FedNor at PDAC 2024

Celebrating the official opening of the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase!

MP Viviane Lapointe cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase. Several people stand next to her clapping and smiling.


The Northern Ontario Mining Showcase (NOMS) was once again a must-see destination for attendees at the 2024 edition of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) convention, attracting visitors from across the country and around the world.

PDAC is an annual award-winning mining convention that attracts up to 30,000 attendees from over 130+ countries and is known for its educational programming, networking events, and outstanding business opportunities. Since it began in 1932, the PDAC Convention has grown in size, stature, and influence.

This year marked the tenth anniversary of the NOMS pavilion, which spanned an impressive 13,200 square feet and featured 112 mining supply and services exhibitors from across Northern Ontario.

Led by the City of Temiskaming Shores, the FedNor-funded pavilion has consistently provided a unique opportunity for exhibitors to increase sales, exports and showcase Northern Ontario innovation, including some of the latest in mining equipment, tools, products, services, and clean-tech.

“Thanks to FedNor’s ongoing support, the 10th annual Northern Ontario Mining Showcase featured over 110 Northern Ontario businesses and remains a major driving force behind jobs, growth, and the economic success of our region,” said Jeff Laferriere, Mayor of the City of Temiskaming Shores.

The Northern Ontario Mining Showcase at PDAC 2024

Overhead view of the convention floor at the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase.

The FedNor-funded pavilion featured 112 exhibitors from across Northern Ontario.

Year after year, FedNor’s support for the pavilion has provided mining supply and service providers from Northern Ontario with an opportunity to show off their offerings to prospective clients from around the world.

FedNor’s funding has been instrumental in lowering the cost for businesses hoping to participate in the world’s premier mining conference, and many of the 112 business wouldn’t be able to attend without it. Since its inception, the FedNor-funded pavilion has nearly tripled in size and helped participants create over 900 jobs and generate more than $100 million in increased sales.

Northern Ontario MPs Viviane Lapointe, Anthony Rota, and Marcus Powlowski were joined by mayors from across Northern Ontario to tour the showcase and celebrate the official opening of the pavilion on March 3rd. Tens of thousands of people followed in their footsteps over the course of the four day convention, with FedNor staff on hand to answer questions from dignitaries, businesses, investors and curious onlookers.

Funding for NOMS is provided through FedNor’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program. REGI is a national funding program that supports the growth of Canadian businesses, their expansion into new markets, and their adoption of new technologies and processes.