May 08, 2018
The Minerals North Conference Association is pleased to announce Chetwynd as host for the 31st annual Minerals North Conference and Trade Show in May 2019. Minerals North is the annual gathering of northern BC communities and its minerals sector. It is a venue for establishing business contacts, for learning about current activity in mining and exploration in northern British Columbia and for healthy dialogue leading to responsible resource development.
The Minerals North Conference Association (MNCA) endeavours to have the annual event hosted across the Highway 16 region and in communities large and small. This will be a first opportunity for Chetwynd to host Minerals North. The combination of conference delegates and trade show participants can easily exceed 300 persons.
Typically in parallel with the Conference and Trade Show, there will be pre-conference tours & workshops, and education programs in local schools and colleges. Local suppliers and non-profits groups will be engaged to provide services to the conference, making it truly a community wide event. Chetwynd’s proximity to the northeast coalfields will be a special attraction for Minerals North delegates.
MNCA President Andrew Webber noted “the Association was impressed with Chetwynd’s event facilities, its hotel and motel capacity and its track record in delivering similar-sized events.” For District of Chetwynd Economic Development Officer Ellen McAvany, “This is a great opportunity to work with the Minerals North Association, which has a proven record of success with this conference. We are pleased to host and bring opportunities to our area with this event. We look forward to the challenge and partnerships this will bring for our region.”
Chetwynd Mayor Merlin Nichols stated,”Chetwynd is pleased to participate with the Minerals North Conference Association to host the 2019 Minerals North Conference. We look forward to working closely with the Minerals North Board and our neighbouring communities to make this a memorable event.”