PDAC 2016 Report – Day 4

PDAC 2016 Report – Day 4

A light attendance on the last day of the conference  is normal, and 2016 was no exception.

After four feet aching days of trudging around, the final bell tolled at midday, and the remaining stalwarts breathed a collective sigh of relief and headed towards the exit, and Pearson Airport for the overnight flight home.


PDAC Report – Day 4


The final day at the PDAC is always an after the party the night before affair, and this year proved to be no different.

Opening earlier at 09.00 am, and finishing at midday, results in very light delegate numbers, and this year was no exception,  with a very sparse attendance on the final day. Clearly some had taken the Tuesday night flight home rather than trudge around for just a few more hours.


After three gruelling days of walking around on paper thin carpet covering rock hard concrete, it’s hard to persuade the feet to do a few more final laps of the circuit, and clearly many succumbed, reluctant to go the extra mile.


I trudged up the road in around plus 10 degrees of heat ( no overcoat required, for the first time ever in Toronto!), but the feet were reluctant and really painful, so the 12 o’clock closing announcement was greeted with a huge sigh of relief by all concerned, including yours truly!


So all over for another year.


For me the positives were:

Finding a great new place to stay. (Confirmed my booking for next year already)

Connecting with good friends that I only ever see at the PDAC.

Finding some new companies of interest to invest in.

Companies showing renewed interest in visiting Europe for roadshows, and hopefully to work with in the future.

Seeing Toronto with an above zero temperature for the first time ever, after 12 visits.