AGM & Convention

“Unleash the Power of Collaboration When Diamond Drilling Leaders, Suppliers, Manufacturers, Training Leaders, and More Come Together.”

Our AGM and Convention is the premier gathering of professionals in the diamond drilling industry. It is a unique opportunity for industry leaders, suppliers, manufacturers, training leaders, and other professionals to collaborate, exchange ideas, and network. Whether you’re new to the industry or have decades of experience behind you, this event is the perfect platform for you to connect with like-minded peers and industry experts.

The convention features talks by keynote speakers, interactive workshops, exhibitor booths, and networking events. You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in diamond drilling technology, products, and services. Attendees will also have the chance to connect with industry leaders and influencers and discuss important industry issues.

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Delegate and Companion Registration

CDDA’s 2024 Convention & AGM will be held at the Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax Nova Scotia from May 5 – 7, 2024. Join us for the following events:
  • May 5:  Registration & CDDA Opening Reception
  • May 6: Opening Keynote, Technical Sessions & Workshops, Mini-Tradeshow, CDDA National Safety Awards Gala & Dinner- Theme Gold & Silver, Masquerade Ball
  • May 7: Technical Sessions & Workshops, Closing Social Member Social
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Platinum Sponsors


RJLL - Forage/Drilling

Official Pub Crawl Sponsor 

Book Rooms

Rate: $249 plus taxes for Classic Guest Room accommodations

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites has been a beloved and iconic destination hotel in Atlantic Canada since 1928. Ideally located in downtown Halifax’s popular Spring Garden district overlooking the majestic Public Gardens, enjoy East Coast Socials with your peers in The Arms Public House and exploring the vibrant restaurants and pubs, boutique shopping and area attractions just outside our doors.

The room block has now closed, to book directly with the hotel reservations team and for further assistance, please call 1-800-565-2020, 902-423-5130, or email with your preferred dates.

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Mini-Tradeshow Booths

Gold Sponsors

Boart Longyear

Silver Sponsors


Lifetime Member

We wish to recognize Bernie Robertson who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the association’s goals and objectives as a Lifetime Member at this year’s Safety Awards Gala.

As a long-standing member on our Board of Directors, Bernie Robertson has provided invaluable guidance, expertise, and leadership, ensuring the Association’s success and growth. His passion for excellence and dedication to creating a safe industry make him a deserving recipient of this award.

In addition to his work with the CDDA, Bernie is the Branch Manager at Gifford Carr and Vice Chair of the Board for the CIM/ICM Northern Gateway Branch. He is also a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Congratulations to Bernie Robertson on this remarkable achievement! We are grateful for your hard work and dedication to the drilling industry. Join us at the 79th CDDA AGM and Convention to witness Bernie receive this award as we celebrate his commitment to the CDDA.

Bronze Sponsors

Contact us at our local branch

    Get in touch with the CDDA, contact us at our local branch.

    CDDA - Canadian Diamond Drilling Association

    Canadian Diamond Drilling Association
    City Centre Building, Suite 205, 101 Worthington Street East,
    North Bay, Ontario P1B 1G5
    Tel: (705) 476-6992 Fax: (705) 476-9494


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    MiHR Wage Subsidies Available Boart Longyear

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