PDAC 2022 attracts over 17,000 delegates in successful return to Toronto

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention welcomed over 17,000 individuals from the global mining industry to this year’s event in Toronto, Canada last week.

The world’s largest annual exploration and mining industry event made a return to physical conferencing for the first time since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to spread around the world.

But after two years of uncertainty and a shift to a 100% virtual show last year, demand for the real thing snapped back, with 17,445 investors, analysts, indigenous leaders, mining executives, geologists, government officials and students attending in 2022.

“Like most of the world, the mineral exploration and mining industry faced a variety of challenges during the pandemic, and yet its significance and resilience has remained admirable, and that pride was on full display at the PDAC 2022 Convention,” said PDAC president Alex Christopher.

“Energy was widespread across the sold-out Trade Show and Investors Exchange, as well as highly-attended short courses and programming that reflected conversations happening within the sector, including the dominant themes of equity, diversity and inclusion, indigenous engagement, critical minerals, sustainability and industry’s role in helping the world realise a low-emissions future.”

PDAC will also provide an online Convention programme on June 28-29, where several sessions from the in-person event will be available, as well as many new and relevant topics. All Access Pass holders automatically receive complementary online registration.

The 2023 PDAC Convention will return to its regular slot in March, so as to realign with industry and market forces, according to the organisers. It will run from March 05-08 next year.