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International Convention,
Trade Show & Investors
March 5 – 8, 2017
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Canada

(as of November 25, 2016)

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PDAC 2017
Last year, I was told by an attendee James Siddorn SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. (Chair)
that there was something wrong with Charles Beaudry Consultant
the PDAC Convention. This particular Ian Blakley RPA UK
person didn’t like waiting an entire Peter Bojtos Independent Company Director
year for it to come around again. Donald Bubar Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.
Fortunately, for this attendee and Shawn Campbell Goldcorp Canada Ltd.
everyone else who feels the same Jim Chan ERM
way, March 2017 is just around Patrick Chance Consultant
the corner. Andy Chater Andy Chater Exploration
David Christie Goodman Investment Council
It is with great excitement that I share
David Davidson Paradigm Capital Inc.
this message with you for the first
Tim Dohey Newmont Mining Corporation
time in my role as PDAC President.
Catherine Gignac Catherine Gignac and Associates
I have attended the PDAC Convention for more than 20 years,
Neil Gow Consultant
watching it grow substantially in size and reputation. Today, it is
Todd Hamilton SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.
the world’s premier, must-attend industry event.
Robert Hearst AREVA Resources Canada Inc.
The PDAC Convention is where the world’s mineral industry Joe Hinzer Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited
meets. It draws investors, analysts, mining executives, Jonathan Lafontaine Consultant
geologists, government officials, students and Margaret Lai Denison Mines Corp.
international attendees. Pierre Landry Centerra Gold Inc.
In 2016, PDAC and the World Economic Forum co-hosted the Peter Legein Legein Consulting Inc.
inaugural International Mines Minsters Summit (IMMS). It James Lusby PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
brought together international Mines Ministers from around Susan Ma IBI Group
the world, led by Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Bill Mercer Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.
Honourable Jim Carr. The IMMS provided an important setting John Morganti Lucca Advisors Inc.
for the international mining community to discuss and work Terence Ortslan TSO & Associates
on resolving issues affecting the industry. We look forward Eric Owens Alexandria Minerals Corporation
to the return of the IMMS as it focusses its attention on the John Pike Boart Longyear
UN Sustainable Development Goals, clean technology Brian Prill BLP Law Professional Corporation
and innovation. Wei Qian Northern Quest Exploration Inc.
Spencer Ramshaw CAMESE
The PDAC 2017 Convention marks 85 successful years, Ted Reeve Haliburton Mineral Services Inc.
I am pleased to announce another outstanding lineup. Global Gonzalo Rosa Turner & Townsend
economist and author Dambisa Moyo is confirmed as the Patricia Sheahan Consultant
Mineral Outlook Luncheon speaker, as well as an excellent Keith Spence Global Mining Capital Corp.
assortment of presenters, Short Courses, programs, social and Patricia Stirbys AECOM
networking opportunities. The PDAC Convention promises to John Sullivan Excellon Resources Inc.
bring the sector’s latest developments and technologies back Bob Valliant Tri Origin Exploration Ltd.
to Toronto. Stephen Wallace Consultant
Stay informed on the latest news and information by visiting the
convention website at I look forward
to welcoming you to the PDAC 2017 Convention!

Bob Schafer


Table of Contents
Aboriginal Program........................................... 15 Message from the President............................2

Attendee & Registration Info............................6 Mining Matters Hockey Tournament......... 37

Capital Markets Program................................ 18 Networking Events
Evening Events
Convention Planning Committee...................2
Awards Gala & After Party............................30
Grand Finale.......................................................30
Corporate Presentation Forum
for Investors.......................................................... 32 Luncheons
Mineral Outlook Luncheon............................. 29
Corporate Social Responsibility Student-Industry Networking Luncheon... 29
(CSR) Event Series.............................................. 16 Receptions
Opening Day Reception................................... 28
Exhibits.................................................................... 35 Trade Show Reception..................................... 29
Core Shack.......................................................... 35
Exhibit Hours...................................................... 35 Onsite Services.................................................... 38
Investors Exchange.......................................... 35
Kirwin Collection............................................... 36 Presentation Rooms.......................................... 33
Mining Marketplace.......................................... 35
Prospectors Tent............................................... 35 Reception Rooms................................................ 34
Trade Show & Trade Show North................ 36
Registration Form.........................Centre spread
Exploration Insights.......................................... 32
Short Courses ...................................................... 22
Letter Writer Presentations
for Investors.......................................................... 32 Sponsors................................................................. 20

Media Partners..................................................... 36 Student Program................................................. 17

Technical Program................................................9

Why Attend?............................................................ 4

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government officials. SERVICES. March 6 Grand Finale ATTEND EVENTS Wednesday. geoscientists. reinforces current OUTLOOK LUNCHEON AND partnerships and sets the stage for a great many deals. fund managers. banking AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES executives. brokers. Dambisa Moyo— Dr. financiers. 22. March 7. including investors.” AWARDS GALA Attendee & AFTER PARTY! Top participating countries outside Canada Don’t miss the Mineral Outlook Luncheon on Monday. March 6. prospectors. analysts. CLAIM RESULTS. March 8 Countries Represented LIKE THE MINERAL “ The networking that goes on during those four days results in countless new relationships and ideas.000 INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS PRODUCTS.VISIT OVER NETWORK WITH OVER 900 EXHIBITS PROMOTING TECHNOLOGY. mining developers. PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 5 . EXPLORATION Rub shoulders and talk one-on-one with industry professionals from around the world. exploration managers. Meet with the who’s who in the global mining industry and celebrate industry excellence with the 2017 Award Recipients at the Awards Gala & After Party on Tuesday. March 5 5600 International Attendees Trade Show Reception 125 Monday. Guest speaker Dr. media and more. Core Shack | Investors Exchange Mining Marketplace | Prospectors Tent Free Networking Events Trade Show & Trade Show North Opening Day Reception Sunday. lawyers. Dambisa Moyo Global Economist Global Economist and one of TIME's and Author 100 Most Influential People and New York Times best-selling author—will discuss the future of the mining industry based on the current economic forecast.

