A History Of Riches

Northern Ontario has an extensive and prosperous narrative within Canada’s mining supply and service industry. Over the last six years, it has further solidified its presence through a partnership of communities from throughout the region to display their strengths in the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase (NOMS) at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).

The foundation of the NOMS is rooted in relationships that originated in the Township of James and Elk Lake, which has since expanded to include additional Northern Ontario communities, organizations and businesses. What was once a small corner booth within the Ontario Pavilion in 2010, has substantially transformed over the years. From the Steam Whistle Brewery in 2014, featuring 35 companies; to 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Hall, showcasing 55 exhibitors; to 2016, bolstering 72 exhibitors, and growing even further to featuring 90 exhibitors within the North Hall’s NOMS pavilion.

Economic impact

generated to date from

2017 showcase

95
OF EXHIBITORS GENERATED NEW BID OPPORTUNITIES
77
PERCENTAGE OF EXHIBITORS GENERATED NEW SALES
8.5 Million
TOTAL APPROXIMATE VALUE OF SALES
Have your export sales increased?

YES

34%

NO

66%

The 2018 Project Team

The Northern Ontario Mining Showcase is supported by partner communities from throughout Northern Ontario, with The City of Temiskaming Shores as the project lead.

A steering committee comprised of representatives from Northeastern and Northwestern Ontario works together with FedNor staff to set the direction of the event and plays a direct role in engaging Small and Medium Enterprises and organizations to participate as exhibitors.

Committee members also help to promote the event prior to and on site to potential attendees as a means of attracting people and companies to the showcase. Marla Tremblay, a third party event coordinator, organizes and manages the event.

James Franks

Economic Development Officer
City of Temiskaming Shores

Isabelle Denault

Economic Development Officer
Town of Cochrane

Sylvie Fontaine

Director General
Hearst EDC

Denise Hardy

Special Initiatives Advisor
Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

Scott Rennie

Project Manager
Northern Ontario Exports Program

Denise Deschamps

Initiatives Officer
FedNor Canada

Marla Tremblay

Event Coordinator
Markey Consulting

Goals & Objectives

The overall goal of the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase (NOMS) project is to provide support to Northern Ontario small and medium enterprises within the mining sector in leveraging new business through identifying potential partners, opportunities and networks. The intent is to demonstrate first hand that collectively Northern Ontario firms have the expertise, capacity and infrastructure to service the requirements of various small and large scale projects.

It is also important for prospective clients to understand the compatibility, synergies and “culture” between the manufacturing and supply sector of Northern Ontario and companies worldwide. This enables businesses in the North to showcase their level of innovation and technology to the global marketplace, thus resulting in an increased capacity to access new markets.

In addition to providing small and medium enterprises with an opportunity to promote their products and services to companies and jurisdictions from throughout the world, the showcase also provides an ideal venue for partnership development between northern firms.