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February 27, 2020: PDAC 2020: The world’s premier mineral exploration and mining convention returns to Toronto

Toronto, February 27, 2020: The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) 2020 Convention—the world’s premier mineral exploration and mining event—will commence this weekend in Toronto, marking its 88th year.

Every year the PDAC Convention injects upwards of $70 million into the local Toronto economy.

“The PDAC Convention is the one event the world’s mineral exploration and mining industry cannot afford to miss, and 2020 will be my 32nd consecutive year attending” says PDAC President Felix Lee. “It is an opportunity for industry professionals to gather and best position themselves and their companies for the year ahead.”

Toronto is the mining investment capital of the world and Canada is home to more than half the world’s mining and exploration company headquarters.

“More than 25,000 attendees from over 132 countries are consistently represented at the PDAC Convention, and some of the top reasons for this are the networking, investment and learning opportunities,” adds Lee. “It’s a historical and iconic event that we are proud to offer on behalf of the sector each year.”

A topical lineup of programs, short courses, speakers, investment opportunities and events are available for attendees, reflecting the current trends and issues facing the industry.

PDAC 2020 Convention highlights include:

  • Keynote Session: Discoveries of the 21st Century
  • Building an investor toolkit: Practical tips seminar
  • Programs: Indigenous, Capital Markets, Sustainability and Technical
  • Mineral Outlook Luncheon: Catherine Raw, Chief Operating Officer, North America, Barrick Gold Corporation, discusses the recent spate of M&A in the gold mining sector
  • The Network, PDAC’s new reception, is the must-attend event to connect with domestic and international professionals, and discuss matters shaping the industry

The PDAC 2020 Convention takes place March 1-4 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Visit for more information. General public welcome to attend.