• PDAC 2017 Convention took place between Sunday 5th March and Wednesday 8th March
  • The world’s largest industry event—attracted 24,161 attendees
  • Key themes discussed included innovation, social licence and reconciliation
  • Vergnet will be attending Canada Institute Mining Convention between 30th April and 3rd May 2017

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) 2017 Convention took place between Sunday 5th March and Wednesday 8th March at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Now in its 85th year the annual PDAC Convention—the world’s largest industry event—attracted 24,161 attendees included investors, analysts, mining executives, prospectors, geologists, government officials and students.

Key themes discussed included innovation and new ways of thinking in the industry, work the industry has to improve on the social and environmental front in order to earn its social licence and the potential for the mining sector to play an important role in the process of reconciliation across the country.

Outside of Canadian registrants, the largest number of attendees came from; the USA, Australia, Peru, United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Argentina, Germany, South Africa and Finland.

The four-day annual convention held in Toronto, Canada, has grown in size, stature and influence since it began in 1932.

Vergnet will be attending Canada Institute Mining Convention between 30th April and 3rd May 2017 and Mining and Metals Team Lead John Okoro will be speaking at the event.

VERGNET’s track record spans 25 years and includes successful renewable energy installations within the mining industry including a zinc mine in El Toqui, Chile, South America with Seawind and a National Mining and Industrial Company (SNIM) iron mine in Nouadhibou, Mauritania, West Africa.

We provide clean energy to power mines in a range of global locations which are often isolated from the national electricity grids and in interconnected areas where the grid is poor.

Find out more about our solar applications, wind energy solutions, and hybrid energy solutions or read our case studies to learn about our renewable solutions in action throughout the world.