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PDAC 2014 Wraps Up

March 11, 2014

Written by Mark Fields, President & CEO

We have returned from another Prospector and Developers Association of Canada Conference, the annual PDAC, and it was as usual 4 days of hectic activity. Here are various thoughts and observations on this year’s convention.

  • The attendance was 25,122, down from last year’s 30,369;
  • Prime Minister Harper attended, the first time a Prime Minister has done so;
  • Federal Cabinet Ministers Joe Oliver and John Baird were also in attendance;
  • The New Brunswick Minister of Energy and Mines Craig Leonard was in attendance and met with Dave Martin and myself to discuss Geodex’s activities;
  • The traffic by our booth compared to last year was down on Sunday and seemed about equal the other days;
  • The weather was cold and snowy, causing the delegates to diligently seek out the PATH indoor Toronto pedestrian walkways rather than venturing outside;
  • Dave Martin from New Brunswick, Mark Fields from Vancouver and David Buckle (one of our independent directors) all attended;
  • Our focus on tungsten and particularly tin was well received;
  • There were spots available for booths in the Investors Exchange hall, after many years of a lengthy waiting list;
  • The mood could be summed up as guardedly optimistic as far as the juniors go, however the last several difficult years have taken a significant toll.
Dave M at PDAC, Before the show

Dave Martin at PDAC 2014 before the doors opened on Sunday, March 2nd

Dave M During PDAC 2014-2

Dave Martin During PDAC 2014, Monday, March 3rd

Dave Martin and I will be following up over the next few weeks on the meetings, discussions and contacts we had over the course of the conference.


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