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Royal Nickel Corporation. MARCH 5 of the Iberian Pyrite Belt: New advances using geological. Burlington & Jonathan Lafontaine. Argentina Global economic outlook: Forecasting the future in murky conditions. USA PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 9 . New York. Wood Mackenzie. Eduardo Zappettini. Houston. Canada Gestion Sodémex Inc. Sudbury. Consultant. Uranium. Huelva. Canada Leadership in the tough times. Canada Roswell. Portugal 1:00 – 5:00 pm The Sesmarias VMS discovery. Outlook for commodities. Spain (AM sessions) (PM sessions) Alconchel discovery: A new Cu-Au deposit in southwestern Spain. Thomson Reuters. Wood Mackenzie.Technical Program All Access Pass required Need professional development hours to maintain your designation? Upon request. Braga. Australia London.. Ed Rawle. Ian Tyler. Quebec. Andrew Thomas. Buenos Aires. Madrid. Castro Verde. AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. New York State. Centerra Gold Inc. Juan Manuel Pons Perez. Spain La Magdalena: The recent discovery of a rich base metal deposit in the Iberian Pyrite Belt. USA Prospecting precious metals in high-grade terranes. PGMs. Toronto. Australia Guildford.. Mark Cutifani. USA Tropicana: An integrated approach to understanding a 7 Moz. Paul Kuhn. England South America. Canada Michel Gauthier.. LLC. Huelva. Valoriza Minería. Western Australia. Ontario Geological Survey. Mike Easton. Portugal Sponsored by Exploration history of the Neves Corvo deposit. Grenvillian-Sunsas orogeny and related mineralizations in London. London. Geomatec. Alvalade project.. Beja. Spain. Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia. Magog. Portugal. geophysics and geochemistry vectors. Portugal KPMG PearTree Securities RBC Capital Markets 1:00 – 3:30 pm Scotiabank A second opinion on the high-grade metamorphic potential of the Grenville Chairs: Terence Ortslan. Mark Selby.. IBK Capital Corp. Avrupa Minerals Ltd. Perth. Michael Schwartz. Alex Laugharne. William Tankard. CRU Group. Zinc: How high can it go?. Paul Robinson. Iberian Commodities and market outlook Pyrite Belt. Perth. Malta. Nicolas Carter. Canada What is next for copper and gold miners?. The role of crustal architecture in the formation of the Wood Mackenzie. with still more to come. Tick Knight. Canada & Miguel Cabal. Ryan Cochrane. CRU Group. Somincor (Lundin Mining Corporation). England Over 100 years of zinc discovery in the Balmat-Edwards Precious metals: Developing themes for gold.. Montreal & Chairs: Neil Gow. England Independent Consultant. granulite-hosted gold deposit. Steve Beach. London. Mark Doyle. Ux Consulting Company. Geological Survey of Western Australia. Ismael Solaz. Toronto. SegemAR. South Building. Anglo American.. Toronto. USA What’s old is new again. silver and district. Teck Metals Ltd. Level 700 1:00 – 3:00 pm Riches of the Iberian Peninsula Sponsored by Chairs: Pierre Landry. Western Australia. TSO & Associates. Sphinx Resources Ltd. England The Grenville Orogen in Ontario’s geology and metallogeny: Nickel. João Xavier Matos. Spain Geological structures modelling at the Portuguese sector SUNDAY. England Tropicana Au and Nova-Bollinger Ni-Cu deposits in the Albany-Fraser Orogen. Copper. Matsa Resources Ltd. PDAC will provide a Technical Session certificate of attendance to help you meet your professional development requirements.

Toronto. Vancouver. Canada 10 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . MARCH 6 9:00 – 11:30 am Geometallurgy: With you every step of the way 8:30 – 9:15 am Chairs: Giovanni Di Prisco. block model-based Randgold Resources Limited. Vancouver. SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. St. technology and metal demand. Canada Adapting to evolving trends: People. IN OUR INDUSTRY? Teck Resources Limited. Bill Mercer. PDAC President for geometallurgical purposes: Separation Rapids lithium deposit. Canada OPENING CEREMONIES Open to all pass types Meeting the challenges to determine lithium mineralogy Bob Schafer. Modeling mineralogy for flowsheet design: Kamoa project. Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. Lukas Lundin. & James Lusby.. Canada A tale of two mines. Terra Mineralogical Services Inc. Multi-Component gold geometallurgy applied to new and Lima. Peterborough & Charles Beaudry. Canada operational improvements. Buenaventura. AuTec Innovative Extractive Solutions Ltd. Mississauga. Elizabeth Whiteman. Steve Wilson. Canada 9:35 – 11:35 am San Nicolás VHMS deposit. Vancouver. Mississauga. Zacatecas. Toronto. Peter Whittaker. Joe Ruetz. Canada Chairs: James Siddorn. Managing your CAPEX with smart.. Technical Program All Access Pass required MONDAY.. Canada Falconbridge. Lundin Mining Geometallurgy: A key driver in process design and Corporation. Peru existing deposits. Roque Benavides Ganoza. Canada What drives stakeholder value creation in the mining industry with a specific focus on gold? Mark Bristow. Helier. XPS Consulting & Testwork Services. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Hatch Ltd.. Ivan Mullany. Consultant.. northwestern Ontario. Mexico: Refining KEYNOTE SESSION: WHAT DRIVES SUCCESS geometallurgical knowledge to unlock value. Toronto. SGS Canada Inc. Channel Islands production forecasting.

Russell Shor. USA mining industry Chairs: James Lusby. Russia Ontario Securities Commission. Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. Nassau. Namibia Board duties and responsibilities in the M&A world. Canada Corporation. Canada Recent trends and outlook for global exploration. Lawrence. Mark Fellows. Skarn Associates. Montreal. Gemological Institute of America. Canada (Lesotho). England Diamond resource evaluation: Evolution of techniques from African roots. Calgary. Resource Capital Funds. Alrosa and Endiama. Andy Davy. Vancouver. MinEx Consulting. Gold M&A: Does it work? Phil Russo. Zimbabwe. Canada Diamonds in Africa: Part 2 – the rest of the story Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act Chairs: Patricia Sheahan... Raymond James Ltd. London. Canada Toronto.. Westmount. Windhoek. Barrick Gold Corporation. Toronto. USA Diamond potential of the Man Craton in West Africa: Sierra Leone.. England The Murowa Kimberlites. Canada Why mines fail... Guinea and Liberia. Rick Lambert. commodities. London. Devon. Canada PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Peter Ravenscroft. Victoria. Integra Gold Corp. Canada Sprott Asset Management. Stellar Diamonds. Letseng: the challenges of a low-yielding diamond resource Abbas Ali Khan. Bennett Jones LLP. Burgundy Mining Advisors Ltd. Smith & Associates. Toronto. Toronto. Richard Scodde. England Geoscience Ltd. Neil Adshead. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP & Sander Grieve. Canada SGS Canada Inc. Toronto & Jennifer Pell. technology will drive future exploration. Carlsbad. and camp-scale exploration.. Sandra Heldman. Vancouver.Seeking better mining outcomes in the next cycle 2:00 – 4:30 pm Chairs: David Davidson. Canada 2:00 – 4:00 pm Filling the void: Financing exploration into the future. Canada Artificial intelligence. Toronto. Bereket Berhe. Moscow. Blaniville. Canada Leveraging big data to accelerate discovery: How new We should get back into mining. present and future overview Emerging challenges in executive compensation. big data and crowdsourcing: Lessons learned from allocating capital to mineral sector Mineral exploration in the digital age. Skarn Associates. Consultant. Lawrence Smith. Bahamas PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 11 . RPA Inc. Guy Desharnais. George Salamis. Canada & The future of exploration Mark Fellows. USA Identifying new search spaces with innovative exploration thinking and technology. Worcester. Jurgen Jacob. Andrew Wurst.. Denver. Griffis and McOuat Limited. Liam Fitzgerald. Canada Diamond potential of Angola: Results of cooperation of Governance reporting: Are you keeping up?. Karl Smithson. Mira Worcester. Victor Ustinov. Toronto. companies in bull and bear markets. Rio Tinto. Lucca Advisors Inc. John McGaughey. Toronto. Vancouver & Valuation and long-term metal prices of volatile and cyclical David Christie. Namdeb Diamond Kenneth Yung. England Chairs: John Morganti. focusing on the megaplacer. Paradigm Capital. Toronto. Quebec What the heck were we thinking? Distorted decision-making Integrated interpretation of large data sets for regional in the mining industry. Vancouver. Canada Namibia: Accepted past. Alrosa. Bennett Jones LLP. Governance and transparency: Hot topics impacting the Russ Cranswick. Mercer (Canada) Limited. Watts. Lakewood. Goodman & Company Investment Counsel. Australia Toronto. (ESTMA): Your first report and beyond.

