April 16, 2015, No. 125

S-IMEW 2015


Mark your calendars for PDAC 2016!
The PDAC 2016 Convention will be taking place March 6 to 9 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) in downtown Toronto, Canada. 

PDAC 2015 Convention statistics
This year’s convention welcomed 23,578 attendees from over 100 countries. A complete list of statistics is available here

PDAC 2015 Convention
Access to speaker presentations
The Live Learning Centre for PDAC 2015 is now available! Instructions on how to access videos from the Technical Program and Open Session—synchronized to speakers’ PowerPoint presentations,as released by the presenter— have been emailed to all four-day, All Access Pass holders. For more information, click here

Human Resource Development
David Harquail of Franco-Nevada to welcome students at S-IMEW
The President & CEO of Franco-Nevada, David Harquail, will be giving the keynote presentation at the Welcome Reception during the PDAC’s 9th annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW), held in Sudbury from May 2 to 15. This workshop is the cornerstone of the PDAC’s goal of ensuring that students acquire the necessary skills and experience to successfully start a career in mineral exploration. To learn more about S-IMEW visit our website

Support the industry's future and profile your company during S-IMEW
Sponsorship opportunities for S-IMEW 2015 are still available. The continued success and ongoing viability of the workshop is largely dependent on the continued generosity of its sponsors. This workshop would not be the success that it is without the sponsors and the efforts of our volunteers who generously give their time and expertise to our students. Sponsoring the workshop is an opportunity to raise the profile of your organization and gain access to top Canadian talent. Review all Sponsorship opportunities.

For more information contact Krishana Michaud, Manager, Student Program at [email protected]

PDAC Membership
Expanded PDAC sponsored insurance program for members
PDAC understands that members are primarily focused on exploration and mining—not insurance. Therefore, PDAC established and sponsors three exclusive insurance programs designed specifically for the membership. 
The program, originally established in 2007, has undergone a revitalization to reflect the changing market conditions and to ensure you continue to have access to appropriate and cost effective insurance with a high level of service.

Click on the links below to contact our insurance partners directly, and to inquire about coverage and rates.

The Group Benefits Program provides access to enhanced health and dental benefits, as well as life, long-term disability and critical illness to both individuals and corporations.

The Consultants Package includes professional liability insurance and general insurance products for individuals and consulting firms working in the Canadian mineral exploration and earth sciences sectors.

The Mining/Contractors Package is aimed at addressing the needs of any and all Canadian mining companies that are private or public, exploration or operating, and mining contractors/equipment providers. 

April and May Events at a Glance
PDAC President Rod Thomas will be speaking at CESCO week in Chile on April 13-16 
PDAC Executive Director Andrew Cheatle will attend the CIM Conference in Montreal on May 10 to 12 

Finance & Taxation
State of Mineral Finance: 2015 - Déjà Vu is a new report assessing the vitality of Canada's mineral exploration industry 

PDAC Membership
PDAC Annual Report 2014 is now available 

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