Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

September 29, 2011 14:59 ET

Media Advisory: PDAC President on Opportunities for Aboriginal Communities in Mineral Exploration & Mining

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2011) - "We are in an exciting era where Aboriginal people are playing a greater role in the mineral industry," says Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans, President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

A firm believer that Aboriginal people and the mineral industry are natural partners, Dr. Jobin-Bevans will present on the tremendous social and economic benefits mineral exploration and mining can provide Aboriginal peoples in Canada and indigenous communities around the world.

What: Opportunities for Aboriginal Communities in Mineral Exploration & Mining
Who: Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans, President of the PDAC
Where: World Indigenous Business Forum
Terrace Ballroom, The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th St. at Madison Avenue
New York, NY.
When: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.

The World Indigenous Business Forum creates a unique opportunity to develop proactive partnerships and strategic alliances while gaining the latest insights on the economy; trends and change; leadership; performance and people; strategy, innovation and communication.

PDAC represents the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. The association is best known for its annual convention. Held every March in Toronto, it is the world's largest annual mineral industry conference and this year we had more than 27,000 delegates – a new record – with representation from 120 countries. Now in its sixth year, the Aboriginal Program at the PDAC Convention continues to grow as it showcases successful partnerships between Aboriginal communities and exploration and mining companies. This past year we were pleased to welcome AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo and more than 400 self-identified Aboriginal delegates.

Scott Jobin-Bevans is the President and a Director of the PDAC. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario and is a director and founding partner in Caracle Creek International Consulting Inc. He has raised capital for private and junior exploration companies; held management, director and officer positions with public companies; and managed multi-million dollar mineral exploration projects from early stage through advanced development.

Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans will be available for interviews following his presentation.

To view the photo of Dr. Scott Jobin-Bevans, please visit the following link:

Contact Information

  • For additional information or
    to schedule an interview contact:
    Greg MacDonald, PDAC Communications Specialist
    416-362-1969 ext. 233 or 647-204-0302 (cell)