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Friday, February 28

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Location
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 - SOLD OUT

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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 complementary.

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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SOLD OUT - Please contact [email protected] to register for the session on Feb 29th or Mar 1st.

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 - SOLD OUT

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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

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

Health & safety for mineral exploration - SOLD OUT

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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.
James 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 – 4:30 PM
Short Courses

Fundamentos de estimación de recursos minerales

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Day 1 Full day


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

Day 2

Half day 8:30am - 12:00pm



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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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9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Short Courses

Using environmental intelligence to make your project a success

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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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1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sustainability Program

IGF-PDAC-WEF Sustainability Forum: The Future of Work in the Minerals Industry

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The IGF, PDAC and WEF are excited to be hosting their annual Sustainability Forum, which will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, in advance of the 2020 PDAC Convention. The forum will take place in Meeting Room 105 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) at 255 Front Street West.

Register online today, whoozin.com/IGF !

This year’s Sustainability Forum will focus on The Future of Work in the Minerals Industry. This highly interactive session, facilitated by the experts at Watershed Partners, will ask participants to think through and discuss how the nature of work in the minerals industry, from exploration through production and beyond closure, will change over the next 25 years. Participants will work together to explore what these changes will mean for a host of central challenges to the sector, including environmental health and safety; relationships among companies, communities and governments; technological advancements; and the social licence to operate. The constant focus of the discussions will be ensuring that mining continues to support the sustainable development of communities and countries in a rapidly changing context spurred by technological change.

Registration will open at 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 29. The main event will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a networking reception held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

To learn more about Watershed Partners, please visit: watershed.co/portfolio

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Sunday, March 1

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Location
Programming
Session
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Ecuador Day

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Join us for an update on Ecuador's exploration activities and investment climate.

The morning will involve a series of short presentations including speakers from the following groups:
· Ecuadorian Mining Chamber
· Embassy of Ecuador in Canada
· Lundin Gold
· INV Metals
· Tempus Resources Ltd.
· Aurania Resources
· Lumina Gold
· Luminex Resources Corp.
· Adventus Mining Corporation
· Salazar Resources Ltd.
· Newcrest Mining Ltd.
· Cornestone
· SolGold

Please view the pdf agenda below for more information.

All are welcome. Registration is not required.




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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 for GSC scientists, TGI grant recipients and industry professionals to discuss cutting-edge research relevant to mineral exploration in Canada.

Please see the attached workshop schedule for more details.

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.

COURSE FEE:
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 – 4:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Exploring a carbon-free mining future with Small Modular Reactors

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Join Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in exploring the potential for a carbon-free mining future with the development of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) through a series of panel style seminar sessions.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm: SMR technology showcase

An opportunity to meet with SMR Vendors who will be available to share information about their various technologies and answer your questions in an informal setting.

No registration required for the SMR Technology Showcase, all are welcome.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Seminar sessions

Keynote Speaker:
Madeleine Redfern
President Ajungi Group
Former Mayor of Iqaluit, NU

Session 1: The opportunity
A discussion of potential applications and economic feasibility of SMRs in the mining sector.

Panelists:
· Dr. Francois Caron, Director of the Energy Center, Bruce Power Chair in Sustainable Energy Systems, MIRARCO
· Eric McGoey, Director, Remote Generation Development, OPG
· Alyson Beal, Golder Associates Ltd.
· Nathan Tedford, Nuclear Technologies Lead, HATCH

Moderated by: Brendan Marshall, Vice President Economic and Northern Affairs, Mining Association of Canada

Session 2: The technology
Join us for an engaging discussion on the various technologies under development, and the wide range of potential applications for SMRs in both on-grid and off-grid locations.

Panelists:
· Mark Mitchell, President, USNC
· David Dabney, CEO and Co-founder, Starcore Nuclear
· Ryan Blinn, Program Director - eVinci Micro Reactor Development, Westinghouse Electric Company
· William Smith, Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Terrestrial Energy

Moderated by: Dr. Keyes Neimer, SMR Deployment Manager, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Session 3: The path forward
What can government, national laboratories, regulators and potential host communities do to address challenges, support innovation and lay the foundation for the successful deployment of these technologies?

