On October 17, the BCSC’s annual Capital Ideas Conference will focus on BC’s venture market, in particular the junior mining sector.

BC is home to more than half of Canada’s mining exploration firms, and has the largest concentration of mining exploration firms in the world. As well, more than 2,400 firms supply services to this industry, making it a very significant contributor to BC’s economy.

Members of the public and investment industry professionals looking to learn more about the current junior market downturn will benefit from the perspectives of five industry experts who will be examining the issue on a panel moderated by Paul Bourque, the BCSC’s Executive Director.

This year’s panel members are:

  • John McCoach, President, TSX Venture Exchange
  • Bruce McLeod, CEO and Director Mercator Minerals
  • Patricia Mohr, Vice-President, Economics & Commodity Market Specialist, Scotiabank
  • Randee Pavalow, Chief Compliance Officer and Legal, Aequitas Exchange
  • Bill Whitehead, Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor, PI Financial

In addition to perspectives from panelists, attendees will hear the results of new KPMG research, commissioned by the BCSC, that summarizes junior mining executives’ perspectives about what is happening and why. Industry data on the venture market, with an emphasis on junior mining, will also be presented at the conference.

The program begins at 8:30 am in the Four Seasons Hotel Ballroom. The cost to register (including GST) is $262.50.

CPD Credits for Lawyers: The Law Society of BC has approved Capital Ideas 2013 for 2.5 hours of continuing professional development credit. We will provide certificates of attendance for all those who need proof of attendance to claim CPD credits. To obtain a certificate, you will need to sign in and sign out at the conference.

For limited student seating at a reduced price, call Dawn Barden at 604-899-6677.

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