John’s Canada 12 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . Memorial University of Newfoundland. Franklin Geosciences Ltd. USA guidelines. Canada Vancouver. Ltd. & carbon-constrained world Don Hains. London. Lucero Exploration Inc. Canada John Sykes. St. Canada Taking action on climate change and responding to Cobalt. Argentina. Toronto. Vancouver. Rowan Jackson. Canada TMAC Resources: Arctic mining realities in a changing northern climate. Hutchinson Update on new discoveries: What happened and why Chair: Robert Valliant. Canada Cameron Stanton.. MARCH 7 2:00 – 4:30 pm Specialty metals and minerals: Critical materials 9:00 – 11:30 am for new technology Adapting to operational risks and costs in a Chairs: Don Bubar. Novo Resources Corp. University of Western Australia. Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. On Common Ground Consultants Inc. Canada Exploration guidelines for VMS deposits. USA 25 years of new discoveries sessions. Canada The role of CSR in success and failure of mining projects. USA Geological controls on grade and tonnage in VMS systems. Hains Engineering Co. Charles Beaudry. Provocative observations from the Carlin Trend: A case for Lundin Gold Inc. Mississauga. Toronto. Chris Adachi. Ron Hochstein. Consultant. Barry Smee. Toronto.. Hatch Management Consulting. Canada Volcanogenic and exhalative: A symposium dedicated to Richard W. Quinton Hennigh.. Canada Investor responsibilities and expectations for the low-carbon future. Quebec. Canada Richard W. Ecuador unconventional thinking in ore genesis. ERM. Denver. Canada Langevin. Canada Fruta del Norte: From failure to success. Canada Vancouver. Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. Catharine Farrow. Dave Trueman. Department of Earth Sciences. ERM. Aurora & Jim Franklin.. Dundas. England Disruptive lithium technologies.. Colorado Pitfalls and missteps: Errors in applying Ni 43-101 School of Mines. Perth. Fortune Minerals Ltd. NEI Investments. Toronto. energy storage and the NICO project. Golden. Jamie Bonham. Lyle Safronetz. Canada Chairs: Charles Beaudry. The Enirgi process and transformation in lithium production. Ian Thomson. Quito.. Tuscon.. Linden Edgell.. Thomas Monecke.. Enirgi Corporation. Greenfields Research Institute. Cascadero Copper Corp. carbon pricing. Canada The first big depositional event in the Witwatersrand basin. Australia Industry-led change post the Paris Agreement: A global perspective. Gold in Archean synvolcanic systems. Canada Chairs: Jim Chan. TMAC Resources Inc. Tri Origin Exploration Ltd. Department of Geology and Geological Engineering.. Ottawa. Hutchinson: The career of a geologist. John Larson. 10 steps to operating in a carbon-constrained world. Consultant. Vale Canada Limited. Poul Emsbo. Geological Survey of Canada. professor and mentor. Technical Program All Access Pass required TUESDAY. Canada Taron: A new type of cesium deposit in Salta Province. Stephen Piercey.. Vancouver. Robin Goad. Patrick Mercier- Vancouver. Toronto. Smee & Associates Consulting Ltd. Consultant & Bill Mercer. Copper Cliff. United States Geological Survey.. Transformational market growth for critical metals. Teck Resources Limited. Oxford. Vancouver. Toronto & Stephen Wallace.

AIP effect in airborne TDEM data: History. & Canada & Tim Dohey. AREVA Resources Canada. Canada Denver. Global Mining Capital Corp. Toronto. Ottawa. Denver. RPA Inc. Flin Flon. Toronto. approaches and William Roscoe. Peter Dueck. Lawrence. Australia CPM Group. Michael Samis. Brighton. Toronto. Chairs: Keith Spence. Canada Focused-Source EM. Keith Spence. USA next generation of mineral discoveries. Sonya Davydycheva. Improved structural mapping and conductive targeting using Ernst and Young.5D AEM inversion solver and forward model. Canada Unmanned aerial vehicles and their applications in exploration and mining. Peyvand Bayzae. Andrea Viezzoli. Geological Survey of Canada. USA Overview of mining valuation and a Canadian and AEM seabed mapping for offshore diamond placers. Global Mining Capital Corp. What prices to use in valuation models. Mining Valuation Research. Saskatoon. Natural Resources Canada. Canada Windhoek. Canada Toronto. Jovan Silic. RPA Inc. Larry Smith.. New Zealand Valuation of gold companies and the exploration premium. Robert Smillie. USA New pre-competitive geophysical data acquisition and Cost inputs in a mining valuation. Vancouver.. Namdeb Diamond Corporation. Toronto. USA valuations. New York. Aarhus Geophysics ApS. William Roscoe. New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals. Namibia Market trends in gold mineral resource property values. Aerial Imaging Business valuation of mining companies. Toronto. international update. Jeffrey Christian. Denmark for staged project development. An integrated valuation and risk modeling (IVRM) approach Risskov.2:00 – 5:00 pm 2:00 – 5:30 pm Geophysics: New technologies and case histories Mining valuation: New perspectives and a global update Chairs: Robert Hearst. KPMG.. Grant Malensek. geochemical programs in New Zealand: Targeting the SRK Consulting (USA) Inc. Resources Inc (AIR). Intrepid Geophysics. Newmont Mining Corporation. Devon. Wellington. 3DEM Holding. Smith & Associates. Jim Craven. Canada Putting mine noise to use: A test of seismic interferometry for mineral exploration. Lynette Kirkpatrick. Canada PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 13 . Derek Melo. Canada case studies. Canada a new 2. Choosing discount rates: Discount rates and risk in project Pleasanton.

Canada Certain Canadian tax considerations related to financing. Vancouver. 14 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . Chad Williams. Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. Canada Social-environmental risk and its cost. MARCH 8 New discoveries and developments Chairs: Charles Beaudry. Michael Long. Vancouver. capital. Ivanhoe Mines Limited. 9:00 – 11:30 am Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. Denver. Canada Water strategy: Getting it right from the start. Stephen Day.. Sudbury. USA Triangle Zone at the Lamaque mine.. Sponsored by Christian Baxter.. CAMESE.. Teck Resources Limited.). SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. Canada Certain international tax considerations related to financing. USA How to succesfully raise capital. Laurentian University. Technical Program All Access Pass required WEDNESDAY. NexGen Energy Ltd. Toronto. KPMG LLP.. Andrew Watson. Torys LLP (U. Canada Groundwater in mineral exploration: Lead isotopes. Canada Chairs: Todd Hamilton. Canada Lessons from the development of an area-based management plan to address water quality challenges. Mississauga. KPMG LLP. Rael Lipson. Dale Verran.S. Vancouver. Canada Interested in more technical speakers? See page 32 for Exploration Insights presentations. Vancouver. Canada How to finance a junior exploration company in the current capital markets. Denver. Jaques Simoneau. Canada Life-cycle approaches to mine development to minimize effluent treatment and closure costs. Canada (AM sessions) (PM sessions) Successfully raising capital Chairs: Brian Prill. Toronto. Golden Reign Resources Ltd. Toronto & Spencer Ramshaw. Toronto. Hatch Ltd. San Albino.. Toronto. Vancouver. Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. USA Kakula copper. David Edwards. Matthew Leybourne.S. SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. Canada Vancouver. New York. Mississauga. Canada Mine water liability: Evaluating the risks and potential costs. Canada Accessing U. MWH Consulting. Integra Gold Corp. Toronto. Maureen Upton.. Sharon Szeto. BLP Law Professional Corporation & Thomas King. Denison Mines Corp. Emily Moore. Canada Arrow uranium deposit. Consultant & Bill Mercer. Andy Beck.. Toronto.. Vancouver.. Benjamin Cox. KPMG LLP.. SRK Consulting (USA) Inc. Canada Water in mining Wheeler River uranium deposit. Garrett Ainsworth.