Panelists:
· Shawn Tupper, Associate Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada
· Dr. Shannon Quinn, Vice President, Science, Technology and Commercial Oversight, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
· Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
· Blair Skinner, Mayor, Pinawa, MB

Moderated by: Mark Lesinski, President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

These sessions will be interactive, with ample opportunity for audience participation and engagement throughout the afternoon.

Registration is required for the seminar sessions. For more information, please contact: [email protected]



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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 returns for its fourth year to highlight the Western Tethyan Belt as an emerging region for mineral projects. From exploration discoveries, to high-grade development projects, to high-tech operating mines, the region remains under-explored 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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9:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Sustainability Program

Rethinking the challenges of ASM

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How can mining projects and small-scale miners co-exist? How do companies navigate the security, environmental and social challenges that come with working with or near small-scale mining projects? What do companies have to change in order to ‘make it work’ with small-scale miners and what are the risks if they do not change.

This session will explore these difficult questions head-on, with dynamic presentations from two leading experts that represent different perspectives on the issue. Suzette McFaul, CEO of Clean Gold Community Solutions will walk through a case study that highlights some of their firm’s successes and challenges in implementing a practical solution for working with small-scale miners and communities. Charles Dumbrille, President of the Mining Security Working Group, will present the key findings from a white paper developed by subject matter experts and security practitioners within the extractive industry on the lessons learned from companies in working with (or against) small-scale miners.

The session will be an interactive series of TED Talk style presentations that focus on practical options for companies, community leaders and government officials.

Speaker(s):
Moderator: Charles Dumbrille, President, Mining Security Working Group, Alberta, Canada Panelists: Suzette McFaul, CEO, Clean Gold Community Solutions, Vancouver, Canada Mike Osborne, Vice President, Global Security, Kinross Gold Corporation, Toronto, Canada
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11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sustainability Program

Supply chain legislation: Implications and opportunities for the sector

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There are an estimated 152 million children engaged in child labour, and up to 26 per cent of these children could work within global supply chains. In addition, 16 million people are subjected to forced labour in the private sector. Some industries have proactively responded by introducing mandatory external verification on company efforts to prevent child and forced labour. Some governments have gone further by introducing legislation. This ranges from one-off reporting requirements on human trafficking to ongoing due diligence obligations on all material human rights. Some mining companies actively support the development of such laws, while many others now comply with existing requirements. The Government of Canada is currently considering possible legislation.

Panelists will:
• Summarize the global and Canadian context of supply chains risks and legislation.
• Debate the implications of different approaches on each stage of the mining cycle.
• Identify the roles of government, industry, investors, civil society, and communities in this process.

Speaker(s):
Ben Chalmers, Senior Vice President, Mining Association of Canada, Ottawa, Canada Simon Chorley, International Programs Manager, UNICEF Canada, Toronto, Canada Delaney Greig, Director, Sustainable Investing, Addenda Capital Inc., Toronto, Canada Joanne Lebert, Executive Director, IMPACT, Ottawa, Canada
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11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Investment opportunities in Afghanistan’s mining sector and exploration services (Reception Room)

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Afghanistan has an abundance of natural resources that remain largely untapped. To date, 1400 mineral occurrences, prospects and deposits have been identified in the country. Afghanistan offers a wealth of opportunities in the exploration of non-fuel mineral resources, including iron, gold, copper, lead, zinc, mercury, tin, talc, marble and others.

The Afghanistan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (the Ministry) offer several opportunities for prospectors and developers to be a part of one of the fastest emerging extractive sectors in the world.

Panelists/presenters:

· Mr. Enayatullah Momand, Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Afghanistan
· Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance, Afghanistan
· Mr. Hassan Soroosh, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada
· Mr. Waliullah Zadran, Deputy Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Afghanistan
· Technical Team

Exploration opportunities:

The Ministry is seeking to procure internationally accredited exploration companies to provide exploration services based on best international practice. The Afghanistan government intends to invest in the exploration of the following potential projects:

  1. Porphyry copper gold projects

    Afghanistan has many potential porphyry deposits. The Tethyan Orogenic Belt extends to Afghanistan, meaning that potentially favorable tracts for porphyry type deposits exist. The Afghanistan government will invest in two potential porphyry copper gold projects:

    1. Zarkashan Copper Gold Project, located in Ghazni Province in southeastern Afghanistan
    2. Kundalan Copper Gold Project, located in south-central Afghanistan in the Provinces of Zabul and Kandahar
  2. Syadara Iron Project

    This is a sedimentary iron deposit located in Bamyan Province in central Afghanistan.

