The Sprott conference in Vancouver is a relatively new (2014), medium sized mining conference organized in the luxurious Fairmont Hotel in the center of Vancouver. About 100 companies and 30 speakers can be seen, and mining legend Rick Rule is the key figure of the show. Most of the exhibiting companies are in the portfolios of Sprott, and many attendees are investors in one or more of Sprotts funds. It can also be seen as a fan reunion around Rule, and investors get the chance to get to know each other as many are frequent visitors. Since many come from the USA, expect to meet colorful and successful people. As Rule is good friends with titans like Robert Friedland, Ross Beaty, Rob McEwen and others, he always manages to have interesting panels which are unique gatherings of talent in the industry. For entertainment there are well-known figures like Doug Casey, Marin Katusa and others. Nice options are the Sky Gondola pre-event lunch and the Yacht Cruise.