Mar. 7, 2011 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
TORONTO, March 7 /CNW/ - TMX Group is pleased to welcome conference attendees to Toronto to participate in the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show, & Investors Exchange from March 6 - 9, 2011. TMX Group will host and participate in 19 events geared towards the mining industry during the conference, including market openings, seminars, and workshops regarding listing on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.
On Sunday, March 6, TMX Group participated in the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada Workshop. Today, TMX Group is sponsoring the Brazil - Canada Mining Breakfast, as well as the Mexico - Canada Mining Reception 2011.
This afternoon, Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities, TMX Group, will present on the company's proposed merger with London Stock Exchange Group and the benefits it will deliver to the Canadian mining sector.
On Tuesday, March 8, Mexico Mining Day will be hosted by TMX Group. Conference events will conclude on Wednesday, March 9 with the TMX Group seminar on accessing capital in Canada, coupled with an exclusive 'Capital Connection' event.
"TMX Group is very pleased to participate in the PDAC 2011 Convention," said Kevan Cowan. "The mining sector is a vital component of our capital markets, and we look forward to meeting with our customers and other conference attendees throughout the week."
Together, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange are the world's number one listings venue for mining companies. As of January 31, 2011, the Exchanges were home to 1,543 mining issuers that have a combined market capitalization of $541 billion. In 2010, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange welcomed a record 208 new mining companies to the market.
About TMX Group (TSX-X)
TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Shorcan, Shorcan Energy, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Houston and London. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com.
On February 9, 2011, TMX Group Inc. announced that it had entered into an agreement to combine with London Stock Exchange Group plc. For more information about the proposed merger, please visit www.tmx.com/merger.
Director, Corporate Communications