  3. Ghorian Iron Project

    This is located in the western part of Afghanistan in Herat Province.

  4. Balkhab Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide (VMS) copper

    This is located in northern Afghanistan covering parts of southeastern Sar-i-Pul Province, northwestern Balkh Province and the far eastern parts of Samangan Province.

  5. Veka Dur Orogenic Gold Project - This orogenic gold deposit lies in a cluster of other gold deposits in Badakhshan Province in northeast Afghanistan.

Investment opportunities in mining projects:

These projects have sufficient data verified by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and have promising potential for large scale mining projects. The Ministry would like to present the following projects to potential investors:

  1. Tourmaline tin - Tin-tungsten vein, placer tin, tin- and tungsten-vein, and greisen or porphyry tin deposits
  2. Baghlan clay, gypsum and bauxite - Karst and laterite type of bauxite deposits.
  3. South Helmand travertine and porphyry copper – Porphyry type deposit
  4. Achin magnesite and talc - Metasomatic magnesite-talc, ultramafic-hosted asbestos type
  5. Karnak Khanjar mercury – Epithermal mercury, base metal skarn type
  6. Nalbandon lead and zinc – Sediment-hosted lead-zinc deposit
  7. Panjshir Valley emerald and iron – Sedimentary Iron deposit
  8. Copper, Aynak North – Sediment hosted stratabound copper deposit
For more information, please visit www.momp.gov.af and view our attachments below.



Speaker(s):
    
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12:00 PM – 12:01 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Introductions

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Speaker(s):
Peter Bojtos
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12:01 PM – 12:24 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors
12:25 PM – 12:49 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

eResearch

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Speaker(s):
Chris Thompson
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12:50 PM – 1:00 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

The Mercenary Geologist

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Speaker(s):
Mickey Fulp
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1:00 PM – 1:25 PM
Technical Program

The corporate world in the next decade

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Speaker(s):
Marie Inkster, Lundin Mining Corporation, Toronto & Ron Hochstein, Lundin Gold, Vancouver, Canada
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1:10 PM – 1:15 PM
Cutting Edge

MacLean Engineering

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MacLean builds UG mining rigs. We introduced a new VR training tool to familiarize trainees with the machines and to provide skills development.

Speaker(s):
MacLean Engineering
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1:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Gold Newsletter

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Speaker(s):
Brien Lundin
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1:20 PM – 1:25 PM
Cutting Edge

Women on the Move

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The Artemis Project is a network of women owned businesses in mining, dedicated to achieving the first ever B Corps certification in mining.

Speaker(s):
Women on the Move
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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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1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Sustainability Program

Gender Diversity and Inclusion: Unpacking the ‘how to’

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As with other important issues such as health and safety and Indigenous affairs, the significance of gender diversity and inclusion is capturing greater attention within the mineral industry. Similarly, related issues including opportunity discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, pay equity, and gender bias are becoming key issues in discussions on how to improve gender equality within the sector.

Such conversations are having a transformational and positive impact on the industry landscape. Despite the low percentage of women in the mineral sector workforce, improvements are being made. There is a growing appetite for improving gender diversity and inclusion and an understanding that, while addressing internal workplace barriers is a necessary step in implementing an effective diversity and inclusion strategy, this is only one half of the picture. Companies must also look at the ways in which the gendered dimension of their workforce, policies and practices impact communities they engage with.

This session will delve into answering the “how to” on improving gender diversity and inclusion in an industry that faces unique operational circumstances and considerations. Beginning with a presentation on PDAC’s Gender Diversity and Inclusion: A Guide for Explorers, this session will challenge the assumption that gender diversity and inclusion initiatives must be resource intensive pursuits.

Mirroring the two-pronged approach of PDAC’s guidance, a series of presentations from industry experts will provide an overview of existing initiatives within the industry that tackle both workplace and community contexts to improving gender diversity and inclusion.

Building on these presentations, audience members will engage in round table discussions where they will work through a Self-Assessment as featured in the PDAC guidance. This portion of the session will allow participants to reflect on their organizations’ practices and policies and delve into the complexities of addressing inequality from an internal and external perspective.


