From March 5th to March 11th, 2021, the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Organizing Committee of Brazil PDAC 2021, led by ADIMB – Agency for the Development and Innovation of the Brazilian Mineral Sector – hosted the 15th edition of the Brazil-Canada at PDAC 2021, which included the Brazilian Mining Sessions 2021 and took place during the 2021 PDAC Virtual Convention.
Throughout 5 days, we hosted 100 speakers 9 sessions, 13 panel discussions, in a total of 30 hours of content, presentations and exchange of ideas. We welcomed 355 attendees from 155 different companies from all over the world, interested in better understanding the business environment and opportunities available in the Brazilian Mineral Sector.
Its undeniable that the Brazilian Mineral sector is surfing a very positive wave right now, after facing many challenges not long ago – and we would like to point out a few takeaways from the discussions.
There are opportunities, lots of opportunities – across the country. There are untapped areas to be explored, there is legal and regulatory certainty, there is available capital, there is accountability. Brazil has innovative solutions, machinery and equipment’s, as well as high-quality work force, experience and the commitment to develop a new standard of mining. The mindset of the mining community has changed, and we can see the transformation coming from the top down on ESG Strategies and Diversity and Inclusion Policies.
ESG and Diversity and Inclusion are two major priorities for the BCCC, our members and the Brazilian mining sector. We believe that defined strategies in those two fronts are paramount to do intelligent and contemporary mining. Thus, and we were honoured to announce two incredible initiatives: The launch of an official partnership with the Artemis Project – a movement that supports women entrepreneurs in the mining supply chain in order to change the perception of female entrepreneurship in this sector, linking it with innovation, transformation, and technology, led by the BCCC Diversity and Inclusion Committee; and the launch the BCCC ESG Committee, reinforcing our commitment to continue promoting high-level and strategic discussions on Environmental, Social and Governance matters for the benefit or our members and Brazil-Canada relations overall.
A big thanks to all our members, partners, staff, volunteers, sponsors, speakers and attendees for all the support – and enjoy all this content we prepared for you.
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