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2015 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention 

KPMG is a Premier sponsor of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention that took place in Toronto on March 1-4, 2015.

Thank you to all those who joined us at our PDAC Seminar and Reception. We look forward to seeing you again in 2016.


Here are some details of our 2015 events.

KPMG's PDAC Seminar

Risky Business: how risk is used as a strategic tool


Risky Business: how risk is used as a strategic tool


Mining is an inherently risky industry.


The processes to identify the right risks, evaluate them and manage risk mitigations in a practical day-to-day manner is becoming increasingly important in times of decreasing commodity prices, elevating country risk in some jurisdictions and fluctuating operating and capital costs. Of increasing importance is the interaction between these risks and the transparency organizations provide their Senior Executives and Boards around accumulated risk exposure.


KPMG has brought together an industry panel of highly experienced executives who have agreed to talk about practical experiences and insights in using risk management as a strategic tool to aid in navigating risks associated with delivering major projects, performing successful acquisitions and continuing profitable operations in “risky” jurisdictions.


We were pleased to have the following speakers at this year's PDAC Seminar:



  • Aun Ali Khokhawala - Director, Internal Audit & Risk Management, IAMGOLD Corporation
  • Julie Lee Harrs - Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Lundin Mining
  • Cathy Taylor - Director, Risk, Kinross Gold Corporation


Date: Monday, March 2, 2015

Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am

KPMG's PDAC Networking Reception

Our Annual PDAC networking reception allowed our mining industry peers and KPMG contacts to gather for a night of great food, fine wine and decadent cocktails.


Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm

2015 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention


  • Key Questions to Risk Management
    In this 15 minutes webcast, Lee Hodgkinson, our National Mining Leader, discuss the interconnectivity of top risks facing the mining industry, and key questions that companies should be considering.

Related Publications

Related Publications
  • Key Questions on Risk Management [PDF 735KB]
    This issue of our Insights into Mining newsletter provides an analysis of the top risks currently facing the mining industry, how they are increasingly interconnected, and key questions that companies should be considering in developing their business strategies going forward.