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Past event: PDAC 2024 to present the best Estonian mining innovations

Interested in the cutting-edge mining innovations and rare earth elements supply chain? Join Estonian best experts at PDAC Convention in Toronto, Canada.

For the green future, mining matters — batteries, solar panels, and electric vehicles all rely on the materials that are extracted from the earth. Sustainable mining practices are crucial for ensuring a brighter tomorrow, and there’s no better place to learn about that than the annual award-winning PDAC Convention in Toronto, Canada.

It’s the world’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention, which brings together up to 30,000 attendees from over 130+ countries for its educational programming, networking events, business opportunities and fun. Since it began in 1932, the convention has grown in size, stature and influence. Today, it is the event of choice for the world’s mineral industry, hosting more than 1,100 exhibitors and 700 speakers.

Register for a business breakfast with Estonia’s best experts

Estonia is bringing its expertise too. On Sunday, March 3, representatives of Invest Estonia together with Estonian Ministry of Climate and Estonian Embassy in Canada will host a breakfast event with Estonian mining experts from government, academia and industry representatives. Estonia and Canada are prime partners when it comes to green mining — Canadian company NEO Performance Materials is currently building Europe’s biggest magnet plant in Narva.

Topics include:

  • Unique rare earth elements competence and supply chain in Europe. Learn more about the NPM Silmet rare earth separation facility and the new Neo Performance Materials permanent magnet factory.
  • The potential of Estonia’s critical minerals resources and plans related to EU critical minerals strategy (phosphorite, metals).
  • Reuse of oil shale ash and semi-coke through partnership and innovation.
  • Estonian mining innovation at its best.


The seminar will be moderated by Kalev Ruberg. Network with Estonian companies such as Zeroterrain, Limestone, BiotaTec, TalTech University, Trisector, Eesti Energia, NPM Silmet (Neo Performance Materials), Estonian Ministry of Climate, Estonian Investment Agency, Estonian Embassy in Canada.

To attend the even, register here.

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