Greater Sudbury Furthers Global Position at PDAC International Mining Conference

Feb 26, 2020

Greater Sudbury will again showcase its position as a global leader in mining and innovation at the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference from March 1 to 4, 2020, in Toronto. 

PDAC is the largest annual mining industry event in North America. This year, the conference is expected to attract more than 25,000 delegates representing all aspects of the mining industry, stakeholders and investors from the around the world. Close to 90 Greater Sudbury based companies will exhibit at the four-day event, and close to double that will participate in other capacities.

The City’s conference team, consisting of Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger, Members of Council and economic development staff, has scheduled meetings with current and prospective mining, supply and service companies, trade commissioners and ambassadors.

“The PDAC conference is an exceptional opportunity to position Greater Sudbury as a global centre for excellence in mining innovation, supplies and services,” said Mayor Bigger. “This year, we will highlight our city’s economic capacity and investment readiness through new intergovernmental initiatives, including opportunities to attract skilled labour, expand employment lands and invest venture capital.”

On Tuesday, March 3, the City will host the Sudbury Mining Cluster Reception in partnership with 25 local companies and organizations. Over 400 guests, including global government officials, mining companies, local suppliers and mining sector stakeholders, are expected to accept this invitation to network. Last year, the City received a Marketing Canada Award for the success of this reception.

“Greater Sudbury is the global hub of mining expertise and that industry position is reinforced through our participation at PDAC,” said CAO Ed Archer. “The knowledge, experience, innovation and outcomes that are unique to our city are unparalleled. We look forward to hosting an event to connect our business partners with key decision-makers.”

The 2020 Sudbury Mining Cluster Reception is made possible through local partnerships. Special thanks are extended to Platinum Sponsor Hard-Line Solutions, to Gold Sponsors Bestech, Cambrian College, Desjardins Business Centre, Glencore and Vale, and to Silver Sponsors B&D Manufacturing, Commitworks, Fisher Wavy, Fly Sudbury, Frontier Lithium, Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, IVEY Group, Laurentian University, MacLean Engineering, Maestro Digital Mine, Milman Industries, NATT Safety Services, NORCAT, Orix Geoscience, PCL Construction, Rocvent, SAMSSA, Science North and Thyssen Mining.

The impact of Greater Sudbury’s presence at PDAC continues to grow each year. In 2019, the city welcomed 11 delegations from Australia, Colombia, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Indonesia, Peru and Russia. In advance of PDAC this year, Greater Sudbury will host a delegation of 14 elected officials and representatives from the Colombia Mining Association. 

International delegations come to Greater Sudbury to learn about modern mining technologies and practices, visit local mining companies, meet with company executives and find out more about award-winning environmental reclamation programs and stewardship.

These initiatives support the 2019-2027 City of Greater Sudbury Strategic Plan of Council to position the city as a global centre for mining innovation and mining supply and service expertise.