Toronto – Early registration numbers are up almost 50% from 2011 for the upcoming Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) convention, taking place in Toronto, March 4-7, 2012. The surge in early registration reflects both the health of the mineral industry and the popularity of what has become the industry’s favourite networking and educational event.
“The convention has really hit its stride in terms of its place in the global mineral industry. Over the years it’s grown into the industry’s premier event. Last year we had over 27,000 participants from 120 different countries – we’re seeing very strong interest again this year, both at home and internationally, which is very exciting,” says PDAC president Scott Jobin-Bevans.
“Since the 1990s, the convention has really gone international. It’s remarkable the number of international delegates and exhibitors the convention draws,” says PDAC executive director Ross Gallinger. “Nowhere else are people in the mineral industry able to network and learn on this scale.”
PDAC 2012 convention highlights:
- Technical Program featuring talks by industry experts on best practices
- Trade Show featuring 405 exhibitors promoting technology, products and services
- Investors Exchange, the leading investment show dedicated solely to the mineral industry, featuring 581 exhibitors
- Prospectors Tent featuring maps, samples and claim results of independent prospectors
- Core Shack featuring the latest mineral discoveries from around the world
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event series, which provides practical insight into a range of issues affecting exploration and mining companies in Canada and abroad
- Aboriginal Program, which includes a technical session and short courses, an Aboriginal Forum, and the Skookum Jim Award
- Student Program, including the popular Student-Industry Networking Luncheon and the new-this-year Student-Industry Forum.
Early registration closes on February 3, 2012. For more information about the convention or to register, visit www.pdac.ca.