The session will conclude with an interactive Q&A where participants will have an opportunity to share their findings, engage with the speakers, and vice versa.

Speaker(s):
Melissa Cook, Program Manager, PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise, Thunder Bay, Canada Jamile Cruz, Founder and CEO, I&D 101, Toronto, Canada Janet Lee-Sheriff, Chief Executive Officer, Golden Predator Mining Corp., Vancouver, Canada Rosalind Lockyer , Founder and CEO, PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise, Thunder Bay, Canada Rose Stacey, Analyst, Sustainable Development & International Affairs, Prospectors and Developers Association (PDAC), Toronto, Canada
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1:30 PM – 1:35 PM
Cutting Edge

Peruvian Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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From artisanal mining to satellite geophysics - skipping technology stages for improved exploration results - Case of Peru

Speaker(s):
Peruvian Canadian Chamber of Commerce
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1:40 PM – 1:45 PM
Cutting Edge

BeltecHub Technologies Inc.

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We are creating disruptive business. We are the one stop E-procurement platform for the global conveyor & power transmission systems components. 

Speaker(s):
BeltecHub Technologies Inc.
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1:40 PM – 2:04 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Global Analyst

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Speaker(s):
Adrian Day
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1:50 PM – 1:55 PM
Cutting Edge

Advisir

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Engaging with resources investors in 2020: A digital playbook and insights from the world’s largest investor sentiment survey.

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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

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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2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Guyana: 2020 and beyond

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Join Government of Guyana officials and companies operating in Guyana as they provide insight into doing business in the mining sector in Guyana and what the future holds going forward into 2020 and beyond.

All are welcome. Registration is not required.



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2:00 PM – 2:05 PM
Cutting Edge

Inspire Resources Inc.

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Inspire Resources will unlock mine development by changing risk allocation and deploying Industry 4.0 tech.

Speaker(s):
Inspire Resources Inc.
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2:05 PM – 2:29 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Clear Creek Digital

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Speaker(s):
Trevor Hall
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2:10 PM – 2:15 PM
Cutting Edge

CyanoGuard AG

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Minimizing hazardous reagent use and maximizing metal recovery with real-time, AI-based IoT process monitoring

Speaker(s):
CyanoGuard AG
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2:15 PM – 2:40 PM
Technical Program

Global zinc market outlook

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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

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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2:20 PM – 2:25 PM
Cutting Edge

Mercator Geological Services

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Advanced geochemistry fingerprint algorithm method generates 3D visualization models for predictability & prospectivity vectors for exploration.

Speaker(s):
Mercator Geological Services
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2:25 PM – 2:30 PM
Cutting Edge

GyroLAG Pty LTD

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GyroLAG dual geophysics (magnetics, radiometric) and geomatics (TIR, VNIR, SWIR and LiDAR) Light Sport Aircraft airborne remote sensing platform

Speaker(s):
GyroLAG Pty LTD
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2:30 PM – 2:54 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Murenbeeld & Co.

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Speaker(s):
Chantelle Schieven
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2:30 PM – 2:35 PM
Cutting Edge

Windfall Geotek inc

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How AI can revolution the exploration in mining sector and help saving time and money..Cards is the only AI solution with a proven record

Speaker(s):
Windfall Geotek inc
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2:40 PM – 2:45 PM
Cutting Edge

Exyn Technologies

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The first commercially available fully autonomous aerial robots for underground mine mapping & inspection that operate without a pilot or GPS

Speaker(s):
Exyn Technologies
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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):
Remko van de Water, ING Group, New York, USA
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2:50 PM – 2:55 PM
Cutting Edge

ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI

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AngloGold Ashanti's Quebradona Project: Redefining success in the mining industry... A biodynamic park meets a world class copper mine!

Speaker(s):
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI
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2:55 PM – 3:19 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Exploration Insights

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Speaker(s):
Brent Cook
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3:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Egyptian Mining Day (Reception Room)

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Egyptian Mining Day will illustrate how Egypt is a global hub for exploration and mining investment.

Egypt has started a full legislative and fiscal mining modernization program to reach 1 billion USD accumulated FDI within 5 years and increase the mining GDP contribution from 0.5% to 5%.

Topics will include:
· Modernization steps
· Mining law amendments
· Bid round system
· Gold bid round kick-off (Q2 2020)

All are welcome. Registration is not required.



