Crown Prince Frederik will visit Toronto from 3-4 March, carrying out a busy schedule in support of a Danish-Greenlandic business promotional campaign at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference.
On Sunday morning the Crown Prince will attend the opening of the Greenland Delegation Programme. He will be received at the Royal Danish Consulate in Toronto by the consul general, Niels Tanderup Kristensen. During the event, the Crown Prince will give a speech and will also attend a seminar with speakers from the Canadian mining industry.
Following a lunch hosted by the Greenlandic government, Crown Prince Frederik will head to the opening of the Danish-Greenlandic Trade Booth at the PDAC trade fair. The Crown Prince will learn more about Danish and Greenlandic companies and take part in a tour.
Wrapping up Sunday’s schedule is a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in Ontario, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, followed by a welcome dinner for the Danish-Greenlandic delegation.
Monday will start with the opening of “Greenland Day.” The Crown Prince of Denmark will give a speech to kick off the event, which focuses on the geological and mineral potential of Greenland.
According to the PDAC website, “Greenland Day gives the audience a unique insight into Greenland’s extraordinary mineral prospectivity, ongoing projects, licensing framework and operational environment, and presents Greenland as a primary investment destination.”
Next up, Crown Prince Frederik will attend the inauguration of the Open Architecture Exhibition. He will tour the new exhibition, “which presents innovative solutions for urban development and architecture.” The exhibit opening will be followed by an “Architecture and Developers” luncheon.
The Crown Prince will then travel to the Design Exchange museum for the conference “SAMARBEJDE: PARTNERSHIP Denmark & Canada’s path to Innovative Cities.” He will be received by the consul general and the chairman of the Design Exchange’s board, Christopher Wein, and will deliver a welcome speech at the conference.
According to the royal family’s website, “the objective of the conference is to create a deeper understanding of how Danish architectural firms, in partnership with companies in Toronto, can meet the challenges the city faces.”
The Crown Prince’s Toronto visit will end with the “Denmark/Greenland in Canada” reception, where he will meet representatives of Greenlandic companies.
The PDAC conference and trade show attracts 25,000 attendees from more than 130 countries.