sponsored by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. that arise for mineral companies and Aboriginal communities in relation to resource development. from mineral exploration to mine development feature panel presentations that will examine reconciliation in and operations. Indigenous frameworks and regulatory Canadian and international experiences regimes: Examining the evolving landscape This session will identify key issues and partnerships Jurisprudence related to Aboriginal rights in Canada and between exploration and mining companies and Indigenous regulatory initiatives continue to evolve over time. and socio-economic conditions and impacts. providing communities. as well as opportunities to generate successful partnerships. agreement negotiation and implementation. or have made a significant individual contribution to the industry. 6:00 – 10:00 pm Skookum Jim Award Presentation—Awards Gala & After Party Fairmont Royal York The Skookum Jim Award recognizes and honours Aboriginal individuals and businesses that demonstrate exceptional achievement and/or service in an Aboriginal-run service business for the Canadian minerals industry or a Canadian Aboriginal exploration or mining company. social ultimately contributing to shaping and reshaping the landscape and cultural contexts around the world and how companies of the mineral sector. By exploring experiences frameworks and court decisions also contribute to the way in of engaging with Indigenous communities in Canada and which companies and communities perceive and understand internationally. Aboriginal communities and companies. The event is a venue communities continue to explore ways to develop positive for discussion on creating and sustaining mutually-beneficial relationships that translate into mutually-beneficial outcomes relationships in order to foster a successful mineral industry —successful mineral projects and long-term economic in Canada. building relationships and developing partnerships. and generate opportunities for Aboriginal people. it will also project cycle. Throughout the This session will offer an overview of reconciliation. frameworks and regulatory initiatives. and governments to share experiences and highlight the outcomes The mineral exploration and mining industry and Aboriginal when working constructively together. this session will highlight some of the unique their roles in the sector. capacity deficits. as well as key challenges and opportunities. as well as various strategies to overcome these challenges. Increasing dialogue related to various and communities work together. a number of challenges impacting the process. panelists will examine experiences clarity in some areas while raising additional questions and and share insights about operating in different political. companies and communities have identified practice and in the context of mineral development. This session will examine some of the and common challenges. Some of The session will be followed by a networking reception from the ongoing challenges include consultation. Level 700 MONDAY. development opportunities for communities. Specifically.Aboriginal Program All Access Pass required South Building. MARCH 6 TUESDAY. MARCH 7 9:30 – 11:30 am 9:00 am – 12:00 noon The mineral industry and Indigenous communities— Aboriginal law. as well as the opportunities when recent legal decisions. 4:30 – 5:30 pm. 2:00 – 4:30 pm The Aboriginal Forum: Reconciliation—the new context 2:00 – 4:30 pm for relationship building in Canada Key issues in company-community engagement and The Aboriginal Forum brings together mineral industry Aboriginal participation in the mineral industry practitioners. Admission with ticket PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 15 . This session will feature speakers who will share their experiences related to some of the key issues that affect relationship building and Aboriginal participation in the mineral sector.

MARCH 6 Organizer: Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Where is the trust? Redefining mining’s social contract Organizer: International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) WEDNESDAY. The CSR Event Series aims to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue and peer-learning on key issues related to responsible exploration and mining. South Building. MARCH 5 Liquid assets: Companies. Organizer: Canadian International Resources and World Bank Group Development Institute (CIRDI) 3:30 – 5:00 pm South Building. more resilient company: What happens when women are on the Board & Understanding the essential building blocks of integrated the multiplier effect of local content resource management Organizer: International Finance Corporation (IFC). MARCH 7 Partner Institute (DPI) 9:00 am – 12 noon 2:00 – 5:00 pm Two secret ingredients for building a stronger. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Event Series All Access Pass required For the eighth consecutive year. Level 800 3:00 – 4:30 pm SUNDAY. communities and collaborative water management 9:00 am – 12 noon Organizer: ERM-rePlan Why partnering for development is the future of mining Organizer: Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) & Development TUESDAY. MARCH 8 9:00 – 10:30 am 2:00 – 3:00 pm Bringing together the public and private perspectives Social conflict in the extractive sector: Developing good Organizer: IAMGOLD security practices Organizer: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) 10:30 am – 12 noon Leveraging mineral resources for economy wide growth Organizer: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 16 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . PDAC will be organizing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Event Series during the convention. Level 700 Annual CEO sustainability panel MONDAY.

as well as the selected 2017 Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) students. and the Society of Trade Show entrance. Students are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume to the Discover the many opportunities available to you during the Application deadline: February 6. This space will host Resume Review Economic Geologists Canada Foundation in sponsoring the sessions. 3:30 – 5:00 pm Sessions will run from March 5 – 8. and other engagement opportunities. The application form is available at South Building. MONDAY. volunteer apparel. Level 700 SUNDAY. Volunteer at the convention in exchange for a complimentary All Access Student Pass. Each tour stop will last approximately seven minutes TUESDAY. registration for the guided tours of the Trade Show & Annual Student Minerals Colloquium.pdac. Industry leaders will help you showcase your potential value to employers and build VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES marketing tools to help you succeed in your career.Student Program Student All Access Pass required (unless otherwise noted) CONVENTION TRAVEL FUNDING 2:30 – 4:00 pm The PDAC has established a Travel Fund to help student PDAC Survival Skills groups cover the costs of travelling to Toronto to attend the convention. Sign up onsite at the Student Hub for a consultation with a Open to all pass types geoscience professional who will review your resume and discuss personalized networking techniques. This is a good opportunity to network with industry professionals while saving money. this reception-style buffet luncheon provides an opportunity to connect with industry professionals and peers. MARCH 7 and will focus on the exploration and/or production aspects of the company’s projects and career opportunities. Level 700 www. 12 noon – 7:00 pm Sign up online at www. Student-Industry Forum South Building. MARCH 6 food vouchers and a certificate. There will also be a random draw for our annual tuition top-up awards. MARCH 5 Learn about the exciting range of career opportunities in exploration and development from industry experts and take PDAC-CIM Toronto Branch Guided Tours advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Q&A to follow. South Building. March 5 1:00 pm Student-Industry Networking Luncheon Monday.pdac. will be featured. This event is hosted by the Investors Exchange. a ticket to the Mineral Outlook Luncheon ($80 value). 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Sunday. the Goodman School of Mines. RSVP when you register for the convention PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 17 .ca/convention/volunteers PDAC-SEG Student Minerals Colloquium Fairmont Royal York STUDENT HUB PDAC is pleased to partner with the NSERC-CMIC Footprints The Student Hub will be located on Level 800 across from the Network. 2017 convention and learn strategies for successfully networking and navigating your way through PDAC 2017. March 6 10:00 am and 1:00 pm Tuesday. Proof of student membership is required to claim the award. The winner of the Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award will be announced. Level 100 Sign up onsite at the Student Hub The flagship event of the student program. SEG Student Chapters at Laurentian University and the Ottawa- Carleton Geoscience Centre. One hundred poster presentations. Level 800 Open to all pass types These tours are a great way to become acquainted with the 900+ companies that exhibit in the Trade Show and Investors Exchange. highlighting current research on mineral deposits and related RESUMÉ REVIEW studies by students from across North America. March 7 10:00 am and 2:00 pm North Building.

Following such challenging operational circumstances. and investor decisions on which projects to finance. raise money. Part One: A global banker’s perspective The PDAC is pleased to bring back our popular panel 3:30 – 4:30 pm discussion from 2016. Mining companies. MARCH 7 The future of exploration and mining financing. With optimism increasing in the mining sector. activist shareholders and proxy fights in a context of constant change. Part Two: Private equity panel Canada’s capital markets play a critical role in supporting the As companies with early-stage projects continue to struggle to financing of mineral exploration in Canada and around the world. The future of exploration and mining financing. need to be aware of the Where even explorers fear to tread: Country risk and latest developments in shareholder activism as campaigns. This session will As deposits become more scarce companies are exploring provide an overview of what’s happening in the market and developing mines in areas that present political risk and and a review of the latest developments. Capital Markets Program Open to all pass types Sponsored by IBK Capital Corp. how to respond if you are in one. a panel will share their experiences and on how country risk affects company decisions on where to advice on how to avoid being caught in a proxy battle and operate. South Building. This keynote session will provide a global What management and investors need to know about perspective on mining financing from the major Canadian banks. Level 700 1:30 – 3:00 pm TUESDAY. This session will focus presentations. 18 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . both juniors and majors. when looking to invest in the mineral industry? Our panel discussion will examine the historical role of private equity in our sector and what the relationship between private equity funds 9:00 – 10:30 am and mineral exploration and mining companies might look like in the future. what role are private equity funds playing in the PDAC’s Capital Markets Program (CMP) is intended to create financing landscape? How can companies position their projects a forum for learning and dialogue on a range of topics related to attract private equity—what do private equity firms consider to the financing of mineral exploration. mineral financing tactics and outcomes continue to evolve. well-funded shareholder activists are renewing their interest in the sector 11:00 am – 12 noon and looking at all avenues to maximize returns.




