The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) has wrapped up its first-ever virtual convention that happened between March 8-11, 2021, receiving positive feedback and industry accolades. The annual PDAC Convention is the premier event of the world’s mineral exploration and mining industry that brings together mining executives, geologists, government officials, investors, analysts, and students from around the globe. With over 7,200 members around the world, PDAC’s mission is to promote a globally responsible, vibrant and sustainable mineral sector that encourages leading practices in technical, operational, environmental, safety and social performance.
At the PDAC 2021 Virtual Convention, attendees had access to a customized platform where they could visit exhibit halls, network with colleagues, and join sessions that were available on-demand shortly after airing. This new virtual format allows attendees to continue networking by sending direct messages to other participants, engaging through text lounges, and watching educational sessions and newly added content for three months post-convention, until June 1, 2021.
European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR) virtual booth at the PDAC 2021:
ETP SMR was present at the EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) stand within the European Commission’s virtual booth. The European Commission booth also hosted European Commission initiatives and representatives as the European Raw Materials Alliance and EIT Raw Materials, and projects from H2020 (the EU research programme for research and innovation), EU countries, and small and medium-sized enterprises.
The ETP SMR stand offered the information through the presentations. Interested attendees could interact with the EGS Secretariat representatives through one-on-one meetings, and live text-based chats to raise awareness about ETP SMR activities and to be engaged in discussions.