September 15, 2015, No. 130



               PM Stephen Harper promises to enhance METC               
While campaigning in North Bay, Ontario on September 2, Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to expand the METC for three years if re-elected, and introduce a new 25% METC for northern and remote projects more than 50 km from an all-weather road or service centre. Click here for more details and reaction from PDAC President Rod Thomas on the announcement.

Corporate Social Responsibility
First Engagement: A Field Guide for Explorers
PDAC has released a new resource for field workers entitled First Engagement: A Field Guide for Explorers. This straightforward resource aims to support mineral exploration companies, and their field based employees, in building a strong and positive company-community relationship at the site level.

Capital Markets Regulatory Authority
On August 25, the ministers responsible for capital markets regulation in the jurisdictions participating in the Capital Markets Regulatory Authority released a revised consultation draft of the Capital Markets Act and initial regulations for consultation. This marks a key milestone in the transition to a Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System. Read the announcement here, as well as the PDAC’s press release, and our website

          PDAC 2016 Convention          
PDAC 2015 was ranked Number 7 in BizBash’s Top 100 Events of 2015! Check out the article here

New Exhibitor application forms for the Investors Exchange, Trade Show & Trade Show North and Mining Marketplace are available. For more information and to apply, click here.

The Prospectors Tent Application form will be available on Thursday, September 24 at 10:00 am. For more information, click here.
Global Sponsorship & Marketing Program
Put your name in front of more than 23,000 international attendees and extend your global reach through our social media channels. Our program provides strategic opportunities to reach target audiences, increase brand recognition, and meet marketing objectives. Comprehensive programs are designed to enhance your corporate profile through diverse pre-convention, onsite and post-convention marketing initiatives. Click here for more information. 
 Presentation Opportunities
Exploration Insights, formerly the Open Session, is a high-profile venue for speakers who wish to present topical subjects at the PDAC Convention in a forum outside the themed Technical Sessions. The deadline to apply is November 13. For more information and to apply, click here.

Presentation Rooms are a great way to enhance an organization’s visibility, launch a product, present a workshop, meet clients and prospects and/or make a presentation about your mining jurisdiction or company. For more information and to apply, click here.

CSR Event Series
Last call for Request for Proposals for sessions at the CSR Event Series at PDAC 2016. Deadline is September 23.
Events at a glance
PDAC Executive Director Andrew Cheatle will be attending the 2015 Precious Metals Summit in Colorado from September 16-18.
PDAC President Rod Thomas and Executive Director Andrew Cheatle are participating in the United Nations Special Panel in Extractive Industries and the Sustainable Development Goals on September 26 in New York.
PDAC will be at AEMQ’s 2015 Explore, Booth #310, on October 7 and 8.
Rod and Andrew will be in London for the bi-annual ICMM Members’ Meeting from October 12-16.
PDAC President Rod Thomas will be participating in the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne, Australia from November 9-13. PDAC members can receive a 10% discount using VIP code: MA970PDAC10.
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