January 19, 2017, No. 146
Mining sector sees 2016 resurgence
In its MIG Insights, the TMX and TSXV listed its top five takeaways from 2016. PDAC is pleased to see the resurgence in the mining sector came in at Number 2. It showed that mining market capitalization was up 55% ($279 billion) and equity capital raised was up 38% ($9.4 billion) year over year. Strong index performance, a record year for tech listings, corporate listings on the rise, and first in new oil and gas listing globally completed the list. Learn more

Responsible Exploration
Impacts of climate change regulation
This past December, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced a proposal to conduct consultation activities related to its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program to better inform Canada’s national greenhouse gas inventory. ECCC proposed to lower the reporting threshold from 50,000 tonnes to 10,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, starting with 2017 data. Learn more. 
Support for explorers operating abroad
PDAC and AME’s Integrated Social Responsibility Committee will host a gathering to discuss the Canadian government’s Trade Planning, Coordination and Responsible Business Practices Unit of Global Affairs Canada. The event will take place during the AME Roundup in Vancouver, and will introduce participants to:
  • Contacts within the Canadian government who are relevant to international mineral exploration activities.
  • Expectations of the Canadian government in the conduct of exploration activities.
  • Sources of assistance to resolve matters before they might grow into conflicts.
Details: January 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Suite 1330, 200 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC. Email Rick Conte with any questions.

Aboriginal Affairs
Don’t miss the Aboriginal Program at PDAC 2017
Register for an All Access Pass at the PDAC 2017 Convention to attend the Aboriginal Program. Made up of four sessions over two days, the Aboriginal Program offers an excellent lineup of speakers, including Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada, who will deliver the keynote at the foundational session of the Aboriginal Forum: Reconciliation—The New Context for Relationship Building in Canada.
Other sessions feature presentations related to community engagement in Canada and internationally, legal and regulatory issues, and the environment. This is an opportunity for Aboriginal communities, companies and the minerals industry to share knowledge, foster relationships and create partnerships. Watch the video to hear firsthand from past attendees, or email Lesley Williams with any questions. Learn more

New roads for Canada’s north
The Federal Government has announced they will pay 25 per cent of costs to build an all-season road to Whati, Northwest Territories, through the P3 Canada Fund. The Tlicho road will join the Tlicho community of Whati to the Mackenzie Highway, providing improved transportation access for the mineral and mining industry operating there. Supporting mineral exploration in remote and northern Canada is a PDAC priority and a recommendation for Federal Budget 2017. PDAC welcomes this announcement. Learn more. 

Human Resource Development
Be a PDAC 2017 industry partner
Companies are invited to apply as an Industry Partner for the Student-Industry Networking Luncheon held at the PDAC 2017 Convention on March 7. This is a free opportunity to market your company to students, recent graduates and professionals. Industry Partners receive a counter-height table to display their materials and showcase their company, projects and opportunities. Learn more. 
Get funding to attend the PDAC 2017 Convention
Save money! The Convention Travel Fund is set up to help student groups cover the costs of getting to Toronto for the annual PDAC Convention. Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply is February 3. Learn more. 
Volunteers needed
Students have a unique opportunity to volunteer their time at the PDAC Convention in exchange for a complimentary All Access Student Pass, a luncheon ticket ($80 value), food vouchers, volunteer apparel, gift card and a volunteer certificate. Sign up today.

PDAC 2017 Convention
Register early and save
February 3: Early registration deadline. PDAC Members receive special rates!

February 6: Cut-off for hotel reservations at preferred rates (where applicable).

Listen to 500 engaging presentations and gain valuable insight on investing in the minerals and mining sector. Attend Aboriginal Program, Capital Markets Program, Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors, CSR Event Series, Exploration Insights, Presentation & Reception Rooms, Short Courses, Student Program, and Technical Program.
Exhibit opportunities
Visit over 900 exhibitors promoting technology, products, services, claim results, exploration, and investment opportunities. Don’t miss Investors Exchange, Mining Marketplace, Prospectors Tent, Trade Show & Trade Show North.
Networking events
Meet with over 22,000 mining and finance professionals from over 125 countries at Opening Day Reception, Mineral Outlook Luncheon, Trade Show Reception, Awards Gala & After Party, and all new Grand Finale.
Mobile convention website
Works just like an app! On your smartphone or tablet, visit www.pdac.ca/convention to launch the mobile website. Plan your time and navigate the convention by building customized schedules into a smartphone calendar by adding events and presentations, locating and saving exhibitors and viewing floorplans.

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