The City of Greater Sudbury's Economic Development team has achieved national recognition for its efforts to market the city's local mining supply and services sector.
On Sept. 22, the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) presented the team with a marketing award for the success of its Mining Cluster Reception.
The reception took place on March 5, 2019 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto as part of the 2019 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference.
Twenty-two local mining supply and services companies joined the City of Greater Sudbury to host the event. The guest list was at capacity with 400 delegates attending, including MPs, MPPs, Cabinet ministers, ambassadors, First Nations Chiefs and mining executives from around the world. Ninety local mining and supply companies were present as exhibitors.
“The Sudbury Mining Cluster Reception at PDAC is our opportunity to showcase Greater Sudbury and all it has to offer to global mining influencers, and we are so proud it's grown into one of the can't-miss events of the PDAC conference,” said Meredith Armstrong, acting director of Economic Development.
“Sincere thanks to the Economic Development team for their efforts, and to our sponsors who helped make this event possible.”
Following the networking event at the PDAC conference, delegations from Greenland, Denmark, Finland and Australia traveled to Sudbury to visit local companies and post-secondary institutions. There, they got the chance to learn about mining, remediation, and regreening.
This year, 10 delegations from around the world will have visited the city, including a delegation from Columbia expected this October.