The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) has wrapped up its first-ever virtual convention that happened between March 8-11, 2021, receiving positive feedback and industry accolades. The annual PDAC Convention is the premier event of the world’s mineral exploration and mining industry that brings together mining executives, geologists, government officials, investors, analysts, and students from around the globe.

At the PDAC 2021 Virtual Convention, attendees had access to a customized platform where they could visit exhibit halls, network with colleagues, and join. This new virtual format allows attendees to continue networking by sending direct messages to other participants, engaging through text lounges, and watching educational sessions and newly added content for three months post-convention, until June 1, 2021.

INTERMIN Project was present at the EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) stand within the European Commission’s virtual booth. The European Commission booth also hosted European Commission initiatives and representatives as the European Raw Materials Alliance and EIT Raw Materials, and projects from H2020 (the EU research programme for research and innovation), EU countries, and small and medium-sized enterprises.

The INTERMIN Project presented information in different formats such as the video, brochures, roll-ups, presentations about the global and international network of educational and training centres for professionals in the raw materials sector. Interested attendees could interact with the INTERMIN Project Coordinator (Mr. Manuel Regueiro of the Geological Survey of Spain, IGME) and EGS Secretariat representatives involved in the project through one-on-one meetings and live text-based chats to raise awareness about INTERMIN activities and to be engaged in discussions.

During the conference, INTERMIN representatives had spread the news about the project to potentially interested parties that had a stand in the convention. The parties include training centres, universities, students’ chapter, mining journals and magazines.

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