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2018

Strategic Exploration:

Navigating Change Through Collaboration

NOVEMBER 22, 2018

In November 2018, the inaugural Central Canada Mineral Exploration Convention (CCMEC) was presented by the Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association (MPDA) in partnership with Orix Geoscience Inc. CCMEC was the first-ever industry-driven mineral exploration convention in Manitoba and was a resounding success with the attendance of over 350 exploration professionals, academics, government representatives, suppliers, financiers, innovators, Indigenous Peoples, and community representatives.

The theme for CCMEC 2018 was “Strategic Exploration: Navigating Change Through Collaboration”. The convention was a one-day event with a wide array of globally recognized speakers from the various stakeholders of the mining and exploration sector, including Indigenous Peoples, government, industry, finance, and academia. The convention also included opportunities for networking, professional development, and industry engagement.

SPONSORS

  • Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association
  • Orix Geoscience Inc.
  • Stantec
  • Hudbay Minerals Inc.
  • Custom Helicopters Ltd.
  • Alto Ventures Ltd.
  • KGS Group
  • PDAC
  • Grid Metals Corp.
  • Kinross Gold Corp.
  • Global Li-Ion Graphite Corp.
  • thinkHERO
  • Millennium Mechanical Contracting
  • CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.

  • Manitoba Hydro
  • Platinum Diamond Drilling Inc.
  • Analytical Solutions Ltd.
  • Abitibi Geophysics
  • Far Resouces Ltd.
  • Wood.
  • Transition Metals Corp.
  • Fort Farry Brewing
  • Major Drilling International Inc.
  • Oberon Capital Corp.
  • Alamos Gold Inc.
  • Havilah Mining Corp.
  • UHY McGovern Hurley LLP
  • Rodren Drilling Ltd.

  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • IMDEX Limited
  • Victaulic
  • KPMG
  • McLean Exploration Management Inc.
  • Koop Geotechnical Inc.
  • EarthEx Geophysical Solutions Inc.
  • Yamana Gold Inc.
  • Mining Association of Manitoba Inc.
  • TANCO/Cabot Corp.
  • Women in Mining Canada
  • Mine Management Partners Ltd.
  • Wolfden Resources Corporation
  • Philippe Dandurand Wines

EXHIBITORS

Exhibitors

  • Province of Manitoba
  • Gossan Resources Ltd.
  • Alto Ventures Ltd
  • Mineral Society of Manitoba
  • DEL Communications
  • Manitoba GIS Users Group (MGUG)
  • Friesen Drillers
  • Aurora Aerial Inc.
  • Dias Geophysical
  • IRL Supplies
  • Epriroc
  • West End Radiators

  • Poetker Design
  • Eden Gold
  • DGI Geoscience Inc.
  • Albutt Mining Supplies
  • Valard Construction
  • IMDEX Limited
  • Victaulic
  • TSL Laboratories Inc.
  • Grid Metals Corp.
  • Rodren Drilling Ltd.
  • Orix Geoscience Inc.
  • Exiro Minerals Corp.

  • Custom Helicopters Ltd.
  • KGS Group
  • KPMG Law
  • Canadrones
  • Alamos Gold Inc.
  • Major Drilling Ltd.
  • Cypher Environmental
  • Abitibi Geophysics
  • Earth Ex Geophysical Solutions Inc
  • Core Safe Core Trays
  • Superior Propane
  • North Star Air

Property Showcase

  • Klyne Exploration
  • Sediment research and Metals Ltd.
  • Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association
  • Copper Ree Mining Corp.
  • Bill Hood
  • NorCanGeo

Posters

  • Government of Manitoba
  • University of Manitoba
  • Prospector Fund
  • Klyne Exploration
  • Brandon University
  • Mitacs

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Phil Fontaine – Former National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations

  • Honourable Blaine Pederson – Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade
  • Neil Adshead – Cupel Advisory Corp.
  • Guy Desharnais – Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd.
  • Joshua Bailey – Exiro Minerals Corp.
  • David J. LeClaire – Oberon Capital Corp.
  • Peter Dueck – Pioneer Aerial Surveys Ltd.
  • Andrew MacSkimming – A.H. MacSkimming Law Office
  • Christian Bohm – Government of Manitoba
  • Scott Parsons – Alamos Gold Inc.
  • Linda Murphy – Yamana Gold Inc.
  • Marshall Birch – Manitoba Metis Federation
  • Elder Velma Orvis
  • Tom Lewis – Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association
  • Julia Singh – Orix Geoscience Inc.