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Over 30,000 Attend Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention

by NationTalk on March 7, 2012167 Views

For Immediate Release

Toronto, March 7, 2012—Over 30,000 people attended this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Convention, breaking last year’s attendance record of 27,714.

“The convention has really hit its stride in terms of its place in the global mineral industry—this year’s attendance attests to that,” says PDAC President Scott Jobin-Bevans. “The tremendous networking and educational opportunities the convention offers really sets the standard for the industry. No other annual convention for mineral exploration and mining draws a crowd of this size.”The convention, now in its 80th year, attracts investors, analysts, mining executives, geologists, prospectors and international government delegations from all over the globe. The Trade Show and Investors Exchange combined feature over 1,000 exhibitors.

“PDAC brings together explorers, developers and producers for what is arguably the global mining industry’s most important event of the year,” says Rob Krcmarov, Barrick Gold’s Senior Vice President of Global Exploration. “Our team is always on the hunt for promising projects, and the PDAC Convention offers up a universe of opportunities under one roof. There’s no other forum like it.”

The convention runs from March 4 – 7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Final numbers for convention attendance will be available post-convention.

About the PDAC

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is a national association representing the mineral exploration and development industry. The PDAC has close to 9,000 individual and corporate members.

About the PDAC International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Convention is the mineral industry’s largest annual convention. The 2011 convention attracted nearly 28,000 attendees, including 7,000 international delegates from 120 countries. In 2011, the PDAC Convention contributed over $72 million to the local economy. The convention takes place March 4 – 7, 2012, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Carolyn Foster, Communications Specialist
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
416.362.1969 x233 or cfoster@pdac.ca

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