For people not involved in the Canadian mining sector or who don’t deal with publicly traded companies, the acronym PDAC will mean very little. For those with a vested interested in the Canadian Mining Sector, the PDAC Convention is the premier event for connecting with people, companies, and organizations involved with mineral exploration.
PDAC stands for the Prospectors and Developers Organization of Canada. On their website, the organization states that it:
“…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.”
As such, the PDAC convention is just one initiative among many, that PDAC undertakes to promote the interests of the Canadian Exploration sector. They are an important organization in Canada, given the large role the mineral exploration sector plays in our economy. Also, the convention is important because the event allows publicly traded companies to gain a broad level of exposure to investors, analysts, industry reporters, and peers. For small mining companies in particular, this sort of outreach becomes essential for presenting a good face to the public.
This year’s event will be taking place from March 4 – 7, in the Metro Toronto Convention Center – South Building.
There are a variety of ticket options that can be explored depending on your purpose for attending. There is even a free ticket option for those delegates who just want to explore the exhibit areas, go to the investor exchange and have some exposure to conferences (an ideal option for investors that want to talk to mining companies!).
Sutton Compliance Communications is sending David Morton and Christopher Trotman to PDAC to learn more about the Canadian Mineral Exploration Sector, network with the industry, and connect with some of our clients! For consultancies such as ours, PDAC presents a great opportunity for us to see how our clients communicate with their stakeholders. Check back next week for our PDAC recap complete with impressions and pictures for your viewing pleasure.
If you follow David or Christopher on Twitter, you’ll see live-tweeting from the event. Or, just follow the #PDAC Hashtag for updates from the event.
Hope to see you all there!