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Friday, February 28

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Programming
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8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Short Courses

An in-depth overview of US mining law relating to acquiring, developing, permitting, financing and closing hard rock mining claims and projects

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This full-day course is a comprehensive overview of the mining law in the United States relating to the acquisition, exploration, development, operation and closure of hard rock mining projects. The course will provide in-depth coverage of types of land and mineral ownership in the US, types of mineral claims, historical and current issues under the Mining Law of 1872, the process and issues involved in obtaining, holding and financing mineral tenures, an overview of water law in the Western US, and issues relating to acquisition and generation of electrical power for the operation. The course will include an overview of the typical methods for entering into exploration and development joint venture arrangements, including the revised Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation ‘Form 5’ limited liability company agreement, lease, purchase and sale of exploration and mining project issues, and a discussion of the standard royalty mechanisms including net smelter return and net profits interest royalties.

The course will also cover current significant environmental issues in the exploration and development of operations, including key air and water discharge issues, environmental impact statements, permitting of tailings facilities, bonding, and mine closure and reclamation issues. Attendees will leave with an excellent foundation for understanding the major issues involved in acquiring, holding, financing and developing mining interests in the US and the related environmental, water, power and closure issues. The course is ideal for persons who are interested in acquiring mining projects in the US, or simply wish to have a refresher on key concepts.

PRESENTERS:

Nora R. Pincus, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Kevin W. Johnson, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Jim Butler, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Richard J. Angell, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Chad C. Baker, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Wendy Crowther, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Jason D. Steiert, Parsons Behle & Latimer


LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: ENTRY-LEVEL

COURSE FEE:
Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

Early Rate:
Member $449.99 Non-Member $549.99
Regular rate:
Member $649.99 Non-member $749.99
Student 219.99

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8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Short Courses

Concepts and application of machine learning to mining geoscience: A practical course

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Over the last 5 years Machine Leaning (ML) has been a growing subject of conversation in the mining industry. From targeting of mineral deposits to connected mining environment, there is no doubt that artificial intelligence will play a key role in our industry in the near future. However, the subject can seem obscure and is often hard to grasp, which creates apprehensions from geoscientists.

This workshop will introduce the participants to the applications and evaluation of Machine Learning in mining geoscience. The main concepts and best practices for applied Machine Learning to exploration and mining will be reviewed. The course will be set in a practical framework, with a focus on the understanding and usage of different algorithms without detailing the mathematics behind each algorithm. Through a series of case studies, examples and hands-on exercises the attendees will learn how to best apply Machine Learning to different datasets and most importantly, evaluate the results produced by the algorithms.


PRESENTERS:
Jean-Philippe Paiement, Mira Geoscience
Martin Blouin, Geolearn
Antoine Cate, SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.
Erwan Gloaguen, INRS-ETE Quebec

LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE

Participants should have a strong interest in either statistics, modelling or data analysis. No prior coding or data science knowledge is required. Exercises will be completed using a user-friendly and intuitive interface for data mining and Machine Learning. Participants are required to bring their own laptop.

COURSE FEE:
Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

Early Rate:
Member $699.99 Non-Member $799.99
Regular rate:
Member $899.99 Non-member $999.99
Student $399.99

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8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Short Courses

Gold: Geology, geochemistry, genesis and exploration

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This two-day-long workshop will focus on the present day understanding on the most widespread mineral deposit types that host much of the global gold resource. Leading experts will provide descriptions of some of the most important examples of each deposit type, with detailed material on tectonic and structural controls, geological characteristics, geochemical and geophysical signatures, geochronological relationships, and exploration strategies. Presented material will include characterization of orogenic gold deposits, low and high sulfidation epithermal gold deposits, gold-rich porphyry deposits, Carlin-type, and intrusion-related gold systems. The most up-to-date evidence for ore-formation processes and development of genetic models for these various deposit types will be described. The course is aimed for geoscientists from both industry and academia, as well as students of economic geology, who desire a comprehensive understanding of modern concepts on the geology of gold deposits.


PRESENTERS:
Richard J. Goldfarb, China University of Geosciences & Golden Predator Mining Corp.
Stuart F. Simmons, Hot Solutions Ltd.

LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: ADVANCED

COURSE FEE:
Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

 Early Rate:
Member $899.99 Non-Member $999.99
Regular rate:
Member $1099.99 Non-member $1199.99
Student $399.99

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8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Short Courses

Minimizing environmental impact

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The aim of this course is to assist exploration companies to minimize the impact of their field operations on the environment and in so doing lay down foundations for acquiring a “social licence to operate” from local communities, government agencies and other stakeholders, reduce costs, and add value. Using parts of the environmental toolkit from PDAC’s on-line guidance e3 Plus, a framework for responsible exploration, and drawing on the expertise of a number of experienced practitioners, the course will emphasize the practical aspects of operating in the field. Attendees will receive a good grounding in what are potential environmental impacts, and related mitigation and management measures, associated with exploration field operations. It is intended that this course, and the PDAC Health and Safety Course, are separate but complimentary.

