Visit the Ontario Pavilion at PDAC 2020

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario is open for business at the 2020 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention.

Talk to our team of mining and business experts, explore Ontario’s geology resources, and attend one of our seminars to learn about critical minerals, battery metals, gold and exploration opportunities.

Find us at booth 637 in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Ontario Pavilion Seminar Schedule

Come by the Ontario pavilion to hear more about the advantage of doing business in Ontario. Join us for two days of seminars about critical minerals, battery metals and gold from junior mining companies and the Ontario Geological Survey.

All seminars take place at the Ontario Pavilion, booth 637. Registration is not required.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Only in Ontario | Critical minerals and battery metals





1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

The James Bay Niobium Project

NioBay Metals Inc.

Claude Dufresne, President & CEO

1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Critical Minerals/Battery Metal Recommendations for Exploration

Ontario Geological Survey

Ed van Hees,

Resident Geologist Program

2:15 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Critical Minerals and Battery Metals in the Ring of Fire

Noront Resources

Alan Coutts, President & CEO

2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Albany Graphite, Graphene and Graphene-based Applications

ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd.

Peter Wood, President

3:05 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Ontario’s Electric Avenue

Frontier Lithium

Trevor Walker, President & CEO

3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Building Canada’s Next Preeminent Nickel

PGM Company

Transition Metals

Scott McLean, President & CEO

3:55 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Cobalt for the Electrical Vehicle Market: Putting North America in the Driver’s Seat

First Cobalt Corp.

Trent Mell, President & CEO

Presentations and times are subject to change

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Only in Ontario | Gold





10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Gold Recommendations for Exploration – Northeastern Ontario

Ontario Geological Survey

Ed van Hees, Resident Geologist Program

10:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

The Scadding Gold Deposit in the Wanapitei Area –an emerging gold camp in the shadow of SIC

MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd.

Nicolas Wray, Geologist

11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

New Ontario Lake Sediment Geochemistry database –another data mining opportunity to assist gold exploration

Ontario Geological Survey

Richard Dyer, Ontario Geological Survey

11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Goodfish Kirana – Advancing to Discovery

Warrior Gold

Danièle Spethmann, President & CEO

2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Gold Recommendations for Exploration – Northwestern Ontario

Ontario Geological Survey

Robert Cundari, Resident Geologist Program

3:05 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Advancing a Multi-Million Ounce Resource

Base in Ontario

First Mining Gold Corp

Dan Wilton, CEO & Director

3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

The Dixie Gold Project

Great Bear Resources

Bob Singh, VP Exploration

3:55 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Ardiden's Pickle Lake Gold Project Reloaded

Ardiden Ltd.

Dan Grabiec, Exploration Manager

Presentations and times are subject to change



Contact our trade and investment specialists to learn more about the long-term strategic advantages of doing business in Ontario.