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Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is the leading voice of the mineral exploration and development community, an industry that supports 719,000 people in direct and indirect employment, and contributes $106 billion to Canada’s GDP every year. Representing over 4400 members around the world, PDAC’s work centers on supporting a competitive, responsible, and sustainable mineral sector.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) brings together the mining and mineral industry's brightest and most dedicated professionals. Over 13,000 global members advance their careers with the world-class technical resources, educational programs, networking opportunities and professional development tools from SME. Our members are focused on sharing best practices for safety, environmental stewardship and moving mining forward. SME. Inspiring mining professionals worldwide.


To be an Association that adds value to our partners. Innovative, transparent and efficient in the use of its resources.
Promoter of the positive image of mining and main reference that influences the decisions of the mining sector for the benefit of Mexico.

Association for Mineral Exploration (AME)

AME is the lead association for the mineral exploration and development industry based in British Columbia. Established in 1912, AME represents, advocates, protects and promotes the interests of thousands of members who are engaged in mineral exploration and development in B.C. and throughout the world.

Alaska Chamber

The Alaska Chamber has been the voice of Alaska's business community since its founding in 1953.

Vision Statement
To be the leading voice advancing Alaska business.

Mission Statement
To promote a healthy business environment in Alaska.

Yukon Chamber of Mines

The Yukon Chamber of Mines represents a dynamic membership and since its creation almost 70 years ago, has worked to serve its valued members and advance the interests of all those involved in the Yukon mining industry. Membership has burgeoned over the years from a dozen founding members in 1943 to more than 400 today. This strong and diverse group includes exploration, mining and service and supply companies, contractors and individuals that have a direct or indirect interest in the mining industry.

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