The objective is to cover the main topics relating to mineral exploration impact on the environment from the point of view of an active mineral exploration program, including camp construction and management, access trails and roads, water resources, waste management, regulatory considerations and supporting governance for drill programs. Some aspects of community engagement related to environmental stewardship will be referred to but community relations will not be the focus of this course. It will be a how-to course both for those starting out in their exploration careers and for more experienced people who want to update their knowledge. Participants could include geologists, diamond drillers, camp operators, and others

Speakers will include geologists, environmental experts and a senior diamond drill company representative, all with decades of experience and knowledge in field operations. The course should appeal to Canadian and international participants..

PRESENTERS:

Amiel Blajchman, Cedar Water Strategy
Tim Bremner, Foraco Canada Ltd.
David Brown, Golder Associates Ltd.
Bill Mercer, Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.
Mark Wiseman, Avalon Advanced Materials Inc..

LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: ENTRY LEVEL TO INTERMEDIATE

Some Knowledge of e3 Plus (available free of charge at www.pdac.ca/e3plus) would be helpful but not essential

COURSE FEE:
Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

Regular rate:

Member $74.99 Non-member $169.99 
Student $37.99

PDAC is pleased to offer this course as part of the associations ongoing leadership in sustainability and its commitment to improving responsible exploration

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8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Short Courses

Mining financial modeling

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This is an interactive, hands-on course focused on the skills required to create a best-in-class financial model of a mining project. The course is case-based and uses an example of a company developing an open-pit mine. Issues related to mining, milling and processing will be covered in the course. A powerful scenario page is included to test sensitivities to key drivers. The model includes detailed schedules for mining sequencing, production, operating costs, capital costs and reclamation costs. Valuation concepts covered include net present value, internal rate of return and payback period. Participants will learn the best practices for designing and building financial models of a mining projects.

They will also come away with many new intermediate and advanced Excel skills commonly used in financial models. Upon course completion, all the participants will take away a completed model that can be used as a template on future mining projects.

PRESENTER:
Duncan McKeen, The Marquee Group

LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE

Participants should have basic knowledge in Mining, Accounting, Finance and Excel
Participants should bring a laptop to this session with a copy of Excel installed since they will be using it to build a mining model using a template which will be provided. Either a PC or a Mac computer will work, but PC’s are preferred.

COURSE FEE:
Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

Early Rate:
Member $499.99 Non-Member $599.99
Regular rate:
Member $699.99 Non-member $799.99
Student $269.99

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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Short Courses

Geological interpretation of aeromagnetic data

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Magnetic survey coverage is rapidly expanding worldwide but our ability to assimilate these data into exploration programs is not keeping pace. This introductory course aims to enlighten participants on the strengths and weaknesses of potential field methods and to illustrate how best they can be used to progress exploration programs. The day will include several “hands-on” exercises. This course is designed for the geologist who wants to improve their understanding of aeromagnetics and the geophysicist who wants to improve their understanding of the geology responsible for aeromagnetic anomalies.

This is an introductory course designed to inform attendees of the range of applications of aeromagnetic data and the key steps involved in the integration of aeromagnetic data with geology. Participants will be introduced to the concept of mapping geology and structure as expressed in the magnetic response to develop a lithostratigraphic interpretation using aeromagnetic data through hands-on exercises.

PRESENTERS:
David Isles, Southern Geoscience Consultants
Anne Tomlinson, Southern Geoscience Consultants

LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE

Participants should have a general knowledge of geology, general knowledge or exposure to aeromagnetic data

COURSE FEE:
Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

Early Rate:
Member $449.99 Non-Member $649.99
Regular rate:
Member $549.99 Non-member $749.99
Student $269.99

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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Short Courses

Will this exploration project become a mine?

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There are many decisions that need to be made early on in exploration projects – should we continue drilling? What grade and tonnage do we need to make this into an economic project? How would we develop this project? These questions can usually be answered early on in the development cycle and the answers can provide valuable guidance on making a decision to continue investing or to walk away from a project.

This course is designed to give insight into early stage projects from a mining engineer’s
perspective. We will look at all the key aspects required for determining early stage cost estimates including: mining method selection, processing methods, infrastructure requirements, environmental management, and social licence. We will also review key inputs to revenue including: metal prices, metallurgical recoveries, payable metal, transport costs, treatment and refining charges, and royalties.

Ultimately, we will be able to use this information to develop an early stage cash flow that will give us an indication of a project likelihood of success.


PRESENTERS:
Jason Cox, RPA
Ian Weir, RPA
David Robson, RPA
David Ritchie, SLR
Elise Ho-Foong, SLR
Lance Engelbrecht, RPA


LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: ALL LEVELS

This course is primarily designed for geologists, executives and investors. Participants are requested to bring their own laptop.

