The VRIC buzz replaces the word on the street.
Optimism has returned to the markets. So have opportunities. Will the upturn continue? And if so, what’s the best way to gain advantage? Those will be among the topics scrutinized on January 22 and 23 as the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference makes its 2017 appearance. It’s the world’s largest investor event dedicated to resource exploration and this just might turn out to be a pivotal year for commodities.
Vancouver being the world capital of mineral exploration, those juniors will be out in force, making up most of the event’s more than 200 exhibitors. But that’s a majority, not a monopoly. Oil and gas, renewable energy and financial services count among the other sectors taking up exhibition hall tables.
This is the chance to talk face to face, ask tough questions and size up the people behind the projects.
It’s also the chance to listen to some of the keenest commentators on resource-related topics. People like Rick Rule, Frank Holmes, Doug Casey, Jonathan Goodman, Joe Martin, Brent Cook, Keith Neumeyer and many others will share their insights. Supply and demand, commodity prices, macro-economics, geopolitical issues can all affect wise investment decisions. These are people who study those topics from an investor’s perspective.
This marks the fourth conference co-produced by Cambridge House International (with a history of successful events dating to the early ’90s) and Katusa Research. The show features not only Marin Katusa’s insight—the researcher/analyst/author/portfolio manager has raised over $1 billion for mining and energy—but also his style. Acting as host, he promises to question, debate and even interrogate some of the speakers.
Additionally, VRIC 2017’s a place where deals get done. Rubbing shoulders with retail investors will be those of the accredited and institutional categories. All that contributes to the distinct VRIC ambience, where the buzz of the convention centre replaces the word on the street.