More than 24,000 mining industry officials and suppliers are gathered in Toronto this week for the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2018 International Convention. To help generate leads and business for local companies, a Sault Ste. Marie delegation is representing the community at the expo.
The group includes Mayor Christian Provenzano, MP Terry Sheehan and officials from the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. Business owners Dave Rector from Rector Machine Works and Brad Gregorini from Norpro Company are also part of the delegation.
“We’re at PDAC 2018 to help local companies build connections and generate business with global mining firms and suppliers,” said Dan Hollingsworth, Executive Director of Business Development for the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation. “The mining sector is a key industry for our community and region, and we’re working to help Sault businesses grow by expanding into this sector.”
Taking place from March 4 to 7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the 2018 PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is the world’s leading expo for people, companies and organizations in mineral exploration and finance. The event involves more than 1,000 exhibitors, 3,800 investors and over 24,000 attendees from 130 countries.
“PDAC provides an important chance to connect with businesses,” said Mayor Provenzano. “Our city has an established industrial history, and growth in the mining sector is a significant opportunity we are working to meet by highlighting our community’s strengths.”