COURSE FEE:
Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

Early Rate:
Member $699.99 Non-Member $799.99
Regular rate:
Member $899.99 Non-member $999.99
Student $349.99

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Saturday, February 29

Time
Location
Programming
Session
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Short Courses

Health & safety for mineral exploration

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The objective of the course is to give participants sufficient training in understanding what the typical risks are in mineral exploration, how to run a simple risk assessment, an introduction to accident root cause analysis, as well as the gathering and use of H&S statistics and some emphasis on the special higher risks associated with drilling (accidents) and helicopters (fatalities). For the more experienced participants, they will understand what a company should have in place to implement effective, high level H&S practices from the Board level to operations.

Participants will have enough information to start a health and safety (H&S) program, and given one existing at their company, they will understand better what a H&S program is attempting to achieve. The course is suitable for people with a range of experience levels. Speakers include seasoned experts in H&S from exploration, management, drilling and aviation (helicopters).


PRESENTERS:
Bill Mercer, Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.
Mark Wiseman, Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.
Jimmy Barrieau, Boart Longyear
Corey Taylor, Universal Helicopters


LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: ALL LEVELS

COURSE FEE:
Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

Regular rate:
Member $74.99 Non-member $169.99
Student $37.99

The PDAC is pleased to offer this course at a special rate as part of the association’s ongoing leadership in Health & Safety and its commitment to improving responsible exploration.

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8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Networking Events

Mining Matters Hockey Tournament

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Location: Scotiabank Pond, Downsview Park, Toronto

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8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Short Courses

Fundamentos de estimación de recursos minerales

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RPA and the PDAC will present the popular Fundamentals of mineral resource estimation course in Spanish.

Este curso, presentado por un equipo de expertos profesionales de RPA, introduce los fundamentos de estimación de recursos minerales. El contenido se ha preparado para una audiencia de geólogos de exploración y mina ya que estos son los principales responsables en el descubrimiento, definición y producción de depósitos minerales. El propósito de este curso es delinear los componentes clave y las consideraciones de importancia en la estimación de recursos minerales para que la audiencia pueda incorporar lo aprendido a su trabajo.
El curso comienza con bases de datos de perforación y avanza cubriendo dominios de recursos, análisis de tendencias, análisis exploratorio de datos, técnicas de estimación, cálculo de leyes de corte y criterios de clasificación. Se explorarán consideraciones específicas para el modelo de recursos minerales, incluyendo aspectos prácticos como el método de minado propuesto y el equipo, así como aspectos geoestadísticos tales como criterios en la selección adecuada de dominios. RPA explicará los fundamentos y la importancia de cada paso, y mencionará riesgos y errores comunes.
Los ejercicios que complementan el contenido del curso pueden incluir: interpretación geológica, verificación de base de datos, tratamiento de valores extremos, cálculo de leyes de corte, análisis exploratorio de datos, estimación de ley de bloques, estrategias para elipses de búsqueda, clasificación y verificación de modelos de bloques.

PRESENTERS:

Sean Horan, RPA
José Texidor Carlsson, RPA
Rosmery Cárdenas, RPA
Ian Weir, RPA


NIVEL DE COMPRENSIÓN: PRINCIPIANTE A INTERMEDIO

Los participantes deberían tener un entendimiento de depósitos minerales y un nivel básico de exploración minera, incluyendo perforación.

PRECIO DEL CURSO:
Incluye material del curso, desayuno continental el Sábado y el Domingo, almuerzo de tres platos el Sábado y café ambos días.

Early rate:
Member $699.99 Non-member $799.99
Regular rate:
Member $899.99 Non-member $999.99
Student $399.99

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9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Short Courses

Environmental intelligence: A tool box to decrease risk, improve performance and increase bottom line performance

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The environment factors into every stage of the mine life cycle. Forward-thinking companies understand this and make environment part of their overall corporate strategy – the benefits being accurate financial forecasting, optimized resource allocation, and enhanced social license. This course encourages participants to think proactively about the environment – in a unique way. The course introduces Environmental Intelligence; focusing on behaviours we see as critical to successful outcomes. We distill behaviours into a tangible tool-box to plan, manage and ensure project success. The course has been taught previously with broad appeal - senior level mining executives, regulators, environmental practitioners/consultants and students, and established that industry wide:

  1. It is critical to develop a clear conceptual model of the project up-front to avoid costly errors;

  2. Strategies are required to move from data collection to clear communication of outcomes;

  3. Implementation strategies for company-wide review of environmental performance are required to anticipate risks.
PRESENTERS:
Elizabeth Haack, EcoMetrix
Sarah Barabash, EcoMetrix
Lesley Warren, University of Toronto
Brent Murphy, Seabridge Gold


LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: ALL LEVELS

COURSE FEE:
Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

Early rate:
Member $449.99 Non-member $549.99
Regular rate:
Member $649.99 Non-member $749.99
Student $219.99

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9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Short Courses

