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Oct 02, 2019


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Mining Supply Sector promotion wins City a Marketing Award

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Honoured for networking event at the Prospectors and Developers conference in March: Staff


The City of Greater Sudbury’s Economic Development team recently accepted a Marketing Canada Award for the success of their networking event at the 2019 Prospector and Developers Association of Canada conference. Pictured are Briana Fram, left, marketing and promotions officer; Liam McGill, manager of investment and business development; Scott Rennie, business development officer; and, Elena Zabudskaya, business research officer. (Supplied)

Greater Sudbury has received a national recognition for its efforts in marketing the local mining supply and services cluster.

In a news release, the city said the cluster is “a centre of international excellence consisting of the largest integrated mining complex in the world and more than 300 mining supply firms.”


The award comes from the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC), which presented the city’s economic development team with a Marketing Canada Award on Sept. 22, “in recognition of the exceptional quality and success of its mining cluster reception,” the release said.

“The networking event showcased local mining service companies and global mining leaders to an international audience attending the 2019 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto.”

The award-winning reception took place March 5 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. A partnership of 22 local mining and service companies and organizations joined the city in hosting the event. In total, about 90 local mining supply and service companies participated as exhibitors to 400 delegates at the reception, including MPs, MPPs, cabinet ministers, ambassadors, First Nations chiefs and mining executives from around the world, the release said.

“The Sudbury mining cluster reception at PDAC is our opportunity to showcase Greater Sudbury and all it has to offer to global mining influencers, and we are so proud it’s grown into one of the can’t-miss events of the PDAC conference,” Meredith Armstrong, the city’s acting director of economic development is quoted as saying.

Following the PDAC conference, delegations from Greenland, Denmark, Finland and Australia came to Greater Sudbury to visit local mining supply and service companies and post-secondary institutions, learning about local expertise in mining, remediation and regreening.

A total of 10 delegations from around the world will have visited Greater Sudbury this year, including a delegation from Colombia arriving this October.