- This event has passed.
CCMEC 2019 – Central Canada Mineral Exploration Convention
November 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm$400
Expanded to a 2-day event, the theme for this year is “Back to the Rocks” focusing on bringing central Canada’s mineral exploration industry back to its roots by facilitating direct links between prospectors, companies, government, academia, communities, Indigenous Peoples, and investors. Our diverse technical sessions include globally renowned speakers and central Canada heavy weights, headlined by keynote Rex Murphy.
2019 Keynote Speaker – Rex Murphy: The Future of Canadian Resources
Rex Murphy has seen (and heard) it all when it comes to policy & ideas aimed at developing industries. He was the host of CBC Radio One’s Nationwide call-in show Cross Country Checkup for 21 years and offered regular Canadian commentary segments throughout his stint on CBC’s The National. He currently writes for The National Post. From the collapse of Newfoundland’s fishing industry by the cod moratorium of 1992, to the boom of Alberta’s oil sands in the early 2000s, and the pipeline debates of recent years, Rex has seen the high’s and lows of Canadian industry. Unlike most commentators, he’s actually interacted with people from coast-to-coast to get a balanced perspective.
A Rhodes Scholar, Rex was born and raised in St. John’s, Nfld., where he graduated from Memorial University. He went to Oxford University, along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Rex later ran twice in provincial elections and lost both times. Maybe he was too honest?