Greenstone belt architecture and metal endowment within the Abitibi Terrane

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The course will focus on the gold and base metal endowment of Archean granite to greenstone terranes within the Superior Craton at regional to camp and deposit scales utilizing integrated 4D architecture interpretations derived from surface geology, geochronology and geophysical surveys. The course will highlight new results from Laurentian University’s Metal Earth program where in excess of 1,000 km of reflection seismic, magnetotelluric and gravity surveys have provided some of the highest resolution crustal imaging across transects of up to 130 km in length within the Abitibi and the Wabigoon terranes. The geophysical studies are complemented by studies at craton to transect scales, which emphasize integration of field, laboratory, geochemical and isotopic results providing new insights into the geological and metallogenic framework of Archean granite to greenstone terranes, their relationship to metasedimentary terranes, the mantle metal reservoirs underlying granite-greenstone terranes, and the architecture of the structural conduits controlling endowment via upward migration of melts and mineralizing hydrothermal fluids. The course will consist of presentations by Metal Earth’s principal investigators and researchers.


PRESENTERS:
Ross Sherlock, Laurentian University
David Snyder, Geophysical Consultant
Lucie Mathieu,  Université du Québec à Chicoutimi  
Rasmus Haugaard, Laurentian University
Xiaohui Zhou, Laurentian University
Kate Rubingh, Laurentian University
Taus Jørgensen, Laurentian University  


LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE

Participants should have a BSc in Geology

COURSE FEE:
Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch

Early rate:
Member $499.99 Non-member $599.99
Regular rate:
Member $699.99 Non-member $799.99
Student $259.99

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Sunday, March 1

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Location
Programming
Session
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

A carbon-free mining future with Small Modular Reactors

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Join us in exploring a carbon-free mining future with the deployment of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), which have the potential to bring clean energy to remote mine operations.

Registration is required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]


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8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Ecuador Day

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Ecuador Day: An update on exploration activities and Ecuador's investment climate.

Additional details to come.


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8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Highlights from Natural Resources Canada’s Targeted Geoscience Initiative and Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program

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Natural Resources Canada’s Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI) and Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program, led by the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), have fostered public geoscience to enhance understanding of Canada’s mineral potential since 2000 and 2008, respectively. TGI provides the industry with next-generation geoscience to support effective targeting of buried mineral deposits, while GEM uses geological mapping to help unlock the full mineral potential of Canada’s North.

Presentations will highlight recent program results and provide an opportunity to bring together GSC scientists, TGI grant recipients and industry professionals for updates on cutting-edge research relevant to mineral exploration in Canada.

All are welcome. Registration is not required.


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8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Short Courses

Public reporting, professional practice, and industry guidance: Meeting expectations of securities regulators

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While NI 43-101 is the “public face” of mining disclosure in Canada, there are several key organizations that play a significant role in the overall stability of the mining disclosure rule. This course will discuss the interdependence of securities regulators, professional geoscience regulators, and technical societies in maintaining the confidence in public reporting.

NI 43-101 sets minimum standards for disclosure—it does not prescribe how exploration programs are
designed and executed or how mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates are prepared. This means the qualified person, with the required technical competence, relevant experience, and professional ethics plays a critical role in upholding the success, or failure, of the disclosure regime. Presenters from Professional Geoscientists Ontario will cover the ethical obligations of professional geoscientists, including procedures when practitioners fail in their duty to uphold or protect the public interest. Members from the CIM Best Practice Committee will discuss recent updates to the best practice guidance documents for mineral exploration and estimation of mineral resources and mineral reserves. Securities regulators will present findings from recent compliance reviews, particularly disclosure of mineral resource estimates in technical reports.

PRESENTERS:
Craig Waldie, Ontario Securities Commission
James Whyte, Ontario Securities Commission
Reno Pressacco, CIM Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve
Best Practices Committee
John Ryder, Chair, Professional Geoscientists Ontario


LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: ALL LEVELS

Participants should have a basic understanding of NI 43-101.

Includes course material, hot buffet breakfast and refreshments

Regular rate:
Member $199.99 Non-member $239.99
Student $129.99

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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Western Tethyan Belt: An emerging copper and gold region

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Hosted by Mundoro Capital, ‘Western Tethyan Belt: An emerging copper and gold region’ continues the conversation that began at PDAC 2017.

This session will highlight the Tethyan Belt as an emerging region for mineral projects. From high-grade development projects to high-tech operating mines, the region remains underexplored yet rich with mineral potential, low-cost profiles and skilled local workforces in both mining and exploration.

Companies will provide updates on their projects in the region, with government speakers providing insight into local jurisdictions.

Registration is required. For more information, please visit: eventbrite.ca/e/79806923657


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12:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors
12:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Clear Creek Digital

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Speaker(s):
Trevor Hall
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12:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

eResearch

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Speaker(s):
Chris Thompson
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12:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Global Analyst

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Speaker(s):
Adrian Day
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12:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Murenbeeld & Co.

