PDAC 2019, Day 1: Notes from the Floor

- March 4th, 2019

We’ve put together a visual round-up of some of the key events that took place on day one of this year’s PDAC convention in Toronto.

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention kicked off on Sunday (March 3) morning at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.

The four-day event is the largest Canadian mining conference of the year, and is a key meeting place for mining companies, as well as potential and current investors.

The Investing News Network’s (INN) editorial team has been busy covering events and conducting interviews with analysts and company executives. If you were unable to make it to the convention or just want a recap of what happened, continue on for an overview of the day.

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Sunday started off bright and early for the INN team, with filming kicking off on the 700 level of the convention center, just outside Room 714B.

Away from the booth, day one featured a full slate of presentations from key analysts and industry watchers, as well as plenty of activity on the show floor.

Brian Leni of Junior Stock Review was the first to take the stage to present — read our recap of his talk here, and stay tuned for our video interview with him.

Other morning presenters included Resource Maven Gwen Preston, who spoke about how the trade war could impact gold and base metals, and Brent Cook and Joe Mazumdar of Exploration Insights. Watch our video interview with with Cook and Mazumdar below:

The afternoon brought more newsletter writers to the stage, with key commentators including Adrian Day of Adrian Day Asset Management.

Unsurprisingly, recent M&A activity in the gold space also attracted attention from speakers, with opinions running the gamut from positive to negative.

Gold price predictions were also in focus on day one of PDAC, with many speakers expressing optimism about the yellow metal’s prospects.

INN’s two live interviews also included commentary on gold, with Lobo Tiggre of Louis James LLC and Jeffrey Christian of CPM Group both sharing their outlook for this year and beyond:

In addition to gold, the base metals sector was in focus at PDAC, with much commentary focusing on copper. On the whole, sentiment surrounding supply and demand dynamics appears strong.

Nickel, which like copper is seeing its applications in electric vehicles attract interest, was also in the spotlight, with multiple speakers pointing to potential opportunities in the space.

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And of course, some discussions brought uranium to the fore. Many experts have long been calling for a rebound in the market, and some think the space is finally turning a corner.

Finally, the evening brought even more events to take in outside the convention center. Notably, Glenn Mullan gave his last speech as PDAC president, and this year’s #DisruptMining winner was announced to much fanfare.

Make sure to check back tomorrow when we recount day two of PDAC and conduct a live interview with Sprott’s (TSX:SII,OTC Pink:SPOXF) Rick Rule at 3:30 p.m. EST. You can also click here to view our PDAC playlist on YouTube.

Don’t forget to follow us @INN_Resource for real-time news updates!

Securities Disclosure: I, Charlotte McLeod, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.

Editorial Disclosure: Foran Mining (TSXV:FOM) is a client of the Investing News Network. This article is not paid-for content.

The Investing News Network does not guarantee the accuracy or thoroughness of the information reported in the interviews it conducts. The opinions expressed in these interviews do not reflect the opinions of the Investing News Network and do not constitute investment advice. All readers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence.

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