Well, I barely recovered from my snow storm travel adventures when I headed off to the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Conference 2007, popularly known as the PDAC Conference 2007. The first PDAC conference took palce in 1932 and since then it has been a gathering place for people and companies involved in the search and development of new mineral deposits. Today, the PDAC International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange has become the most important event in the world of exploration, bringing togetherÂ players involved in the field from all over the world.
This year’s conference was one of the most high-power conferences I’ve been to in a while. Countries from around the world were promoting their raw resources in the hope of attracting money and companies to invest in developing their resources. Mining companies involved in everything from gold, silver, copper, zinc, uranium to diamonds were promoting themselves looking for investors. Some companies were looking to get listed on a recognized stock exchange, while others were already listed on the TSX or some other exchange.
One would expect such activity. Although I was impressed with the amount of money that was put into the promotions, especially with some of the gifts and packages being handed out. No, samples of gold, but I did get an opportunity to taste authentic, imported Turkish Delight. And let me tell you – what an experience that was. Mmmmm, Mmmmm, Mmmmm.
On another hand, let me tell you about the social activities sponsored or hosted by individual companies in the evenings. On second thought, maybe I shouldn’t tell you about them. Well, let me just say that quality and quantity of liquor was abundant, as well as a great variety of snacks. It’s amazing just what you can find out when there is a room full of Presidents and CEOs indulging in alcohol.
In case you’re wondering why my blog is a little late this week, just read the above paragraph again.
I highly recommend that if you want to make some high level contacts then you attend the PDAC Convention next year and network, network, network.
Have a great weekend!