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Speaker(s):
Chantelle Schieven
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12:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Sprott's Thoughts

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Speaker(s):
Rick Rule
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12:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors
1:00 PM – 1:25 PM
Technical Program

Mining and mineral exploration potential in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Speaker(s):
Al Workman, Watts, Griffis and McOuat Ltd., Toronto, Canada
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1:00 PM – 1:25 PM
Technical Program

The corporate world of the next decade

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Speaker(s):
Marie Inkster & Ron Hochstein, Lundin Mining Corporation, Vancouver, Canada
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1:25 PM – 1:50 PM
Technical Program

Overview of world mineral exploration trends

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Speaker(s):
Mark Ferguson, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Halifax, Canada
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1:25 PM – 1:50 PM
Technical Program

Top 10 ways for mining companies to attract money from investors

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Speaker(s):
Chad Williams, Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc., Toronto, Canada
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1:50 PM – 2:15 PM
Technical Program

How to communicate your story: An investor's perspective

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Speaker(s):
Nawojka Wachowiak, 1832 Asset Management L.P., Toronto, Canada
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1:50 PM – 2:15 PM
Technical Program

Zinc

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Speaker(s):
Megan Degelman Smith, Teck Resources Limited, Toronto, Canada
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2:15 PM – 2:40 PM
Technical Program

Base metal concerns: A blended future

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Speaker(s):
Ryan Cochrane, Open Mineral, London, England
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2:15 PM – 2:40 PM
Technical Program

Investing in growth: Barrick’s key project parameters

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Speaker(s):
Rob Krcmarov, Barrick Gold Corporation, Toronto, Canada
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2:40 PM – 3:05 PM
Technical Program

Copper

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Speaker(s):
Vanessa Davidson, CRU Group, London, England
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2:40 PM – 3:05 PM
Technical Program

Mining investment: What catches the banker’s eye

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Speaker(s):
Remco van der Water, ING Group, New York, USA
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3:05 PM – 3:30 PM
Technical Program

Precious metals

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Speaker(s):
Nicky Shiels, Scotiabank, New York, USA
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3:55 PM – 4:20 PM
Technical Program

Steel raw products

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Speaker(s):
Matthew Piggott, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Surrey, England
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4:20 PM – 4:55 PM
Technical Program

Uranium

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Speaker(s):
Nick Carter, UxC LLC, Roswell, USA
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Monday, March 2

Time
Location
Programming
Session
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Brazilian Mining Day

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  • Brazil
  • PDAC 2020 Country Sponsor Icon

The Brazilian Mining Day presentation will illustrate how Brazil is a top destination for exploration and mining investment.

Additional details to come.


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8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Canada Day

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  • Canada
  • PDAC 2020 Country Sponsor Icon

Canada Day will focus on accelerating the exploration and mining of critical minerals and metals to support the green economy.

From the ground to electric vehicles, Canada has a strong foundation for value chain development, including the minerals and metals required for lithium-ion batteries. Canada is also rich in critical minerals - aluminum, potash, rare earths, cobalt and others - which are key for renewable energy production, military technologies and electronics.

Canada is taking bold steps to become a significant player in emerging global value chains. Join us to explore how governments and industry can work together to power the future!

All are welcome. Registration is not required.



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8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Global mining sector: On the frontiers of change

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Join the largest law firm in the world to hear about recent trends and developments in the global mining landscape. Digital disruption, economic sanctions and capital constraints are just a few of the challenges that mining companies face today. Our global mining team will take an in-depth look at the new frontiers of change and how to navigate them.

Topics include:

  • Global trends in mining finance

  • Protecting your investments and assets: Using investment structuring and arbitration clause drafting to your advantage

  • The frontier of mining innovation: Dealing with disruptive technologies

  • Drilling down on corruption risk


Registration is required. For more information, and to register, please contact: [email protected]


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8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Invest Canada North: Mineral investment opportunities in Canada’s North

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Join this exclusive one-day forum to discover the investment opportunities in Canada’s North - Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut - hosted by sector experts and well-known wealth influencers. Keynote speakers, panels and special sessions will highlight the competitive advantages of each region including geological potential, geopolitical stability, Indigenous partnerships and leaders in exploration and mining.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Registration and refreshments
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Keynotes and session registration

Invest Canada North - Premier networking reception
Sunday, March 1 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in MTCC Room 107

Detailed agenda to come to our website, launching December 2019: www.InvestCanadaNorth.ca

Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]



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8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Kudz Ze Kayah (KZK): The next generation of Yukon mining

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BMC’s CEO & Executive Director, Scott Donaldson, will outline the development and progress of the KZK zinc/silver project located in the highly prospective Finlayson Lake district in southeast Yukon, Canada. The Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) has completed its technical review of the project development application with its draft screening report due end of 2019. BMC aims to deliver a modern, financially viable and environmentally responsible project with meaningful involvement of local First Nations and nearby communities.

Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please contact: [email protected] or visit: bmcminerals.com and kudzzekayah.com


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9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Colombia Day

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Colombia has great mining potential, especially for gold and copper. Colombia’s geological formations in the belt of the Andes mountain chain are highly favourable for metallic prospects and deposits. In 2020, gold production is estimated to grow by 26 per cent.

Discover Colombia’s geological potential and mining opportunities, and meet the government’s representatives.

