MMDF Attends Largest Mining Conference in the World

Mar 13, 2023 | Corporate Member News, Economic Development, Front Page, Fund Opps, Initiatives, Natural Resources & Environment & Energy

Representatives from the Manitoba Mineral Development Fund attended the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference last week in Toronto, which focused on mineral exploration and development.  This annual meeting and trade show is the industry’s largest mineral exploration and development conference, and hosted over 1,100 exhibitors, 2,500 investors and 23,000 attendees from around the world.

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community, an industry that supports 719,000 people in direct and indirect employment and contributes $106 billion to Canada’s GDP every year. Representing over 6,000 members around the world, PDAC’s work centers on supporting a competitive, responsible, and sustainable mineral sector.

Highlights of the conference involved the Manitoba Reception where the Province of Manitoba’s Minister of Economic Development Investment and Trade Jeff Wharton promoted the province as a top destination for mining investment. He noted that over 60 firms from Canada and around the world are currently investing in mineral exploration in Manitoba.

Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Natural Resources Minister of Canada and the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor spoke about the Government of Canada’s efforts to improve the efficiency of regulatory and permitting processes where possible and the importance of working with northern Indigenous partners, businesses, and communities to support sustainable mining and job creation.

A major component of PDAC was the Investors Exchange and Trade Show. Here we met exploration and mining companies and financial institutions and experienced a showcase of leading technology, products, services, and mining jurisdictions.  Particular attention was given to companies operating in Manitoba especially those with MMDF support. It was a great opportunity to meet face-to-face, learn more about the company (client) and discuss current issues and upcoming projects. These included:

ACME Lithium Inc.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Alamos Gold Inc.

Altius Minerals Corp.

Anglo American

Big Ridge Gold Corp.

BWR Exploration Inc.

Callinex Mines Inc.

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.

CaNickel Mining Limited

Exiro Minerals

Foran Mining Corporation

Gossan Resources Limited

Grid Metals Corp.

Leeuwin Metals

McEwen Mining Inc.

McFarlane Lake Mining

New Age Metals

Rockcliff Metals Corporation

Strikepoint Gold

Stuhini Exploration Ltd.

T2 Metals

Teck Resources Limited

Vale Canada Limited

Vision Lithium Inc.

Wolfden Resources Corporation

In addition, the Manitoba Mineral Development Fund announced support for Five Projects Advancing Mineral Exploration in Northern Manitoba.


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