The Frequently Asked

Yes. As an exhibitor, you will receive one (1) all access PDAC conference badge which provides access to PDAC conference presentations and seminars as well as the trade show floor and investors exchange.  You will also receive two (2) PDAC exhibitor badges which grant you access to the exhibit floor (both the South Hall and North Hall) and the investors exchange.

When is the deadline to apply for the showcase?

Your application must be sent in no later than October 25, 2017.

I have received a registration notice from PDAC. Do I need to register separately if I’m exhibiting in the Northern Showcase?

No you do not need to register directly with PDAC. As an exhibitor in the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase you already have two exhibitor badges and an all-access conference badge. If you have more than three individuals attending the show, additional badges can be purchased.

What will our space consist of?

Each exhibitor in the showcase will be provided with a 6’.6” wide x 8’ high kiosk with a shelf and storage. Company names will be included in the top curved area above the shelved section. The pavilion will be carpeted in its entirety and chairs will be provided. One (1) electrical outlet will also be provided. Wifi is NOT included but can be purchase at the time of registration and payment.

We also produce posters for each new exhibitor (we will be re-using posters from previous years for companies that have participated in the showcase in the past, those who would like a new poster can request one at an additional charge at the time of registration and payment) which will go in the display area above the shelf in the graphic pictured here. Please forward a high resolution image of your choice (product, equipment, etc.) that you would like featured on your poster by the submission deadline.

What should I bring?

You are responsible for bringing your promotional material, including brochures, profile sheets, business cards, etc.

We also recommend that you bring a roll-up display. The measurements of the area of the kiosk which can accommodate a roll-up banner are as follows: 8’ High x 39” Wide.

You may also wish to bring a small flat screen or laptop to play videos or access graphics etc.  which can be placed on the shelf on your kiosk.  Note that wifi is not included however can be purchased at an additional charge at the time of registration and payment.

What is the schedule?

Set Up & Registration
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 12pm – 4pm
Show Hours
  • Sunday, March 4, 2018 | 9am – 6pm*
  • Monday, March 5, 2018 | 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 9am – 5pm
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 9am – 12pm
Tear Down
  • Wednesday March 8, 2016 | 12pm – 2pm**

*Although official show hours end at 4pm on Sunday, the PDAC Welcome Reception, which is the largest networking event at the Convention, will take place on the Trade Show North floor from 4pm to 6pm on Sunday March 4th.

Showcase delegates are strongly encouraged to remain in their booth to take advantage of the additional traffic which will result from this event.

**Early tear-down is NOT allowed. Exhibitors who choose to begin tear down prior to 12:00 pm on Wednesday March 7th risk being banned from participating in NOMS 2019.

Will we have access to power for laptops or tvs?

Yes power is provided. One (1) regular electrical plug per exhibitor. Note that outlets will only support standard use therefore TVs and laptops are fine, but special power requirements cannot be accommodated. Keep in mind that if you plan to bring a TV, the shelf provided measures 39” wide x 18” deep, so be sure to bring an appropriate size.

Is wireless internet (wi-fi) included?

A laptop station will be available within the showcase pavilion should you need to connect to the internet; however, wireless is not included as part of your exhibitor fee. Wi-fi can be purchased at time of registration.

Can I cancel my registration?

Yes you can cancel you registration. Please advise Marla asap if you need to cancel to allow enough time to inform companies on the waiting list about the availability. The cancellation policy is as follows.

2018 Cancellation Policy: A full refund of the payment less a 25% administration will be issued upon receipt of a written request for cancellation prior to December 1, 2017. For cancellations received in writing between December 1, 2017 and January 12, 2018 a full refund less a 50% administration fee will be issued. After January 12, 2018 no refunds will be made and Exhibitors are responsible for the full rental fee plus HST. All Northern Ontario Showcase 2017 cancelled booth spaces will be resold and the registered company will have priority renewal of that booth space for 2019.

Is there a discounted rate available for flights?

Yes – however delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own flights. We have a special discounted group rate available through Porter Airlines. To take advantage of this offer, please see the following:

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase. The discounted fares are available for booking from September 13, 2017 to March 7, 2018 and available for travel:

  Location:                                                    Dates of Travel:

 From: Anywhere in Canada or US

 To: Toronto

 From: 28/02/2018 To: 08/03/2018
 From: Toronto  To: Anywhere in  Canada or US  From: 02/03/2018

    To: 10/03/2018

Please book online or through your travel agent using promo code “NOMS18”.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.

Is there a block of hotel rooms reserved for event participants?

Yes – however delegates are responsible for booking & paying for their own accommodation. We have a special limited room block booked at the Strathcona Hotel, which is a short walk to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. See on the right of the page for hotel, booking, and rate information.

Book your reservation before January using the room block code “Northern Ontario Showcase” either via the following links or by calling the hotel directly.

Will companies participating in the showcase be provided with promotional materials to send to clients and contacts inviting them to attend the event?

Yes. Invitations will be emailed in advance to all partners and hard copy invitation postcards will also be provided for distribution during PDAC.

What efforts will be made to attract attendees to the Northern Showcase pavilion?

A variety of tactics will be utilized to attract attendees, including pre-show invitations, the use of an on-site promotional team, mention at the Ontario event, media relations, distribution of free coffee vouchers to PDAC attendees, a speaker series etc.

Will the showcase committee be hosting Northern Ontario Night at the Steam Whistle Brewery again in 2018?

Yes! Northern Ontario Night will be hosted on Monday, March 5th at the Steam Whistle Brewery. Exhibitors will be provided with a limited number of invitations to this not to be missed hospitality event. Additional tickets will be available for purchase. Please note that this event does not receive any funding and is completely dependent on sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring Northern Ontario Night, please contact Marla Tremblay for details on how your company can get involved.

Event Hotel

A block of rooms has been secured at the Strathcona Hotel. Please be sure to book as soon as possible, as the block is limited.

Distance to Event: 500 metres
Group Rate: $249.00 per night
Booking Code: Northern Ontario Showcase
Booking Deadline: January 5, 2018

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Important Dates

  • September 1, 2017 – Accommodation reservations within NOMS room block open
  • October 25, 2017 – Exhibitor application deadline for the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase
  • January 15, 2018 – 2018 NOMS Exhibitor Manual available online
  • January 5, 2018 – Booking deadline for room block rates at NOMS accommodation partner
  • March 3, 2018 – Exhibit set-up
  • March 4-7, 2018 – PDAC Convention and Northern Ontario Mining Showcase