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Toronto 2010

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PDAC drew a record 22,000 people in 2010

and the exhibitors in the 4 MineAfrica booths were busy from start to finish

Exhibitors included Cameroun and Senegal

and the Mauritania Ministry of Industry and Mines

Michael Biryabarema of the Rwanda Geology and Mines Authority

Reinette Classen and Angelique Wolfaardt of Mining Weekly

Between the trade show and the Investors Exchange there were 1,000 exhibitors over the course of the 4 days

Roger Paul and Thembi Thulare of Mintek

Bruce sitting down on the job!

The Chamber breakfast and MineAfrica seminar on March 9 drew a record 340 participants, up dramatically from 235 in 2009 - testimony to the high level of interest in mining investment in Africa

The specific focus on Africa means effective networking for the senior level audience of mining and financial executives

The Senegal delegation led by Minister of Mines and Industry Ousmane Ngom (centre)

Keynote speaker Simon Village, Chairman, Banro corporation delivered a well-received talk on the African Resource Development Cycle

Canada is a world leader for mining financing and 2009 was a record year with over $22 billion raised on the TSX and TSXV for mining

$2.6 billion of the the $22 billion raised on the TSX and TSXV in 2009 was for African mining projects

Charles Edgeworth (EDC), Gwenaele Coubrough (Canadian High Commission Trade Office in Johannesburg) and presenter Peter Leon (Webber Wentzel Attorneys)

Session A moderator Russ Calow (Premier Sponsor SGS) introduces Bertrand Montembault (Herbert Smith LLP)

Luis da Silva (African Aura Mining Inc.) presents to a full house in Session A

Bongani Mtshisi (BSC Resources), Tim Searcy and Alan Friedman (Tova Ventures Inc.) and Patrick Chidley (Barnard Jacobs Mellet)

Anesh Maistry (South African High Commission), Corrie Germin (South African Consulate General), Wayne Floreani (MineAfrica) and John Nel (South African High Commission)

Janis Koyanagi of sponsor TMX Group, moderated Session C

Steven Poulton, Shabnam Bashir (African Aura Mining Inc.) and Paul Burton (GFMS World Gold Ltd.)

Session B Moderator Darryl Levitt (Macleod Dixon LLP) and Ian Heathcote (Interglobe Capital)

Chamber and MineAfrica President Bruce Shapiro

Innocent Madawo (MineAfrica), Thapelo Mokhathi (BSC Resources), Kganki Matabane (BUSA) and Bongani Mtshisi (BSC Resources)

Avril Cole (Macleod Dixon) makes a point during her presentation on Sierra Leone's potential

Andre van Wyk, Dave Dodd (MDM Engineering) and Ed Aylmer (AMEC Minproc)

Dr. Michael Biryabarema (Rwanda Geology and Mines Authority)

The delegation from the Cameroun Ministry of Mines and Industry

Nonkqubela Mazwai (Motjoli Resources)

MineAfrica launched its new division - On the Ground Group - to produce its international seminars including Mining Deal Exchange with the Toronto Stock Exchange and its new mineSouthAmerica series with Premier Sponsor Macleod Dixon LLP