Topics will include:
· Opportunities and challenges for mining
· Environmental aspects
· The National Mining Agency and its role to encourage projects
· New mining cadastre

Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]


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9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Peru Day

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  • Peru
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Peru Day will include presentations from Peru’s President, Ministers of State, President of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, and investment leaders. They will address the key issues facing mining in Peru, such as the country’s solid macroeconomic environment, its huge and available polymetallic resources, its legal framework based on international standards and its neutral tax regime for international investors. The speakers will also discuss the recent measures that Peru has implemented, both politically and socially, to remain as one of the most attractive jurisdictions in the world for mining investment.

All are welcome. Registration is not required.


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9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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The annual South African Mining Investment Seminar

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South Africa has a long-standing mining heritage and remains the wealthiest mining jurisdiction in the world. The country has developed progressive and internationally competitive mining policies to benefit both large and small-scale producers in the sector. Join the country as it engages delegates on key issues facing the South African mining industry.

The seminar, to be followed by a networking session, will reaffirm South Africa’s commitment to growing and sustaining the mining industry, advancing technological innovation and the development of junior miners, confirming the country as a favorable investment destination. This event is not to be missed.

Registration is required. For more information and to RSVP, please contact: Sybil Miller at [email protected] or 416 730-7284


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9:10 AM – 9:35 AM
Technical Program

Americas and Latin American exploration trends

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Speaker(s):
Adam Webb, S&P Global Market Intelligence, London, England
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9:15 AM – 9:25 AM
Capital Markets Program

Sponsor welcome and opening remarks

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Speaker(s):
Maureen Jensen, Chair & CEO, Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Sponsor welcome, PearTree
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9:35 AM – 10:15 AM
Keynote Program

Finding and building world-class in different continents

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Speaker(s):
Mark Bristow, Barrick Gold Corporation, Toronto, Canada
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10:00 AM – 10:25 AM
Technical Program

Winning mining policies for the region

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Speaker(s):
Ricardo Monte Alto, Wood MacKenzie, New York, USA
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10:15 AM – 10:55 AM
Keynote Program

Brucejack Mine: From discovery to production

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Speaker(s):
Joe Ovsenek , Pretium Resources Inc., Vancouver, Canada
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10:25 AM – 10:50 AM
Technical Program

The mine environment In Brasil: Changes in rules and regulations

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Speaker(s):
Luis Mauricio Azevedo, ABPM (Brazilian Association of Mineral Companies), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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Improving recoveries in base and precious metals by using Albion Process™ atmospheric leaching (Reception Room)

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Albion Process™ atmospheric leaching is achieving high recoveries in base and precious metals with lower capital and operating costs, all while tolerating wildly fluctuating feeds. But how does it work? What’s the process in setting it up? And would it work with your feed? Find out in this workshop.

Presenter: Paul Voigt, Glencore Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Registration is required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]


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1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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Greenland Day

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Greenland Day is a consistent feature at the PDAC Convention, attracting potential partners, exploration and mining companies and investors from all over the world. The Government of Greenland invites exploration and mining companies operating in Greenland to present their projects. This gives a unique opportunity to hear first-hand what it is like to do business in Greenland. The Greenland Business Association highlights the current conditions encountered by companies in the mining industry. These presentations show how Greenland strives to attract the mining industry through initiatives regarding infrastructure, access to qualified labour, local suppliers and the investment environment.

Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]


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2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Argentina Forum Day 2020

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Argentina is a mining investment destination. The presentation will highlight different projects in prospecting, exploration, and development stages through the experiences of local and international major and junior investors. The main mining provinces will explain their policies to develop these projects.

The session will also focus on initiatives designed to benefit mining projects including an online cadastre, tables of competitiveness, infrastructure, the Argentine-Chilean Mining Integration and Complementation Treaty and related legal aspects of the initiatives.

Registration is required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]


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2:00 PM – 2:25 PM
Technical Program

Australia united: Making the world’s best pre-competitive data even better

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Speaker(s):
Richard Blewett, Geoscience Australia, Canberra, Australia
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2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Data and analytics forum

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The hype around machine learning and artificial intelligence is at an all-time peak with data, software, and models that touch every part of the mining value chain. Join Descartes Labs as we explore what is working and what is not. We will focus on data management and refining, modeling workflows, computer vision, high-performance computing, as well as the human creativity and change management that makes success possible with these cutting-edge projects.

Join us after the event for a networking reception with craft cocktails and hor d’oeuvres.

Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please contact: Peter Barile at [email protected]


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2:00 PM – 2:25 PM
Technical Program

Financing of diamond projects: Where are the best opportunities for juniors?

