Yukon Chamber of Mines President's Message
On behalf of the Yukon Chamber of Mines and our Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome local, national, and international colleagues to take part in the 50th Annual Yukon Geoscience Forum and Trade Show and to the traditional territory of the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council and Kwanlin Dün First Nation.
This year marks our ‘Gold’ Anniversary – 50 years we have been bringing folks involved in the most important sector in our Territories economy together to discuss best practices, share stories and move our industry forward.
With that in mind, this year our theme of Resources, Resilience and Relationships bring emphasis towards where we have been, what we had to overcome, and those connections that will lead our industry into the future. I encourage you to take in the technical talks and keynote speakers which are sure to be both interesting and informative.
The success of our Geoscience Speaker Series showed the strength of the technical program and we are excited to be able to experience the talks in person this year. Results of recent mapping and research conducted by the Yukon Geological Survey and other geoscientists will be presented along with exploration overviews by our neighbouring jurisdictions and results of exploration programs from industry and prospectors.
The Geoscience Trade Show is back with exhibitors from around the world showcasing their services and their work over the next four days. Delegates are encouraged to interact with vendors through such events as the ice breaker reception and lunches occurring on the trade show floor. You can access a floor plan and exhibitor list at https://www.yukongeoscience.ca/ to learn more.
At this time I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Yukon Chamber of Mines to thank 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.
Thank you and I hope you find our 50th Annual Yukon Geoscience Forum and Trade Show Golden in both opportunities and potential!