Convention Statistics

Overall
Convention attendees: 26,926
International attendees: 33.3%
Outside of Canada the largest number of attendees came from: The United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Mongolia, Germany, Turkey, and Kazakhstan.
Countries represented: 138
Accredited media: 366
Sponsors: 35
Student attendees: 1,115

Exhibits
Trade Show:
Booths: 1054
Exhibiting organizations: 599
Government exhibitors: 73

Investors Exchange:
Booths: 492
Exhibiting organizations: 446

Prospectors Tent exhibitors: 20

Core Shack exhibitors: 40

Programming 
Short Courses: 10
Sessions: 167
Presenters: 693

Convention Highlights

  • The Convention hosted more than 1,100 exhibitors, continuing to serve as the premier venue for unveiling new trends, technological innovations, and industry discussions.
  • Extensive programming covering current topics focusing on capital markets, Indigenous relations, student and early career development, and sustainability.
  • Keynote speakers included Jakob Stausholm, Rio Tinto; Michael Stanley, The World Bank; Denise Johnson, Caterpillar Inc.; and Wojtek Wodzicki, Lundin Group Vicuña Exploration Team
  • The Convention provided a venue for dialogue between industry and government. PDAC’s leadership seized the opportunity to underscore the important role public policy has in supporting the competitiveness of Canada’s mineral sector. 
  • Five of the industry’s top performers were honoured at the PDAC 2024 Awards Gala. The prestigious event was once again held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

PDAC 2024 Photo Gallery

Photo credit: Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada

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