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Speaker(s):
James Campbell, Botswana Diamonds, Johannesburg, South Africa
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2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Mongolia at PDAC 2020

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Mongolia at PDAC 2020 will offer attendees valuable updates on the country’s mining sector policies, the various projects that are being implemented and the prospective areas of cooperation. This session will include speakers from the Ministry, the country’s largest state-owned entities, and other mining sector and government representatives, giving attendees the opportunity to hear first-hand from the key stakeholders.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact: Anuzaya Ulziibat at [email protected]


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2:00 PM – 2:25 PM
Technical Program

Practical Geometallurgy for investors

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Speaker(s):
Stuart Saich, Promet101, Brisbane, Australia
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2:00 PM – 2:25 PM
Technical Program

Renewed exploration and development interest in North America: The numbers

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Speaker(s):
Chris Galbraith, S&P Global Market Intelligence, New York, USA
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2:25 PM – 2:50 PM
Technical Program

Carlin style deposits in Nevada: Exploration activity and targeting criteria

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Speaker(s):
John Muntean, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Reno, USA
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2:25 PM – 2:50 PM
Technical Program

Driving discovery in Australia’s top end through world-leading pre-competitive data

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Speaker(s):
Ian Scrimgeour, Northern Territory Geological Survey, Darwin, Australia
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2:25 PM – 2:50 PM
Technical Program

Improving geomet understanding in a mature operating paradigm

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Speaker(s):
Lucy Hollis Bryan Rairdan , Teck Resources Limited, Vancouver, Canada
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2:25 PM – 2:50 PM
Technical Program

Innovation in the diamond industry

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Speaker(s):
Mpumi Zikalala, De Beers Group, Johannesburg, South Africa
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2:50 PM – 3:15 PM
Technical Program

Greenstone belt archtitecture in the Abitibi and Wabigoon subprovinces: Controls on metal endowment

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Speaker(s):
Ross Sherlock, Mineral Exploration Research Centre, Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
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2:50 PM – 3:15 PM
Technical Program

Prospectivity models in support of Canadian mineral exploration

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Speaker(s):
C.J.M. Lawley, Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
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3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Getting more concentrate from base and precious metals by using Jameson Cell flotation (Reception Room)

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IsaMill™ and Jameson Cell deliver high concentrates from a low footprint, with little maintenance and immediate returns. But how do they work? How does the IsaMill™ liberate more and give more availability? How does Jameson Cell deliver more concentrate and require virtually no downtime? Find out in this workshop.

Presenter: Virginia Lawson, Glencore Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Registration is required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]


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3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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San Juan session

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The Lundin Group is pleased to present the San Juan session at PDAC 2020. Please join Lukas Lundin and other top executives of mining companies with operations in the San Juan province of Argentina, for an informative event to highlight the investment opportunities within the country’s leading mining province.

The San Juan session is an extension of the highly successful Argentina Day and will put a spotlight on the mining activities specifically in San Juan province. The session will include a candid and informative panel discussion, company presentations and a meet and greet with top mining company executives.

All are welcome. Registration is not required.


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3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
3:15 PM – 3:40 PM
Technical Program

Porphyry copper-gold deposits in the Northern Cordillera: New insights for exploration

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Speaker(s):
Craig Hart, MDRU - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
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3:15 PM – 3:40 PM
Technical Program

TELLUS: An Irish solution to a global resource problem

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Speaker(s):
Eoin McGrath, Geological Survey of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
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3:40 PM – 4:05 PM
Technical Program

Diamonds: The world's fastest growing man-made minerals

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Speaker(s):
Chaim Even-Zohar, Consultant, Hadera, Israel
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3:40 PM – 4:05 PM
Technical Program

Digital mineral exploration: Public geodata of Finland used for mineral prospectivity mapping

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Speaker(s):
Vesa Nykäänen, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), Rovaniemi, Finland
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3:40 PM – 4:05 PM
Technical Program

Geometallurgy as a platform for technical de-risking

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Speaker(s):
Karin Olson Hoal, Cornell University, Denver, USA
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3:40 PM – 4:05 PM
Technical Program

Pursuit of Red Chris, British Columbia

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Speaker(s):
Bart Suchomel, Newcrest Mining Limited, Glendale, USA
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4:05 PM – 4:30 PM
Technical Program

Centerra's strategic purchase

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Speaker(s):
Scott Perry, Centerra Gold Inc., Toronto, Canada
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Tuesday, March 3

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8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Barbados: Facilitating global business

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Barbados is a preferred corporate location for several companies with international operations, including those involved in or supporting mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction. This event will provide business executives, entrepreneurs and advisors with the latest information on how Barbados is innovating to facilitate the needs of the global investment community.

Topics will include:

  • Recent legislative developments

  • Advantages offered by Barbados to global investors

  • Examples of business structures and opportunities in Barbados

  • A Canadian’s experience of doing business in Barbados


Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]


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8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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Canada’s Atlantic Edge: Mineral sector investment and trade opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

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This event is an industry-led, Atlantic Canada mining and exploration investment forum showcasing exciting plays in the Atlantic region. This is a unique opportunity to hear from and speak with key players in these projects.

A series of short presentations will be followed by a networking reception, which will allow investors to meet with key decision-makers and supply and service professionals operating in the region.

Registration is preferred but not required. Contact details to come.


