VRIC

So… time for the Cambridge House Vancouver Resources Investment Conference.  Registration this year was a snap – even during the mid-morning rush.

Registration

An organizer noted that the packed speaker’s hall must be a sign we’ve turned the corner.

Talks

But he may have forgot that there was only one speakers hall this year and the overall venue is half the size of last year’s .  Plenty of room for refreshment stands and non-revenue-generating displays however.

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On the floor, lots of companies were double or triple booked in the same space.   One CEO told me he got a government grant to pay for his stall.   Yukon and Alaska were back with dueling pavilions.

Lots of geologists, chopper pilots, drillers, and IR types.   Not much sign of the mythical retail investor.