Québec Exploration 2009
Marked by Record Attendance and a Unifying Theme!
The results are in and the Québec Exploration organizing committee is delighted to declare the 2009 edition a resounding success—over 2,200 people attended, almost 160 exhibitors presented their products and services, and over 60 speakers shared their knowledge, points of view, and new developments in geological research and mineral exploration in Québec.
Given the gloomy economic situation in early 2009, the organizing committee had expected fewer attendees at the 7th edition of Québec Exploration. Contrary to all expectations, attendance actually increased by 10% compared to last year, hitting a new record.
The convention’s popularity, which is a clear reflection of the industry’s vitality, also stems from the quality and diversity of its program, particularly with respect to gold, uranium, and industrial mineral exploration. The session on mining investment and the outlook for 2010 was as popular as always, and the innovative session on sustainable development was very successful. Participants were also able to appreciate the wealth of new data on minerals in Québec thanks to some fifty photographic presentations displayed on posters and giant screens, the work of geologists from Géologie Québec and their partners. The recent rise in a number of base and precious metal prices generated great enthusiasm on the part of the exhibitors who came to do business at Québec Exploration.
For the third consecutive year, the organizing committee put together an open house for students and the general public. This third edition was by far the most successful, with a program specially designed for this clientele, including popularized scientific exhibits, workshops, lectures, a contest, and door prizes. The theme, The Oldest Rock in the World is in Québec piqued the curiosity of both the public and journalists, who turned out in force to view rock samples unique in the world.
Over 300 students and 250 members of the general public made this the most successful open house yet.
Invitation to the 2010 Edition
The results of Québec Exploration 2009 are barely in and the organizing committee is already sketching the broad outlines of the program for Québec Exploration 2010. To start off the new decade, the 8th edition of Québec Exploration will boast an original program and new features for exhibitors.
Set aside November 22 to 25, 2010, for a brand new Québec Exploration!