March 17, 2023
January 28, March 5, and July 23...
This is not a random set of dates but possibly a key to your wealth and financial freedom.
On these dates, top mining executives, politicians, and investors gather to decide the industry's future.
All of them are traveling to Canada for the two largest mining conferences in the world. Then in July, they gather again for a special VIP event in Florida.
And if you want to follow what billionaires invest in, make sure to follow these events. There, you can directly talk to the best companies in the sector. You can have a chat with their CEOs, geologists, major investors, or analysts.
Companies provide a detailed review of their business, show drill cores from their remote projects, and try to address complex questions that investors might have.
Bankers and analysts talk about their best picks and strategies.
And billionaires sign deals that will be finalized and released to the public after these events.
This information helps you navigate the sector and make your next investment decision.
Best of all, you can attend any of these, educate yourself, and build a network in the mining sector.
You only need to secure your seat at the event, which is often free. And it never hurts to take a trip to Toronto, Vancouver, or Boca Raton.
We'll provide more details on these events below.
1. Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC) takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the end of January.
For 25 years, the conference has gathered over 5,000 investors at the Vancouver Convention Center. More than 300 public mining companies attended the show, and over 100 professional speakers shared their best ideas.
VRIC is among the best places to find investment opportunities in the mining industry.
The event lasts two days.
Most years, early registration for the conference is free. If you missed the free window, you could get in for as low as C$15.
Next year, VRIC will take place on January 28 to 29. For more information, please follow this link.
2. The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention is another massive event in the mining world.
Investors of all calibers gather annually in early March in Toronto, Ontario. PDAC is one of the largest conferences, with around 30,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors on the roster.
It's also one of the oldest events. The first PDAC happened in 1932. It covers every niche of the mining industry and has a great international reputation.
The association also awards individuals for their impact on the global mining industry. Canadian Mining Hall of Fame is the list of people with a proven track record.
Consider the list here. The people on the list are superstars in the mining world.
They made a significant impact on the mining industry. And their presence on the board or management teams of the companies is a good sign for investors.
The convention lasts four days and costs around C$25 per day for a day pass.
However, for more sophisticated attendees, PDAC also hosts special events for extra fees. These include educational programs and technical workshops.
You can register for the event here.
3. The Rule Symposium, previously known as Sprott Natural Resource Symposium, migrated from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Boca Raton, Florida.
As the name suggests, Rick Rule, the famous mining financier, hosts the event.
This conference is much smaller than VRIC or PDAC, and that's by design. The event carries a premium status, which limits the number of attendees.
Tickets aren't cheap, but you'll likely get the best investment ideas from Rick Rule and other speakers. These people put their money into the companies presented at the show.
In-person tickets start at US$299, and the full package is priced at US$599.
These are the three main events in the mining world during the year. The first two (VRIC and PDAC) are cheap and easy to attend (travel and hotel fees are not included). These events gather most of the mining companies and top-notch speakers.
The Rule Symposium is a VIP-style event. There you can get special treatment and ideas from industry insiders.
Make sure to put these dates on your calendar and keep yourself up to date with the latest developments in the mining industry.