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3:00 PM – 3:05 PM
Cutting Edge

Rockmass technologies

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Revolutionizing how rock mechanics engineers can digitize and streamline data collection with the new innovative geotech Axis Mapper.

Speaker(s):
Rockmass technologies
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3:05 PM – 3:30 PM
Technical Program

Base metal market concerns: A blended future

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Speaker(s):
Ryan Cochrane, Open Mineral, London, England
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3:10 PM – 3:15 PM
Cutting Edge

JL SOLAR & RENEWABLES

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USE OF SOLAR POWER TO REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS AT OFF-GRID MINES. Talk will include energy model & economics for test case

Speaker(s):
JL SOLAR & RENEWABLES
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3:20 PM – 3:25 PM
Cutting Edge

HZDR/HIF

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FineFuture explores novel technologies and concepts for recovering ultrafine particles of raw materials such as copper, cobalt, and rare earths.

Speaker(s):
HZDR/HIF
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3:20 PM – 3:44 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Resource Maven

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Speaker(s):
Gwen Preston
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3:30 PM – 3:55 PM
Technical Program

Gold & precious metals

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Speaker(s):
Nicky Shiels, Scotiabank, New York, USA
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3:30 PM – 3:35 PM
Cutting Edge

Portable PPB Pty Ltd

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Low level gold by pXRF has been a Holy Grail for gold explorers. The unique patented CSIRO invented detectORE process makes this possible.

Speaker(s):
Portable PPB Pty Ltd
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3:40 PM – 3:45 PM
Cutting Edge

University of Exeter

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Developing small-scale mining in a European context

Speaker(s):
University of Exeter
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3:45 PM – 4:09 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Junior Gold Report

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Speaker(s):
Kal Kotecha
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3:50 PM – 3:55 PM
Cutting Edge

SRK Consulting (Canada)

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SRK developped an Android app that allows the collection of structural data on oriented core directly from the smartphone

Speaker(s):
SRK Consulting (Canada)
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4:00 PM – 4:05 PM
Cutting Edge

MOBILE GEOPHYSICAL TECHNOLOGIES

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UAV Airborne EM: fully developed geophysical technology that heralds the next generation in terms of resolution, time&costs and depth

Speaker(s):
MOBILE GEOPHYSICAL TECHNOLOGIES
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4:10 PM – 4:34 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

The Morgan Report

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Speaker(s):
David Morgan
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4:10 PM – 4:15 PM
Cutting Edge

Uppsala University

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Simultaneous 3D in-mine and 3D surface seismic survey for deep targeting VMS deposits in the Neves-Corvo mine, Portugal

Speaker(s):
Uppsala University
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4:20 PM – 4:55 PM
Technical Program

Steelmaking raw materials

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Speaker(s):
Thomas Rutland, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Surrey, England
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4:20 PM – 4:25 PM
Cutting Edge

Stockholm Precision Tools

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Using Gyro Core technology, you can survey while drilling (GWD), align the drilling machine and orientate the core sample at the same time.

Speaker(s):
Stockholm Precision Tools
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4:30 PM – 4:35 PM
Cutting Edge

LiEP Energy Ltd.

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We have developed a scalable electrochemical process for the selective extraction and refining of lithium concentrates to lithium hydroxide.

Speaker(s):
LiEP Energy Ltd.
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4:35 PM – 5:00 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Sprott's Thoughts

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Speaker(s):
Rick Rule
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4:40 PM – 4:45 PM
Cutting Edge

acQuire

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Discover how direct integration creates more streamlined data capture from the field to your central database in acQuire’s new mobile app

Speaker(s):
acQuire
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4:50 PM – 4:55 PM
Cutting Edge

BDA International

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With one of the prevailing questions/themes @PDAC 2019 being how to attract millennial investors, we would like to share our strategies

Speaker(s):
BDA International
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4:55 PM – 5:20 PM
Technical Program

Uranium market overview

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Speaker(s):
Nick Carter, UxC LLC, Roswell, USA
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5:00 PM – 5:05 PM
Letter Writer Presentations for Investors

Peter Bojtos

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Speaker(s):
Peter Bojtos
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Monday, March 2

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

Canada Day

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  • Canada
  • PDAC 2020 Country Sponsor Icon


Canada is a global mining leader. With its rich geological endowment, diverse talent and value chain development, Canada is ready to meet contemporary goals on renewable energy, electric vehicle demand, and high-tech advanced-manufacturing sector growth.

