Over the course of the four days the global delegation enjoyed a gala awards ceremony at The Fairmont Royal York and a closing night celebration at this historic landmark hotel.