continental breakfast. SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. from regional deposit scale to regional scale patterns to individual ore bodies. Please note that this program is not accredited for Unless otherwise noted. linking Structural geology has an impact at all scales. Jean-Francois Ravenelle. • Is practical and highly interactive COURSE FEE: • Is presented by experienced practitioners who know how to simplify the key messages and provide you with a workable. from regional grassroots Participants should have an undergraduate level understanding exploration to mine-scale models. Early Rate practical toolkit for applying structural geology to all stages of exploration and mining Member $599 Non-Member $699 • Past older versions have been presented to over 2.000 Regular Rate geologists worldwide • Comprises alternating session of practical exercises. Understanding the structural geology of your project provides a foundation for successful Presenters: exploration. This new workshop will equip you with the tools and confidence to apply structural geology effectively and LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: ALL LEVELS add value to your projects. Short Courses Admission with ticket The Association of Professional Space is limited for Short Courses. MARCH 3 • General concepts of structural geology and application to mineral systems 8:00 am – 4:00 pm • Structural mapping techniques • Analysis of structures in drill core Applied structural geology in exploration and mining • 3D visualization and interpretation of geology and Friday. The workshop: engineers and financial analysts previously. March 4 8:00 am – 4:00 pm in 3D models Organizer: SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. participation by its members in these PDAC reserves the right to cancel Short Courses that do not meet courses as an acceptable Continuing minimum attendance requirements. To qualify for student rates. three-course lunch and refreshments. March 3 8:00 am – 4:00 pm mineralization. Register early to avoid disappointment. resource definition and estimation. Wayne Barnett. SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. • Regional structural and tectonic environments. of geology but this course has been attended by technicians. all full-day Short Courses include: Professionalism Hours. Course Outline: FRIDAY. Student spaces the Law Society of Upper Canada’s CPD are limited. case Member $799 Non-Member $899 studies. how to quantify risk and confidence Saturday. and effective James Siddorn. Requirement as Substantive Hours. SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. Professional Development activity. you must be a student member of the PDAC This program may be eligible toward and enrolled full time in a recognized academic program. and safe extraction. • Analysis of faults and fault systems • Analysis of folded rocks Structural geology is an important factor in the formation and • Analysis of vein and vein systems post-mineralization modification of nearly all ore deposits. and brief presentations all with real-world tools that Student $299 participants can easily learn and apply to their exploration and (or) mine properties • The course notes are extensive and serve as an ongoing reference manual for participants 22 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . South Building. Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) considers All Short Courses take place at the MTCC.

and seafloor settings. from both industry and academia. geological characteristics. decision analytics. Ernst & Young LLP Geoscience Institute Graham Davis. Specific settings in the geological record. problems. China University of Geosciences Presenters: Stuart Simmons. Types of applications include competing project Detailed material will be provided on tectonic and structural development strategies. controls. Colorado School of Mines & industry application. Colorado School of Mines David Laughton. Integrated Valuation and Risk Modelling (IVRM) resource. and numerical of gold deposit types formed in island and continental arcs. methods that can be used to analyze a wide range of SCM evolving metamorphic belts. and geophysical signatures. geochemical and mergers and acquisitions. the most important Precambrian and Phanerozoic examples risk management concepts. make it difficult for mining professionals to assess risk exposures and identify This two-day workshop will focus on the most widespread factors influencing their Strategic Capital Management (SCM) mineral deposit types that host much of the current global gold decisions. The course is for geoscientists concepts and their application to mining industry problems. Leading experts will provide descriptions of some of methods are a toolkit comprising advanced finance theory. Case studies are used to illustrate important IVRM successful discovery of deposits. corporate portfolio risk.8:00 am – 5:00 pm 9:00 am – 4:30 pm World-class gold deposits: How do they form and Improving strategic capital management with integrated what do we need to know to find them? valuation and risk modelling methods Friday. geochronological relationships. innovative financing structures. David Laughton Consulting & LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE University of Alberta COURSE FEE: Lisa Lin. It includes an extended section discussing how in various provinces. This workshop demonstrates why IVRM is an important both in space and time. March 4 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Volatility in commodity prices and financial markets. Earth and Michael Samis. to model commodity price uncertainty and estimate model Case studies will document key features that have led to parameters. as well as students of The case studies include: economic geology who desire a comprehensive understanding • The value and risk management benefits of of modern concepts on the geology of gold deposits. Case studies are extensively used Presenters: to provide a direct link between concepts and practical Richard Goldfarb. Ernst & Young LLP LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE Early Rate COURSE FEE: Member $799 Non-Member $899 Early Rate Regular Rate Member $399 Non-Member $499 Member $999 Non-Member $1099 Regular Rate Student $399 Member $599 Non-Member $699 Student $199 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 23 . exploration strategies. March 3 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Organizer: Michael Samis. and enterprise risk management. and how • Intrusion-related gold systems these characteristics influence value and risk at both a project • Volcanogenic massive sulfide ores and corporate portfolio level. Organizer: Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) compounded by technical uncertainty. University of Utah. Ernst & Young LLP Saturday. Colorado School of Mines Thomas Monecke. will be compared and contrasted to extension to the static cash-flow models commonly used indicate what type of gold resources are likely to be discovered by industry. Emphasis will be on the characterization of deposits representative of staged development • Financing a project with a streaming agreement the following types: • Assessing country risk in a corporate asset portfolio • Orrogenic gold deposits Participants in the workshop will improve their understanding of • Low and high sulfidation epithermal gold deposits how the IVRM framework can be used to recognize the unique • Gold-rich porphyry deposits cash-flow risk characteristics of individual projects.

Wendy Crowther. and reclamation issues.S. financing and closing of hard rock mining claims and projects in the U. Attendees will leave COURSE FEE: with an excellent foundation for understanding the major issues (includes course material. safety statistics development. Mining Law: An in-depth overview and refresher of The objective of the course is to give participants sufficient the U. Parsons Behle & Latimer LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE COURSE FEE: Early Rate Member $399 Non-Member $499 Regular Rate Member $599 Non-Member $699 Student $199 24 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . types of mineral • What the special risks are around drilling (accidents) claims. and issues relating to acquisition and one does not exist. how health and safety can and should projects.50 Non-Member $169. Parsons Behle & Latimer Nora Pincus. MARCH 4 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Health and safety in mineral exploration 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Organizer: Bill Mercer. Great Slave Helicopters including key air and water discharge issues. including the revised Rocky Mountain Mineral mineral exploration in the field. purchase and sale of exploration and mining project Presenters: issues. bonding. Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.50 wish to have a refresher on key concepts. Mining Law relating to the acquiring.. historical and current issues under the Mining Law of and helicopters (fatalities) 1872. understand what the company program is attempting to The course will include an overview of the typical methods achieve. and a discussion of the standard royalty mechanisms Bill Mercer. Parsons Behle & Latimer PDAC is pleased to offer this course at a special rate as part of Vickie Baldwin. Parsons Behle & Latimer the association’s ongoing leadership in Health & Safety and its Jim Butler.. and mine closure. holding and The participants. they will better generation of electrical power for the operation.S. U. The course will also cover current significant environmental Brian Maeck. although management aspects Law Foundation ‘Form 5’ limited liability company agreement. the process and issues involved in obtaining.. developing. Student $28. The course will provide in-depth coverage of the types be administered of land and mineral ownership in the U. will have enough financing mineral tenures.25 Presenters: Craig Johnson. along with an overview of water information to start a Health and Safety (H&S) program if law in the Western U. If from a larger company. and lunch) involved in acquiring. Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. continental breakfast. • What the typical risks are in mineral exploration • Completion of an elementary risk assessment of a task Organizer: Parsons Behle & Latimer • Investigating an accident This full-day course is a comprehensive overview of the mining • Collection. Boart Longyear Limited issues in the exploration and development of operations. Parsons Behle & Latimer commitment to improving responsible exploration. Short Courses Admission with ticket SATURDAY. The course is ideal for persons who are interested in acquiring mining projects in the U.S.S. and the related environmental. The course is targeted at those active in arrangements. environmental LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE impact statements. lease. and also some specific technicalities of risks around for entering into exploration and development joint venture drilling and helicopters. water. if from a small company. Rates power and closure issues. or simply Member $56. financing and developing mining interests in the U.S. training so they can understand the following: permitting. holding.S. exploration. of H&S will also be covered. including net smelter return and net profits interest royalties.. Corey Taylor.S. Mark Wiseman. operation and closure of hard rock mining • At a high level. Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. compilation and understanding of health and law in the United States relating to the acquisition. permitting of tailings facilities.

