February 03, 2017
Minerals North is northern British Columbia’s annual gathering of its communities and the mineral industry. A vital forum for bringing together the industry and communities, Minerals North provides a venue for informed and respectful discussion about responsible mineral exploration and development. It is also the place for developing business relationships with the industry. Hosting the Minerals North Conference and Trade Show allows your community to showcase its capacity to service the industry and reveal its attributes as a place to live and work. Minerals North is further an opportunity to learn about the role mining played historically and will play in northern BC development.
The Minerals North region is the Highway 16 corridor and points north. The Minerals North Conference Association (MNCA) is inviting communities to apply to host Minerals North 2019. The privilege of hosting Minerals North is awarded two years in advance to give the host community ample time to address matters of organization, promotion and fund-raising. MNCA, whose members have considerable experience organizing previous conferences, assists the host community with aspects such as conference speaker selection, online conference registration and access to the Minerals North website. MNCA has prepared a substantial Conference Manual which guides organizing committees to deliver a successful, high profile event, and which ensures the very positive and longstanding reputation of Minerals North continues.
MNCA endeavors to have Minerals North hosted across the region and in communities large and small. MNCA understands smaller communities are challenged to host a large combined conference and trade show. Therefore MNCA is open to receiving proposals for alternative formats for Minerals North suitable to that community’s location, as long as the essential objective of fostering dialogue between communities and industry is maintained. Sharing Minerals North among a number communities as co-hosts is quite acceptable.
The deadline for applying to host Minerals North 2019 is Tuesday, March 28. Communities interested in submitting a proposal are advised to contact MNCA President Andrew Webber at 250 615-2397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.