On behalf of the Yukon Chamber of Mines and the Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome colleagues from around the territory, the country and around the world to help celebrate the responsible resource industry at the 43rd Annual Yukon Geoscience Forum and Trade Show.
Many of the challenges that faced our sector over the past year continue to be critical issues today. A downturn in global metals prices, coupled with political issues eroding investor certainty, have underscored the need for a strong, unified effort to protect and strengthen mining's contribution to the economy as the Yukon's primary industry.
Geoscience is an opportunity to celebrate relationships and build partnerships. With First Nations, government and industry together under one roof, and an agenda that focuses on geopolitical themes and technical talks, delegates will be encouraged to interact with each other.
Thank you to all of our partners, sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and organizers and of course thank you to all delegates for allowing us to make this event a success. Through your support, the Yukon Chamber of Mines will continue to strengthen its voice as a representative of Yukon's modern, responsible mining industry.
Again, thank you. I wish you all a very productive and successful forum.