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Upcoming PDAC Convention March 6-9 in Toronto

Established in 1932, and best known for its annual convention, the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) represents the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry, with over 8,000 individual and corporate members.  The PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is the world’s leading convention in the mineral exploration and development sector.  PDAC will be holding its 84th edition of the convention on March 6th to 9th, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

The PDAC convention offers a unique opportunity to attend technical sessions, short courses and network with over 1,000 exhibitors and 23,500 attendees from over 100 countries. Scheduled events at the 2016 convention include the Capital Markets Program, a Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors, the Corporate Social Responsibility Event Series, the Aboriginal Program, Letter Writer Presentations for Investors, and an array of short courses in addition to open sessions, presentation and reception rooms, as well as student and technical programs.

According to PDAC President Rod Thomas, “The PDAC Convention is designed to help the sector find the creative answers it needs to meet the challenges it faces. The convention itself remains the industry’s premier meeting place for deals and options on properties to germinate or take place.” Last year, the 2015 PDAC convention attracted over 23,500 investors, analysts, mining executives, geologists, prospectors and government officials from 116 countries, including 30 federal Members of Parliament as well as eight Cabinet Ministers, and six provincial and territorial Ministers. In addition to a plethora of exhibiting booths, attendees at the 2015 PDAC convention were offered several sessions that examined how to leverage current funds and find new/alternative financing solutions.

Upcoming Innovation in Mining Conferences

As active contributors in Canada’s resource-based economy, mining companies are constantly engaged in finding new and innovative products and processes that can increase resource extraction while decreasing their environmental footprint.

To enhance this industrial growth, representatives from many mining and resource-extraction companies will be meeting at Technology and Innovation in Mining 2015 from September 10-11 in Toronto, Ontario. The event will focus on how mining, one of the oldest industries in the world, can create and adopt new technologies that will increase profits and production while ensuring that the mining industry moves forward to adapt to changing global realities. Key note speeches delivered by world-leading industry experts will drive discussions on a wide range of topics, including automation, IT and smart technologies, and best practice solutions.

Another conference, the 2015 Coal Association of Canada Conference, will take place September 16-18 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Held specifically for mining companies in the coal industry, the CAC Conference offers moderated panel discussions, workshops, and presentations hosted by global coal industry experts. With a host of social events to ensure that participants can forge new business relationships and renew industry connections, the conference will allow participants to enhance their industry presence and to learn how to prepare their business for an economic upturn.

As major participants in research and development across Canada, mining companies are well poised to take advantage of Canada’s robust Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program, as well as other government funding opportunities. For more information on what funding programs are available for resource sector companies, contact us at

Early Stage Exporters Fund

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has released a new funding program called Early Stage Exporters (ESE). The ESE program will assist early-stage post-revenue companies to attend international trade shows, participate in outgoing or incoming missions, develop marketing tools, invest in market research, and participate in foreign bidding projects.

The program will fund up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $30,000. The maximum amount of funding available per company is $150,000 and each application can include up to 3 activities.

The eligibility criteria is listed below:

  • Manufacturer in Ontario with an export mandate
  • Incorporated for at least 2 years
  • Minimum of 3 full time equivalent employees
  • Annual sales between $300,000 and $500,000
  • At least one year of reviewed financial statements
  • Operate in one of the priority sectors (advanced manufacturing, aerospace, construction, clean technology, professional services, information communications technology, digital media, and life sciences)

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NorthBridge to Exhibit at Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Trade Show

NorthBridge Consultants will be exhibiting at the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology (MEET) trade show in Moncton, New Brunswick from May 7-8.   This biennial event attracts exhibitors and visitors from all over Canada and the US, and features the very latest equipment available to the mechanical and electrical industries.

Please come check us out at booth #626!

MEET Show hours:

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014; 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014;  9am – 5pm

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