Are you prepared for PDAC? The annual conference runs this yr from March 8 to 11, and it’s going fully on-line for the primary time ever.
The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 a difficult yr in lots of respects. It was no totally different for the useful resource business, with mining firms shortly adapting to new circumstances.
2021 is now in full swing, and one main improvement is that the annual Prospectors & Builders Affiliation of Canada (PDAC) conference will go fully on-line for the primary time ever.
Held yearly in Toronto since 1932, this yr’s conference will run from March 8 to 11 and can provide greater than 100 hours of distinctive content material throughout 5 concurrent periods.
Whether or not you’re a veteran or first-time PDAC attendee, earlier is best in relation to planning your schedule. With simply a few weeks left till the convention, the Investing Information Community has assembled some highlights under, with commentary from PDAC President Felix Lee — we encourage you to do your individual analysis, however should you’re on the lookout for someplace to start out, take a look at our overview.
What to do at PDAC
PDAC is a significant networking alternative, and Lee emphasised that the net model might be no totally different.
“If there may be one factor it is best to take full benefit of, it’s the networking alternatives,” he stated, explaining that the digital conference platform will embody an “on-line matchmaking” system that can assist make introductions between likeminded PDAC attendees.
Contributors may also have the flexibility to nearly stroll the PDAC present flooring. The Commerce Present, Buyers Change, Core Shack and Prospectors Tent will all be open, with quite a lot of engagement choices.
Studying is one other key a part of PDAC, and attendees can have a full slate of programming to pick from. As typical, it would embody acquainted segments such because the Letter Writers Program, the Capital Markets Program, the Sustainability Program and the Indigenous Program.
Notably, Lee stated that the displays provided throughout PDAC might be accessible after the occasion ends, which means that attendees received’t have to fret about lacking out on materials as a consequence of time constraints.
Lee has been concerned with PDAC for practically 15 years and commenced his two yr time period as its thirty seventh president in 2019. When requested how the useful resource house has responded to COVID-19 over the previous yr, and what sentiment is like proper now, he responded with positivity.
“We had been hit (by the coronavirus) identical to everybody else. It was sudden, and we had been all type of scrambling, I suppose, to attempt to cope with the brand new actuality,” he stated. “However I ought to say that … we’re fairly a resilient business, we’re used to working in troublesome locations as is. And so I believe as an business we truly rebounded and tailored to the brand new actuality maybe sooner than different sectors.”
As for taking PDAC on-line, it’s had its challenges, however will carry many advantages as effectively. “We’re all actually excited with the digital occasion — it’s historical past within the making, if you’ll,” stated Lee.
Register for PDAC now
PDAC is broadly considered a can’t-miss occasion for buyers, executives and corporations within the useful resource sector, and Lee expects this yr’s digital model to be simply as compelling. In truth, he stated what’s maybe most fun is that the net platform will permit extra individuals to attend than ever.
“Our conference workforce has labored actually arduous to breed every little thing that you’ve come to count on from the PDAC conference — so the good programming, the networking alternatives and most significantly actually simply ensuring that as a consumer the consumer expertise is there, that everybody who attends the conference enjoys themself,” Lee stated.
“My recommendation is simply to essentially take your time exploring as a lot as you may within the digital surroundings.”
Should you’d wish to attend PDAC, click on right here for detailed data on the right way to register. You too can click on right here to enroll to obtain the newest information and bulletins from PDAC, or observe PDAC on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Fb and Instagram. We sit up for (nearly) seeing you there!
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