Northern Ontario has a huge presence at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention. The event, which continues in Toronto, has an entire pavilion devoted to 72 mining-related companies. The companies are involved in the supply and service sector.
Nickel Belt MP Marc Serre officially opened the northern pavilion saying the companies can make new contacts from around the world. FedNor helped set-up the pavilion with a grant of $380,000.