VRIC 2017, Day 1: Notes from the Floor

- January 23rd, 2017

Did you miss the first day of this year’s Vancouver Resource Investment Conference? Here are some highlights.

The first day of the 2017 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC) was a busy one. There was no shortage of industry experts and company CEOs to talk to, and of course there were plenty of presentations and panels to take in as well.
Here’s an overview of some of the day’s highlights. Be sure to follow @INN_Resource for on-the-go updates.
One of the first presentations of the day was by Frank Holmes, who talked about gold dynamics. Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors, said that, historically, the gold price has been driven by low interest rates:


Another morning panel discussed the silver opportunities in 2017. Moderated by Peter Spina, it featured Brad Cooke, CEO Endeavour Silver (TSX:EDR) and Robert Archer, President and CEO of Great Panther Silver (TSX:GPR).


VRIC was busy all through the day, a pleasant surprise for panelists and exhibitors:


The Investing News Network was busy conducting video interviews at booth 1104. Sunday’s interviewees included: David Morgan, publisher of the Morgan Report, Steve Stakiw, VP of Investor Relations of Trevali Mining (TSX:TV), Brien Lundin, CEO of Jefferson Financial and Thunderstruck Resources (TSXV:AWE) chairman of the board, Thom Calandra, The Calandra Report, among others. Interviews will be posted over the next week or so, so stay tuned!


In the afternoon, Marin Katusa, Katusa Research, moderated the Next Generation panel that featured Amir Adnani, President and CEO of Uranium Energy Corp (NYSEMKT:UEK), Greg Smith, CEO of JDL Gold Corp (TSXV:JDL), Nolan Watson, President and CEO, Sandstorm Gold Ltd (TSX:SSL) and Ivan Bebek Chairman and Director, Auryn Resources (TSX:AUG).


Another packed presentation was the energy panel, this time featuring Keith Schaefer, Editor and Publisher of The Oil & Gas Investments Bulletin, Marin Katusa, Katusa Research and Darrell Bishop, Head of Energy Research, Haywood Securities. They discussed how they choose where to invest and they all agreed that Canada is the place to be in 2017.
The day wrapped up with the induction of Doug Casey into the Resource Hall of Fame, the third recipient of the honor. The first two were Ross Beaty of Pan American Silver (TSX:PAA,NASDAQ:PAAS) and Alterra Power (TSX:AXY) and David Elliott, vice president and director of Haywood Securities.
Don’t forget to follow us @INN_Resource for real-time news updates!
Securities Disclosure: I, Priscila Barrera, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.
Editorial Disclosure: Trevali Mining and Thunderstruck Resources are clients of the Investing News Network. This article is not paid-for content.

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