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A History of Riches

Northern Ontario has an extensive and prosperous narrative within Canada’s mining supply and service industry. Over the last eight 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) convention and Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) Expo.

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 showcasing over 100 exhibitors at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in 2023 and beyond!

We've come a long way

Thank you for putting together the Ontario Showcase and for including us. It was our first time exhibiting at the PDAC and overall was an absolutely frictionless experience that is a tribute to your great, amazing, organizational skills. À la prochaine!

ObjectivityAndrew Dasys | President

We just wanted to say thank you for all of your help preparing our booth at the PDAC. We thought the Northern Ontario Showcase was excellent and we hope to participate next year.

Ronacher McKenzie GeoscienceElisabeth Ronacher | Principal Geologist

We just wanted to thank you again for everything you do during the Northern Mining Showcase. It was a great event for us. Everything you and the other people involved do makes Northern Ontario stand out at the event. Great job and thanks again!

Dr. TarpJason Roy | Owner

The traffic to our booth at the show was fantastic. We had the opportunity to introduce our innovative Canadian made drilling system to several potential customers including local, national and international drilling contractors and mining companies. We also had the opportunity to meet with several government representatives and funding organizations. The visibility on Drillco and the drilling system surpassed our expectations. Special thanks for FedNor’s support at this years PDAC conference in Toronto. Without your support, Drillco would not have been able to attend.

DrillcoDave Jones | Business Development Officer

Since the show, we have received requests for manufacturing and supply into such places as New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Finland, and the USA. These requests were generated from meetings and discussions we had at our booth in the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase. On another note, the boardroom that was booked made it very convenient to register and also for hanging our coats through the week. As well, the Northern Ontario Night was a huge success, and was very good for us to bring a few clients and socialize. The environment allowed us to truly get to know each other, and strengthen relationships. As you know, relationships are huge in this industry. I would like to thank you and the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase Committee, as well as FedNor for making this possible for us. We look forward to next year.

Time Ltd.Tate Byberg | Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Showcase Committee

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 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. A team made up of economic development professionals, stakeholders from throughout the North along with appointed FedNor staff provide onsite support during the event.

Markey Consulting, a third party event coordinator, organizes and manages the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase.

James Franks

Economic Development Officer
City of Temiskaming Shores

Guy Paquette

Initiatives Officer
FedNor Canada

Markey Consulting

Event Coordinator

Showcase Objectives

The goal of the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase (NOMS) is to support Northern Ontario small and medium enterprises within the mining sector in leveraging new business and identifying potential partners, opportunities and networks. The intent is to demonstrate firsthand 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.

In also provides small and medium enterprises with an opportunity for partnership development between northern firms.

NOMS Exhibitor Directory Archive

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