PDAC 2023 – the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, held its annual International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from March 5 to 8, 2023. According to its web site, “PDAC exists to protect and promote the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration sector and to ensure a robust mining industry in Canada. The PDAC will encourage the highest standards of technical, environmental, safety and social practices in Canada and internationally.” and the “PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is the world’s leading Convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration.” [pdac.ca]
The PDAC’s annual convention is an important international meeting for the mineral exploration and development community attracting in excess of 23,000 delegates from over the globe. According to its organizer, PDAAC welcomed “drawing 23,819 attendees to Toronto for the best business, investment and networking opportunities in the mineral exploration and mining industry” as well as “more than 1,100 exhibitors” [Press release]
PDAC 2023 Exhihitors
This convention has been a gathering place for people and companies involved in the search and development of new mineral deposits. The PDAC 2023 convention included the Trade Show & Investors Exchange, technical programs, CSR events, training programs, the PDAC Annual General Meeting, the Aboriginal Program, and the Women in Mining’s annual Mining for Diversity Program & Reception as well as many private events where mining themes are expanded.
The Northern Road Link
For the second year, the Northern Road Link [https://northernroadlink.ca/] held an Open House at PDAC 2023. “The Northern Road Link would link two proposed roads, the 200 kilometre Marten Falls to Aroland Community Access Road at the south end, and the proposed 110-kilometre Webequie Supply Road to the Ring of Fire at the north end.” It also connects the Webequie First Nation to the all- season highway network and links the “Ring of Fire” to the community of MFFN and, via MFCAR, to the all-season highway network. These three projects are undergoing separate environmental assessments under criteria established by the Northern Road Link. These studies will identify potential effects (positive and negative) to the environment and identify mitigation measures to reduce or remove potential negative effects. This group obtains input from the public and others and aboriginal groups such as the Marten Falls First Nation, an Ojibway community located on the north bank of the Albany and River Webequie First Nation, an Ojibway community, located on a peninsula on Winisk Lake. [From materials supplied by the Northern Road Link]
PDAC 2023 Convention & Next Year’s PDAC 2024:
This year’s PDAC was an important and successful event for Canada’s mining industry which is one of great importance for Canada’s industry. Check back here for information on next year’s PDAC 2023 Convention which will occur in Toronto from March 3 to 6, 2023.
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