VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 16, 2016) -
Press Release Highlights:
- Integra Gold and Goldcorp to host #DisruptMining innovation expo and "Shark-Tank" style live event on Sunday, March 5, 2017
- Calling for Disruptors to pitch their disruptive technologies and business ideas to a panel of industry senior executives and a live audience of mining industry influencers and decision makers -- sign up at www.disruptmining.com
- All proceeds from the #DisruptMining finale event will be donated to charities and will create scholarships designed to spur innovation in mining.
GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G) (NYSE: GG) and INTEGRA GOLD CORP. (TSX VENTURE: ICG) (OTCQX: ICGQF) are pleased to announce #DisruptMining, a marquee event during the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada ("PDAC") conference that will showcase disruptive and exponential technologies with the potential to revolutionize the future of mineral exploration, mining and more. Integra and Goldcorp have partnered to present this unique initiative that will showcase disruptive ideas in front of a live audience of over 500 industry leaders and a "Shark-Tank" style panel of industry executives. The prize is up to $1 Million in investment for a proof of concept at one of Goldcorp's mines or investment in the winning technologies. All proceeds from the #DisruptMining finale event will be donated to charities and will create scholarships designed to spur innovation in mining.
Link to #DisruptMining promo video: https://vimeo.com/195817154
"The mining industry is overdue for radical, disruptive innovation that drives value, enhances safe production and performance across every aspect of our business, from exploration through to reclamation and closure," said Todd White, Senior Vice President, Technical Services and Business Excellence at Goldcorp and board member of the Canadian Mining Innovation Council. "As an industry, we must collaborate to spur investment and accelerate the pace of innovation in order to stay competitive and deliver greater value to shareholders. Efficient, socially and environmentally responsible operations that deliver value for all of our stakeholders are simply good business and this event is designed as a catalyst to make that happen faster."
"At last year's $1 Million Integra Gold Rush Challenge we challenged governments, mining companies and financiers to get off the sidelines and into the innovation game. This year, the industry has delivered," said Stephen de Jong, President and Chief Executive Officer, Integra Gold. "Together with Goldcorp and other mining and technology partners, #DisruptMining will break down barriers and present innovative technologies set to radically disrupt exploration and mining in the years to come. Proceeds from this event will both support charities in the communities in which we operate as well as invest in the future of mining through a number of mining innovation focused scholarships."
#DisruptMining Innovation Expo
On Sunday, March 5th, 2017 the #DisruptMining daytime innovation expo will showcase companies working with industry-changing technologies in order to present how the mining industry can foster, grow and attract investment focused on changing the path of natural resource exploration and extraction.
"Shark-Tank" Style Live Finale Event
The #DisruptMining innovation expo will then transition into an evening gala where five Disruptors will pitch their disruptive ideas "Shark-Tank" style to a live audience. Five industry senior executives -- including Rob McEwen, one of the mining industry's original disruptors, must decide: Which big idea(s) will change the future of mining and mineral exploration?
Call for Disruptors
Any innovator interested in pitching their idea at #DisruptMining are encouraged to submit an application via the submission portal found at www.disruptmining.com before 9:00pm PST on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
Applications are limited to four pages and must include a brief introduction to the idea and technology being pitched, along with an explanation of its potential impact on the mining industry. Multi-media usage is highly encouraged to complement submissions as well as introduce yourself.
Attendees chosen to exhibit at the innovation expo, and the five finalists chosen to pitch at the #DisruptMining live event will be notified by February 1, 2017.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2017: deadline for disruptors applications.
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017: selected disruptors notified.
- Sunday, March 5, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm: #DisruptMining Innovation Expo.
- Sunday, March 5, 2017 5:00 pm - late: #DisruptMining Live Event.
For more information, to ask questions and full application details please visit www.disruptmining.com or email email@example.com.
Tickets to #DisruptMining
For more information on attending #DisruptMining please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Goldcorp www.goldcorp.com
Goldcorp is a senior gold producer focused on responsible mining practices with safe, low-cost production from a high-quality portfolio of mines.
About Integra Gold Corp. www.integragold.com
Integra Gold is a junior gold exploration company advancing projects in Val-d'Or, Québec, one of the top mining jurisdictions in the world. The Company's primary focus is its high-grade Lamaque project.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain disclosures in this document constitute forward-looking statements, including the timing and completion of the #DisruptMining expo and live finale. In making the forward-looking statements, the Company has applied certain factors and assumptions that are based on the Company's current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company, including that the Company is able to execute the challenge in accordance with the terms described herein. Although the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect, and the forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such risk factors include, among others, those matters identified in its continuous disclosure filings, including its most recently filed MD&A. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.