a new 7-year. geochemistry. electromagnetic. Mineral Exploration Research Centre Greenstone terranes continue to be an important metal source worldwide. Laurentian University Daniel Kontak. The Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) at Laurentian University’s Harquail School of Earth Sciences develops exploration methodologies by conducting cutting-edge. geophysical data (magnetic. induced polarization and gravity) and geochemistry utilizing major and trace elements. The Short Course will draw insights from development of the Metal Earth project. but the mining industry needs new ideas and models to focus scarce exploration funds to the most prospective areas containing the next generation of ore deposits. field and laboratory research on mineral deposits and large-scale ore systems.SUNDAY. and 2) determining vectors to economic mineralization through integration of regional-and deposit-scale mapping with structure. Laurentian University Harold Gibson. structural geology. Laurentian University LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE Participants should have an undergraduate level understanding of geology. The course will be taught by experienced economic geologists using case studies and up-to-date exploration models for greenstone-hosted deposits. $104 million applied R&D program with government. geophysics and surficial geology will provide insight on the use of exploration tools for vectoring to economic mineralization. Laurentian University Richard Smith. COURSE FEE: Early Rate Member $399 Non-Member $499 Regular Rate Member $599 Non-Member $699 Student $199 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 25 . industry and academic partners that will expand and accelerate MERC’s ore system research and provide new exploration models for gold and base metal deposits. Laurentian University Bruno Lafrance. Integration of the combined topics will offer better tools to focus limited exploration dollars on quality targets. MERC’s research is directed at: 1) developing a new understanding of the complex interplay of ore-system controls for volcanogenic Cu-Zn±Au. Presenters: John Ayer. and radiogenic and stable isotopes on rocks. fluid inclusion chemistry. Experts in precambrian geology. minerals. stratigraphy (aided by geochronology). MARCH 5 9:00 am – 5:00 pm New exploration methods for base and precious metal deposits: How to increase success in Greenstone Terranes Organizer: Laurentian University. ores and overburden samples. Laurentian University Matthew Leybourne. magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE and orogenic Au deposits.

Condor Consulting Inc. Student $99 The overall objective of the Short Course is to assist mining companies and qualified persons with improving their technical disclosure compliance and avoiding a call from securities regulators. South Australian Mines Department news release exercise will also be included. Rates The popular question and answer session will also be included Member $199 Non-Member $239 at the end of the Short Course. United States Geological Survey practices and effective ways of meeting the form requirements LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE of technical reports will also be covered. As explorers are challenged to find more and Toronto Stock Exchange better quality deposits. IIROC. COURSE FEE: A high-level comparison of the requirements of NI 43-101 with the recently proposed SEC mining disclosure rules in the U.S. Craig Hart. pre-competitive geophysical data sets that of mineral exploration and development activities. fundamentals. Ontario Securities Commission Jim Whyte. Ontario Securities Commission Paul Ténière. Inc. COURSE FEE: (includes course material. and the TSX/TSXV disclosure rules? This half-day Short Course is specifically designed to assist mining company The workshop will highlight where these data sets are becoming executives. hot buffet breakfast. Presenters: Craig Waldie. Common reporting pitfalls and challenges at various stages of Presenters: development of a mineral project will be covered using practical Jon Woodhead. money and reputation. Toronto Stock Exchange LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE Participants should have a basic understanding of NI 43-101. MARCH 8 2:00 – 6:00 pm DMEC workshop series: The value of regional data in 8:00 am – 12 noon terrane scale assessments Mining disclosure essentials: NI 43-101 reporting Organizer: Condor Consulting. qualified persons. and investor relations personnel available and provide some suggestions as to how these data to understand their reporting obligations and improve their sets can be used to best advantage. to (includes course material and refreshments) replace Industry Guide 7 will be discussed and the differences with NI 43-101 will be highlighted. and an interactive Steve Hill. Monash University report to be amended and refiled. examples. A seminar in honour of Professor David Boyd. Short Courses Admission with ticket WEDNESDAY. Mineral Deposit The Short Course will provide a discussion of technical reports Research Unit and the common problems that may require the technical Peter Betts. Geological Survey of Canada Exchange rules and policies will be reviewed. Examples of disclosure best Murray Hitzman. University of British Colombia. Topics specific to both securities regulation and Vicki Tschirhart. and refreshments) Rates Member $199 Non-Member $239 Student $99 26 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . disclosure compliance. industry best practices and useful Major metallogenic terranes are known to be important guidance for TSX and TSXV issuers locations for a variety of mineral deposit styles and Organizer: Ontario Securities Commission and commodities. Your company makes a public disclosure about the results High quality. it is becoming critical to understand these settings in more detail than has been done in the past. or TSX/TSXV to clarify or correct their disclosure resulting in potential loss of time. but is can be used to assist in terrane assessments are increasing this reporting compliant with the requirements of NI 43-101 available in a number of locations around the world.

MARCH 7 We’ve moved to Tuesday! Fairmont Royal York. AWARDS GALA DINNER WINE RECEPTION AND AFTER PARTY PROUD SPONSORS . financiers. TUESDAY. investors. brokers and developers! Purchase your tickets now! See page 30 for further details. Toronto Celebrate excellence in the global mining industry and network with C-level executives.

MARCH 5 4:00 – 6:00 pm OPENING DAY RECEPTION Open to all pass types (formerly Welcome Reception) Trade Show North. exhibitors and colleagues. Networking Events Pass or ticket required Don’t miss out on these valuable networking opportunities! • Tickets sell out quickly so buy your tickets in advance with your convention registration (online. fax. identified with company name. North Building. Admission ONLY with convention pass 28 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . Level 300 Sponsored by IBK Capital Corp. mail) • Corporate tables. Complimentary drink ticket in the All Access Pass bag. Enjoy a complimentary drink and snacks as you connect with attendees. are available when you purchase a table of 10 for the Mineral Outlook Luncheon or the Awards Gala & After Party • Save $125 when you purchase a table of 10 for the Awards Gala & After Party SUNDAY. Cash bars available. KPMG PearTree Securities RBC Capital Markets Scotiabank PDAC welcomes you to the largest networking event at the convention.

