May 08, 2018
The Minerals North Conference Association (MNCA) is pleased to announce Quesnel will be host for the 32nd annual Minerals North Conference and Trade Show in late April 2020. 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 combination of conference delegates and trade show participants can easily exceed 300 people. MNCA President Andrew Webber noted “this is a part of British Columbia in which mining has figured significantly in the region’s development and currently a place of operating mines and several high profile mineral exploration projects. This is an ideal backdrop to discuss mining’s place in community development. Quesnel also offers excellent facilities for holding an event of this type and scale.” “We’re thrilled that our community will host this important annual conference, as mining is a critically important part of this region’s past, present, and future economy. This conference will also showcase Quesnel and our ability to host such events,” said City of Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson. Typically in parallel with the Conference and Trade Show, there will be pre-conference tours and workshops, and education programs in local schools and colleges. Local suppliers and non-profit groups will be engaged to provide services to the conference, making it truly a community wide event.