March is just around the corner and with it will come the biggest mining and exploration event of the year.
The 2016 edition of the PDAC Convention takes place in Toronto from March 6th to 9th and will bring together thousands of delegates from across the world including investors, media, mining and exploration executives, industry professionals as well as service providers and more.
As the PDAC Convention continues to grow in size and popularity, so too does the CSE’s footprint at this event.
This year eight CSE-listed issuers will be exhibiting at the PDAC at Investors Exchange as well as the Prospectors Tent. The CSE will be located at booth 2542 in the Investors Exchange.
Conference delegates can meet members from the CSE team and also grab some great conference swag including the special PDAC 2016 edition of the CSE Quarterly.
In addition to events on the conference floor, the CSE will also be hosting a pair of networking events on Tuesday March 8th.
The first event will continue the CSE’s tradition of bringing together investors, industry professionals and listed issuers for a networking lunch reception. This year’s luncheon is co-sponsored by Equities.com and MNP LLP and takes place on March 8th at 11:30am at the InterContinental Toronto Centre – just upstairs from the conference centre. The networking luncheon is always a busy event so be sure to register early here to secure your tickets.
In addition to the CSE’s daytime event, the CSE along with co-sponsors Aird & Berlis LLP, MNP LLP, Euro Pacific Canada Inc. and Invest Barbados, are hosting an evening reception on March 8th at Taverna Mercatto. After a long day of making the rounds on the conference floor, taking in presentations and powering through meetings, this is the perfect opportunity to meet and greet colleagues and make new connections alongside great food in a fun setting. For more information or to RSVP, click here.
Finally, the CSE is also proud to once again be a sponsor of the Mining Matters program which helps to inspire, engage and educate children and youth through year-round community events on the importance of mining in society.
For more information on the PDAC Convention 2016, including how to register, visit their official website here or to get a recap of our time at last year’s event, including a picture gallery, click here.
As with years past, there was a lot to see and do at the 2015 edition of the PDAC. Over 23,000 individuals including mining executives, resource & exploration professionals and enthusiasts from 116 different nations braved the March weather to attend this year’s conference and get a flavour for the current state of the mining industry around the world.
The team from the Canadian Securities Exchange was on hand at the CSE booth and to co-host a networking luncheon alongside MNP LLP, Newsfile and Peterson & Company LLP. In addition, the CSE initiated a sponsorship this year for Mining Matters, a youth program aimed at inspiring the next generation of mining and resource enthusiasts.
For the CSE, it was another great conference with steady traffic to the exhibition booth as well as a strong turnout to the networking luncheon, great speakers, great food and of course great company.
Click through the slideshow below to see pictures from the exhibition floor and the networking luncheon.
In just a few weeks, mining and exploration companies, investors and dignitaries from across the globe will brave the Toronto weather for the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, the world’s largest mining and exploration conference.
The PDAC 2015 edition will feature a dizzying number of events packed into the first four days of March. From soil samples to soirées, there will most certainly be something for everyone.
This year’s PDAC will also be an exciting one for the CSE. In addition to exhibiting at the Investor’s Exchange, the CSE will also be hosting an investor networking luncheon as well as signing on as a sponsor for the outreach organization Mining Matters.
In addition to exhibiting at the PDAC, the CSE in partnership with MNP LLP, Newsfile and Peterson & Company LLP, will be hosting a special investor luncheon on Tuesday March 3rd from 11:30am to 1pm. During the luncheon, attendees will hear from a number of CSE-listed firms and will also have the chance to network with and ask questions to CSE representatives.
With a significant portion of their listings coming from across the natural resources sectors, the CSE is keenly aware of the current climate for publicly listed mining and exploration companies. Though there may be headwinds facing the mining industry, the PDAC typically demonstrates the enthusiasm with which those challenges are met. According to CSE CEO Richard Carleton, “We’re excited to be back at the PDAC. The energy of the conference is great and we look forward to connecting with entrepreneurs who demonstrate, time and again, the ability to overcome the challenges that the mineral exploration sector throws their way.”
Without question, the PDAC 2015 will showcase the great entrepreneurial spirit and resilience that characterizes the mining industry. The fact that they’re willing to brave Toronto in March is a testament to that.
This year’s PDAC was a great opportunity to connect with the mining & exploration industry, government, investors and more. For the Canadian Securities Exchange it was particularly eventful because in addition to having a very busy booth at the Investor’s Exchange, our team was also involved in keynote addresses, panels, networking events (including the parties!) and interviews.
The PDAC has continued to be the conference where mining and exploration companies and investors (big and small) converge to talk about the state of the industry, raise capital and talk about what’s coming next.
With so much going on, there’s no shortage of things to reflect on, however here is a sample of what we got up to at the convention and our thoughts on what the remainder of 2014 holds for the industry.
Our conference swag also brought in curious passers by who were interested in getting their “shine on” with our CSE-branded screen wipes and shoe shiners.
There were lots of exciting conversations, sessions and activities outside of the exhibition hall that we participated in. Here are some of the highlights:
Mining Outlook Luncheon
One of the first big events was the sold-out mining outlook luncheon. Deputy Chairman of the CSE, Ned Goodman, was the keynote speaker at this session and he provided the audience with an entertaining and thoughtful perspective of the current state of the global economy with a particular focus on currency and gold. We’ve pulled together an interesting selection of tweets from folks in the audience at the presentation.
An Exchange with the Exchanges
CSE’s CEO Richard Carleton participated in the panel discussion on the role that stock exchanges can play in assisting mining (and in particular junior mining) and exploration companies in navigating the current capital raising crisis. Joining Richard on the panel was Eddie Grieve of the Australian Stock Exchange, Francis Stenning of Bolsa de Valores de Lima, Peru and John McCoach of the TSX Venture Exchange.
At this event Richard outlined some important points about what exchanges can do and what other stakeholder partners can do in order to help companies adapt to the new market realities. On the exchange side, the CSE is lowering the cash and operational burden for companies to maintain a public listing and making it easier for trading desks to access market data.
Examples of the impact of disclosure policy on companies was also highlighted. The Australian Stock Exchange was shown as an example of an exchange that confronted the issue of regulatory burden and the success and challenges it experienced as a result.
One very interesting point that came up was the idea of regulatory-driven restrictions on the kinds of investments that could be recommended to individuals based on their age. Richard Carleton aptly framed what he found troublesome about this when he pointed out that by restricting the age that certain products could be recommended to individuals, people such as Ned Goodman would be steered away from investing in equities.
Networking Lunch/Make the Switch Seminar
A packed house attended the networking lunch co-sponsored by the CSE, MNP LLP and Chitiz Pathak LLP. Attendees were treated to lunch as well as some food for thought as several CSE-listed companies presented a brief snapshot of their company story. A hats off goes to CSE Senior VP Robert Cook for being able to keep everyone on course during the presentations.
CEO Richard Carleton also provided some brief highlights on the recent performance of the exchange and on the exciting forthcoming developments at the CSE – including further progress with getting more online brokerages to provide online trading and real-time data to their clients.
After the networking lunch, the CSE provided a quick overview of what was involved in transitioning to listing on the CSE, including details on timing and the steps required. For more information on the process, click here.
For those who know Ned Goodman, he is not one to beat around the bush. The electric interview between him and Howard Green of BNN’s Headline was a great snapshot of Ned’s views on gold and on what it takes to successfully run and manage mining companies. Click the following link to access this interview.
The PDAC, especially this year, exemplified the resilient spirit of the mining industry. When faced with adversity, the industry is working creatively to adapt to the current market and the CSE, with its advocacy efforts and solutions for industry partners, is proud to be a part of that solution.
With the number of deals, announcements and meetings that took place at the PDAC, 2014 looks to be an exciting year ahead for the industry and most certainly for the CSE and our partners. We’re grateful for the connections we have made and look forward to building off the positive momentum from PDAC.
CSE, along with MNP LLP and Chitiz Pathak LLP, hosted another successful investor luncheon during the PDAC in Toronto. This event welcomed an all-time high number of attendees and was headlined by several companies listed on the exchange. Enjoy the pictures and we will see you next year!
In just a few days, the 2014 edition of the PDAC conference will take place. Hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees from all over the world are expected to converge at the Toronto Convention Centre to learn about and discuss the latest trends, thoughts and technologies impacting the mining industry.
Among the dozens of topics that will be discussed in various panels and workshops, one of the burning issues on the minds of many attendees will be the current capital raising climate.
As many readers may already know, the CSE has been actively engaging in the conversation about finding ways to enable junior mining and exploration companies to successfully weather the current capital raising storm.
From the exhibition floor to the podium, the CSE will continue in its efforts to promote innovative and pragmatic solutions for junior mining and exploration companies as well as for the industry as a whole.
Here is a rundown of the events and activities the CSE will be participating in at PDAC 2014:
Mineral Outlook Luncheon, Monday March 3rd
Ned Goodman, Deputy Chairman of the CSE and President & CEO of Dundee Corporation will be the keynote speaker at the (now sold out) Mineral Outlook Luncheon on Monday March 3rd from 12PM-2PM
An Exchange with the Exchanges: The Role of Stock Exchanges in Facilitating Capital-Raising, Tuesday March 4th
CSE CEO Richard Carleton will be a member of a panel of guests representing stock exchanges in Canada, Australia and Peru as part of the session entitled “An Exchange with the Exchanges: The Role of Stock Exchanges in Facilitating Capital-Raising.” This panel will discuss the state of the mineral exploration industry and the role that stock exchanges can play in helping companies navigate the current capital environment. For more information on this session at 10:30AM please click here.
PDAC Investor Lunch & Networking Event, Tuesday March 4th
The CSE is co-sponsoring a lunch and networking event along with MNP LLP, and Chitiz Pathak LLP. This event will feature presentations from CSE-listed companies as well as opportunities for PDAC attendees to network with one another. Click the following link for more details on the PDAC Investor Lunch which is to be held on Tuesday March 4th from 11:30AM to 1PM.
Making the Switch to CSE, Tuesday March 4th
For those interested in learning more about how to make the transition to the CSE, be sure to register for and attend the Making the Switch session on Tuesday, March 4th from 1:15PM-2PM.
In addition to events, the CSE will also be exhibiting at booths 2542 and 2544 where attendees can meet with members of our team as well as talk to representatives from several CSE listed companies.
PDAC 2014 runs from March 2nd to March 5th in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For more information, including registration information and schedules, you can visit their website at http://www.pdac.ca/convention.
If you are attending, be sure to say hi to our team in person or via Twitter. We look forward to seeing you there!