Thank you for joining us at PDAC 2018!


EU Ambassador to Canada Peteris Ustubs, and EU Programs Officer Sandra Bareyre at the EU’s PDAC 2018 Trade Show Booth
EU Ambassador to Canada Peteris Ustubs, and EU Programs
Officer Sandra Bareyre at the EU’s PDAC 2018 Trade Show Booth

Thank You for Visiting the EU at PDAC 2018!

Thank you to everyone who joined in and participated in making the EU’s first-ever presence at PDAC a huge success! This year’s conference saw over 25,000 visitors, many of whom stopped by our booth in the Trade Show North to learn more about the Mineral Investment potential of Member States, the EU’s Raw Materials Initiative, and the many exciting projects being funded under Horizon2020. We also saw great engagement at Sunday’s seminar on EU Mineral Investment and fantastic turnout at Tuesday’s EU-Canada Exploration and Mining Day.

EU Mineral Investment Seminar

We kicked off PDAC with an insightful seminar on the impacts and benefits of upcoming CETA legislation for the mining sector, featuring talks from Karsten Mecklenberg of the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission, Mr. Bradwin Niblock, Commercial Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Romania, Jay Bailey, Senior Project Manager at Ernst & Young, and Mark Camilleri of Camilleri Law. The session was capped with a facilitated panel discussion and Q&A to discuss CETA commitments and implications in further depth.

View CETA Impacts Info Sheet View Seminar Presentations

EU-Canada Exploration and Mining Day

Tuesday’s packed agenda started out with a high-level, politically focused morning session opened by the EU Ambassador to Canada, The Honorable Peteris Ustubs, followed by Malwina Nowakowska of the European Commission and Megan Nichols of NRCAN, who highlighted the natural partnership between Canada and the EU across the NEEI value chain and the shared values of social engagement and environmental sustainability, a message reinforced by the presentations from EU Mining Ministers, prominent academics, and Heads of Geological Surveys. The afternoon’s technical program co-coordinated by EIT RawMaterials showcased several aspects of European exploration, mining, innovation and business opportunities with several high-profile expert speakers.

View Mining Day Presentations