On November 6 and 7, the staff from the Manitoba Mineral Development Fund (MMDF) had the privilege of attending the Central Canada Mineral Exploration Convention (CCMEC) at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Winnipeg. This annual conference is a prominent industry event, bringing 700+ professionals from different areas of the mining and exploration sector from across central Canada to Manitoba’s capital city.
With globally recognized speakers and diverse stakeholders in attendance, the convention offered an abundance of professional development opportunities, including keynote sessions on topics such as zero-emission vehicle supply chains and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) as it relates to mineral resource sectors.
In addition to the learning opportunities, the convention was an ideal platform for networking and industry engagement. Our staff were able to connect with current and potential MMDF clients, receiving insightful feedback on how the program has supported their projects. The attendees we spoke to recognized the MMDF as a successful example of how industry and the government can collaborate to promote development opportunities in Manitoba for mining and mineral exploration.
The convention started with encouraging words from the newly appointed Minister of Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources, Jamie Moses. According to Minister Moses, growth in Manitoba’s economy will involve enhancing relationships between Indigenous peoples and the mining industry. The MCC welcomes this commitment to supporting the sector by the new provincial government.