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A look back on Québec Exploration 2008

In 2008, AEMQ and Géologie Québec (MRNF) joined forces in organizing a convention to exceed the expectations of all mining industry stakeholders. Québec Exploration 2008 took place November 24 to 27 at Québec's Château Frontenac.

Again this year, the organizing committee had the assistance of numerous qualified stakeholders and long-time partners in planning an exceptional program ranging over various aspects of mineral, petroleum, and gas exploration.

A total of 179 trade and scientific exhibitors took part in the convention. The numerous participants were treated to an outstanding program of presentations touching on new mining, petroleum, and gas discoveries, the financial outlook, partnerships with aboriginal communities, and Québec’s 400 years of mining exploration history.

Québec Exploration’s 2008 edition set a new record for participation, to the delight of the organizing committee: 2,036 registered participants including 250 from the general public for open house day.

In spite of the difficult financial context, registrations for Québec Exploration 2008 surpassed those for 2007, which had been the busiest year ever.

The convention gave Géologie Québec (MRNF) an opportunity to present the results of its work acquiring and processing new geoscientific data, allowing over a hundred new mining exploration targets to be highlighted.

The event also saw the launch of two prestigious books, destined to become classics within the worldwide geoscientific community:

Québec Exploration 2008 has barely come to a close, and the organizing committee is already hard at work on the 2009 program. We enthusiastically invite you to mark the cify of Québec, November 23 to 26 in your calendar for Québec Exploration 2009.

To find out more, the Québec Exploration 2009 website will be available soon.

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