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Focus on Mining in Greenland and Canada at PDAC 2017

Mining in Greenland was on the agenda during the world’s largest mining conference PDAC 2017 in Toronto from March 5th to 8th. Danish Ambassador to Canada, Niels Boel Abrahamsen and the Danish Trade Council hosted one of the largest delegations of companies from Denmark and Greenland at this year’s conference.

Driven by a positive outlook and optimism in the mining industry, Greenland and its suppliers received a lot of attention at the Greenland Day conference.

A total of 79 participants from 34 different companies were a part of the delegation aiming to create even stronger ties to Canada and the global mining industry. Two seminars, an investor event and Greenland Day led to a stronger knowledge of Greenland, shared experiences of sustainable mining practices and challenges when developing mining projects in remote Arctic areas such as Nunavut.

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Delegation kick-off hosted by Danish Ambassador  to Canada Niels Boel Abrahamsen at the Danish Consulate General in Toronto. Photo credit: The Trade Council

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Danish Consul General & Trade Commissioner Jess Møller Knudsen, and the Minister for Mineral Resources of Greenland Múte B. Egede at the Greenland Business Delegation trade show booth at PDAC. Photo credit: Zeligson Photography.

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From the left: Brian Buus Pedersen, CEO of Greenland Business Association; Múte B. Egede, Minister of Mineral Resources of Greenland; Niels Boel Abrahamsen, Ambassador of Denmark to Canada; and Niels Tanderup Kristensen, Managing Director of Arctic Cluster of Raw Materials. Photo credit: Ellen Arnskjold, Arctic Cluster of Raw Materials.

Greenlandic Minister for Mineral Resources, Múte B. Egede, and members of Greenland’s Parliamentary Committee on Raw Materials and the Ministry of Mineral Resources also participated. Ambassador Abrahamsen, welcomed the delegation to Toronto, and hosted an investor event with the Greenlandic Minister for Mineral Resources.

Overall, the delegation’s four days at PDAC provided valuable input for companies interested in exploring the Canadian market, mining developments in Greenland and meeting existing stakeholders in Canada and Greenland. 

The delegation’s program was organized by the Greenland Business Association (GE), Arctic Cluster of Raw Materials (ACRM), and the Danish Trade Council in Toronto who are all looking forward to planning next year’s participation in PDAC.