MONDAY. Admission with ticket Ticket: $80 (includes 3-course meal. MARCH 6 3:00 – 5:00 pm 12 noon – 2:00 pm TRADE SHOW RECEPTION Open to all pass types MINERAL OUTLOOK Trade Show North. this reception-style. the United States. Cash bars available. Dambisa Moyo. challenging demographics. services and mining jurisdictions. USA Don’t miss guest speaker Dr. The winner of the Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award will be announced. TUESDAY. why this time is different. MARCH 7 Global shifts in economics. North Building. on average. Complimentary bar beverage ticket in the All Access Pass bag Sponsored by or with your Exhibits pass. Level 300 LUNCHEON Enjoy a glass of wine or beer as you network with Trade Show North exhibitors and attendees from international and domestic companies. Level 100 The flagship event of the student program. taxes & gratuities) PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 29 . RSVP when you register for the convention Dr. 70% of the population is less than 25 years old—as a period of unprecedented economic expansion begins to slow in some places and regress in others. Dr. There will also be a random draw for our annual tuition top-up awards. Proof of student membership is required to claim the award. and around the industrialized economies creaking under mounting debt. geopolitics & business: What’s it going to take to be successful? 11:30 am – 1:30 pm STUDENT-INDUSTRY NETWORKING LUNCHEON North Building. New York. and investment opportunities for the future. Moyo will address the structural and tactical implications of global macroeconomic trends. including organizations promoting technology. buffet luncheon provides an opportunity to make valuable connections with industry professionals and peers. Admission ONLY with convention pass IBK Capital Corp. and stagnating productivity? How do we boost growth in the developing world—home to 90% of the world’s population and where. Level 700 products. one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and New York Times best-selling author. Dambisa Moyo Global Economist & Author. as she discusses the defining challenge of our time. South Building. as well as the selected 2017 Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) students. How do we create solid and sustained economic growth and continue to meaningfully put a dent in poverty across the world? How do we restore robust growth in the Eurozone.

Network with C-level executives. Black Tie Optional 30 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . Network and schmooze while the Dave Murphy Band performs your favourite chart topping tunes. brokers and investors! Enjoy two complimentary drink tickets and a great party atmosphere —the perfect backdrop for unlimited networking. financiers.125 (save $125!) Dress: Business Attire. brokers and top decision makers at our exclusive pre-event cocktail reception—followed by a three-course gourmet dinner and fine wines. Purchase your tickets now as PDAC honours the companies and individuals who have exhibited outstanding achievement in seven categories. Kick back and rub shoulders Fairmont Royal York with the world’s mining community. MARCH 7 WEDNESDAY. dance! Admission ONLY with convention pass Dinner Wine Reception & After Party The PDAC Awards Gala celebrates industry excellence and brings together the who’s who of the global mining industry. Networking Events Pass or ticket required TUESDAY. MARCH 8 8:00 pm – 12:00 am 6:00 – 11:00 pm GRAND FINALE NEW Open to all pass types AWARDS GALA Fairmont Royal York & AFTER PARTY This is the GRAND FINALE! We’ve moved to Tuesday! After four exhilarating days at the world’s premier mineral exploration and investment convention… it’s time to party! Come and enjoy this free event. 6:00 – 7:00 pm Reception 7:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner 8:00 – 9:00 pm Awards Presentations 9:00 – 11:00 pm After Party Admission with ticket Tickets: $125 (includes taxes and gratuities) Table of 10: $1. grab a bite to eat and Awards Gala dance. Proud Sponsors Get your two free drink tickets at the door. investors. Then it’s onto the AFTER PARTY! This event will be your chance to meet the 2017 Award Recipients. financiers. dance.

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TUESDAY. MARCH 7 9:00 am – 5:00 pm LETTER WRITER PRESENTATIONS FOR INVESTORS 10:00 am – 5:00 pm South Building. Level 800 CORPORATE PRESENTATION FORUM FOR INVESTORS South Building. thoughts and ideas on how to select good to exploration and development companies present investments in the resource sector. these technical. For a schedule of speakers.pdac. 32 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS .pdac. MARCH 7 9:00 am – 12 noon EXPLORATION INSIGHTS South Building. visit www. Speakers include: • Claude Bejet • Garret Goggin Themed sessions include: • Jayant Bhandari • Greg McCoach • Base metals • Gold: International • Rob Cohen • Gwen Preston • Copper • Royalty companies and • Adrian Day • Rick Rule • Diamonds prospect generation • Mickey Fulp • Electric metal + REE • Silver • Gold: Americas • Uranium For a schedule of speakers. visit • Gold: Exploration • Zinc www. policy and academic presentations offer insights into current and topical in January. Hear tips from your favourite industry commentators as they Attend the Corporate Presentation for Investors and listen present their charts.pdac. 2017. Level 800 Sponsored by Peter Bojtos Sponsored by Sprott Inc. 2017 for a complete schedule. Level 700 Sponsored by Selected from a call for abstracts. Presentations Open to all pass types SUNDAY. MARCH 5 in January. Visit www. MARCH 6 & in January. up-to-the-minute information on their current activities and investment potential. 2017.

present a • EIT RawMaterials workshop. Level 200 • Colombia. Geological Survey of Strategic Public Companies and Private Companies • McCarthy Tetrault • Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) • Montt Group SpA • Canada-Peru Chamber of Commerce • Northwest Territories.pdac. Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy. • Euromax Resources Ltd. State of. Consulate General of • India. • Ireland. Department of Mineral Resources • Chile. 2017 Confirmed Presentations • German Mineral Resources Agency in the Federal Institute • Agency for Technological Development of the Brazilian of Geoscience and Natural Resources of Germany Mining Industry (ADIMB) • Greenland. and Ministry of Mining PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 33 . PDAC is pleased to announce our official Mining Country Sponsors Learn more about their on-site programming at www. Greenland Business Association • Australia Minerals (Geoscience Australia) and Arctic Cluster of Raw Materials • Barbados. and/or make a • Environmental Resources Management (ERM) presentation about your mining jurisdiction or company. Tourism and Investment • Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) • South Africa. Government Presentation Rooms North Building. Consulate General • Bolivia. meet clients and prospects. National Mining Agency • Deloitte Presentation Rooms are a great way to enhance an • Ecuador. Gobierno Nacional De La Republica del organization’s visibility. launch a product. Department • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CANNOR) of Industry. Government of. Trade Commission of.

Reception Rooms North Building. The following groups have been confirmed for 2017: • presentationandreceptionrooms starting in December. For room descriptions and registration requirements. State of. Minerals Coordinating Committee Presentation & Reception Rooms You must register for the PDAC 2017 Convention to have access to the Presentation & Reception rooms. Level 200 Reception Rooms are ideal for small receptions of 50 – 100 people. Ministry of Energy and Mines • ColdBlock Technologies Inc. visit www. • Deloitte • EIT RawMaterials • Minnesota. Entrance requirements to individual Presentation & Reception rooms vary.pdac. 74% 5% 2% 10% 1% 6% 2% .

For a full list of Exhibitors.pdac. investment potential with over 350 junior mining companies. March 7 10:00 am – 5:00 pm • TMX Group Wednesday. For a list of Exhibitors. PROSPECTORS TENT Open to all pass types MINING MARKETPLACE Open to all pass types South Building. visit www. Attendees are welcome to get up close and personal with Exhibitors include: projects that are generating exciting new drilling results. samples and claim results. March 7 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday. Level 800 Get back to the heart of the industry with a visit to the Prospectors Tent. PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 35 . March 5 – Tuesday.pdac. March 8 9:00 am – 12 noon INVESTORS EXCHANGE Open to all pass types CORE SHACK Open to all pass types South Building.Exhibits NEW SHOW HOURS Sunday. visit www. Exhibitors will be displaying maps. in December. interested attendees. visit For a list of Exhibitors. In • Barrick Gold Corporation addition to core. March 6 10:00 am – 5:00 pm • Richardson GMP – The Horwood Team • Silver Wheaton Corp. Core Shack is comprised of two sessions: • IAMGOLD Corporation • Goldcorp Inc. Level 800 South Building.pdac. financial display their in in December. Mining Marketplace offers Trade Show eligible companies self-employed and independent prospectors will be there an opportunity to exhibit in a feature area located in the to discuss their maps. Investors Exchange. March 5 10:00 am – 5:00 pm • Resource Capital Funds Monday. Session A • Lundin Group of Companies. and technical information on their drilling projects to • Condor Gold Plc. Session B • Teck Resources Limited www. • Fission Uranium Corp. Located in the Investors Exchange. The • Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. visit in December. institutions and prospectors. charts • Candente Copper Corp. Sunday. major mining companies. Investors Exchange Sponsored by Sponsored by Interested in investing in the exploration industry? Discuss Located in the Investors Exchange for its second year. Investors Exchange South Building. the Core Shack offers a venue for innovative companies to mid-sized producers. March 8 9:00 am – 12:00 noon For a full list of Exhibitors.

