Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #09-244
October 20, 2009

Kenyon to Lead Yukon Contingent to China Mining 2009

WHITEHORSE – Economic Development Minister Jim Kenyon and a Yukon contingent are attending the annual China Mining Congress and Expo in Tianjin, China, October 20 to 22.

“China Mining is one of the world’s largest mining forums,” Kenyon said. “It is an excellent venue to showcase Yukon’s properties on a competitive global stage. Our past missions have led to successful investments in Yukon and we are continuing to build and strengthen our long-term relationship with the Chinese market.”

Kenyon is accompanied by officials from the departments of Economic Development and Energy, Mines and Resources who are involved in a number of forums, information sessions and networking opportunities including:

  • a presentation profiling Yukon’s investment opportunities and strategic advantages;
  • a “Yukon Night” reception and an industry networking luncheon; and
  • meetings between Yukon-based mining companies and potential Chinese investors.

“The Yukon government has established a strong relationship with the Chinese government over the past several years,” Kenyon added. “We continue to inform potential Chinese investors about Yukon and its strategic advantages, rich mineral resources and our stable investment climate.”

Representatives from Selwyn Resources, Western Copper, BC Gold, Overland Resources, Tintina Mines, Victoria Gold and Largo Resources Limited are attending China Mining to present their Yukon properties and discuss mining activities and investment opportunities.

The business representatives are joining Yukon government representatives at the NRCan forum. This industry forum is coordinated by the Canadian Embassy, Natural Resources Canada, and the Government of China and gives Canadian jurisdictions another opportunity to highlight their resources to Chinese investors.

Find out more about the China Mining Congress and Expo.



Emily Younker     
Cabinet Communications    


MaryRose Metcalfe
Economic Development, Communications