As one of the world’s largest minerals and metals exporters, Canada supplies some 60 different mineral commodities to over 100 countries. Canada’s business and innovation environment creates an attractive investment climate for Canadian and global mining companies alike.

This presentation will spotlight leadership in key areas such as emerging global value chains, sustainable mining practices, adopting cutting-edge technology and attracting and developing an inclusive workforce.

Join us to learn how Canada’s government and industry are working together to power the future!

All are welcome. Registration is not required.

For more information, please view our program here: http://bit.ly/CanadaDay_PDAC



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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

View the detailed agenda at investcanadanorth.ca

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



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8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Kazakhstan Day (Reception Room)

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This morning session will provide insight into the New Mining Code, investment and business opportunities, technological successes and the challenges to be addressed when entering the Kazakhstan market.

We will hear from a series of speakers from the following groups:
· Government of Kazakhstan (High-ranking government officials)
· Aurora Minerals Group
· Rio Tinto 
· Haller Lomax
· RPA-SLR
· RJK Exploration
· Tau-Ken Samruk JSC
· Eurasian Resources Group
· SkyTEM
· Dias Geophysical
· Quest Exploration Drilling
· Kazakh Invest JSC
· Forbes & Manhattan

All are welcome. Registration is not required. To reserve your seat and express your interest, please email [email protected]

Please view our full PDF program attached below.



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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 Minerals’ President, Scott Donaldson will present the proposed KZK zinc/silver mine located in the Finlayson Lake district in southeast Yukon, Canada. He will be joined by key speakers from Yukon Government and Dena Nezzidi Development Corporation who will discuss Yukon as a mining destination and the successful economic participation by First Nations businesses.

Yukon’s Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB) completed its technical review of BMC’s project development application and delivered a draft screening report in November 2019. BMC aims to deliver a modern, financially viable and environmentally responsible project with meaningful involvement of local First Nations and 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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8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Brazilian Mining Day

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  • Brazil
  • PDAC 2020 Country Sponsor Icon

The mineral sector in Brazil is currently experiencing a new wave of growth that has markedly contributed to the socio-economic development of the country. These results stem from the country´s economic recovery, as well as the increased commercialized production of a great variety of metals and the modernization of the legal framework for mineral exploration and mining development.

Brazilian Mining Day will provide a comprehensive economic and infrastructure analysis within this context. This will be supported by examples of major and junior mining companies working in Brazil’s diverse geological environments.

Join us and learn how Brazil is a top global destinations for exploration and mining investment.

All are welcome. Registration is not required.



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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
  • PDAC 2020 Country Sponsor Icon

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
Presentation & Reception Rooms

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, [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):
Kevin Murphy, S&P Global Market Intelligence, London, England
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9:15 AM – 9:25 AM
Capital Markets Program

Welcome and opening remarks

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Speaker(s):
Maureen Jensen, Chair & CEO, Ontario Securities Commission
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9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Capital Markets Program

Securities regulation update: Regulatory burden reduction and recent trends & issues affecting mineral issuers

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Speaker(s):
Dena Staikos, Manager, Compliance and Registrant Regulation, Ontario Securities Commission Craig Waldie, Senior Geologist, Ontario Securities Commission David Surat, Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Finance, Ontario Securities Commission
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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 – 11:00 AM
Indigenous Program

A collaborative approach to the management and monitoring of socio-economic effects

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Speaker(s):
Jeff Berube, Resource Development Officer, Flying Post First Nation Jennifer Constant, Councillor, Mattagami First Nation Stephen Crozier, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, IAMGOLD Corporation Krista Maydew, Associate Human Environment Specialist, Human Environment Department Head, Wood Christian Naponse, Community Affairs Coordinator, Côté Project, IAMGOLD Corporation
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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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10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Capital Markets Program

Financing the mineral industry: Investment banker perspectives

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Speaker(s):
Moderator: Anthony Vaccaro, Group Publisher, The Northern Miner Group Ilan Bahar, Managing Director and Co-Head, Global Metals & Mining Group, BMO Capital Markets Michael Faralla, Managing Director, Head of Global Mining, TD Securities Chris Gratias, Managing Director and Head, Mining, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets Ryan Latinovich, Managing Director and Global Head of Mining & Metals, Global Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets
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11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Indigenous Program

To make mining work, it has to work for everyone: The experience of Agnico Eagle in Nunavut.

