The annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention is the premier event of the world’s mineral exploration and mining industry. PDAC focuses on driving a sustainable, competitive and responsible exploration and mining sector, bringing together mining executives, geologists, government officials, investors, analysts, and students from around the globe. The 91st PDAC took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from 5th-8th March 2023. The 23,819 attendees and 1,100+ exhibitors took part in exhibits, events, and programming.
EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) was present in the European Commission booth, promoting EGS Member Surveys, Expert Groups and Projects (namely GSEU, PanAfGeo, SCRREEN2, MDNP2, and AfricaMaVal), as well as the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR). The European Commission booth also hosted European Commission initiatives and representatives such as the European Raw Materials Alliance and EIT Raw Materials, projects from Horizon Europe (the EU research programme for research and innovation) and EU member states.
During the event, EGS engaged in discussions with the mining sector community to promote sustainable mining practices and the future of the industry. Its members were well represented at a number of events, including the Nordic Mining Day with contributions from GTK, NGU and SGU. EGS made a presentation focused on the GSEU project activities around critical raw materials during the EU Business and Networking Breakfast.
Additionally, EGS highlighted the strategic importance of raw materials for the EU industry, particularly in achieving the ambitious objectives of the European Green Deal and REPowerEU. EGS’s presence at PDAC 2023 demonstrates its commitment to promoting sustainable mining practices and the EU’s raw materials strategy.