• National Post The Kirwin Collection was built to create a resource that • Natural Resources Magazine would be of value in teaching both the fundamentals and the • Northern Miner. The • Resource World Magazine • REVISTA MINERIA • Rumbo Minero • SMM Information &Technology Co. • Stock News Now 36 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . Trade Commission of • Chile Explore Report • Ecuador Mining • CIM Magazine • Fordia • DEL Communications • Geotech Ltd. Ltd. • Editec Publishing • Matawa First Nations • Global Business Reports • Northern Ontario Mining Showcase • Goldletter International • Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines • Industrial Minerals • Peru • InfoMine • Québec. organizations promoting technology. The • Mining Journal • Mining Review Africa KIRWIN COLLECTION Open to all pass types • Mining Weekly North Building. are available to all attendees from literature bins and face with 500 Exhibitors including countries. • Private Capital Markets Association of Canada • ProActivo Magazine • Prospector Resources Investment News. The finer points of the geological processes that form the mineral • Oil and Gas Republic deposits on which we depend. products. and is truly a geological library. Level 300 Free exploration and development-related publications Visit the Trade Show & Trade Show North to come face-to. Level 800 and South Building..pdac. Exhibits TRADE SHOW & TRADE SHOW NORTH MEDIA PARTNERS South Building. visit • Metals News www. • Brasil Mineral Exhibitors include: • Bull & Bear Financial in December. Trade Show North • Mining World • MINING. Gouvernement du • International Mining • Schlumberger • Kitco News • University of Toronto • Listed Magazine • Magazine Ressources Mines et Industrie For a full list of Exhibitors. services and 2017 Media Partners mining jurisdictions worldwide. companies and tabletop displays. Level 800 North The Kirwin Collection was built from hundreds of deposits and • NAI500 localities around the world. The • Boart Longyear • Canadian MINING & ENERGY • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) • Canadian Mining Magazine • Chile. • Mexico Mining Review Trade Show (South Building) – All Access Pass or • MINERANDINA Exhibits Pass required • MINERGÍA Ecuador • Miners News Trade Show North – Open to all pass types • Mining Equipment Prospector.

The Mining Matters Hockey Tournament is an important Mining Matters annual fundraising event. and brings members of the minerals industry together in support of Mining Matters goal to educate students. For further information contact our Tournament Coordinator at 416-863-6463 ext. each player will receive: • Three games guaranteed • Personalized jersey • Hockey socks • Complimentary food and drinks throughout the day Don’t have a team? No problem. 321 or PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 37 . With team entry. for their vision nine years ago and strong support since 2007. MARCH 4 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Mining Matters invites members of the minerals industry. All skill levels are welcome.Mining Matters Hockey Tournament Presented by OC NT H KE Y E TOURNAM Scotiabank Pond Downsview Park. Be a sponsor or enter a team that will hit the ice on March 4. Toronto SATURDAY. teachers and the public about Earth science and the importance of mineral resources. Mining Matters thanks Caracle Creek. The day also features a $10. Prizes will be awarded following the championship game. only a desire to network and join in friendly competition are mandatory.000 Shoot for Loot challenge and fabulous raffle. 2017 at the Scotiabank Pond at Downsview Park in Toronto. government. Individuals without a team wanting to play can be placed subject to space. finance and academic sectors to join us at the 10th annual Mining Matters Hockey Tournament. founding sponsor and sponsor of the cup. It combines intensity and fun. Sixteen sponsored teams (15 skaters and one goalie) will compete to see their name engraved on the coveted Caracle Cup.

Level 700 South Building. Level 800 400 LOUNGE AND WI-FI SERVICE Sponsored by South Building. Onsite Services FREE WATER CHARGING CENTRE LOUNGE South Building. meet colleagues. • Daily continental breakfast and light refreshments • Administrative support • Small areas for private meetings • Business services such as internet. the 400 Lounge is a respite area filled with loads of natural light. Each station is equipped with built-in chargers for your iPhone. and plenty of lounge seating. A charging station for your • VIP Lounge Access hand-held device will also be available. Level 800 Sponsored by Sponsored by Located in the southeast area of the Investors Exchange. the Upgrade to a VIP All Access Pass from an All Access Pass lounge. scanning PLACES TO EAT and photocopying TECK CAFÉ Space is limited. Level 700 Water stations are located in the Investors Exchange and Trade Show (North and South). • Dedicated registration desk network and have informal meetings. Keep in touch with your business associates online or network with other attendees in this Sponsored by quiet oasis. Level 300 Sponsored by 38 PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS . comfortable furniture. South Building. Sponsored by Sponsored by Need a place to charge your smartphone? The Charging Centre Lounge has two charging stations. and receive these additional services: will be the go-to place on the show floor to relax. Blackberry and Android. LOUNGES VIP LOUNGE INVESTORS LOUNGE South Building. Level 700 Located above the south entrance. See Page 6 for pricing. GREAT NORTH EATERY AND THE BEER MARKET North Building. with its contemporary elegance and comfortable furniture. Free PDAC Wi-Fi service is also available throughout the MTCC (excluding exhibit halls). Have a seat and relax while you wait for your charge to complete. telephone. Level 400 Sponsored by 700 CAFÉ & LOUNGE South Building.

first-served basis. South Building. Come early to take advantage of show • Fairmont Royal York (Front St entrance) pricing on every title. An attendant will be onsite to accept reservations on a first-come. We look forward to helping you find the • Hilton Toronto (Hilton guests walk to the Sheraton Centre) right book for the right price. March 7 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday. March 8 7:30 am to 2:00 pm Be sure to visit the bookstore built for you. Level 500 Sponsored by Sponsored by Avanti Management & Consulting Limited Black Diamond Group Limited Conveniently located in the Investors Exchange and PDAC will provide free daily shuttle bus service from key Trade Show. Level 400 Sponsored by Looking for on-site meeting space? These semi-private meeting rooms are available for one-hour bookings. Service Times Sunday. Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) • Chelsea Hotel. Level 800 South Building. Participating hotels: The Society for Mining. March 5 8:30 am to 6:00 pm SME BOOKSTORE Monday. March 6 8:30 am to 6:00 pm South Building Tuesday. Toronto (Gerrard St entrance) Bookstore is dedicated to bringing all PDAC attendees some • Courtyard by Marriott (on Wood St) of the most popular and informative titles for the mining and • DoubleTree by Hilton mineral industries.SHOE SHINE STANDS SHUTTLE SERVICE South Building. PDAC 2017 WHERE THE WORLD’S MINERAL INDUSTRY MEETS 39 . downtown hotels to the MTCC. • Hyatt Regency Toronto (Widmer St entrance) • One King West Hotel and Residence • Sheraton Centre (on York St) • Westin Harbour Castle TERRACE MEETING PLACE South Building. Phone: +1 416 362 1969 Website: www.Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada 135 King Street East . ON M5C 1G6 Canada Email: convention@pdac.