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Speaker(s):
Jason Allaire, Director, Shared Services Nunavut, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited Amber Kadjuk, Interim Director, Community Development, Hamlet of Arviat Peter Tapatai, President, Peter’s Expediting Limited
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11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
11:15 AM – 11:40 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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11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Getting more concentrate from base and precious metals by using IsaMill™ fine grinding and 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? What other technology solutions do we offer for complex ore? Find out in this workshop.

Presenter: Glenn Stieper, Glencore Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit: pdac2020minproc.eventbrite.com


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1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

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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1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Student & Early Career Program

A student geologist’s guide to the exploration and mining industry

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Speaker(s):
Cathy Wood: Co-founder/CEO, Ground Truth Exploration Inc. David A. Thomas: Investment Committee Member, Resource Capital Funds Geneviève Krasowski: Production Geologist, KGHM International Ltd. Joshua Bailey: Chief Operating Officer, Exiro Minerals Linette MacInnis: Senior Production Geologist, Impala Canada Valérie Maltais: Environment Superintendent, Couer Silvertip Holdings Inc.
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2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

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 – 3:00 PM
Capital Markets Program

Capital Markets Regulatory Authority: Mineral industry benefits from harmonized regulation

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Speaker(s):
Moderator: Lisa Davis, Chief Executive Officer, PearTree Securities Inc. Panelists: Lindsay Clements, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Kevan Cowan, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization (CMAIO) Greg Ferron, Chief Executive Officer, Treasury Metals Inc.
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2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Data and analytics forum

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The hype around artificial intelligence in earth science workflows is at an all-time peak with data, software, and models that touch every part of the mining value chain. Join us as we explore what is working and what is not. We will focus specifically on insights driven by geospatial data, including data aggregation and management, modeling workflows, computer vision, high-performance computing, as well as human creativity and change management that makes success possible for these cutting-edge projects.

Join us after the event for a networking reception featuring craft cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

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



Close
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
Presentation & Reception Rooms

Mining in Ukraine

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Mining in Ukraine, hosted by the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) Project, will provide an opportunity for attendees to be updated on mining investment opportunities in Ukraine. Hear success stories firsthand from companies based in Ukraine, as well as representatives from the Ukrainian State Geological Service.

All are welcome. Registration is not required.




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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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2:05 PM – 3:30 PM
Indigenous Program

Poverty to prosperity

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Speaker(s):
Jerry Asp, President, Gray Wolf Solutions Ltd. Co-Founder, Chair & CEO of Global Indigenous Development Trust Chad Norman Day, President, The Tahltan Central Government (TCG)
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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, 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 architecture 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 – 3:15 PM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Presentation & Reception Rooms

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, and unlocking more value from refractory ores, 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, where you will also meet the operator behind an Albion Process™ plant in Armenia (GPM Gold quadrupled recoveries using Albion Process™).

Presenter: Paul Voigt, Glencore Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit: pdac2020albionprocess.eventbrite.com



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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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3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Capital Markets Program

Creeping expropriation: How government policy risk overseas is impacting access to capital

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Speaker(s):
Cassie Boggs, Consultant and former Partner & General Counsel, Resource Capital Funds (RCF) Lisa Damiani, Former General Counsel, Executive Vice President, Government Relations, and Corporate Secretary, New Gold Inc. Shaun Usmar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp. Steve Virtue, Director, External Affairs, Yamana Gold Inc.
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3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Indigenous Program

Forging a new path forward for the development of the far north of Ontario

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Speaker(s):
Chief Dorothy Towedo, Aroland First Nation Chief Rick Allen, Constance Lake First Nation Chief Harvey Yesno, Eabametoong First Nation Chief Celia Echum, Ginoogaming First Nation Chief Judy Desmoulin, Long Lake # 58 First Nation Chief Bruce Achneepineskum, Marten Falls First Nation Chief Chris Moonias, Neskantaga First Nation Chief Sheldon Oskineegish, Nibinamik First Nation Chief Cornelius Wabasse, Webequie First Nation
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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

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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4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors