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PDAC, the world’s largest mining conference, kicks off in Toronto

With more than 25,000 attendees, 1,000 exhibitors, and 3,500 investors, PDAC is a convention to watch

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PDAC stands for Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada and its annual convention is being held in Toronto

For anyone involved in the mining industry, the biggest event of the year is here: PDAC. 

For those not familiar, PDAC stands for Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada. Its annual convention in Toronto, held March 3 through 6, is the largest and one of the longest-running mining conferences in the world. 

With its roots running back to 1932, today, PDAC has some impressive numbers behind it: boasting more than 25,000 attendees, 1,000 exhibitors, and 3,500 investors. 

From prospectors to bankers to government attendees, the list is long and the convention provides a space for thought leadership, promotion, networking and more. 

Companies to watch

Below, we've highlighted a few companies at PDAC to keep an eye on. 

Cabral Gold Inc (CVE:CBR) (OTCMKTS: CBGZF) has earned a coveted spot as a speaker at one of PDAC’s gold exploration sessions. Just this week, the company announced it had uncovered a new high-grade gold system at the Machichie target at its Cuiú Cuiú project in northern Brazil.

WATCH: Cabral Gold released extremely positive drill results from Machiche target in Brazil

Pacton Gold Inc (OTCMKTS:PACXF) (CVE:PAC) will also be there. Shares of the company jumped Friday after saying it has entered into a binding letter of intent to buy a 100% interest in the Tardarinna Gold Project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

BlueBird Battery Metals Inc (CVE:BATT) (OTCMKTS:BBBMF) will be at PDAC. The company told investors Friday that director Leigh Hughes has been appointed as interim president. In a brief statement, the group said Hughes had been "instrumental" in bringing the current Australian landholdings to the company.

Japan Gold Corp (CVE:JG) will be very active at PDAC. Chairman and CEO John Proust sat down with Proactive Investors to share the 2019 outlook for Japan Gold as well as outline what the company has planned at the conference. 

WATCH: Japan Gold Corp has strong projects, strong partners, and a packed 2019

Fireweed Zinc Ltd (CVE:FWZ) will also be presenting at PDAC. President and CEO Brandon MacDonald recently sat down with Proactive Investors to share news the company has just completed a cash raise of 5 million dollars to continue work on the Macmillan Pass Zinc project in the Yukon.

Ximen Mining Corp (CVE:XIM) will be exhibiting at PDAC. The company recently recapped some highlights of last year's exploration at the Gold Drop property in Southern British Columbia, which is under option to GGX Gold Corp (CVE:GGX). 

READ: The new faces of mining: Engaging the millennial investor in mining opportunities

A new young generation of geologists, explorers, bankers, and promoters are beginning and continuing to influence the mining industry and PDAC is a platform for many opportunities for up-and-comers. 

A number of them will be attending PDAC, including several Proactive recently spoke to about their views about how to engage millennial investors in mining exploration opportunities. 

Contact Katie Lewis at [email protected]

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