Smithers and Telkwa have been chosen to host the 2016 Minerals North conference.
Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach says Telkwa and Smithers will co-host the three day event.
He says the organizing committee is looking forward to putting on a conference that will highlight the communities.
“It’s significant for our local economy when we fill up all the hotels and the restaurants will benefiting and people will be downtown shopping, so that’s a good thing. But the big thing is there are so many people working in the valley in all aspects of the exploration industry and it is really an opportunity to showcase all the work they are doing.”
This is the third time Smithers has hosted the event, Minerals North was in town in 2008 and 2004 as well.