This year's Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) show in Toronto attracted more than 30,000 people for the second consecutive year, say organizers.
The March 3-6 event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is the mineral industry's largest annual event.
Organizers counted 30,147 investors, analysts, mining executives, geologists, government officials, students and international delegations.
"We are thrilled at this year's turnout," said Ross Gallinger, the PDAC's executive director in a March 6 statement. "Despite challenging global financial conditions affecting our industry, once again the PDAC Convention is the biggest in the world. As PDAC 2013 comes to a close, we are already looking forward to continuing our advocacy work on behalf of Canada's mineral exploration and development industry, and to planning for PDAC 2014."
Now in its 81st year, this year's trade show including a number of events on corporate social responsibility and the ever-growing Aboriginal Program.
Next year's event is slated for March 2-5 in Toronto.