Our Top 5 Things to See and Do at Xplor

28 August 2023

Quebec’s mining convention of the year is coming up soon! Since you must be as thrilled as we are about it, we’ve decided to give you a preview of some key Xplor attractions that you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re a regular attendee or new to the event, discovering these top 5 Xplor attractions will get you into the spirit of the event before you arrive!

1. Trade show

It goes without saying that the trade show area is one of the highlights of the convention! With nearly 75 exhibitors brought together under one roof to showcase mineral exploration projects, innovations, and industry trends, your visit to Xplor is sure to be a busy one. Participating companies from the mineral industry will be eagerly waiting to chat with you at their booths. This is a perfect opportunity not only to gain knowledge, but also to explore the future of the industry and meet its key players.

2. Opening cocktail event

The opening cocktail is a great time to get the lay of the land, take in the Xplor atmosphere, and start conversations with your industry peers. This event is a real networking gold mine, with its cozy and welcoming atmosphere—a stark contrast to typical formal settings. During the cocktail, attendees will also be introduced to Pub Xplo, a place to enjoy casual discussions over drinks throughout the convention.

3. Networking zones

While we’re on the subject of our beloved Pub Xplo, there are plenty of other social spaces you won’t want to miss! The Business Café, Business Corridor, and Business Lounge are all great spots where relaxed, pleasant conversations abound every year. Feel free to stop by to grab a drink, a delicious coffee, or even a bite to eat with your business partners and industry colleagues. These special spaces encourage friendly chats, and are ideal for having rewarding discussions and forming solid bonds.

4. Recognition Awards Gala

Gala space during the Xplor convention

The Recognition Awards Gala is a chance for praise and celebration that recognizes industry players who have contributed greatly to the growth and success of the mineral industry. Celebrating both the efforts of companies and the year’s outstanding individuals, the ceremony is an unforgettable event year after year! Just before dinner—when the awards will be handed out—a festive cocktail party will be held to kick off the event in style. Needless to say, you’re in for a memorable evening.

Discover the winners from previous years

5. Core Shack

Close-up on drilling cores in the Xplor core shack

Finally, your time at Xplor wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Core Shack, where several mining exploration companies showcase the results of their campaigns. Located in the Business Café, visitors can take a close look at drill core samples that exhibitors have brought along for the occasion. The Core Shack shouldn’t be overlooked as a way to learn more about projects in Quebec’s mineral sector and stay updated on their progress.

While these 5 attractions are some of the highlights of the convention, the essence of the event lies in the moments we create and share together under the same roof. Take this opportunity to expand your knowledge and your network!

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