In support of mining
Deloitte and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
For several years, Deloitte has been sponsoring the annual conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). Established in 1932 and based in Toronto, PDAC is a leading Canadian industry group that “exists to protect and promote the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration sector and to ensure a robust mining industry in Canada.” Its annual conference is widely recognized as the premiere Canadian event for mining companies around the world and is one of the world’s largest mining conferences generally.
If you’re in mining, you don’t need a consultant to tell you the industry continues to struggle with ongoing volatility and market uncertainty – but you might need one to help you figure out how to overcome the increasingly complex challenges you’re facing every day.
That’s why members of Deloitte’s global mining team, from eight countries on four continents, will be at the annual conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in Toronto March 3 to 6, meeting with delegates and media representatives, and leading workshops on key topics that cover a wide range of issues affecting mining in Canada and around the world, including:
- Energy management in a world where energy has become as much a strategic as an operating issue.
- Using predictive project analytics to assess whether a project will be a success.
- How to achieve structural changes to mining’s cost structure.
- Using safety analytics to reduce workplace incidents and develop effective prevention strategies.
- How emerging resource companies can use innovative approaches such as tailored financing to access capital when traditional project financing arrangements are no longer practical.
- Understanding how an organization’s finance functions must adapt and transform to meet the new challenges facing mining companies.
- The political and economic landscape impacting mining investments in Latin America.
Deloitte’s commitment to mining is deep and long-standing. It provides audit, financial advisory, risk management, tax and consulting services to most major Canadian mining companies, and has a network of industry specialists around the world who understand the local landscape and provide advice and insight on country-specific situations. “Many of our practitioners come directly from the mining industry or the various service industries that support it,” says Glenn Ives, leader of Deloitte’s North American mining practice. “In our capacity as advisors, we think of ourselves as extensions of the mining sector. We believe in its importance and in the people who make it work.”
We also conduct original research on matters affecting the mining and resource sectors, publishing several reports each year, including our annual Tracking the trends report which specifically addresses issues of concern to mining companies. Our most recent report, published in November, identifies the top-10 issues mining companies will face in 2013 and offered a range of responses prepared by Deloitte mining professionals that companies can adopt to address those issues.