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8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
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European Union for a sustainable future: Opportunities in the EU exploration and mining sectors (Reception Room)

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8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Participate in the European Union business and networking breakfast and find investment opportunities in the EU member states’ exploration and mining sectors. Learn about EU cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions to improve the performance of your project. Explore how to be part of the EU’s responsible industrial value chains.

Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please contact: Damaris Rozo at [email protected]


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8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Exploration and mining opportunities in India

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India is rich in mineral resources. The Government of India has recently enacted amendments to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and announced rules that will help in overcoming many challenges associated with the minerals and mining sector. India is poised to experience great leaps of growth in the sector with the adoption of transparent and non-discretionary grants of mineral concessions through an auction process.

This event will include a panel discussion on these latest developments, along with issues facing mining companies operating in India and business opportunities in India as well as in Canada.

Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please contact: [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]


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8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Ireland: Open for business

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The “Ireland: Open for business” forum will include updates from mining and mineral exploration companies operating on the island of Ireland (both gold and base metal projects), and panel discussions relating to Ireland’s expertise in the global mining and geoscience value chains.

The morning forum will be supported by Geological Survey Ireland which will provide updates on its programs and initiatives. The island’s national export agencies, Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland, will showcase Ireland’s business environment.

Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]


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8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Exploration and investment opportunities in Australia

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Are you looking to invest in an attractive mining project? Interested in world-leading technology and services? Keen to discover new data for an exploration edge? Then join us for presentations from Australian companies and government agencies on investment-ready opportunities and innovative geoscience initiatives supporting mineral exploration in Australia.

Australia’s resources industry thrives in partnership with international investment and offers investors one of the highest returns on exploration investment in the world. Industry, government and academia work together to support exploration and mining, and participation in the Australia mining sector is an opportunity to gain exposure to the world’s best practices.

All are welcome. Registration is not required.


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9:10 AM – 9:35 AM
Technical Program

Supply chains and battery minerals

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Speaker(s):
Simon Moores, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, London, England
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9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

New frontiers in mining assets development and operations

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Discussion topics include:

  • Market outlook: Global commodity trends, EV and battery materials outlook

  • Latest trends in exploration and impact on growth

  • Alternative financing in mining

  • New approaches to developing mining capital projects: Collaborative contracting and mining agreements

  • New frontiers in technology enabled operations: Latest mining productivity trends, AI in ore processing and autonomous haulage systems


Registration is required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]


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9:35 AM – 10:00 AM
Technical Program

Developments in cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

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Speaker(s):
Dan Blondal, NanoOne Materials Corp., Vancouver, Canada
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10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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ESG and investor panel, and geochemistry tools seminar

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This seminar is structured in two parts:

1. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Geochemistry: Using advanced analytics to optimize discovery rates and ore body knowledge
· In this session we will share innovative tools we have developed using hydro and lithogeochemistry to improve deposit understanding and optimize ore-body knowledge, efficiency and return.

2. 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The rise of ESG and the modern investor
· Join industry and investment leaders in a forward-looking panel on the importance and expectations for disclosure, particularly related to environment, social and governance risks. Speakers will debate transparency and accountability in mining, share their experiences and insights on due diligence, and tell us what matters to the modern investor.

Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]


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10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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International arbitration: Investment and commercial arbitration in the mining sector

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Three Crowns LLP invites you to this breakfast session which will cover topics such as:

  • How mining companies can protect against adverse state action and respond to ongoing changes to investment treaties through contract and treaty planning

  • Recent changes to investment treaties and other developments relevant to companies in the mining sector

  • Best practices and recent trends in mining sector commercial arbitrations, including the use of third-party funding to finance claims


Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information, please contact: [email protected]


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10:00 AM – 10:25 AM
Technical Program

Manganese: The forgotten battery metal

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Speaker(s):
Marco Romero, Euro Manganese Inc., Vancouver, Canada
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10:25 AM – 10:50 AM
Technical Program

From mining to technology: The zen graphene journey

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Speaker(s):
Francis Dube, ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd., Fort Erie, Canada
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10:25 AM – 10:50 AM
Technical Program

The Namdini deposit: The largest significant west African gold discovery in a decade

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Speaker(s):
Kevin Tomlinson , Cardinal Resources Limited, Perth, Australia
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10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
10:50 AM – 11:15 AM
Technical Program

Rare earths and technology for the EV Revolution

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Speaker(s):
Will Dawes, Mkango Resources Ltd., London, England
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11:15 AM – 11:40 AM
Technical Program

The Loulo-Gounkoto district and evaluation

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Speaker(s):
Simon Bottoms, Barrick Gold Corporation, London, England
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11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM
Technical Program

Acquiring rock physical properties with the KORE system

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Speaker(s):
Chris Drielsma, Kore Geosystems, Toronto, Canada
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2:00 PM – 2:25 PM
Technical Program

Automated indicator mineral identification: A new paradigm in drift exploration

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Speaker(s):
Rejean Girard, IOS Services Geoscientifiques, Saguenay, Canada
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2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors