Invitation from Premier John Horgan


As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, I am very pleased to welcome all delegates and attendees of the Association for Mineral Exploration’s Roundup 2019 conference at Vancouver’s iconic Canada Place.

AME’s gathering couldn’t be more timely. With British Columbia poised to meet growing demand for natural resource products, services, and solutions that address climate change, our mineral exploration sector is primed for prosperity in these emerging enterprises. World markets rapidly seek to lower carbon impact and align with climate-action goals, and our government is committed to working with industry and Indigenous partners to enhance BC’s competitive edge, drive global net emissions reduction, and preserve our unique environment for generations to come. Together, we can build BC as the leading destination for clean geological goods, technology, and innovation by uncovering opportunities that allow all people to thrive.

I appreciate the hard work and thought put in by the Organizing Committee on this year’s schedule of attractions. Discovery Day and the student program invite youth and families to get excited about mineral exploration, while returning Indigenous, political and business stakeholders connect over the latest developments. British Columbians want to be part of the new economy and fight pollution, and I commend AME for welcoming everyone’s enthusiastic participation.