Top decision-makers from the four corners of the globe came to the PDAC 2020 Convention to hear what Québec has to offer in terms of sustainable mining, developing the next generation of lithium-ion batteries and partnerships with Indigenous peoples.
Québec’s traditional networking activity, jointly organized by Investissement Québec and the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles, took on a particularly high profile this year thanks to the presence of Jonatan Julien, Québec’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, along with the Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees of Northern Québec, Abel Bosum.
Accompanied by a large Cree delegation, Mr. Bosum came to speak about the agreement reached by the Québec government and Cree nation, which has helped establish a climate of cooperation and promises to be very beneficial for local communities and industry alike.
The event also gave Minister Julien and Ressources Québec Vice-President Iya Touré an opportunity to reaffirm Québec’s commitment to promoting the mining industry’s responsible development and ensuring the province spearheads development of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s Annual Convention (PDAC) is the world’s premier event for the minerals and mining industry, with over 25,000 attendees from 135 countries. The PDAC Convention promotes the mining industry and covers financing and exploration as wellFrom left to right : Daniel Silverman, Vice-president, International affairs, Investissement Québec, Iya Touré, Vice-président, Ressources Québec, Catherine Dilley Tadros, Head of Post, Bureau du Québec à Toronto, Abel Bosum, Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees of Northern Québec and Jonathan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resourcesas technical, operational, environmental, safety and social performance issues.