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PDAC 2018 Descends On Toronto This Weekend; Here Is What To Expect

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(Kitco News) - This year’s Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, known as the mammoth of all mining conferences, is promising to be busier than ever, with more than 24,000 attendees coming from 130 different countries to exchange ideas and network.

The event will take place from March 4 to March 7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, which will mark the 86th year for the convention.

“The PDAC convention is our largest industry event and provides mineral and mining professionals, as well as investors, analysts, geologists, executives, government officials and students, access to an array of programming, short courses, presentations and networking opportunities,” said PDAC President Glenn Mullan.

The conference will keep attendees on a tight schedule, with more than 400 presenters discussing the latest trends in mining.

Here is the rundown of some of this year’s top events to attend at the convention:

- The International Mines Ministers Summit will see mining ministers from around the world gather in one location for a third year in a row.

- Keynote session will feature an Industry Review - Lessons For The Future.

- Best-selling author A. Gary Shilling will host the mineral-outlook luncheon, discussing “the outlook for minerals and metals in a world where the supply of almost everything exceeds demand.”

- Anaconda Mining Inc will showcase a virtual-reality experience, giving participants a 3D feel of what it’s like in an open pit or an underground mine as well as a processing plant.

- Kirwin Collection will be on display at the Trade Show North, featuring stunning minerals on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum.

- Robots will also be present at the event, with the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase demonstrating new technologies and doing live presentations.

- The Royal Canadian Mint will be in Exhibitor’s Hall showing off its new gold and silver investment bullion coins and bars. Those interested in purchasing something will be able to choose from collectors’ coins and a set of silver coins.

Kitco News will be on the ground in Toronto every step of the way, helping readers sort through a bombardment of headlines and news announcements expected to come out.

Make sure to follow our team @KitcoNewsNOW. for all the LIVE updates as well as our editor-in-chief Daniela Cambone @DanielaCambone, Kitco’s editor Neils Christensen @neils_C, social media reporter Anna Golubova @annagolubova, and associate producer David Lin @davidlinMTL.

If you spot us filming or getting quotes from presenters and attendees, please stop by and say hello.

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